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.
Respect Big Boi!
Hosts Confucius and Fresh try to combat all the online negativity surrounding Big Boi and talk about the recent fight between NLE Choppa, his entourage and one of his fans. Plus you'll learn interesting things about Run DMC, Toni Braxton, Anita Baker, Aretha Franklin, Nas, DJ Khaled, Fat Joe and more in this week's installment of Random Hip-Hop Facts.
Catching up with the Breaks
The Breaks are back after a two week hiatus. In this episode Confucius and Fresh honor Shock G who passed away on April 22. Both hosts discuss Irv Gotti's comments about the passing of DMX, debate whether Busta Rhymes was right to crown Bobby Shmurda "The King of New York" and more.
The Breaks: Rest in Power DMX
In this episode of The Breaks hosts Confucius and Fresh: mourn the passing of DMX. tell you some little know facts about DMX as part of Random Hip-Hop facts discuss Diddy’s open letter calling out GM for not investing in Black-owned Media You can hear the latest full broadcast of The Breaks Saturday night show.
Prayers for DMX
This week on The Breaks hosts Confucius and Fresh send prayers out to DMX, who was currently hospitalized after a heart attack, break down the recent beef between OJ da Juiceman and Waka FlockaFlame and discuss Young Dolph's announcement that he once again is retiring from music.
Saweetie vs Quavo
This week on The Breaks hosts Confucius and Fresh discuss Saweetie and Quavo’s recent breakup. the hosts talk about Master P’s desire to buy Reebok. In this week’s installment of Random Hip Hop Facts Confucius and Fresh tell you interesting tidbits about Raekwon, the recording of “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx,” Ne-Yo, Dr. Dre, Black […]
All Things Grammys
This week on The Breaks hosts Confucius and Fresh: Discuss this year’s Grammy Awards. Jump into the drama surrounding Kirk Franklin after his son Kerrion released a profanity laden phone call from the gospel artist. Drop little known facts about about Grammy history, the movie “Paid in Full,” the tv shows “In Living Color” and […]
Stop The New York Slander!
As a lifelong New Yorker - y’all be killing me with the New York slander, lol. But I still love y’all. The show is awesome and as a hip hop lover, it’s much appreciated. Keep up the good work!
KEEP IT COMING!
For those in Austin TX that don’t know about this Saturday night gem on KUTX, please get near a radio and educate yourself ASAP. For those that live outside of Texas (bless your heart) and need to get schooled on hip-hop, here’s your best entry. Confucius and Fresh are fantastic DJs on a mission to raise up rap, hip-hop, and R&B, particularly of the local variety which is much needed here in our ever-gentrifying little city. (Not to mention they promote female artists too—how about that?!)
I am an avid podcast listener and this is the first review I have ever written for ANY show. I love The Breaks that much, and hope it never goes away! Keep on representing, y’all!