DJ Screw

Jump On It!

Confucius and Fresh talk to Austin Hip-Hop artist and activist NOOK Turner about Jump On It Week,  July 30-August 6th.

Then they discuss what support looks like for black endeavors in Austin.

You’ll learn Hip-Hop Facts about how Bun-B feels about Jay-Z using his bars in 99 Problems, How DJ Screw’s mom inspired him to sell mix tapes, what happened when Sinéad O’Connor featured MC Lyte on a song, and more.

Fresh states the Unpopular Opinion that Lil Baby is overhyped.

Confucius talks about the recent confirmation that the US Government has alien biologics, Mitch McConnel freezing during a press conference, chaos in the DeSantis campaign, and more in Confucius Reads the News.

The Breaks: Celebrating DJ Screw w/Lance Scott Walker

Confucius and Fresh talk to Lance Scott Walker about his new book DJ Screw: A Life in Slow Revolution.

You’ll learn Hip-Hop Facts about Outkast’s “So Fresh, So Clean (Remix),”  the truth about Anderson Paak’s upbringing,  how Quincy Jones tried to buy The Source and more.

Fresh states the Unpopular Opinion that Life of Pablo isn’t a top 5 Kanye album.

Confucius talks about the baby formula shortage, the decision by US Soccer to give male a female players equal pay,  Madison’s Cawthorn’s primary defeat,  and the birth of Rihanna’s baby in Confucius Reads the News.

Texas Standard: May 17, 2022

There’s an election going on and all week we’re profiling the races. Today it’s the Democratic runoff for Land Commissioner. We’ll have details. Also, Sweden and Finland want to join NATO after decades or even centuries of military nonalignment. A look at the road ahead for the alliance. And comparing the leaked draft Supreme Court opinion on Roe v. Wade to a brief submitted by the architect of some of Texas’ abortion restriction laws. And not a leak, SCOTUS released a final opinion on a case involving campaign finance yesterday. The plaintiff was U.S. Senator from Texas Ted Cruz. Plus we’ll slow things down in a conversation focused on the legacy of Houston’s DJ Screw. Those stories and more today on the Texas Standard:

OG Ron C Speaks

This week on the Breaks:

  • Confucius and Fresh talk to legendary Houston DJ OG Ron C.  He reached out to them after they spoke on his comments about DJ Screw on on The Donnie Houston podcast. He also talks about his early days as co-founder of Swishahouse and tells a hilarious story about Pimp C.
  • In this week’s installment of Hip-Hop Facts you’ll learn interesting tidbits about the origins of Paul Wall and Chamillionaire, UGK’s song International Players Anthem, how Bun B met Drake, the rise of Swishahouse and more.
  • In his Unpopular Opinion Fresh boldly states that Wale is one of the greatest rappers of our generation.
  • In his Confucius Says segment Confucius encourages people to keep their ego in check.

You can hear the latest full broadcast of The Breaks Saturday night show.

Texas Standard: June 25, 2021

Texas lawmakers are coming back to the capitol for a special session. But what’s going to be on the agenda? We’ll have a few predictions. Plus: accountability. That’s at least one thing critics say has been lacking in the way the Army handles sexual assault and harassment cases. Efforts to change that. And for a small college a big financial gift opens up huge opportunities. The story from Odessa. And in Austin: understanding an incredible spike in housing prices. Plus even DJ Screw’s biggest fans admit there’s a lot they don’t know about the late, great Hip Hop icon. A new attempt to delve deeper. Those stories and more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: May 28, 2020

The Texas Supreme Court rules fear of contracting Coronavirus is not a disability under election law. We’ll have more on the decision in the vote-by mail controversy and why it may not prove to be the final word on the subject. Also as institutions of higher ed struggle over how to move forward, we talk to the presidents of two historically black colleges about how best to help the communities they serve, especially hard hit by COVID-19. Plus Dr. Fred Campbell takes more listener questions about the Coronavirus and much more today on the Texas Standard:

Lance Scott Walker (Ep. 52, 2018)

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents an interview with Lance Scott Walker, author of Houston Rap Tapes: An Oral History of Bayou Hip-Hop, which chronicles the emergence of Houston Hip-Hop and Rap, and the rise of artists like The Geto Boys and DJ Screw.

Texas Standard: November 16, 2015

Since the refugee crisis, more Syrians have resettled in Texas than in any other state. After Paris, what’s next for refugee plans? Plus- the nations highest court will take up a challenge to Texas abortion restrictions. What this could mean for abortion rights here and across the US? And have restaurant goers reached a tipping point? Texas chains join a movement against gratuities. Also- he could play chopin by ear, but that’s not why the governor named DJ screw a Texas music pioneer…the backstory—just one of many we’re covering today on the Texas Standard: