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October 11, 2021

The Breaks Live at ACL Fest 2021

By: Elizabeth McQueen

This week on the Breaks:

  • Confucius and Fresh were out at the Austin City Limits Festival for weekend 2.  You’ll hear their interviews with Austin artists Mike Melinoe and Sheila, recorded live at the ACLfest Bonus Tracks stage.
  • In this week’s installment of Hip-Hop Facts, you’ll hear about the surprising connection between Megan Thee Stallion and Q-tip, how 50 Cent passed on Freddy Gibbs,  Aaliyah’s intro to 4 page letter, how Rick James felt about MC Hammer’s “U Can’t Touch This,” the story of Prince and Michael Jackson’s Bad and more.
  • Confucius and Fresh discuss OG Ron C’s assertion that DJ Screw didn’t actually chop and screw beats.
  • Fresh puts forth the Unpopular Opinion that Texas Hip-Hop deserves more appreciation than it is currently getting and should get its flowers now!
  • In his Confucius Says segment Confucius says that even though he’s been a fan of comedian Dave Chappelle he thinks the comedian needs to shut the hell up.

You can hear the latest full broadcast of The Breaks Saturday night show.


December 6, 2021

J Soulja Speaks!

On this episode of The Breaks You'll hear Confucius and Fresh's interview with Austin artist and entrepreneur J Soulja. In this week's installment of  Hip Hop Facts, you'll learn interesting tidbits about Wu-Tang Clan's beef with Hot 97, how T.I. got Young Dro on the Grand Hustle label, how Kanye West hooked up with Jamie Foxx to make Slow Jamz, the connection between CeeLo Green and the song "Happy" and more. Fresh states the Unpopular Opinion that the tragic events at the Astroworld Festival won't lead to any big changes in how music festivals operate. In his new segment, Confucius…


November 8, 2021

DJ Burn One Speaks

This week on the Breaks: You'll hear Confucius and Fresh's interview with legendary producer DJ Burn One who's worked with artists like Gucci Mane, Freddie Gibbs and T.I. In this week's installment of Hip Hop Facts you'll learn interesting things about how old Teddy Riley was when he produced Dougie E. Fresh's "The Show," Juvenile's 400 Degrees, Lil Kim, why T.I. didn't end up in the movie Las Vegas and more. In his Unpopular Opinion Fresh states that Atlanta's Dungeon Family  deserves way more credit that they get. You can hear the latest full broadcast of The Breaks Saturday night…


November 1, 2021

Top 5 Hip-Hop Songs

This week on The Breaks: Confucius and Fresh list their Top 5 Hip-Hop songs of all time. the hosts discuss the TV show BMF and talk about the positive influence 50 Cent is having as a television producer at Starz. In this week's installment of Hip-Hop Facts you'll learn interesting things about Method Man and ODB, 50 Cent and Young Buck, Kendrick Lamar, Biggie's song "Sky's the Limit," and Pimp C. Fresh states the Unpopular Opinion  that there is no best Hip-Hop record of 2021. Confucius encourages listeners to let go of the idea that they can save the world…