November 21, 2022
The fellas start with a two-parter inspired by 21 Savage’s recent comments on Nas; how much of it is embedded in clickbait culture and past that, what really is relevance in hip-hop? Hip-Hop Facts covers a ton of chance connections: From Babyface, Whitney Houston, and Dr. Dre to Nas and DJ Envy, DJ Toomp and […]Listen
November 14, 2022
After the release of the Drake and 21 Savage collaboration, “Her Loss,” Fresh and Confucius try and figure out if Drake is outgrowing his subject matter. They also talk about anti-semitic comments by Kyrie Irving and Kanye and explore the issue of black ownership. Plus Hip-Hop Facts, Unpopular Opinion, Confucius Reads the News and more!Listen
November 7, 2022
In this relatively somber episode of The Breaks, Fresh and Confucius reflect on the untimely passing of Migos co-founder Takeoff. But a bigger, two-part discussion lies behind all the fond memories. What does this mean for the longevity of hip-hop artists and why are white people so quick to scapegoat the genre when tragedy strikes? […]Listen
October 31, 2022
Kanye West has made more than his fair share of outrageous headlines this past week, leading Confucius and Fresh to wonder…why continue to cap for unhinged creatives past their point of no return? And when it comes to the current generation of younger rappers who seemingly can’t dress themselves, is it generational taste, or just objectively […]Listen
October 24, 2022
Inspired by yet another Rolling Stone article, Confucius and Fresh kick off this week’s episode with a discussion on how Hip-Hop’s increasing commercialization affects its cultural relevance. As the Nicki v. Cardi spat continues, the fellas talk up the importance of women in Hip-Hop, especially when it comes to lyrical effect on men. Fresh’s Unpopular Opinion suggests […]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.