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February 26, 2023

All Are Welcome

By: Elizabeth McQueen

Fresh and Confucius try to dispel the myth that native Austinites don’t celebrate artists who aren’t from here. They also talk about how few dedicated spaces there are for hip-hop in Austin.

You’ll learn Hip-Hop Facts about the first recording Alicia Keys debuted on, the truth about whether Big L was going to sign to Rocafella, where Frank Ocean’s Nostalgia Ultra debuted, and more!

Fresh states the Unpopular Opinion that when it comes to hip-hop, the argument that quality is better than quantity doesn’t hold up.

Confucius talks about Marjorie Taylor Greene’s call for a “national divorce,” the Fox News texts that came to light as a result of the Dominion lawsuit, Quavo’s new song “Greatness” and more on Confucius Reads the News.


March 27, 2023

Fresh’s SXSW Recap

Fresh walks you through what went down at this year’s SXSW and SXSBreaks. You’ll learn Hip-Hop Facts about why Rockwilder thinks Bink of Justice League stole his idea from “I Ain’t Mad At Cha,” how Musiq Soulchild feels about his first record, whose life the Fresh Prince of Belaire was based on, and more. Fresh […]


March 13, 2023

Stop It Melle Mel!

Confucius and Fresh discuss Melle Mel’s comments about Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne, and Eminem. Then they debate whether or not best-of lists are an attempt to keep New York hip-hop relevant. Plus Hip-Hop Facts, Unpopular Opinion, and Confucius Reads the News.


March 6, 2023

SXSW Stories

Confucius and Fresh talk to Jordan Cummings, one of the founders of HennyThing ATX, a festival which will be in Austin on March 18th, 2023. Then Confucius and Fresh tell their favorite SXSW stories from years past. Plus HIp-Hop Facts, Unpopular Opinion and Confucius Reads the News.