Water: Baptizing Haackula

Watching the Throne: A Lyrical Analysis of Kanye West

By New School Critics

Water: Baptizing Haackula

Tuesday, 31 March

Feeling thirsty? Drink some water.

Wanna hear a great song that transitions Jesus is King from its combative, alienated first half into its embracing, communal second half? Then listen to Water.

Look, we're not saying Water is better than water—but give Chris and Travis to make their case. In this episode, they discuss Kanye's cleansing imagery, how the song serves as a baptism of the album's contentious energy up to that point, and what may in fact be Kanye's most mind-boggling (and brilliant) sample yet.

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