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The GOAT Rap Album / SXSBreaks 2024

What’s the greatest rap album of all time? Confucius and Fresh weigh options before revealing this year’s SXSBreaks lineup. Also, Fresh’s Unpopular Opinion makes a compelling point about how extensive familiarity with a city’s culture diminishes interest in its scene.

Do Austin Artists Deserve Opening Slots

Fresh and Confucius talk about whether more touring shows should feel obligated to put Austin artists on their bills. And they debate the importance of deep cuts on albums.

You’ll learn Hip-Hop Facts about the story behind Ginuwine’s “Same Ol’ G,” why Aaliya’s “Come Over” almost didn’t happen, what record Tina Turner holds, and more.

Fresh states the Unpopular Opinion that Snoop Dogg’s “Doggiestyle” is better than Dr. Dre’s “The Chronic.”

Confucius talks about Ron DeSantis botched presidential campaign announcement on Twitter Spaces, the movement on the deal to raise the debt ceiling, what’s been happening during the Texas legislative session and more on Confucius Reads the News.

 

6 Years of The Breaks!

Confucius and Fresh celebrate The Breaks’ 6th anniversary by telling the story of the show’s origin and talking about their proudest moments from the last 6 years. Then they talk about why women are pulling ahead in Austin’s hip-hop scene.

You’ll learn Hip-Hop Facts about why Nipsey Hussle turned down the opportunity to play Snoop Dogg in Straight Outta Compton, who André 3000 originally wrote “Prototype” for, what NWA song Ice Cube wishes he was on, and more.

Fresh states the Unpopular Opinion that DJ Khaled’s over-the-top aesthetic has run its course, and Confucius respectfully disagrees.

Confucius talks about Tory Lanez recent conviction for shooting Megan Thee Stallion, Keven McCarthy’s trouble getting elected as Speaker of the house, and his own deep need for the Eagles to win the Superbowl 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.

Dr. Dre, Mary J. Blige & Snoop Dogg (Ep. 25, 2022)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents highlights from the Super Bowl 56 Halftime Show, featuring Hip-Hop visionary Dr. Dre, Long Beach icon Snoop Dogg, and Mary J. Blige, the Queen of R&B Hip-Hop, and excerpts from the Pepsi Halftime Press Conference.

Fight in the Bowling Alley!

Confucius and Fresh discuss DaBaby’s recent fight with DaniLeigh’s brother in a bowling alley, and debate when being braggadocious in hip-hop goes from okay to corny.

In this week’s installment of Hip-Hop Facts, you’ll learn interesting tidbits about Kanye’s “All Falls Down,” 50 Cent’s album Get Rich or Die Tryin’, The Lady of Rage, Missy Elliot, Lil’ Kim, and more!

After the news about Isiah Rashad, Fresh states the Unpopular Opinion that hip-hop is ready for an openly gay male rapper.

In his Confucius Reads the News segment, Confucius talks about the reaction to the Biden administration’s community-based harm-reduction programs for drug users, Snoop Dogg’s recent acquisition of Death Row records, Marjorie Taylor Green’s incorrect usage of gazpacho, and more!

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Funkmaster Flex Does it Again

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Sliding Into 2021 Like…

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Jeezy vs Gucci Mane

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Leave Megan Alone!

This week on The Breaks, Fresh and Confucius:

  • Discuss Megan Thee Stallion’s latest IG live post about rapper Tory Lanez shooting her in both feet.
  • Talk about Snoop Dogg’s appearance on The Breakfast Club. 
  • Touch on the emerging conflict between Lil Baby and Migos.
  • In his Unpopular Opinion, Fresh argues that Jack Harlow is overrated.
  • In his Confucius Says, Confucius reminds us that other people’s behavior is often about survival, so we shouldn’t take their actions too personally.

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A Tribute to Ron Banks (Ep. 23, 2020)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a tribute to his old “marble-shooting’ buddy”, the late Ron Banks. He was a founding member of the legendary soul and R&B vocal group from Detroit, The Dramatics. Ron Banks passed away in 2010.

What We Love About Female Rappers

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A Tribute to Ron Banks (Ep. 12, 2016)

In Black America presents a 2008 conversation with the late Ron Banks, who passed away in 2020.  Banks was the lead singer and a founding member of Detroit singing group The Dramatics.