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September 5, 2022

Confucius vs Fresh

By: Elizabeth McQueen

Fresh and Confucius debate which one of them is the better music fan. Then Confucius tries to convince listeners that deep down, Fresh thinks he’s from Harlem, New York.

You’ll learn Hip-Hop Facts about the first song Missy Elliot wrote for another artist, how Fat Joe almost signed Eminen, how artist and podcaster Tank got his start with, and more!

Fresh states the Unpopular Opinion that gatekeepers in music are still necessary.

Confucius talks about Sarah Palin’s recent loss in Alaska, Texas’s decision to make abortion completely illegal, Jay-Z’s comment on capitalism, and more in his Confucius Reads the News segment.


October 3, 2022

Megan v. YoungBoy: Who Commands a Bigger Crowd?

Megan Thee Stallion and NBA YoungBoy both have plenty of pull in their own right, but what about head-to-head? Confucius and Fresh kick off the show with a debate on crowd density, taste demographics, and more. As part of their ongoing discussion on once-important vehicles in the digital age, Fresh and Confucius compare viewpoints on […]


September 19, 2022

Is Rap Dead?

Confucius and Fresh discuss why some artists are so selfish and delusional. Then they try and nail down what makes an album a “classic.” Plus Hip-Hop Facts, Unpopular Opinion and Confucius Reads the News.


September 12, 2022

Fake It Till You Make It

Confucius and Fresh debate whether Outkast and Wu-Tang are still relevant to hip-hop culture. Then they discuss the phenomenon of people in Austin music faking it until they make it. You’ll learn Hip-Hop Facts about how J. Cole almost got signed to G-Unit, why Lil Wayne didn’t curse on his first record, how MF Doom […]