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.
Is Lil Baby the new Lil Wayne?
This week on The Breaks: Fresh is still out, so Confucius explores the idea that Lil Baby reminds people of Lil Wayne. Confucius discusses the foolishness of “T.I” trying to deny the multiple sexual assault allegations that have been brought against him in his new song “What It’s Come To.” Confucius talks about the recent […]
Go Off Mariah!
This week on The Breaks: Fresh is still out, so Confucius talks about the recent rumors that Mariah Carey exploded at a meeting at Roc Nation that included Jay-Z. Confucius talks about Kat Williams’ take on cancel culture. In this week’s installment of Random Hip-Hop Facts you’ll learn interesting tibits about Usher, Ludacris, Drake, Jay-Z, […]
The Breaks’ Mt. Rushmore of Rap
The week on The Breaks: Fresh is out, so Confucius answers the question put forth by Rap Caviar — Who are the 4 best rappers of the 2010’s? For Confucius it’s Drake, Kendrick, Future and Nicki Minaj. Confucius puts forth that of his top 4 hip-hop artists, Drake is hands down the biggest artist of […]
Respect Nicki Minaj!
This week on The Breaks Fresh is out, so host Confucius Jones explores the legacy of Nicki Minaj after the re-release of her 2009 mixtape "Beam Me Up Scotty." This week's installment of Random Hip-Hop facts centers around LL Cool J and Jay-Z after the announcement that both of them will be inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. Confucius talks about Future's recent jab at his ex Lori Harvey on 42 Dugg's song "Maybach, and proclaims that Future complains about women more than Drake does.
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.
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!