Archives

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…

Tags: , , , , ,

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….

Tags: , , ,

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…

Tags: , , , , , ,

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…

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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…

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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…

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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.

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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…

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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…

Tags: , , , , ,

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.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Cancelled! SXSW vs COVID-19

This week on The Breaks: Fresh talks about the City of Austin’s decision to cancel SXSW due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns and the longterm negative impacts it will have on the Austin economy, especially for the individuals and businesses that rely on the festival for a significant portion of their income. Plus, he tells us why…

Tags: , , , , , ,

What We Love About Female Rappers

This week on The Breaks: Confucius and Fresh explain what they love about the latest wave of female rappers like Megan the Stallion and City Girls. Both hosts talk about their frustration with Snoop Dogg’s episode of Red Table Talk, and express their disappointment with the negative energy people direct towards black women. They explain…

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Interview with Eimaral Sol

This week on The Breaks, Fresh sits down with KUTX’s Artist of the Month Eimaral Sol to talk about her journey from Killeen to Austin via Houston. They also discuss the inspiration behind her music, her thoughts about The Grammys and her takes on the Austin Chronicle Music Poll and Austin music scene. This week’s Local Song of…

Tags: , , , , ,

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…

Tags: , , , , , , , ,