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March 1, 2021

Shmurda Home!

By: Elizabeth McQueen

In this episode of The Breaks:

  • Confucius and Fresh talk about Bobby Shmurda’s recent release from prison.
  • Both Hosts discuss Jay-Z’s latest deal with Moet Hennessy, and talk about how not everyone has to achieve the  same success as Jay-Z in order to be considered successful.
  • Fresh explains his confusion  and disappointment around the announcement of the upcoming Verzuz battle between Raekwon and Ghostface Killah
  • In this week’s installment of “Random Hip-Hop” facts you’ll learn interesting tidbits about Dr. Dre, Nas, Lupe Fiasco, Rihanna, J-Bo, Andre 3000 and more.
  • In his Unpopular Opinion Fresh states that Nicki Minaj will be remembered as the greatest female rapper of all time.
  • In his Confucius says Confucius says that when it comes to famous ex-friends like Dame Dash and Jay-Z, fans need to let go off the idea of reconciliation.

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