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Dissect

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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 Beyonce's Lemonade.*Past seasons include DAMN. by Kendrick Lamar (S5), 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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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 Beyonce's Lemonade.*Past seasons include DAMN. by Kendrick Lamar (S5), 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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7311 Ratings
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Excellent!

By Bentley7 - May 29 2020
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Great attention to detail.

Top tier

By jmfields32 - May 19 2020
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You can tell our friend did his research. Such a cool pod!

iTunes Ratings

7311 Ratings
Average Ratings
7031
133
77
26
44

Excellent!

By Bentley7 - May 29 2020
Read more
Great attention to detail.

Top tier

By jmfields32 - May 19 2020
Read more
You can tell our friend did his research. Such a cool pod!
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Dissect

Latest release on Jul 07, 2020

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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 Beyonce's Lemonade.*Past seasons include DAMN. by Kendrick Lamar (S5), 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).

Rank #1: S6E1 - Beyoncé: LEMONADE

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Surprise! Season 6 is dedicated to Beyoncé’s masterwork Lemonade. Through in-depth, highly researched analysis, we follow Beyoncé on her transcendent journey from subjugation to freedom.


Today we unpack the visual album’s opening chapter “Intuition,” which features the song “Pray You Catch Me.” We’ll come to understand the curse that looms over Beyoncé and how she must take a leap of faith to overcome this curse for the sake of her family.


We also welcome our very first co-host Titi Shodiya. Listen to her podcast Dope Labs: https://open.spotify.com/show/3pCF6hcNsAHKlKAillCOuZ?si=d0UliQ9VTVOCcleDdEoTVQ.


A visual guide for this episode can be found at dissectpodcast.com.

Apr 23 2020

46mins

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Rank #2: S5E1 - Kendrick Lamar: DAMN.

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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.

Oct 08 2019

44mins

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Rank #3: S4E1 - Tyler the Creator: Flower Boy

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Our season long examination of Flower Boy by Tyler, the Creator begins with a biographical episode on Tyler’s upbringing in Los Angeles, the genesis of Odd Future, and Tyler’s discography leading up to the release of Flower Boy. Listen to Dissect on Spotify and enjoy episodes a week early + exclusive bonus content. For 60 free days of Spotify Premium, visit spotify.com/promo/dissect. Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram.

Apr 23 2019

43mins

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Rank #4: S6E2 - Hold Up by Beyoncé

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We continue our serialized analysis of Beyoncé’s Lemonade by dissecting it’s second chapter “Denial,” which features the song “Hold Up.” After unsuccessfully attempting to change for her husband’s sake, Beyoncé channels the Yoruba water goddess Oshun to deliver a spiteful message.


A visual guide for this episode can be found at dissectpodcast.com. Follow us on social media @dissectpodcast.

Apr 28 2020

42mins

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Rank #5: S2E1 – Kanye West: The Elephant in the Room

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We begin our season-long examination of Kanye West‘s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy with a brief look into Kanye's childhood and his rise to stardom.


Follow Dissect on social media @dissectpodcast. Purchase Dissect merch at dissectpodcast.com.

Aug 01 2017

35mins

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Rank #6: MS1E1 - Lauryn Hill: An Education

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Today we begin our 8 episode mini-series on of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. We start with Ms. Hill's upbringing in New Jersey, her rise with The Fugees, and the events leading up to the creation of Miseducation. Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Subscribe to our newsletter at dissectpodcast.com.

Nov 06 2018

47mins

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Rank #7: S1E1 – Compton, K Dot, and Kendrick Lamar

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We begin our season-long examination of Kendrick Lamar‘s To Pimp a Butterfly with the history of Compton, California and Kendrick’s transformation from K Dot, a young mixtape rapper, to Kendrick Lamar, a true artist.

Aug 23 2016

22mins

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Rank #8: S3E1 – Frank Ocean: A Man of Art and Mystery

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Season 3 of Dissect is dedicated entirely to the music of Frank Ocean. Today we begin with Ocean’s upbringing in New Orleans and his move to Los Angeles after Hurricane Katrina. We’ll then break down his landmark 2011 mixtape Nostalgia, Ultra.

Dissect is a Spotify Original Podcast.

Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram.

May 22 2018

42mins

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Rank #9: S1E2 – good kid, m.A.A.d. city by Kendrick Lamar

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We continue our serialized analysis of Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly by dissecting its predecessor, 2012's good kid, m.A.A.d. city.


Follow Dissect on social media @dissectpodcast. Purchase Dissect merch at dissectpodcast.com.

