24 by Kanye West

24 by Kanye West

By New School Critics

Watching the Throne: A Lyrical Analysis of Kanye West

Tuesday, 19 October

So far on Donda, there's been an overwhelming sense of fear, of antagonism, of disorientation. But 24 is our very first moment of respite—and what a beautiful relief it is. This spare gospel track represents a turning point for Kanye on his latest album, as it signals the spiritual ascension that will soon follow. We go line by line through the song to show how it relates to Kobe Bryant and Kanye's ability to keep moving forward. 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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