50 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.

The Breaks – KUTX KUT & KUTX Studios, Confucius and Fresh

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    • 4.9 • 33 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.

    Stand Up Comedy and Juneteenth

    Stand Up Comedy and Juneteenth

    In the first segment of this episode, Confucius and Fresh interview comedians Rochelle Genivive Clinton, Dasharae, Daniel West, and Jordan McDonald. For Hip Hop Facts Fresh talks about Nick Cannon’s pre-Wildin’ Out backing by Will Smith, the myth that Naughty By Nature’s Treach left a reptilian surprise for Tommy Boy Records CEO Tom Silverman, and DJ […]

    • 58 min
    Rolling Stone’s “200 Greatest Hip-Hop Albums of All Time”

    Rolling Stone’s “200 Greatest Hip-Hop Albums of All Time”

    Confucius and Fresh react to Rolling Stone‘s “200 Greatest Hip-Hop Albums of All Time” and inspired by 21 Savage, discuss the prospect of getting money and fame in a lower class community without inviting a RICO case or having your neighborhood turn your back on you. You’ll hear Hip-Hop Facts about Yo! MTV Raps, the soundtrack […]

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Mo’Nique vs DL

    Mo’Nique vs DL

    Confucius and Fresh discuss the recent conflict between Mo'Nique and DL Hughley, and talk about the golden age of streetball and the AND1 mixtapes. Plus Hip-Hop Facts, Unpopular Opinion, and Confucius Reads the News!

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Are Rap Lyrics Evidence?

    Are Rap Lyrics Evidence?

    Fresh and Confucius talk about the recent arrests of Young Thug and Gunna, and discuss whether rap lyrics should be used as evidence.  They also debate whether N.O.R.E was right when he called out artists who give more respect to big-name interviewers than they do to interviewers from the culture. Plus Hip-Hop Facts, Unpopular Opinion and Confucius Reads the News!

    • 47 min
    The Breaks: Celebrating DJ Screw w/Lance Scott Walker

    The Breaks: Celebrating DJ Screw w/Lance Scott Walker

    Confucius and Fresh talk to Lance Scott Walker about his new book DJ Screw: A Life in Slow Revolution. Plus Hip-Hop facts, Unpopular Opinion and Confucius Reads the News!

    • 1 hr 9 min
    The Return of Kendrick

    The Return of Kendrick

    Fresh and Confucius talk about the release of Kendrick Lamar's latest album, and Young Thug's recent arrest and racketeering charges. Plus Hip-Hop Facts, Unpopular Opinion, and Confucius Reads the News.

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 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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