January 18, 2021
In this episode of The Breaks Hosts Confucius and Fresh talk about the reconciliation between Snoop Dogg and Eminem, and about Dr. Dre's recent recovery from a brain aneurysm. Both hosts discuss Funkmaster Flex's rise to prominence, his influence in the industry and his penchant for saying things that put him on the wrong side of history. In this week's installment of "Random Hip Hop Facts" The hosts tell you interesting tidbits about Swisher House, Jermaine Dupri, Angie Martinez, Usher and more. In his Unpopular Opinion Fresh states that he hopes musicians will think twice before leaving Austin for another…Listen
January 6, 2021
In this bonus episode of The Breaks, Confucius and Fresh talk to Chaka from the Austin Hip-Hop Duo Riders Against the Storm about his experience as the first Black chair of the City of Austin's Music Commission, his work to create the Black Live Music Fund, why he created the DAWA fund, and what's next for Riders Against the Storm.Listen
January 4, 2021
On this episode of The Breaks: Confucius and Fresh remember MF Doom after the announcement of his death. Both hosts talk about the feud between Snoop Dogg and Eminem. The hosts discuss Young Thug's comment that Jay-Z doesn't have 30 songs that everybody knows word for word. In this installment of Hip-Hop facts Confucius and Fresh tell you things you didn't know about Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, 3LW, Beyonce and more. In light of Will.i.am's comments about not feeling accepted by Black audiences, Confucius and Fresh explore the history of Black Eyed Peas and debate whether they are a Black group or…Listen
Confucius Jones is a lifelong Austin native who has generationally roots in the city. It’s with that upbringing that lead him to try to change the city he loves through music. DJing since his teens and now on radio at KUTX, Confucius strives to create a new industry for people of color through his many platforms.
Aaron Knight, better known as Fresh, is an on-air host for KUTX 98.9 in Austin, TX, co-hosting Austin’s top Hip Hop and R&B radio show and podcast, The Breaks. Fresh has run his own top-rated music blog with Fresh Prince of the ATX (where his moniker derives from), and has done some freelance writing for various platforms. Fresh has been community-oriented by speaking to the youth at various schools, as well as working with Boys and Girls Club of the Austin Area. In 2020, Fresh was a recipient of the Capitol View Arts, “Growing the Tradition” award for his continued work in the Austin music community.