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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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Leave Lizzo Alone!

This Week on The Breaks: Fresh wonders why Nick Cannon decided to go after Eminem on the diss track “The Invitation.” On his Unpopular Opinion Fresh defends Lizzo’s right to twerk at the Lakers Game, and tells the internet to back off and let Lizzo be Lizzo. Fresh implores artists to prioritize their mental health…

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Omarion and Pettiness

This week on The Breaks: Confucius explains why he’s a fan of Omarion’s pettiness towards Lil Fizz. Confucius and Fresh discuss Lil Uzi Vert’s twitter rant about his record label, Generation Music Group. Austin artist Jake Lloyd talks about his headlining show at Stubbs on December 7th and his views on being an urban artist…

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Megan Thee Stallion & The Grammys

This week on The Breaks: In his Unpopular Opinion segment, Fresh explains why he thinks Megan Thee Stallion wasn’t nominated for a Grammy in the “Best New Artist” category. Confucius and Fresh talk to Austin’s Eazy Boi about his new record “Griffin,” fatherhood and his thoughts on the city’s hip-hop scene. Confucius implores people to…

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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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Texas Standard: January 4, 2016

After disaster strikes, financial relief can’t come quick enough. But now a warning about fast cash after the North Texas twisters, today on the Texas Standard. Plus- when attorneys can’t afford attorneys there may be a problem, we’ll explore. Also the yield could be big but the crash could be bigger- why junk bonds have…

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