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September 20, 2021

Dr. Nicki vs The Vaccine

By: Elizabeth McQueen

This week on the Breaks:

  • Confucius and Fresh discuss Nicki Minaj’s recent comments about the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Both hosts discuss whether Drake’s music has become redundant after the release of his latest record “Certified Lover Boy.”
  • In this week’s installment of Hip-Hop Facts you’ll learn about the origin of the term hip-hop, how KUTX DJ Jody Denberg grew up in the Bronx around the time that hip-hop was being created,  how RBX never wanted to be a rapper and what happened when the Lords of the Underground threw UGK’s demo tape out a window.
  • In his Unpopular Opinion Fresh answers the question “Is Drake the GOAT?”
  • In his Confucius Says segment, Confucius encourages listeners to surround themselves with people who respect them and don’t cause trouble.

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


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…


October 11, 2021

The Breaks Live at ACL Fest 2021

This week on the Breaks: Confucius and Fresh were out at the Austin City Limits Festival for weekend 2.  You'll hear their interviews with Austin artists Mike Melinoe and Sheila, recorded live at the ACLfest Bonus Tracks stage. In this week's installment of Hip-Hop Facts, you'll hear about the surprising connection between Megan Thee Stallion and Q-tip, how 50 Cent passed on Freddy Gibbs,  Aaliyah's intro to 4 page letter, how Rick James felt about MC Hammer's "U Can't Touch This," the story of Prince and Michael Jackson's Bad and more. Confucius and Fresh discuss OG Ron C's assertion that…


October 4, 2021

What’s Next for NBA Youngboy?

This week on The Breaks: Confucius and Fresh talk about their plans for the Austin City Limits Music Festival. You can catch them on October 8th on the Bonus Tracks Stage at 12:30pm. The hosts talk about what the future may hold for NBA Youngboy after his album Sincerely, Kentrell, knocked Drakes Certified Lover Boy out of the top spot on the Billboard 200. In this week's installment of Hip-Hop facts you learn about how Timbaland and Missy Elliot got connected with Aaliyah, Goldlink's relationship to drug Kingpin Rayful Edmund III, the origin of the issue between Shawty Lo and T.I., the controversy around the movie State Property,…