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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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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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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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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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The Breaks: The Weekend vs Usher + Tory Lanez

This week on The Breaks, Confucius and Fresh: talk about the Weeknd’s comments about his influence on Usher’s track “Climax.” discuss the difference between artists who came into their own during the era of  physical album sales versus artists who came of age in the streaming era. explore why Tory Lanez had so much popularity with…

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The Breaks: Beat Battle Edition

This week on The Breaks, Confucius and Fresh talk about recent live-streamed beat battles and the release of Tekashi 6ix9ine.

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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…

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Legacy, Legacy, Legacy

This week on The Breaks: Confucius and Fresh send their condolences to the family of local artist Chameleon Brenden Foster after his passing. They also talk about how, although legacies are important, new artists don’t have to be aware of everyone who came before them in order to thrive in the Austin Music Scene. They discuss…

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The Hard Truth about Austin Hip-Hop

This week on The Breaks, Confucius and Fresh break down the backlash to the Forbes article on Rad and Wane. In response, they discuss the history of hip-hop in Austin.

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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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