This week on The Breaks
- Hosts Confucius and Fresh discuss how Selena Gomez’s plea to fans to stream her new album so that she could beat Roddy Ricch for number one proves that hip-hop is the most popular genre in the music industry.
- Both hosts discuss the fake story about Boosie Badazz fighting George Zimmerman.
- Adrian Armstrong from “Brown State of Mind” joins The Breaks for an interview.
- Fresh argues in his Unpopular Opinion that Gary Clark Jr. has transcended the Austin Music Scene and should not have been nominated for this year’s Austin Music Awards.
- In his Confucius Says segment, Confucius encourages people to focus on being themselves and making good work in order to succeed and implores them disregard anyone who tells them otherwise.
The Austin Music Poll is open until Tuesday January 28th. The Breaks have been nominated for an Austin Music Award, along with lots of other people from KUTX. Click here to cast your vote now!
As the singer and Gaita player for the Austin based Afro Columbian band Superfónicos, Jaime Ospina often finds musical inspiration in some pretty interesting places. In this episode, Jaime talks about his love for Gary Clark Jr’s song “When My Train Pulls In” and how the Blues Brothers soundtrack pushed him to discover roots music from his own country. Plus, he tells us how African American music can help us all survive and thrive in an increasingly chaotic world.
📸 Gabriel Perez
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We’ve hit a milestone – 50 episodes! We are officially middle aged! To celebrate we’ve taken two previously-aired interviews from Leon Bridges and Gary Clark Jr. and put them together to draw a direct line of influence from one artist to another. Leon Bridges explains how hearing a Gary Clark Jr. song inspired him to pursue music, and then Gary Clark Jr. describes the impact of Tupac’s “Krazy.” Expect an “epic flow chart of inspiration” sometime in the future.
In this episode of “This Song” Leon Bridges sits down with Art Levy and explains how hearing Gary Clark Jr’s “Bright Lights” changed everything for him. Then Cory Reinisch and Dustin Meyer from Harvest Thieves talk about how Uncle Tupelo, Led Zeppelin and the Weary Boys showed them the importance of the song and that country and rock and roll need not be separated.