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January 6, 2021

Bonus Episode: Interview with Chaka from Riders Against the Storm

By: Elizabeth McQueen

In this bonus episode of The Breaks, Confucius and Fresh talk to Chaka from the Austin Hip-Hop Duo Riders Against the Storm about his experience as the first Black chair of the City of Austin’s Music Commission, his work to create the Black Live Music Fund, why he created the DAWA fund, and what’s next for Riders Against the Storm.



April 5, 2021

Prayers for DMX

This week on The Breaks: hosts Confucius and Fresh send prayers out to DMX, who was currently hospitalized after a heart attack. both hosts break down the recent beef between OJ da Juiceman and Waka FlockaFlame. Fresh and Confucius discuss Young Dolph's announcement that he once again is retiring from music. you'll learn little known facts about Biggie, DJ Clue, Steve Stout, the Martin TV Show, OJ da Juiceman, Gucci Mane, Cam'ron and more in this week's installment of Random Hip-Hop Facts. Fresh states his Unpopular Opinion that Papoose's time has passed. In his Confucius Says segment, Confucius encourages people…


March 29, 2021

Saweetie vs Quavo

This week on The Breaks  hosts Confucius and Fresh discuss Saweetie and Quavo's recent breakup. the hosts talk about Master P's desire to buy Reebok. In this week's installment of Random Hip Hop Facts Confucius and Fresh tell you interesting tidbits about Raekwon, the recording of "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx," Ne-Yo, Dr. Dre, Black Thought and more. Fresh states his Unpopular Opinion that older people have to stop judging younger people for not knowing the music of their elders. Inspired by the controversy around Tamika Mallory, Confucius states that no activist should be profiting from other people's pain in…


March 22, 2021

All Things Grammys

This week on The Breaks hosts Confucius and Fresh: Discuss this year's Grammy Awards. Jump into the drama surrounding Kirk Franklin after his son Kerrion released a profanity laden phone call from the gospel artist.  Drop little known facts about about Grammy history, the movie "Paid in Full," the tv shows "In Living Color" and "Snowfall" and more in the latest installment of Random Hip-Hop Facts Fresh states the Unpopular Opinion that while it's wonderful to see the  Black Pumas represent Austin on the national stage, he still thinks Austin is being unfairly depicted as a guitar only town. Inspired by the…