Joe Budden

Revamping 6th Street/Snarling Nikki

Think 6th Street could use a couple tweaks? Confucius and Fresh do too! They also couldn’t resist a chance to chime in on the Nicki Minaj/Megan Thee Stallion situation. Hip Hop Facts and Confucius Reads the News are both in fine form this week, as is Fresh’s Unpopular Opinion for Austin’s prospects as a “Texas rap city”.

Grammys So Black

Confucius and Fresh Interview Austin hip-hop artist Vintage Jay about his upcoming album and his other projects. Then they discuss the recent Grammy Awards, which featured a celebration of 50 years of hip-hop.

You’ll learn Hip-Hop Facts about the connection between Kanye’s song “Big Brother” and Prince, how Jay-Z ended up on Joe Budden’s “Pump it Up” Remix, why 50 Cent once played the Delco Center in Austin, and more.

Fresh states the Unpopular Opinion that concerts, as we know them, may be winding down.

Confucius talks about the upcoming Super Bowl, Biden’s State of the Union address and the recent ice storm in Austin in Confucius Reads the News.

 

All About Samples

This week on The Breaks:

  • Confucius and Fresh take a deep dive into samples and hip-hop. You’ll hear about the samples in  MC Hammer’s “U Can’t Touch This,” Big Krit’s first two albums, Joe Budden’s “Pump it Up,” Sisqo’s “Thong Song,” Puff Daddy’s “Been Around the Word,” Vanilla Ice’s “Ice Ice Baby,” Jay-Z’s “Hard Knock Life,” Biggie Small’s “Juicy,” and more!
  • Fresh states the Unpopular Opinion that Frank Ocean’s cover of the Isely Brothers of “At Your Best (You Are Love)” is better than Aaliyah’s cover of the same song.
  • In his Confucius Reads the News segment, Confucius talks about Cardi B’s recent legal win, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer’s retirement announcement, the recent SWAT raid on NBA Youngboy’s house, and more!

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Dipset Debacle

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Go Off Mariah!

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Legacy, Legacy, Legacy

This week on The Breaks:

  • Confucius and Fresh send their condolences to the family of local artist Chameleon Brenden Foster after his passing.
  • They also talk about how, although legacies are important, new artists don’t have to be aware of everyone who came before them in order to thrive in the Austin Music Scene.
  • They discuss why the allegations brought against Cardi B’s friend Star Brim might work against Cardi herself.
  • Confucius and Fresh reflect on Big Sean’s discussion with Joe Budden about stepping back from the spotlight for his mental health.
  • In his “Unpopular Opinion,” Fresh talks about letting humility take a backseat to self-promotion once in a while.
  • Confucius defends his social media presence in his “Confucius Says.”
  • This week’s local song of the week is INFRAR3D’s “Bag Baby.”

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DaBaby: Right or Wrong?

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