The Fall of Tekashi 6ix9ine

The Breaks

The Fall of Tekashi 6ix9ine

Posted by on Sep 14, 2020

This week on The Breaks:

  • Confucius and Fresh discuss what the poor sales of Tekashi 6ix 9ine’s latest record, Tattletales, means for his career.
  • The hosts debate whether Jay-Z’s billionaire status is okay because of his place in the culture.
  • Confucius and Fresh talk about the intersection of hip-hop and branding, especially as it relates to Travis Scott’s partnership with McDonalds.
  • Fresh argues that the Drake Stimulus Package is not as important as everyone thinks it is in his Unpopular Opinion.
  • Confucius states that in order to grow together, people need to focus first on their own individual growth.

Be sure to Watch Summer Jam 2020 featuring performances by Mike Melinoe, J Soulja, Vintage Jay, TEDDYTHELEGACY & Chief Cleopatra.

You can watch Summer Jam 2020 Thursday, September 17th at 7pm on KUTX.org

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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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Listen to the music featured in the 1996 vs 1997 battle
 

Celebrating Friday

The Breaks

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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Dr. Dre is the GOAT

The Breaks

Dr. Dre is the GOAT

Posted by on Dec 3, 2019

This Week on The Breaks:

  • Confucius and Fresh explore all the reasons that Dr. Dre is the greatest producer of all time.
  • Both hosts discourage people from dismissing  new music as not “Real” Hip-hop or “Real” R&B.
  • They interview Austin artist Mike Melinoe about his new record “Clajidu,” why he moved to Austin from Detroit and his perspective on the Austin music scene.
  • Both hosts discuss their theories on why hip-hop and Black culture speak to so many people around the world.
  • Fresh’s Unpopular Opinion is that Frank Ocean hasn’t done enough musically to warrant his fans booing Drake offstage at Camp Flog Gnaw.
  • Confucius wants people on the internet to stop shaming others for liking things that are popular in his  Confucius Says segment.

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This Song: Alessia Cara // OSHUN

This Song

This Song: Alessia Cara // OSHUN

Posted by on May 3, 2016

This episode of ‘This Song” is all about inspiring women who just happen to be young.

Alessia Cara is a Canadian singer and songwriter who’s song “Here” hit #1 on the Hot R&B charts. She’s also 19 years old.  Hear Alessia Cara chat with KUTX DJ and Producer Taylor Wallace about how she’s inspired by the music of Amy Winehouse  and Drake and what her current creative life is like.

Then listen as  Thandiwe and Niambi Sala of the New York based hip hop duo OSHUN, both of whom are still in college, explain how songs by Outkast and Billie Holiday  helped them realize what it was they wanted to do with their own music.

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Watch Alessia Cara perform “Here” on solo on VuHaus

Watch OSHUN’s Studio 1A Performance

Download OSHUN’s Mixtape Asase Yaa

Listen to OSHUN on Soundcloud

Watch the video for OSHUN “Protect Your Self”

Listen to the songs featured in Episode 38 of This Song.