Aug 25 2016

35mins

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Rank #10: S2E2 – Through the Wire by Kanye West

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We dissect Kanye West‘s Through the Wire to get a better understanding of his sample-based musical style.


Follow Dissect on social media @dissectpodcast. Purchase Dissect merch at dissectpodcast.com.

Aug 08 2017

31mins

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Rank #11: Dissecting IGOR with Anthony Fantano

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In this special BONUS episode, Cole talks to Anthony Fantano (The Needle Drop) about Tyler, The Creator's IGOR and where the album fits into Tyler's legacy. Then co-host of Watching The Throne Chris Lambert joins Cole for a song by song dissection of IGOR's narrative and the meaning behind the album's title.

Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. New episodes release every Tuesday.

May 24 2019

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Rank #12: S5E2 - TPAB as Preface to DAMN.

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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.

Oct 10 2019

36mins

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Rank #13: S1E3 – Wesley’s Theory by Kendrick Lamar

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We continue our serialized analysis of Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly by dissecting "Wesley’s Theory."


Follow Dissect on social media @dissectpodcast. Purchase Dissect merch at dissectpodcast.com.

Aug 30 2016

29mins

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Rank #14: S2E4 – Dark Fantasy by Kanye West

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We begin our serialized analysis of Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy with the album’s opening track "Dark Fantasy."


Follow Dissect on social media @dissectpodcast. Purchase Dissect merch at dissectpodcast.com.

Aug 22 2017

35mins

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Rank #15: S2E3 – The Old Kanye

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We dissect Kanye West's first four albums and pivotal life events that lead to the creation of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.


Follow Dissect on social media @dissectpodcast. Purchase Dissect merch at dissectpodcast.com.

Aug 15 2017

44mins

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Rank #16: S5E3 - BLOOD. by Kendrick Lamar

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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.

Oct 15 2019

46mins

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Rank #17: S4E2 - Foreword by Tyler, The Creator

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We begin our season long analysis of Flower Boy by Tyler the Creator with the album’s opening track “Foreword.” We find Tyler laying out the themes that will be explored throughout Flower Boy as he questions his success, his chronic loneliness, and the nature of life itself.

New episodes of Dissect release every Tuesday. For 60 free days of Spotify Premium, visit spotify.com/promo/dissect.

Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram.

Apr 30 2019

32mins

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Rank #18: S3E2 – Thinking About You by Frank Ocean

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Our serialized examination of the music of Frank Ocean continues with a look at the cultural impact of Frank’s open letter that revealed his sexuality days before the release of Channel Orange. Then we dissect Ocean’s biggest hit to date “Thinking About You.”

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May 29 2018

36mins

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Rank #19: S5E4 - DNA. (Part 1) by Kendrick Lamar

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DNA. lays the philosophical groundwork for the album DAMN. In the song’s first half, Kendrick defines his genetic makeup as a mixture of biological (family), environmental (Compton), and cultural (hip-hop) inheritances.

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.

Oct 22 2019

38mins

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Rank #20: S3E13 - Nights by Frank Ocean

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We dissect "Nights" by Frank Ocean, a two-part odyssey whose iconic beat switch divides more than just the song's two halves. Listen to Dissect for free on Spotify and get episodes a week early plus exclusive access to bonus episodes. Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram.

Aug 21 2018

41mins

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S1E1 – Compton, K Dot, and Kendrick Lamar

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We begin our season-long examination of Kendrick Lamar‘s To Pimp a Butterfly with the history of Compton, California and Kendrick’s transformation from K Dot, a young mixtape rapper, to Kendrick Lamar, a true artist.

Aug 23 2016

22mins

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S1E2 – good kid, m.A.A.d. city by Kendrick Lamar

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We continue our serialized analysis of Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly by dissecting its predecessor, 2012's good kid, m.A.A.d. city.


Follow Dissect on social media @dissectpodcast. Purchase Dissect merch at dissectpodcast.com.

Aug 25 2016

35mins

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S1E3 – Wesley’s Theory by Kendrick Lamar

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We continue our serialized analysis of Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly by dissecting "Wesley’s Theory."


Follow Dissect on social media @dissectpodcast. Purchase Dissect merch at dissectpodcast.com.

Aug 30 2016

29mins

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S1E4 – For Free? by Kendrick Lamar

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We continue our serialized analysis of Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly by dissecting "For Free?"


Follow Dissect on social media @dissectpodcast. Purchase Dissect merch at dissectpodcast.com.

Sep 06 2016

22mins

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S1E5 – King Kunta by Kendrick Lamar

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We continue our serialized analysis of Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly by dissecting "King Kunta"


Follow Dissect on social media @dissectpodcast. Purchase Dissect merch at dissectpodcast.com.

