This week on The Breaks, Confucius and Fresh:
- Discuss the uptick in COVID-19 cases in Texas, Texas’ second wave of shutdowns and the impact on the service industry in Austin.
- Talk about how Tekashi 6ix9ine finally scored a No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with his collaboration with Nicki Minaj, “TROLLZ”and debate how important reaching No. 1 really is.
- In his Unpopular Opinion, Fresh calls on more R&B artists to put out music that reflects the current moment.
- In his Confucius Says, Confucius looks at how people have treated Noname after she released “Song 33” in response to J. Cole’s “Snow on tha Bluff” and encourages people to stop trying to silence Black women.
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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
This week on The Breaks:
- Confucius and Fresh discuss the internet’s reaction to CBS reporter Gayle King asking WNBA star Lisa Leslie about the sexual assault accusation against her friend and mentor Kobe Bryant.
- Both hosts lament the downfall of Nicki Minaj in the wake of her latest social media battle with her ex-boyfriend Meek Mill.
- They express their thoughts on Billie Eilish’s recent comments about rappers “lying” in their music.
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This week on The Breaks:
- Confucius and Fresh explain what they love about the latest wave of female rappers like Megan the Stallion and City Girls
- Both hosts talk about their frustration with Snoop Dogg’s episode of Red Table Talk, and express their disappointment with the negative energy people direct towards black women.
- They explain why they don’t think the Coronavirus outbreak will cause South by Southwest to be cancelled.
- They express their support for Waka Flocka Flame’s assertion that hip-hop is not dangerous.
- In his “Confucius Says” segment, Confucius cautions against entitlement and encourages artists to put the work in if they want to get played in the Breaks.
- This week’s Local Song of the Week is “Amplifiers” by Deezie Brown.
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