I Thought About Killing You: Me, Myself, and JAY-Z

Watching the Throne: A Lyrical Analysis of Kanye West

By New School Critics

I Thought About Killing You: Me, Myself, and JAY-Z

Wednesday, 13 June

Today, our trek through ye—which could be Kanye West's most challenging episode yet—begins. To help, Jordan is teaming up with Chris and Travis as they all try to decipher who the "you" in I Thought About Killing You is. They get into all kinds of topics, including how the song is largely a response to Kill Jay Z, how Kanye sonically explores his bipolarism, and how the song foreshadows a grand narrative and thematic journey that builds from Daytona to ye to Kids See Ghosts.

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