The Breaks Podcast

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Hosted By and Aaron “Fresh” Knight

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. Produced at KUT & KUTX Studios.

Episodes

  • This week Fresh and Confucius get real about what they think artists in the city should do. They talk about the importance of music videos, and when artists should try to start performing outside of Austin. Plus, they celebrate Love Austin Music Month by playing an interview with J Soulja […]
  • Confucius and Fresh discuss Dez Bryant's statement that Drake made Houston rap famous, and talk about how excited they are about the new batch of hip-hop platforms in Austin, TX. Plus Hip-Hop Facts, Unpopular Opinion and Confucius Reads the News.
  • Confucius and Fresh celebrate The Breaks' 6th anniversary by telling the story of the show's origin and talking about their proudest moments from the last 6 years. Then they talk about why women are pulling ahead in Austin's hip-hop scene. Plus Hip-Hop Facts, Unpopular Opinion, and Confucius Reads the News.
  • It's the last Breaks podcast of 2022! To celebrate, Confucius and Fresh debate the importance of end-of-the-year lists and discuss their hopes and predictions for 2023. Plus Hip-Hop Facts, Unpopular Opinion, and Confucius Reads the News.
  • Confucius and Fresh talk about why women are ruling Austin's R&B scene, and discuss why Spotify is winning the streaming wars. Plus Hip-Hop Facts, Unpopular Opinion, and more!