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June 22, 2020

J.Cole vs Noname

By: Confucius and Fresh

This week on The Breaks, Confucius and Fresh

  • Touch on their memories of past Juneteenth celebrations and talk about what this year’s event might look like.
  • Discuss the criticism surrounding J.Cole’s new song ” Snow on Da Bluff” and the way he appears police the tone used by a Black woman activist (presumably Noname).
  • Talk about the Black Austin Matters mural and explain why grand public gestures can not replace policy addressing systemic racism.
  • Explore why Black Austin Artists are no longer willing to stay silent about systemic racism in the Austin Music Scene.
  • In his Unpopular Opinion, Fresh argues that fans do appreciate Kendrick Lamar and are ready for his next album.
  • In his Confucius Says, Confucius discusses the integral role of Black women in the struggle for Black liberation.
  • This week’s local song of the week is “RED” by MALIK.

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