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June 29, 2020

Shutting Down…Again

By: Confucius and Fresh

This week on The Breaks, Confucius and Fresh:

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September 27, 2021

Diddy vs Dupree?!?

This week on the Breaks Confucius is out so: After recent events, Fresh explains why he thinks Jermaine Dupree could hold his own in a Verzuz against Diddy. He talks about the recent comments by Lil Duval calling out Black Celebrities for not supporting the release of Boosie Badazz's biopic "My Struggle." In this week's installment of Hip-Hop Facts you'll learn about who gave Ray Parker Jr. -- who wrote the theme for "Ghostbusters --  his start. You'll also learn a fact that includes both Jay-Z's "Hard Knock Life" and Nipsey Hussle's "Hussle and Motivate." After T.I.'s recent comments blaming…

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September 20, 2021

Dr. Nicki vs The Vaccine

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…

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September 13, 2021

Rest in Power MKW

This week on The Breaks: Confucius and Fresh pay tribute to actor Michael K. Williams. The hosts discuss the upcoming Verzuz between Jah Rule and Fat Joe. In this week's installment of Hip-Hop Facts you'll learn interesting tidbits about Jay Z's "The Blueprint," Nas, the time the Lox almost stabbed Mike Tyson, Beanie Sigel's album "The Truth" and more. After Tidal's recent tweet, Fresh and Confucius answer the question "Would you rather have $500,000 or a dinner with Jay Z." After finding out that an Austin artist obviously bought streams, Confucius uses his Confucius Says segment to encourage aspiring artists to…

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September 8, 2021

Boosie Be Quiet!

This week on The Breaks: Confucius and Fresh talk about Boosie Badazz's reaction to Lil' Nas X's pregnant promo pictures,  and encourage the "Set it Off" artist to stop commenting on things he shouldn't be commenting on. The hosts talk about the feud between Kanye and Drake, and bemoan the fact that André 3000 got caught up in the middle of their latest beef. You'll learn interesting things about how Fat Joe saved Common's life,  why the Jack the Rapper conference was moved from Miami to Atlanta, Rapping Duke from the Biggie Smalls song "Juicy," the origin of the beef…

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August 23, 2021

Kendrick Speaks!

In this episode of The Breaks Confucius and Fresh talk about Kendrick Lamar's recent announcement that his upcoming record will be his last with Top Dawg Entertainment. Both hosts talk about the recent addition of Aliyah's music to streaming services. In this week's installment of "Hip-Hop Facts" you'll learn interesting things about T.I., Diddy, Ghostface Killah, Wish Bone, 50 Cent, Clipse and more. Fresh voices the Unpopular Opinion that Austin artists need to improve the way they promote their songs. In his Confucius Segment Confucius stresses the need for people to have the same expectations for themselves as they have…

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August 9, 2021

Dipset Debacle

This week on The Breaks: Confucius and Fresh discuss the latest Tekashi 6ix9ine  related drama between 21 Savage and Wack 100. Both hosts talk about Tyler the Creator's most recent interview with Laura Styles on Hot 97. In this week's installment of "Hip-Hop facts" you'll learn interesting things about  Jim Jones' "Summer in Miami,” Tupac's "Hit Em Up," Jaydakiss, The Joe Budden podcast, Nas and more. Confucius and Fresh share their thoughts on the latest Verzuz battle between Dipset and the Lox. You can hear the latest full broadcast of The Breaks Saturday night show.  

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August 2, 2021

Is Ye Back?

This week on The Breaks: Confucius is out, so Fresh talks about Kanye West's latest unfulfilled promise to release his latest album, Donda, on July 24th and wonders if this new record signals a return of the old Kanye. Fresh lays out who he thinks might win the upcoming versus between Dipset and the Lox. In this week's installment of Hip-Hop facts you'll learn interesting tidbits about UGK's "One Day," Outkast's "Slump" and the Atlanta rap group D4L. Fresh talks explains why he think that Isaiah Rashad's new release The House is Burning is a contender for album of the…

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July 19, 2021

Fresh Returns!

This week on The Breaks: Cohost Fresh Knight is back! Confucius and Fresh discuss the recent death of Biz Markie, and talk about the relatively young life span of many rappers. Both hosts explain how they feel about posthumous albums after the recent posthumous release of "Faith" from Pop Smoke. You'll hear the hosts reactions to Coi Leroy's Freestyle on XXL Freshman Cypher. Fresh states the Unpopular Opinion that "Space Jam: A New Legacy" is good  and the millennials who have criticisms of the movie need to get over it. In his Confucius Says segment, Confucius explains why he doesn't…

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July 12, 2021

Dame vs Jay

This week on The Breaks: Fresh is still out, so Confucius discusses  Nicki Minaj's recent collaboration with BIA, and how happy he is to see her back making music Confucius talks about Drake's latest dating shenanigans. In this week's installment of Hip-Hop Facts you'll learn about "Elevators" by Outkast, "Passing Me By" by The Pharcyde, "Summertime" by DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince  and "Unforgettable" by Drake. Confucius discusses Lil Baby's recent arrest in Paris. Confucius explores the rivalry between Dame Dash and Jay-Z, and explains why he thinks the two of them may never mend that rift because…

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