193 episodes

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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    • 4.9 • 37 Ratings

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.

    When Did R&B and Hip-Hop Become One?

    When Did R&B and Hip-Hop Become One?

    After a quick postmortem on the Drake-Kendrick beef, Confucius and Fresh dissect how R&B crept into Hip-Hop’s sonic sector. Get that, an Unpopular Opinion around Kendrick’s de facto influence on the West Coast’s relevance, plus Hip-Hop Facts and Confucius’ reactions to the latest headlines right here.

    • 56 min
    Who’s Winning This Beef?

    Who’s Winning This Beef?

    As the Kendrick-Drake beef escalates, Confucius and Fresh are joined by cultural strategist Keys and producer-DJ Mason Flynt for a rare, three-part roundtable discussion on the ongoing exchange. Hear everyone’s takes plus an Unpopular Opinion and Confucius’ reaction to university protests in the latest episode.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Is Adam22 Really That Big of an Authority?

    Is Adam22 Really That Big of an Authority?

    Fresh does the show solo as he talks about Adam22’s place in media, Kendrick Lamar’s long-awaited response to Drake, Hip-Hop Facts, and an Unpopular Opinion on “selling out”.

    • 44 min
    What does Drake’s A.I. Diss Song Mean for Rap?

    What does Drake’s A.I. Diss Song Mean for Rap?

    Fresh defends Drake's "Taylor Made Freestyle," which uses dupes of Snoop and Tupac's voices. Plus hear Confucius' take on the University of Texas' response to a recent pro-Palestinian protest along with other headlines, and Hip-Hop Facts.

    • 42 min
    How Important is Weed to Rap?

    How Important is Weed to Rap?

    Over the 4/20 weekend Confucius and Fresh hash out marijuana’s impact on hip-hop, the latest shots against Drake, and why the OGs aren’t always right. Hear that along with Hip-Hop Facts and Confucius’ take on the latest headlines. The full transcript of this episode of The Breaks is available on the KUT & KUTX Studio […]

    • 50 min
    J. Cole’s Apology /  Kendrick vs. Drake

    J. Cole’s Apology /  Kendrick vs. Drake

    It’s a two-parter of Kendrick Lamar clashes: J. Cole’s public apology and Drake’s ongoing affronts. Hear how Confucius and Fresh feel about the beef, Hip-Hop Facts, the latest headlines, and an Unpopular Opinion on hip-hop’s “health”. The full transcript of this episode of The Breaks is available on the KUT & KUTX Studio website. The […]

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

Shaneek107 ,

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!

VM Valadez ,

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!

TheWorldOfDeuce ,

Great Show

Always entertaining

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