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September 8, 2021

Boosie Be Quiet!

By: Elizabeth McQueen

This week on The Breaks:

  • Confucius and Fresh talk about Boosie Badazz’s reaction to Lil’ Nas X’s pregnant promo pictures,  and encourage the “Set it Off” artist to stop commenting on things he shouldn’t be commenting on.
  • The hosts talk about the feud between Kanye and Drake, and bemoan the fact that André 3000 got caught up in the middle of their latest beef.
  • You’ll learn interesting things about how Fat Joe saved Common’s life,  why the Jack the Rapper conference was moved from Miami to Atlanta, Rapping Duke from the Biggie Smalls song “Juicy,” the origin of the beef between Nas and Death Row East, the time that Silkk the Shocker almost fought Tupac, the first verse Ceelo every recorded and more.
  • Fresh  states the Unpopular Opinion that the Breaks should focus more on what’s happening in the Austin Hip-Hop and R&B Scene.
  • In his Confucius  Says segment Confucius talks about why wrong he thinks Texas’ 6 week abortion ban is and how embarrassed it makes him to be a Texan.

You can hear the latest full broadcast of The Breaks Saturday night show.


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November 1, 2021

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October 25, 2021

OG Ron C Speaks

This week on the Breaks: Confucius and Fresh talk to legendary Houston DJ OG Ron C.  He reached out to them after they spoke on his comments about DJ Screw on on The Donnie Houston podcast. He also talks about his early days as co-founder of Swishahouse and tells a hilarious story about Pimp C. In this week's installment of Hip-Hop Facts you'll learn interesting tidbits about the origins of Paul Wall and Chamillionaire, UGK's song International Players Anthem, how Bun B met Drake, the rise of Swishahouse and more. In his Unpopular Opinion Fresh boldly states that Wale is one…

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October 18, 2021

Freddie Gibbs vs Dr. Umar?

This week on The Breaks: Confucius is out so Fresh talks about the proposed boxing match between Freddie Gibbs and Dr. Umar Johnson. Fresh explores his thoughts about Rory and Mal, formerly of the Joe Budden podcast, getting a deal for $10 million dollars to start their own podcast. In this week's installment of Hip-Hop Facts you'll learn interesting tidbits about the recording of UGK's "Ridin' Dirty," Curren$y and Lil Wayne's relationship and UGK's history with Jay-Z. In his Unpopular Opinion Fresh explains why he thinks that the Lakers won't win the championship this year. You can hear the latest…

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October 11, 2021

The Breaks Live at ACL Fest 2021

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