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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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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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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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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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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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The Breaks: Babyface vs Teddy Riley vs Technology

This week on The Breaks, Confucius and Fresh discuss the music landscape during a pandemic and talk about recent beat battles, including the technological difficulties of Babyface and Teddy Riley.

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Kobe

This week on The Breaks: Confucius and Fresh discuss the internet’s reaction to CBS reporter Gayle King asking WNBA star Lisa Leslie about the sexual assault accusation against her friend and mentor Kobe Bryant. Both hosts lament the downfall of Nicki Minaj in the wake of her latest social media battle with her ex-boyfriend Meek…

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Grammys! Grammys! Grammys!

This week on The Breaks: Hosts Confucius and Fresh discuss the controversy at the Recording Academy, and explain why they think the Grammys are no longer culturally relevant. They talk about DaBaby’s recent run-in with a hotel valet. In his Unpopular Opinion Fresh acknowledges that even though the Grammys aren’t culturally relevant, the Grammy’s still matter…

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Shaggy shoots down Rihanna

This week on The Breaks Hosts Confucius and Fresh discuss how they feel about Shaggy turning down the opportunity to be on Rihanna’s new record after he was asked to audition. They talk about the reaction too Boosie Badazz wearing a Kappa sweater to an NBA game  Austin Artist J Soulja, creator of The Smokeout…

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DaBaby: Right or Wrong?

This week on The Breaks: Hosts Confucius and Fresh discuss whether DaBaby was right to have his crew  jump a concert promoter who shorted him. Both hosts explain why they feel documentaries like “Surviving R. Kelly –  Part II: The Reckoning” are necessary to amplify the voices of people of color who have been victims of…

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All Things Drake

This week on The Breaks: Hosts Confucius and Fresh discuss Drake’s interview on the Rap Radar podcast where he talks about his reaction to the Pusha T diss track “The Story of Adidon.” They talk about Keyshia Cole’s reaction to the  O.T. Genasis song “Cuz” which is a parody of her song “Love.” Austin rapper Flyboy…

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Dr. Dre is the GOAT

This Week on The Breaks: Confucius and Fresh explore all the reasons that Dr. Dre is the greatest producer of all time. Both hosts discourage people from dismissing  new music as not “Real” Hip-hop or “Real” R&B. They interview Austin artist Mike Melinoe about his new record “Clajidu,” why he moved to Austin from Detroit…

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Trailer: The Breaks

Hosts Confucius and Fresh are here to let everyone know about Austin’s vibrant hip-hop and R&B scenes. They’re fun, bold, informed and making it clear that “The Live Music Capital of the World” has a lot more going on than Stevie Ray, Willie, Spoon and other great artists.

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Texas Standard: October 5, 2018

Zero hour in one of the most contentious confirmation battles in American history as the Senate moves on the Kavanaugh nomination. Plus, one school official calls it the thermonuclear option: mass closing of schools under consideration in Dallas. Also, communication breakdown: a quarter century after the dot-com revolution, rural Texas is still waiting for reliable…

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Texas Standard: September 24, 2018

9 people dead, 22 others injured, since 2006 because of natural gas leaks. What are Texas regulators doing about it? An investigative reporter with the Dallas Morning News tells us about dangers facing homeowners due to natural gas leaks and the failure of Texas regulators to to hold companies accountable. We’ll hear details. And going…

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Swangin’ and Bangin’ (Ep. 2)

The history of Southern Hip-hop and the women missing in it is discussed with Nasir Jones Hiphop Fellow Dr. Regina N. Bradley. Jackie and DaLyah also speak with up-and-coming Houston hip-hop artist Megan Thee Stallion.​​

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