Paranoid by Kanye West

Watching the Throne: A Lyrical Analysis of Kanye West

By New School Critics

Paranoid by Kanye West

Monday, 12 July

New Order, Depeche Mode, Talking Heads...Kanye West? There are lots of great new wave artists out there, and Kanye became the most unlikely of additions back in 2008 with Paranoid. But, as it turns out, one of his most upbeat tracks is filled with tragic irony. In this episode, Chris and Travis break down the song to show how its counterfeit exterior fits into the sad storyline of 808s & Heartbreak. If you'd like to support the show (and hear this episode ad-free), then join our Patreon community. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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