Violent Crimes by Kanye West

Watching the Throne: A Lyrical Analysis of Kanye West

By New School Critics

Violent Crimes by Kanye West

Monday, 1 February

At the end of The Holy Mountain—one of Kanye West's favorite movies—the Alchemist says, "We shall break the illusion. This is Maya! Goodbye to the Holy Mountain. Real life awaits us." And now here, on the final song of ye, we find Kanye on the same journey. The colors are dripping off the dark fantasy set up on My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and reality is settling in—and Kanye has discovered what that means for him as a father. On this season's penultimate episode, Chris, Travis, and Jordan break down Violent Crimes line by line and discuss just how Kanye has gotten to this point. If you'd like to hear the show ad-free, then support us over on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/KanyePodcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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