The Breaks

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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No Justice, No Peace

In this week’s episode, Fresh and Confucius discuss the varying celebrity responses to the protests following the killing of George Floyd. They also touch on the controversy around Blackout Tuesday and their thoughts on Rush Limbaugh’s appearance on The Breakfast Club.

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Say Their Names

This week, Fresh and Confucius reflect on the recent police killings of George Floyd and Mike Ramos and the resulting protests.

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Lana del Rey vs The Breaks

This week on The Breaks, Fresh and Confucius respond to Lana del Rey’s recent comments, talk about the Notorious B.I.G.’s influence and break down Tekashi 6ix9ine’s remarks about Billboard.

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Nelly vs Ludacris

This week on The Breaks Confucius and Fresh discuss: The most recent Verzuz battle between Nelly and Ludacris Their own verzuz style battle on Saturday, May 23rd at 8pm when they face off about which was a better year in hip-hop — 1998 or 1999. Watch on the Instagram on the @KUTX account or the @TheBreaksKUTX account. How history was made when…

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Tekashi Breaks the Internet

This week on The Breaks Confucius and Fresh discuss: Tekashi 6ix9ine’s return to music and social media after his time in jail. The recent deaths of legendary producer Andre Harrell, rock n’ roll icon Little Richard and R&B singer Betty Wright The Verzuz battle between Eryka Badu and Jill Scott Their next Verzuz style battle for the better year in hip-hop — 1998…

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The Breaks: 1996 vs 1997

This week on The Breaks, Fresh and Confucius: Talk about Megan Thee Stallion’s new Savage remix featuring Beyoncé. Touch on Drake’s new record Dark Lane Demo Tapes.  Discuss their Instagram versuz battle between hip-hop of 1996 vs 1997. In his Unpopular Opinion, Fresh defends 1997 as a better year for hip-hop than people give it credit for. And in his…

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Celebrating Friday

Fresh and Confucius talk about the battle between Teddy Riley and Babyface, touch on the conflict between French Montana and Young Thug and remember Friday on its 25th anniversary.

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