The album: Kanye West: Yeezus (2013)
Comprehensive analysis. Two words that describe Cole Cuchna’s extraordinary podcast, DISSECT, which dedicates a season to unpacking one album, one song (per episode) at a time. His subterranean exploration of Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is one of the reasons we were thrilled to have him join us to discuss Kanye West’s 6th album, Yeezus.
We covered Yeezy the persona vs. Kanye the person, problematic lyrics, ego reckoning, and the 2009 VMA’s – a turning point in his career and a moment that will forever be a part of pop culture history. We also spent some time delving into the mindset of Yeezy, but full disclaimer: we taped this episode before Kanye’s infamous twitter torrent and TMZ brouhaha.
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More on Yeezus
Yeezy on Yeezus:
Show Tracklist (all songs from Yeezus unless indicated otherwise):
- “On Sight”
- “Hold My Liquor”
- “Guilt Trip”
- “Blood on the Leaves”
- “Bound 2”
- “New Slaves”
- “I Am A God”
- Nina Simone: Pastel Blues “Strange Fruit”
- “Black Skinhead”
- “I’m In It”
- Daniel Caesar: Pilgrim’s Paradise “Streetcar”
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