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April 18, 2022

Tales of Jay-Z

By: Elizabeth McQueen

Confucius and Fresh talk about how important Hot 97’s Summer Jam was to the culture in the pre-internet era, and discuss whether the West Coast has fully gotten its due as a rap coast.

You’ll learn Hip-Hop Facts about the first hip-hop record to go diamond, how Big KRIT’s “Glass House” came to be recorded in Austin, who Atlanta rapper Baby Tate’s mother is, and more!

Fresh states the Unpopular Opinion that Chicago is not getting its due for the amount of influence that the city has had on the culture.

In Confucius Reads the News Confucius talks about Elon Musk’s bid to buy Twitter, Greg Abbott’s decision to bus migrants to Washington D.C., Patrick Beverly’s celebration at winning the 7th spot in the playoffs, and more.

 

 


Episodes

May 23, 2022

The Breaks: Celebrating DJ Screw w/Lance Scott Walker

Confucius and Fresh talk to Lance Scott Walker about his new book DJ Screw: A Life in Slow Revolution. Plus Hip-Hop facts, Unpopular Opinion and Confucius Reads the News!

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May 16, 2022

The Return of Kendrick

Fresh and Confucius talk about the release of Kendrick Lamar’s latest album, and Young Thug’s recent arrest and racketeering charges. Plus Hip-Hop Facts, Unpopular Opinion, and Confucius Reads the News.

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May 9, 2022

Attack on Dave

Confucius and Fresh discuss the recent incident at a Dave Chappelle show where a fan jumped on stage and attacked him and muse on the recent nominations to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Plus Hip-Hop Facts, Unpopular Opinion, and more!

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May 2, 2022

Who Shot Megan?

Confucius and Fresh talk about the online controversy surrounding a Lil Durk impersonator and Tekashi 6ix9ine and discuss their thoughts about Megan Thee Stallion’s interview with Gayle King. Plus Hip-Hop Facts, Unpopular Opinion, and Confucius Reads the News.

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April 25, 2022

Rest in Power DJ Kay Slay

Fresh and Confucius celebrate the life of DJ Kay Slay, and debate whether Future really is the best rapper alive. Plus, Hip-Hop Facts, Unpopular Opinion, and Confucius Reads the News!

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April 18, 2022

Tales of Jay-Z

Confucius and Fresh talk about how important Hot 97’s Summer Jam was to the culture in the pre-internet era, and discuss whether the West Coast has fully gotten its due as a rap coast. Plus Hip-Hop Facts, Unpopular Opinion and Confucius Reads the News!

Listen