The Breaks

Jeezy vs Gucci Mane

This week on the Breaks Hosts Confucius and Fresh Talk about the upcoming Verzuz battle between Jeezy and Gucci Mane. The duo brings the Random Hip-Hop Facts segment back and drops some random facts about UGK & Bun B, Uncle Luke and Snoop Dogg, Yo MTV Raps, MC Hammer and more. Both hosts talk about…

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Before We Knew…

This episode was recorded on Thursday, November 5th, 2020, before the results of the Presidential election had been announced. Confucius and Fresh talk about all the drama of election week. Both hosts discussed Lil Wayne’s decision to endorse Donald Trump. Confucius and Fresh introduce a new segment — “Random Hip-Hop Facts.” In his Unpopular Opinion,…

VOTE!!!

On this episode of The Breaks Hosts Confucius and Fresh talk about how they have already voted They both talk about D.J. Funkmaster Flex’s recent comments about T.I., and discuss how they feel like his opinion is just another expression of New Yorkers’ disdain for Southern hip-hop.  Fresh states the Unpopular Opinion that Bryson Tiller…

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Busta Rhymes vs. T.I.

On this episode of The Breaks” Hosts Confucius and Fresh discuss Busta Rhymes desire have a Verzuz battle with T.I. and T.I’s consistent refusal to do so. Plus  they discuss the upcoming Verzuz battle between T.I. and Jeezy. Both hosts point out that no one from the Austin City Limits Festival has reached out to…

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WTF Ice Cube?!?

This week on The Breaks Hosts Confucius and Fresh discuss Ice Cube’s decision to work with the Trump campaign on the “Platinum Plan” for Black America Both hosts continue their discussion from the last episode about the lack of rap at this year’s virtual ACLfest. They state that even if no national hip-hop acts agreed…

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No Rap at ACLfest?!?

Confucius and Fresh share their thoughts on the glaring lack of hip-hop acts on the virtual Austin City Limit Festival Lineup. Both hosts debate whether or not Gucci Mane is the greatest A&R rep in recent hip-hop history. Fresh and Confucius express their surprise at learning that Big Sean’s first advance from Kanye after signing to G.O.O.D….

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The Breaks Cancel Tory

This week on The Breaks Hosts Confucius and Fresh talk about the absurdity of Tory Lanez new record “Daystar” where he denies shooting Megan the Thee Stallion in the foot. Both hosts talk about their love for Outkast’s record “Aquemini” after the 22nd anniversary of its release on September 29th. In his Unpopular Opinion, Fresh states…

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Not Today Kanye

This week on The Breaks Confucius and Fresh talk about Kanye’s quest to regain control of his masters, and explain why they’re skeptical about his appeals to other artists for support. Both hosts talk about how surprised they were to hear that Outkast had considered making a mixtape for DJ Drama’s mixtape series Gangsta Grillz…

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The Fall of Tekashi 6ix9ine

This week on The Breaks: Confucius and Fresh discuss what the poor sales of Tekashi 6ix 9ine’s latest record, Tattletales, means for his career. The hosts debate whether Jay-Z’s billionaire status is okay because of his place in the culture. Confucius and Fresh talk about the intersection of hip-hop and branding, especially as it relates…

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Wakanda Forever

This week on The Breaks:  Confucius and Fresh honor the memory of Chadwick Boseman and explain why his life and work made such an impact on them — especially his portrayal of Black Panther. Both hosts discuss the NBA’s strike over the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Fresh shares the Unpopular Opinion that Jermaine…

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Say Their Names (Rerun)

This week, The Breaks decided not to create a new show in light of the recent police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, WI. Instead, they are re-running their episode from June, 1 2020, where Fresh and Confucius talk about the police killings of George Floyd in Minneapolis and Mike Ramos in Austin and the resulting protests. They touch…

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Don’t Argue with Stupid

This week on The Breaks Fresh and Confucius: Discuss the success of Cardi B’s new song “WAP” featuring Megan the Stallion. Talk about the recent arrests of two men for the 2002 murder of Run DMC’s Jam Master Jay. Theorize as to why Akon might be hanging out with Tekashi 6ix9ine. Debate whether Kim Kardashian’s involvement in…

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WAP!

This week on The Breaks Fresh and Confucius: Talk about why they love “WAP” by Cardi B and Megan thee Stallion and explain why they’re frustrated by the backlash surrounding the song. Celebrate the birth of hip-hop on on August 11, 1973. That’s when DJ Kool Herc threw the “Back to School Jam” at 1520…

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Master P is King

This week on The Breaks, Fresh and Confucius talk about the legacy of Master P, touch on Jaguar Wright’s allegations against Common, and talk about Zonnique’s pregnancy announcement to her stepdad T.I.

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Leave Megan Alone!

This week on The Breaks, Confucius and Fresh follow-up on the situation with Megan Thee Stallion and Tory Lanez, talk about Snoop Dogg’s appearance on The Breakfast Club and touch on the emerging conflict between Migos and Lil Baby.

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Kanye, Megan and Nick

This week on The Breaks, Fresh and Confucius discuss Kanye West’s recent erratic behavior, the shooting of Megan Thee Stallion and Nick Cannon’s anti-Semitic comments.

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Kanye for President?

This week on The Breaks, Fresh and Confucius discuss Kanye West’s 2020 presidential bid, COVID-19’s impact on the Austin music scene and ACL Radio’s Blues on the Screen concert.

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Shutting Down…Again

This week on The Breaks, Confucius and Fresh talk about the uptick in COVID-19 cases and their impact in TX and the importance of Number 1 Records following Tekashi 6ix9ine’s first Number 1. In his Unpopular Opinion, Fresh calls on more R&B artists to put out music for this moment. In his Confucius Says, Confucius reiterates his cry to respect Black women.

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J.Cole vs Noname

This week on The Breaks, Fresh and Confucius talk about Juneteenth, the response to J.Cole’s recent release, the Black Austin Matters mural and their thoughts on the gesture, and the demands for change in the Austin music scene by Black artists.

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Keep on Pushing

This week on The Breaks  Confucius and Fresh: discuss how different the American public’s reaction to the murder of George Floyd feels compared to previous protest movements, and share their hope that this will lead to sustained long term public pressure to tackle systemic racism in America. discuss Lil’ Wayne’s comments on George Floyd’s murder and…

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