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May 30, 2022

Are Rap Lyrics Evidence?

By: Elizabeth McQueen

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.


September 25, 2023

Art or Clout?

Confucius and Fresh debate what it takes to become a part of Austin Hip-Hop history, and talk about whether artists now are in it for the art, or the clout. Plus you’ll hear Hip-Hop Facts, Unpopular Opinion and Confucius Reads the News.


September 18, 2023

Hip-Hop’s Golden Age?

Confucius and Fresh talk to Austin hip-hop pioneer Tee-Double about his career and how it feels to be one of the honorees at The Austin Hip-Hop Awards, Sunday, September 17th from 2pm-5pm at the Austin Central Library.
Then they debate whether or not this is the golden age of hip-hop. Plus Hip-Hop Facts, Unpopular Opinion and Confucius Reads the News.


September 11, 2023

Did Capitalism Kill Hip-Hop?

Inspired by a recent article in Defector, Confucius and Fresh discuss the impact of capitalism on hip-hop. Then they talk about Puff Daddy’s decision to give Bad Boy artists their publishing back.