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December 5, 2022

Where’d the Groups Go???

By: Elizabeth McQueen

After watching Xscape perform at the Soul Train Awards, Fresh and Confucius try to figure out why there aren’t R&B Groups anymore.

You’ll learn Hip-Hop Facts about what Ice Cube charges for features, who Tupac was flipping off after he was shot, and who owns the last know J Dilla beats.

Fresh states the Unpopular Opinion that the Grammys do, in fact, matter.

Confucius talks about the new House minority leader Hakeem Jeffries, Trump’s Tax returns, Congress’s same-sex and interracial marriage bill, and more in Confucius Reads the News.


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January 30, 2023

Wait Your Turn

Fresh and Confucius discuss the idea that people in the Austin music scene are owed opportunities. then, inspired by Justin Bieber’s recent 200 million dollar sale of his catalog, they talk about why artists might sell their stake in their work. Plus Hip-Hop Facts, Unpopular Opinion and Confucius Reads the News.

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January 23, 2023

Advice for Austin Artists

This week Fresh and Confucius get real about what they think artists in the city should do. They talk about the importance of music videos, and when artists should try to start performing outside of Austin.

Plus, they celebrate Love Austin Music Month by playing an interview with J Soulja from ACLfest.

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January 16, 2023

A Love Letter to Austin Blogs

Confucius and Fresh discuss Dez Bryant’s statement that Drake made Houston rap famous, and talk about how excited they are about the new batch of hip-hop platforms in Austin, TX. Plus Hip-Hop Facts, Unpopular Opinion and Confucius Reads the News.

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January 9, 2023

6 Years of The Breaks!

Confucius and Fresh celebrate The Breaks’ 6th anniversary by telling the story of the show’s origin and talking about their proudest moments from the last 6 years. Then they talk about why women are pulling ahead in Austin’s hip-hop scene. Plus Hip-Hop Facts, Unpopular Opinion, and Confucius Reads the News.

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December 19, 2022

Merry Listmas!

It’s the last Breaks podcast of 2022! To celebrate, Confucius and Fresh debate the importance of end-of-the-year lists and discuss their hopes and predictions for 2023. Plus Hip-Hop Facts, Unpopular Opinion, and Confucius Reads the News.

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December 12, 2022

Let’s Hear it for the Ladies of ATX

Confucius and Fresh talk about why women are ruling Austin’s R&B scene, and discuss why Spotify is winning the streaming wars. Plus Hip-Hop Facts, Unpopular Opinion, and more!

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