Central Texas top stories for February 9, 2024. Leaked Zoom call raises eyebrows with mention of Austin City Manager salary. Austin ISD speech therapists call for higher pay. On and off rain this weekend. Hays Co moves toward creating behavioral health program. ACC offering tax prep help. Austin Chronicle moves house, sells stuff.
This week on The Breaks:
- Fresh is still out so Confucius talks about the recent Verzuz between Souja Boy and Bow Wow, both of whom have been accused of physically assaulting women and asks whether the organizers of Verzuz should be more accountable when it comes to the artists they showcase.
- Confucius talks about the recent article in the Austin Chronicle that he was interviewed for called “21 Austin Rappers to Know in 21.” He applauds the spotlight on Austin’s hip-hop scene and encourages artists who may not have made it on the list not to worry and to keep on doing the work they love.
- you’ll learn interesting things about Cardi B, Young Thug, The Weeknd, T-Pain, Kanye & more in this week’s installment of Hip-Hop Facts.
- Confucius talks about Tyler the Creator after the release of his new mixtape “Call Me if You Get Lost.”
- In his Confucius Says segment, Confucius encourages listeners to lean into loyalty.
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!