Dark Fantasy by Kanye West

Dark Fantasy by Kanye West

By New School Critics

Watching the Throne: A Lyrical Analysis of Kanye West

Thursday, 19 August

On his most critically appraised album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, we see Kanye West escape into a fantasy world. But before he enters that hellish realm, the character first needs to be introduced—which is where Dark Fantasy comes in. In this episode, we pick apart Kanye's epic opening track to show how he uses a collage of samples and references to provide foundation for the album's narrative. If you'd like to support the show (and hear this episode ad-free), then join our Patreon community. You can also watch this podcast in video form over on our YouTube channel. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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