Sep 13 2016

26mins

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S1E6 – Institutionalized by Kendrick Lamar

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We continue our serialized analysis of Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly by dissecting "Institutionalized."


Follow Dissect on social media @dissectpodcast. Purchase Dissect merch at dissectpodcast.com.

Sep 20 2016

31mins

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S1E7 – These Walls by Kendrick Lamar

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We continue our serialized analysis of Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly by dissecting "These Walls."


Follow Dissect on social media @dissectpodcast. Purchase Dissect merch at dissectpodcast.com.

Sep 27 2016

23mins

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S1E8 – u by Kendrick Lamar

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We continue our serialized analysis of Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly by dissecting "u."


Follow Dissect on social media @dissectpodcast. Purchase Dissect merch at dissectpodcast.com.

Oct 04 2016

29mins

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S1E9 – Alright by Kendrick Lamar

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We continue our serialized analysis of Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly by dissecting "Alright."


Follow Dissect on social media @dissectpodcast. Purchase Dissect merch at dissectpodcast.com.

Oct 11 2016

35mins

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S1E10 – For Sale? by Kendrick Lamar

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We continue our serialized analysis of Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly by dissecting "For Sale?"


Follow Dissect on social media @dissectpodcast. Purchase Dissect merch at dissectpodcast.com.

Nov 01 2016

27mins

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S1E11 – Momma by Kendrick Lamar

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We continue our serialized analysis of Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly by dissecting "Momma."


Follow Dissect on social media @dissectpodcast. Purchase Dissect merch at dissectpodcast.com.

Nov 08 2016

31mins

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S1E12 – Hood Politics by Kendrick Lamar

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We continue our serialized analysis of Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly by dissecting "Hood Politics."


Follow Dissect on social media @dissectpodcast. Purchase Dissect merch at dissectpodcast.com.

Nov 15 2016

31mins

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S1E13 – How Much a Dollar Cost? by Kendrick Lamar

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We continue our serialized analysis of Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly by dissecting "How Much a Dollar Cost?"


Follow Dissect on social media @dissectpodcast. Purchase Dissect merch at dissectpodcast.com.

Nov 22 2016

33mins

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S1E14 – Complexion (A Zulu Love) by Kendrick Lamar

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We continue our serialized analysis of Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly by dissecting "Complexion (A Zulu Love)."


Follow Dissect on social media @dissectpodcast. Purchase Dissect merch at dissectpodcast.com.

Dec 06 2016

31mins

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S1E15 – The Blacker the Berry (Part 1) by Kendrick Lamar

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We continue our serialized analysis of Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly by dissecting "The Blacker the Berry."


Follow Dissect on social media @dissectpodcast. Purchase Dissect merch at dissectpodcast.com.

Dec 13 2016

31mins

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S1E16 – The Blacker the Berry (Part 2) by Kendrick Lamar

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We continue our serialized analysis of Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly by dissecting "The Blacker the Berry."


Follow Dissect on social media @dissectpodcast. Purchase Dissect merch at dissectpodcast.com.

Dec 20 2016

28mins

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S1E17 – You Ain’t Gotta Lie (Momma Said) by Kendrick Lamar

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We continue our serialized analysis of Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly by dissecting "You Ain't Gotta Lie (Momma Said)."


Follow Dissect on social media @dissectpodcast. Purchase Dissect merch at dissectpodcast.com.

Jan 03 2017

23mins

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S1E18 – i (Part 1) by Kendrick Lamar

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We continue our serialized analysis of Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly by dissecting "i."


Follow Dissect on social media @dissectpodcast. Purchase Dissect merch at dissectpodcast.com.

Jan 13 2017

28mins

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S1E19 – i (Part 2) by Kendrick Lamar

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We continue our serialized analysis of Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly by dissecting "i."


Follow Dissect on social media @dissectpodcast. Purchase Dissect merch at dissectpodcast.com.

Jan 17 2017

38mins

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S1E20 – Mortal Man (Part 1) by Kendrick Lamar

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We continue our serialized analysis of Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly by dissecting "Mortal Man."


Follow Dissect on social media @dissectpodcast. Purchase Dissect merch at dissectpodcast.com.

Jan 24 2017

29mins

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iTunes Ratings

7311 Ratings
Average Ratings
7031
133
77
26
44

Excellent!

By Bentley7 - May 29 2020
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Great attention to detail.

Top tier

By jmfields32 - May 19 2020
Read more
You can tell our friend did his research. Such a cool pod!