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May 3, 2021

Catching up with the Breaks

By: Elizabeth McQueen

The Breaks are back after a two week hiatus. In this episode:

  • Confucius and Fresh honor Shock G who passed away on April 22.
  • both hosts discuss Irv Gotti’s comments about the passing of DMX
  • the hosts debate whether Busta Rhymes was right to crown Bobby Shmurda “The King of New York.”
  • you’ll learn little known facts about Irv Gotti, Fat Joe, Mase, Diddy, Lord Infamous, Cappadonna & Drake’s classic record “Views.”
  • In his Unpopular Opinion Fresh states that, “Sorry Not Sorry” the DJ Khaled song featuring¬† Jay-Z and Nas is lackluster.
  • In his Confucius Says segment Confucius encourages people to enjoy where they are not a not try to bring other people down.

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MJ as the Bar

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