Happy Birthday Hov

The Breaks

Happy Birthday Hov

Posted by on Dec 9, 2019

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 performance live in Studio 1A.
  • Fresh explains that while Hip Hop culture is indeed Black culture, but that doesn’t mean that only Black people can appreciate and participate the genre, for his Unpopular Opinion.
  • Confucius talks about the between admiration and idolization, while naming some of his idols on his Confucius Says segment.

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Harry Edohoukwa 12.07.19

Studio 1A Sessions

Harry Edohoukwa 12.07.19

Posted by on Dec 9, 2019

Photo by Amarachi Ngwakwe/KUTX

Dallas native Harry Edohoukwa has had quite the 2019. From being named one of Austin Chronicle’s Must-See Artists at SXSW to headlining KUTX’s Love Lockdown, he’s become one of Austin’s premier artists in under a year. More exciting things are on the horizon, with his debut album, Fire on the Mountain, out later this month. The record takes a look at the mistakes made in a positive light, focusing on the lessons learned that encourage us to be excited about the present and the future moments to come. Raised on Jamaican smooth stylist Beres Hammond and Afro-reggae messenger Lucky Dube, Harry follows his mentors by using tuneful, personal deliveries to convey his purge of emotion and insight, whether it be hyped or brooding energy.

Harry stopped by Studio 1A ahead of Fire on the Mountain‘s release on December 11. You can catch the album release show on December 14 at Cl0ud Street Studios. Check out the full session below.

Written by Nick Gonzales

Host: Confucious Jones, Fresh Knight

Audio Engineer: Jake Perlman

Cameras: Julia Reihs, Amarachi Ngwakwe

Edit: Amarachi Ngwakwe

Producer: Deidre Gott

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Joe Budden vs Charlamagne tha God

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Joe Budden vs Charlamagne tha God

Posted by on Dec 4, 2019

In this episode of The Breaks, Confucius and Fresh discuss Joe Budden’s beef with Charlamange tha God — which is really with Netflix,  after he accused the streaming service of using his ideas without credit on shows like “State of the Flow.” From there they call out Austin organizations promoting diversity without including people of color in decision making. Local Austin artist CP Loony stops by to talk about his new record, “The Rebel Tape.”  We hear why Fresh thinks Iggy Azalea is not, in fact, the biggest taint on T.I.’s legacy as part of his Unpopular Opinion, and Confucius encourages everyone to lean into their strengths on Confucius Says. 

 

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Kanye vs Confucius and Fresh

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Kanye vs Confucius and Fresh

Posted by on Dec 4, 2019

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 who’s new record “Unlisted” drops on November 9th. Fresh defends the Austin ISD’s decision to close schools in his Unpopular Opinion and Confucius warns again narcissism in his segment Confucius Says.

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Queen Deelah will be celebrating the release of “Unlisted” with Qi Dada at Stay Gold in Austin on November 9th

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Cardi B or Nicki Minaj?

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Cardi B or Nicki Minaj?

Posted by on Dec 4, 2019

On this episode of The Breaks, 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 one of Confucius’ favorite movies of all time, 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 and Fresh discourages readers from amplifying writers who aren’t trying to push the culture forward during his Unpopular Opinion.  Finally Confucius implores listeners to celebrate their successes on Confucius Says.

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