Episode 35: Kanye West

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Happy New Ye! It’s 2018, and we’re frankly in disbelief that we’ve made it here alive, much less still podcasting. So it only makes sense to start the year by covering Kanye West, an artist whose made it his job to defy belief since the very beginning.

From his much-anticipated debut to an album that was finished in front of its own audience, the path of Kanye West from soul-sampling upstart to pop icon is wild and wooly, packed with unexpected detours and massive, genre-defining singles. But how do the albums themselves hold up in a post-Pablo world? And how on earth did Kanye get from sampling terrible Steely Dan songs to transforming Arthur Russell into a modern banger? Only Andrew’s suddenly hi-fi voice knows the truth. Also: Crispy Cothren debuts, Foil Cat returns, and a special surprise awaits potential reviewers.

Links:

Kanye and Dykes: http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2012/07/06/kanye_west_and_lesbians_why_does_the_hip_hop_superstar_love_women_who_love_women_.html
“All Day” With Every Grime Artist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ABk7TmjnVk
Nicki’s A Capella Flawless Verse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnZUsfBcMnk
Behind the Scenes of Late Registration: https://youtu.be/ImKfG8equzY

Music:

All Day (feat. Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom & Paul McCartney)
Jesus Walks
We Don’t Care
Addiction
Hey Mama
Gone (feat. Cam’ron and Consequence)
Champion
Flashing Lights (feat. Dwele)
Say You Will
Street Lights
Welcome to Heartbreak (feat. Kid Cudi)
Monster (feat. Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj & Bon Iver)
Runaway (feat. Pusha T)
Hell of a Life
Otis (feat. Otis Redding)
On Sight
Black Skinhead
Blood on the Leaves
30 Hours (feat. Andre 3000)
Waves (feat. Chris Brown)
No More Parties in L.A. (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
New Slaves (feat. Frank Ocean)
Ultralight Beam (feat. Chance the Rapper and Kirk Franklin)
Mercy

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