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Author: Confucius and Fresh

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Welcome to The Breaks podcast where hosts Confucius and Fresh talk all things hip-hop -- Texas hip-hop, hip hop news, hip-hop history -- they cover it all. Both men were born and raised in Austin, Texas and want to let the world know about the city's vibrant hip-hop and R&B scenes. They also want to give people a window into their own lived experience in the Live Music Capital of the World. This podcast is a compilation of insight, opinion and highlights from their Saturday night hip-hop show on KUTX 98.9 FM in Austin.
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Happy Birthday Hov

Happy Birthday Hov

2019-12-0900:31:20

This week on The Breaks: Confucius and Fresh give listeners little known facts about Jay-Z for his 50th birthday & explore the connection between Hov and the late Pimp C. The guys discuss whether there’s some underlining tension between Toronto stars The Weeknd and PARTYNEXTDOOR. Austin based Harry Edohoukwa comes in for an interview and...
Omarion and Pettiness

Omarion and Pettiness

2019-12-0200:31:20

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...
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...
Dr. Dre is the GOAT

Dr. Dre is the GOAT

2019-11-1800:42:08

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...
Nipsey Hussle & Success

Nipsey Hussle & Success

2019-11-1100:27:37

This week on The Breaks: Confucius and Fresh talk about whether Nipsey Hussle’s profile was elevated after his death and discuss what “success” really means today. They explore the history of  Outkast’s Stankonia Studios and reflect on the stories that might be told about Austin hip-hop someday. Both  hosts make a call more Black tastemakers...
Confucius and Fresh discuss why they’re no longer willing to rock with Kanye West and why they are willing to read the new Prince biography “The Beautiful Ones.” They interview Austin rapper, Queen Deelah.  Fresh defends the Austin ISD’s decision to close schools in his Unpopular Opinion and Confucius warns again narcissism in his segment...
Cardi B or Nicki Minaj?

Cardi B or Nicki Minaj?

2019-10-2800:33:01

Confucius and Fresh debate who’s been a bigger influence on female rappers today — Cardi B or Nicki Minaj. They explore the highs and lows of the 1998 film Belly and explain why they share T-Pain’s pain about his recent tour cancellation. They encourage Austin artists to avoid buying likes and plays,  discourage readers from...
In this episode of The Breaks, Confucius and Fresh discuss Joe Budden’s beef with Charlamange tha God & Netflix. From there they call out Austin organizations promoting diversity without including people of color in decision making. Local Austin artist CP Loony stops by for an interview. Plus Fresh thinks Iggy Azalea is not, in fact,...
On this special edition of The Breaks, Confucius and Fresh joined Austin R&B singer Alesia Lani on the Bonus Tracks Stage at the Austin City Limits Music Festival for a conversation about her festival experience, what it’s been like to grow her career, and a whole lot more. 📸 Julia Reihs/KUTX     Listen on...
ACLfest and Hip-Hop

ACLfest and Hip-Hop

2019-10-2100:25:25

This week hosts Confucius and Fresh discuss hip hop and R&B at the Austin City Limits Music Festival, why they think Lil’ Kim continues to influence the current wave of female rappers, whether DJs are relevant anymore, and why you should never wait to take the initiative. Plus, they share the story of how The...
Trailer: The Breaks

Trailer: The Breaks

2019-09-2100:01:56

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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