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Named “Best Podcast of 2018” by The New York Times, Dissect examines a single album per season, forensically dissecting the music, lyrics, and meaning of one song per episode.

*Currently dissecting Kendrick Lamar's DAMN. (Season 5).*

Past seasons include Flower Boy by Tyler, the Creator (S4), Blonde by Frank Ocean (S3), My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kanye West (S2), To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar (S1), and Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (MS1).
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We begin our season-long analysis of DAMN. with the opening track BLOOD. We unpack the many layers of the wickedness/weakness dichotomy presented as well as the cryptic parable in which Kendrick is shot by a blind lady -- or shall we call her Lady Justice?Say hi @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Purchase Dissect merch at https://shop.dissectpodcast.com/. Listen to original Dissect themes on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k8BsZM
We revisit To Pimp a Butterfly with a special focus on how its ending connects directly with the opening of DAMN.Say hi @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Purchase Dissect merch at https://shop.dissectpodcast.com/. Listen to original Dissect themes on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k8BsZM
S5E1 - Kendrick Lamar: DAMN.

S5E1 - Kendrick Lamar: DAMN.

2019-10-0800:42:405

Season 5 is dedicated entirely to Kendrick Lamar’s Pulitzer-Prize winning album DAMN. Today’s episode dives into Lamar’s upbringing in Compton and the developing spiritual beliefs encoded in his early discography. As we’ll come to find out, these beliefs become the basis of the underlying question DAMN. serves to answer: Is it wickedness or weakness?Say hi @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Purchase Dissect merch at https://shop.dissectpodcast.com/. Listen to original Dissect themes on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k8BsZM
Today’s special episode dissects Tyler, The Creator’s 2019 album IGOR. After a thorough dissection of the album’s narrative, we hypothesize about thematic and narrative connections between IGOR and Flower Boy.Purchase limited Season 4 merchandise at shop.dissectpodcast.com.Stay in touch over the break by following @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram.
After a thorough recap of the album’s narrative, we draw some final conclusions about the themes of Flower Boy and dissect the album’s cover art and title. We then hear from you, the Dissect audience, sharing their biggest takeaways from the album.Purchase limited Season 4 merchandise at shop.dissectpodcast.com.Stay in touch over the break by following @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram.
Our season long analysis of Flower Boy continues with the song “Glitter”. It’s that Tyler’s album long journey culminates with him expressing how he feels to the love interest he’s been chasing throughout Flower Boy. But as we’ll discover, this beautiful moment comes with a twist ending.Purchase limited Season 4 merchandise at shop.dissectpodcast.com.New episodes of Dissect release every Tuesday. Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram.
Our season long analysis of Flower Boy continues with the song “November.” In terms of the album’s narrative, “November” represents rock bottom, an emotional low point. But after a near death experience, Tyler is inspired to pull over his sports car and seize his moment.Purchase limited Season 4 merchandise at shop.dissectpodcast.com.New episodes of Dissect release every Tuesday. Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram.
Limited Season 4 merchandise available at https://shop.dissectpodcast.com/store.Our season long analysis of Flower Boy continues with the song “911/Mr Lonely”. Despite its upbeat tempo and danceability, “911/Mr Lonely” is in Tyler’s own words “the saddest song I’ve ever written.” Find out why through our line-by-line analysis.New episodes of Dissect release every Tuesday. Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram.
Our season long analysis of Flower Boy continues with the song “I Ain’t Got Time.” The isolation expressed on the previous song “Boredom” is too much for Tyler to handle. He regresses and gets back into his sports car, using ego and testosterone to mask the loneliness he feels within.  New episodes of Dissect release every Tuesday. Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram.
Our season long analysis of Flower Boy continues with the song “Boredom.” Still in the isolation of his garden shed, Tyler’s boredom reveals an underlying loneliness and aimlessness that triggers his unhealthy defense mechanisms. New episodes of Dissect release every Tuesday. Visit spotify.com/promo/Dissect for 60 free days of Spotify Premium.Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram.
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Comments (31)

Gavin Milligan

shoulda done mac millers swimming, instead of repeating Kendrick. still excited tho

Oct 8th
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Andre

In How much does a dollar cost, what interview is that by kendrick lamar at the end where he's talking about love and god

Oct 7th
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smash the kyriarchy

again, generally appreciate and enjoy this season. at the same time, this episode is another classic example of a cishet man being out of his depth and unequipped to meaningfully dissect/unpack/deconstruct sexual orientation outside of heterosexuality. people can be bisexual - as in, the love interest maybe actually wants to be with the girl cuz... he likes her and is attracted to her? he could just not be out about being bisexual and the whole "take your mask off" would still apply.

Aug 20th
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smash the kyriarchy

cant help but cringe at two lightskinned cishet dudes attempting to deconstruct a black gay/bi/queer man's work. generally enjoyed season 4, but yall are not equipped to meaningfully unpack the themes of sexual orientation by sheer lack of lived experience. cant even name the LGBTQ community lol... apparently we are just "that community".

Aug 20th
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Xavier Doc Jenkins

Dig the analysts but the B in LGBT is not just a stepping stone.

Aug 12th
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Kababiito Tracy

Never stop dissecting,you restore hope within me and many other people ❤️🙏🏾

Jul 28th
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Tiff

Also, the fact that it's ELTON JOHN that sings at the end!! Who also had a "shooting star" type of intro to the celebrity life. Who also drowned himself in drugs and alcohol and sex to escape his reality. Chilling

Jul 26th
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Paul Moulton

Great podcast with thoughtful commentary.

Jul 2nd
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Promaxius

This breakdown is phenomenal, and it makes me appreciate the album so much more than I already did.

Jun 18th
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Promaxius

Truly an inspiration to all. Kendrick Lamar asked, "When shit hits the fan, is you still a fan?" This absolutely applies to the tragedies that fell onto Lauryn Hill. She was and still is a visionary, and she deserves all the respect and love in the world.

Jun 14th
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Gavin Milligan

great conversation

May 24th
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Gavin Milligan

way to give everyone blue balls

Apr 12th
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Renee Zamora

Aaaah.... The Queen...Selah🙏🏾🙌🏿🙏🏽🙌🏿

Feb 23rd
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Ljsmom

Awesome podcast, could you plz dissect an Eminem album?

Jan 10th
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Jordanm

preach

Dec 31st
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🦑 suprising cameo character 🦑🏳️‍🌈

If you like music you need to hear this, it changes the way you consume music

Nov 25th
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🦑 suprising cameo character 🦑🏳️‍🌈

This episode was fantastic thank you!

Nov 25th
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Jason G.

Disect

Nov 24th
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Tim Jordan

For those who "listen" to music rather than "hear" it, you will be hooked. This is the analysis you have been missing and in my opinion one of the highest quality podcasts available, period.

Nov 3rd
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Corry Hinckley

This is exactly the podcast I was dreaming of. Thanks for your efforts.

Oct 19th
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