The Breaks Welcome to The Breaks podcast where hosts Confucius and Fresh talk all things hip-hop — Texas hip-hop, hip hop news, hip-hop history — they cover it all. Both men were born and raised in Austin, Texas and want to let the world know about the city's vibrant hip-hop and R&B scenes. They also want to give people a window into their own lived experience in the Live Music Capital of the World. This podcast is a compilation of insight, opinion and highlights from their Saturday night hip-hop show on KUTX 98.9 FM in Austin.
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Welcome to The Breaks podcast where hosts Confucius and Fresh talk all things hip-hop — Texas hip-hop, hip hop news, hip-hop history — they cover it all. Both men were born and raised in Austin, Texas and want to let the world know about the city's vibrant hip-hop and R&B scenes. They also want to give people a window into their own lived experience in the Live Music Capital of the World. This podcast is a compilation of insight, opinion and highlights from their Saturday night hip-hop show on KUTX 98.9 FM in Austin.

Most Recent Episodes

Kobe

This week on The Breaks: Confucius and Fresh discuss the internet's reaction to CBS reporter Gayle King asking WNBA star Lisa Leslie about the sexual assault accusation against her friend and mentor Kobe Bryant. Both hosts lament the downfall of Nicki Minaj in the wake of her latest social media battle with her ex-boyfriend Meek Mill. They express their thoughts on Billie Eilish's recent comments about rappers "lying" in their music. Listen to this episode of The Breaks Get your tickets to Love Lockdown, February 13th at Stubbs Indoors featuring Eimaral Sol, Jake Lloyd, Jay Wile and arya Listen on The Apple Podcasts App, Spotify or Stitcher The Breaks are on every Saturday 10pm-1am on KUTX 98.9.You can hear the latest full broadcast of The Breaks Saturday night show.

Interview with Eimaral Sol

This week on The Breaks, Fresh sits down with KUTX's Artist of the Month Eimaral Sol to talk about her journey from Killeen to Austin via Houston. They also discuss the inspiration behind her music, her thoughts about The Grammys and her takes on the Austin Chronicle Music Poll and Austin music scene. This week's Local Song of the Week is "Numb" by Jay Wile. Listen to this episode of The Breaks Get your tickets to the 2nd Annual Love Lockdown featuring Eimaral Sol, Jake Lloyd, Jay Wile & Arya at Stubb's Austin Indoors on February 13th! Listen on The Apple Podcasts App, Spotify or Stitcher The Breaks are on every Saturday 10pm-1am on KUTX 98.9.You can hear the latest full broadcast of The Breaks Saturday night show. Hear the music from The Breaks played on their Saturday Night Hip-hop show

Grammys! Grammys! Grammys!

This week on The Breaks: Hosts Confucius and Fresh discuss the controversy at the Recording Academy, and explain why they think the Grammys are no longer culturally relevant. They talk about DaBaby's recent run-in with a hotel valet. In his Unpopular Opinion Fresh acknowledges that even though the Grammys aren't culturally relevant, the Grammy's still matter to a lot of artists and that's okay. Both hosts talk about Meek Mill's Grammy weekend run-in with his ex Nicki Minaj. The local song of the week is "Greenthumb" by Eimaral Sol. Listen on The Apple Podcasts App, Spotify or Stitcher The Breaks are on every Saturday 10pm-1am on KUTX 98.9.You can hear the latest full broadcast of The Breaks Saturday night show.

Roddy Rich vs Selena Gomez

This week on The Breaks Hosts Confucius and Fresh discuss how Selena Gomez's plea to fans to stream her new album so that she could beat Roddy Ricch for number one proves that hip-hop is the most popular genre in the music industry. Both hosts discuss the fake story about Boosie Badazz fighting George Zimmerman. Adrian Armstrong from "Brown State of Mind" joins The Breaks for an interview. Fresh argues in his Unpopular Opinion that Gary Clark Jr. has transcended the Austin Music Scene and should not have been nominated for this year's Austin Music Awards. In his Confucius Says segment, Confucius encourages people to focus on being themselves and making good work in order to succeed and implores them disregard anyone who tells them otherwise. The Austin Music Poll is open until Tuesday January 28th. The Breaks have been nominated for an Austin Music Award, along with lots of other people from KUTX. Click here to cast your vote now! The Breaks are presenting the Love Lockdown February 13th at Stubbs indoors featuring Jake Lloyd, Eimaral Sol, Jay Wile & arya. You can get your tickets here! Listen on The Apple Podcasts App, Spotify or Stitcher The Breaks are on every Saturday 10pm-1am on KUTX 98.9.You can hear the latest full broadcast of The Breaks' Saturday night show.

