Say Their Names

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Say Their Names

Posted by on Jun 1, 2020

This week on The Breaks, Fresh and Confucius talk about the police killings of George Floyd in Minneapolis and Mike Ramos in Austin and the resulting protests. They touch on their experiences as black men in America, their frustration with systemic racism and the need for sustained solidarity from society at large, not just during times of tragedy.

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Lana del Rey vs The Breaks

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Lana del Rey vs The Breaks

Posted by on May 26, 2020

This week on The Breaks, Fresh and Confucius:

  • Respond to Lana del Rey’s comments to the culture following four black female artists topping the Billboard Chart.
  • Celebrate The Notorious B.I.G.’s birthday and explore his impact on hip-hop.
  • Discuss Tekashi 6ix9ine’s comments surrounding the rise of “Stuck on U” by Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber’s to Billboard’s No.1 spot.
  • In his Unpopular Opinion, Fresh defends Lil Wayne as the third in the rap equivalent of the trifecta of Michael Jordan, Lebron and Kobe.
  • In his Confucius Says, Confucius encourages people to remember what they learned during lockdown as we all come out of quarantine.

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1996 vs 1997

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1996 vs 1997

Posted by on May 4, 2020

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 Confucius Says segment, Confucius urges everyone to accept other people’s experiences even if you weren’t a part of them.

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This Song: Beth Ditto (Rerun)

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This Song: Beth Ditto (Rerun)

Posted by on Apr 30, 2020

In this rerun from 2018, Beth Ditto, former lead singer of the band Gossip, talks about how Nina Simone’s “Mississippi Goddam” helped her grapple with complex feelings about her home state, Arkansas. She also talks about returning home after heartbreak and explores making her first record “Fake Sugar.”

Every  Thursday at 7pm CT, KUTX hosts a weekly  Netflix Party featuring a different music documentary. Check it out here. Last week’s movie was What Happened, Miss Simone? and inspired the re-run of this episode discussing Simone’s music and its lasting resonance. Starting this week they’ll be watching the  documentary series Hip-Hop Evolution.

This is the last episode of This Song  for a while. In the meantime, check out our hip-hop podcast The Breaks and the Song Confessional podcast.

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Celebrating Friday

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Celebrating Friday

Posted by on Apr 27, 2020

This week on The Breaks, Fresh and Confucius:

  • Talk about the successful battle between Teddy Riley vs Babyface and a potential battle between Dr. Dre and Diddy.
  • Discuss the recent conflict between French Montana and Young Thug over Montana’s comments about Kendrick Lamar.
  • Touch on the lasting impact of Friday on its 25 anniversary.
  • In his Unpopular Opinion, Fresh defends Drake’s first album Thank Me Later.
  • In his Confucius Says segment Confucius explains how love is not always enough to get us though the hard times.
  • This week’s local song of the week is “Happy Hour” by Mélat.

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