Never Let Me Down: Living the Living Legend Life

Watching the Throne: A Lyrical Analysis of Kanye West

By New School Critics

Never Let Me Down: Living the Living Legend Life

Tuesday, 15 January

The first seven tracks of The College Dropout build and build and build, starting from an oppressed position in We Don't Care before breaking through the stratosphere in Never Let Me Down. Chris and Travis dissect one of Kanye's most inspiring tracks, from its place in the album narrative to what Jay Z's status represents to the hip hop community to the legendary guest verse from J. Ivy.

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