Merry Listmas!

It’s the last Breaks podcast of 2022! To celebrate, Confucius and Fresh debate the importance of end-of-the-year lists and discuss their hopes and predictions for 2023.

You’ll learn Christmas Hip-Hop Facts about the songs “Santa Claus Goes Straight to the Ghetto,” “All I Want For Christmas is You,” “This Christmas” and more.

Fresh States the Unpopular Opinion that people don’t have to be formally trained in hip-hop to be considered professional rappers.

Confucius talks about the trial of Megan Thee Stallion and Torey Lanez, the outcry over Brittney Griner‘s release, Gunna’s release from prison, and more.


Megan v. YoungBoy: Who Commands a Bigger Crowd?

Megan Thee Stallion and NBA YoungBoy both have plenty of pull in their own right, but what about head-to-head? Confucius and Fresh kick off the show with a debate on crowd density, taste demographics, and more.

As part of their ongoing discussion on once-important vehicles in the digital age, Fresh and Confucius compare viewpoints on the seemingly diminished power of music videos nowadays.

On Hip-Hop Facts you’ll learn about producer Teddy Riley, some behind-the-scenes anniversary facts for Aquemni, KRS-One’s lack of control over Criminal Minded, early Screw tape appearances, and more.

Fresh’s Unpopular Opinion puts a pessimistic spin on the voice of Native Black Austinites while Confucius Reads the News about Coolio’s passing, a recent Biden rally, A$AP Rocky’s mosh pit despair, and the latest legal updates for Gunna.

Are Rap Lyrics Evidence?

Fresh and Confucius talk about the recent arrests of Young Thug and Gunna, and discuss whether rap lyrics should be used as evidence.  They also debate whether N.O.R.E was right when he called out artists who give more respect to big-name interviewers than they do to interviewers from the culture.

You’ll learn Hip-Hop Facts about the first time Biggie and Diddy did a certain drug, why Bun B went solo, how underrated Mase was back in the day, and more!

Fresh states the UnpopularOpinion that Section.80 is Kendrick Lamar’s best album outside of Damn.

And Confucius gets serious when talking about the massacre of school children in Uvalde, Texas in Confucius Reads the News.