Shaggy shoots down Rihanna

This week on The Breaks Hosts Confucius and Fresh discuss how they feel about Shaggy turning down the opportunity to be on Rihanna's new record after he was asked to audition. They talk about the reaction too Boosie Badazz wearing a Kappa sweater to an NBA game Austin Artist J Soulja, creator of The Smokeout Concert Series, joins the Breaks for an interview. In his Unpopular Opinion, Fresh tells us why he's sick of people saying that Black Leaders can't be entertainers or athletes. Confucius shares his 2020 goals for The Breaks. Listen to this episode of The Breaks Be sure to get your tickets to Love Lockdown on Feb 13th at Stubbs indoors Listen on The Apple Podcasts App, Spotify or Stitcher The Breaks are on every Saturday 10pm-1am on KUTX 98.9.You can hear the latest full broadcast of The Breaks Saturday night show.

DaBaby: Right or Wrong?

This week on The Breaks: Hosts Confucius and Fresh discuss whether DaBaby was right to have his crew jump a concert promoter who shorted him. Both hosts explain why they feel documentaries like "Surviving R. Kelly – Part II: The Reckoning" are necessary to amplify the voices of people of color who have been victims of sexual assault. Fresh tells us why he's not ashamed to be labeled "Industry" in his Unpopular Opinion. Both hosts discuss their feelings about the recent crop of podcasts hosted by hip-hop artists like Joe Budden and T. I. Confucius encourages Austin hip-hop artists to bring their most professional, high energy selves to their live shows in his Confucius Says segment. Listen on The Apple Podcasts App, Spotify or Stitcher The Breaks are on every Saturday 10pm-1am on KUTX 98.9.You can hear the latest full broadcast of The Breaks Saturday night show.

All Things Drake

This week on The Breaks: Hosts Confucius and Fresh discuss Drake's interview on the Rap Radar podcast where he talks about his reaction to the Pusha T diss track "The Story of Adidon." They talk about Keyshia Cole's reaction to the O.T. Genasis song "Cuz" which is a parody of her song "Love." Austin rapper Flyboy Kane joins Confucius and Fresh in the studio for an interview. Fresh's Unpopular Opinion is that industry plants don't actually exist. Confucius encourages everyone, especially people who are interested in Austin's Urban Music scene, to understand the power of consistency in his Confucius Says segment. Listen on The Apple Podcasts App, Spotify or Stitcher The Breaks are on every Saturday 10pm-1am on KUTX 98.9.You can hear the latest full broadcast of The Breaks Saturday night show.

Leave Lizzo Alone!

This Week on The Breaks: Fresh wonders why Nick Cannon decided to go after Eminem on the diss track "The Invitation." On his Unpopular Opinion Fresh defends Lizzo's right to twerk at the Lakers Game, and tells the internet to back off and let Lizzo be Lizzo. Fresh implores artists to prioritize their mental health after the recent death of Juice Wrld. Austin artists who need help accessing mental health services can reach out to the SIMS Foundation. Confucius and Fresh interview Reno Dudley, who manages Alesia Lani. This was recorded live in Studio 1A as part of The Breaks live series. This week's song of the week is "Better By You" by Alesia Lani Listen to this episode of This Song Listen on The Apple Podcasts App, Spotify or Stitcher The Breaks are on every Saturday 10pm-1am on KUTX 98.9.You can hear the latest full broadcast of The Breaks Saturday night show. Hear the music from The Breaks played on their Saturday Night Hip-hop show

Happy Birthday Jay-Z

This week on The Breaks: Confucius and Fresh give listeners little known facts about Jay-Z for his 50th birthday & explore the connection between Hov and the late Pimp C. The guys discuss whether there's some underlining tension between Toronto stars The Weeknd and PARTYNEXTDOOR. Austin based Harry Edohoukwa comes in for an interview and performance live in Studio 1A. Fresh explains that while Hip Hop culture is indeed Black culture, but that doesn't mean that only Black people can appreciate and participate the genre, for his Unpopular Opinion. Confucius talks about the between admiration and idolization, while naming some of his idols on his Confucius Says segment. Listen to this episode of The Breaks Listen on The Apple Podcasts App, Spotify or Stitcher The Breaks are on every Saturday 10pm-1am on KUTX 98.9.You can hear the latest full broadcast of The Breaks Saturday night show.

Omarion and Pettiness

This week on The Breaks: Confucius explains why he's a fan of Omarion's pettiness towards Lil Fizz. Confucius and Fresh discuss Lil Uzi Vert's twitter rant about his record label, Generation Music Group. Austin artist Jake Lloyd talks about his headlining show at Stubbs on December 7th and his views on being an urban artist in Austin, Texas. Fresh explains why GoldLink's comments on Mac Miller and the Grammys made him uninterested in supporting the artist. Confucius asks people to let their successes be the narrative of their lives in his Confucius Says segment. Listen to this episode of The Breaks Listen on The Apple Podcasts App, Spotify or Stitcher Hear the music from The Breaks played on their Saturday Night Hip-hop show

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