Busta Rhymes vs T.I.

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Busta Rhymes vs T.I.

Posted by on Oct 26, 2020

On this episode of The Breaks”

  • Hosts Confucius and Fresh discuss Busta Rhymes’ desire to have a Verzuz battle with T.I. and T.I’s consistent refusal to do so. Plus  they discuss the upcoming Verzuz battle between T.I. and Jeezy.
  • Both hosts point out that no one from the Austin City Limits Festival has reached out to them to talk about the lack of hip-hop on this year’s virtual ACLfest.
  • In his Unpopular Opinion, Fresh states that homecoming means much more in college than it does in high school, especially if you attend an HBCU.
  • In his Confucius Says segment, Confucius makes it clear that any artist accused of physical or sexual assault against a woman will no longer be supported by The Breaks

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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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Legacy, Legacy, Legacy

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Legacy, Legacy, Legacy

Posted by on Mar 1, 2020

This week on The Breaks:

  • Confucius and Fresh send their condolences to the family of local artist Chameleon Brenden Foster after his passing.
  • They also talk about how, although legacies are important, new artists don’t have to be aware of everyone who came before them in order to thrive in the Austin Music Scene.
  • They discuss why the allegations brought against Cardi B’s friend Star Brim might work against Cardi herself.
  • Confucius and Fresh reflect on Big Sean’s discussion with Joe Budden about stepping back from the spotlight for his mental health.
  • In his “Unpopular Opinion,” Fresh talks about letting humility take a backseat to self-promotion once in a while.
  • Confucius defends his social media presence in his “Confucius Says.”
  • This week’s local song of the week is INFRAR3D’s “Bag Baby.”

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The Hard Truth about Austin Hip-Hop

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The Hard Truth about Austin Hip-Hop

Posted by on Mar 1, 2020

This week on The Breaks:

  • Confucius and Fresh break down the backlash to the Forbes article on Rad and Wane from The Hakone Agency.
  • They discuss the history of the Austin hip-hop scene and how it’s hidden from most of the city.
  • In his “Unpopular Opinion,” Fresh talks about how people use the word “gentrification” too loosely.
  • Confucius encourages people to show empathy and consider context for stories in his “Confucius Says.”
  • This week’s local song of the week is Chief Cleopatra’s “Gangstas in Love.”

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Omarion & Pettiness

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Omarion & Pettiness

Posted by on Dec 2, 2019

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 in Austin, Texas.
  • Fresh explains why GoldLink’s comments on Mac Miller and the Grammys made him uninterested in supporting the artist.
  • Confucius asks people to let their successes be the narrative of their lives in his Confucius Says segment.

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