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March 27, 2023

Fresh’s SXSW Recap

By: Elizabeth McQueen

Fresh walks you through what went down at this year’s SXSW and SXSBreaks.

You’ll learn Hip-Hop Facts about why Rockwilder thinks Bink of Justice League stole his idea from “I Ain’t Mad At Cha,” how Musiq Soulchild feels about his first record, whose life the Fresh Prince of Belaire was based on, and more.

Fresh states the Unpopular Opinion that people have been too hard on the TV show “Friends” for its lack of diversity.

 


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June 5, 2023

Smarter, Not Harder

This week’s edition of The Breaks responds to allegations about 2Pac’s role in the aftermath of the infamous Quad Studios shooting, before breaking down why smarter, even in the hustle culture of hip-hop, is always a better approach than harder. Hip Hop Facts feature little known tidbits like the reason Cypress Hill is banned from SNL, […]

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May 28, 2023

Do Austin Artists Deserve Opening Slots

Fresh and Confucius talk about whether more touring shows should feel obligated to put Austin artists on their bills. And they debate the importance of deep cuts on albums. You’ll learn Hip-Hop Facts about the story behind Ginuwine’s “Same Ol’ G,” why Aaliya’s “Come Over” almost didn’t happen, what record Tina Turner holds, and more. […]

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May 22, 2023

Make Rap Fun Again

Confucius and Fresh talk about the disappearance of dance from hip-hop. Then they try to answer the question,” Is rap bad for race relations?” You’ll learn Hip-Hop Facts about the song Tupac played for his friend after he shot two off-duty police officers,  how Biggie got the “Big Poppa” beat, and the truth about LL […]

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