The Fall of Tekashi 6ix9ine

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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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J. Cole vs Noname

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J. Cole vs Noname

Posted by on Jun 22, 2020

This week on The Breaks, Confucius and Fresh

  • Touch on their memories of past Juneteenth celebrations and talk about what this year’s event might look like.
  • Discuss the criticism surrounding J.Cole’s new song ” Snow on Tha Bluff” and the way he appears to police the tone used by a Black woman activist (presumably Noname).
  • Talk about the Black Austin Matters mural and explain why grand public gestures can not replace policy addressing systemic racism.
  • Explore why Black Austin Artists are no longer willing to stay silent about systemic racism in the Austin Music Scene.
  • In his Unpopular Opinion, Fresh argues that fans do appreciate Kendrick Lamar and are ready for his next album.
  • In his Confucius Says, Confucius discusses the integral role of Black women in the struggle for Black liberation.
  • This week’s local song of the week is “RED” by MALIK.

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Celebrating Friday

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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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J Soulja – No Fear (Jack For Beats)

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J Soulja – No Fear (Jack For Beats)

Posted by on Sep 28, 2017

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Coming off the release of his Omniprescence album, J Soulja hits us off with hot bars to Kendrick Lamar’s Fear. Soulja shows why he is one of Austin’s top rhyme slingers with his introspective flow of KDot’s record.