Nelly vs Ludacris

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Nelly vs Ludacris

Posted by on May 18, 2020

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 Doja Cat’s “Say So” remix featuring Nicki Minaj reached number one on the Billboard charts, and Megan Thee Stallion’s “Savage” remix featuring Beyonce reached number two. This is the first time that four black female solo artists have held top two spots on the chart.
      • In his Unpopular Opinion, Fresh defends the Netflix show Black AF and tells us why he thinks the show’s critics are being too harsh.
      • In his Confucius Says segment, Confucius argues that the music industry in the United States and the Austin music scene in particular need to accept hip-hop and R&B as mainstream and not hold them to a higher standard than artists in other genres.
      • The Local Song of the Week is “Do You Mind” by Nayome

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Tekashi Breaks the Internet

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Tekashi Breaks the Internet

Posted by on May 11, 2020

This week on The Breaks Confucius and Fresh discuss:

    • Tekashi 6ix9ine’s return to music and social media after his time in jail.
    • The recent deaths of legendary producer Andre Harrell, rock n’ roll icon Little Richard and R&B singer Betty Wright
    • The Verzuz battle between Eryka Badu and Jill Scott
    • Their next Verzuz style battle for the better year in hip-hop — 1998 or 1999
    • In an Unpopular Opinion inspired by The Last Dance, Fresh argues that Michael Jordan’s first three championships were against weak teams.
    • In his Confucius Says segment, Confucius encourages people to celebrate their mothers not only on Mothers Day but every day.
    • The Local Song of the Week is “Introvert” by CP Loony

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Check out this video of the Breaks first  IG verzuz battle about what was the better year in hip-hop 1996 or 1997.

Check out this playlist from that battle

 

This Song: Kathy Valentine

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This Song: Kathy Valentine

Posted by on Mar 19, 2020

Kathy Valentine, bass player in the seminal 80s all-girl rock group the Go-Go’s, recently wrote a memoir titled All I Ever Wanted. In the book, Valentine explores her unconventional childhood, her time with the Go-Go’s, and her journey to sobriety. In this episode of, Kathy explains what “Sunshine of Your Love” by Cream taught her about herself when she was 9 years old,  describes how she found her creative process as an author and details how music and storytelling intersected in her new book.

Kathy Valentine’s April Book Tour dates are currently being rescheduled, but you can buy a signed copy from one of the bookstores where she was scheduled to appear. Find out where to buy your copy of All I Ever Wanted

Kathy also wrote a soundtrack to accompany her book. Check out the soundtrack to All I Ever Wanted on Bandcamp.

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Cancelled! SXSW vs COVID-19

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Cancelled! SXSW vs COVID-19

Posted by on Mar 9, 2020

This week on The Breaks:

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Kobe

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Kobe

Posted by on Mar 4, 2020

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 Mill.
  • They express their thoughts on Billie Eilish’s recent comments about rappers “lying” in their music.

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Get your tickets to Love Lockdown, February 13th at Stubbs Indoors featuring Eimaral Sol, Jake Lloyd, Jay Wile and arya

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