VH1’s new Hip-Hop based series, The Breaks has got a good reaction so far. Set in New York in 1990, the show tracks the golden age of Hip-Hop when its future was hard to predict.
“The Breaks series picks up where the successful TV-movie leaves off. It’s 1990 New York City at the height of rap’s “Golden Age” of creativity, but corporate America has been hesitant to embrace the genre. Nikki (Afton Williamson) lands a dream job as the assistant to the legendary and out-of-control Barry Fouray (Wood Harris). Meanwhile, her best friend and producer DeeVee (Mack Wilds) is working with rapper Ahm (Antoine Harris)….who is currently under investigation by the police for murder. How far will these driven young people go to rise to the top of the hip-hop world?”
The TV series picks up where the original 2016 VH1 original movie left off. In episode that aired tonight, Nikki tries to sign rapper Imani X (Teyana Taylor) to Barry’s new label, but her mother (Kim Wayans) stands in the way. DeeVee competes in a DJ battle while Ahm and his crew retaliate. Watch the latest two episodes below.