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August 3, 2020

Leave Megan Alone!

By: Confucius and Fresh

This week on The Breaks, Fresh and Confucius:

  • Discuss Megan Thee Stallion’s latest IG live post about rapper Tory Lanez shooting her in both feet.
  • Talk about Snoop Dogg’s appearance on The Breakfast Club. 
  • Touch on the emerging conflict between Lil Baby and Migos.
  • In his Unpopular Opinion, Fresh argues that Jack Harlow is overrated.
  • In his Confucius Says, Confucius reminds us that other people’s behavior is often about survival, so we shouldn’t take their actions too personally.

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Coming off of ACL, the fellas discuss MJ (take your pick – Jackson OR Jordan) as the golden standard for success and why it may hold less water these days. Plus, Confucius and Fresh gush about the Hype Williams classic Belly. Hip-Hop Facts enlightens us on how Fabolous got his name and reflects on the […]

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