The Breaks, Season 1 (Uncensored)HDClosed Captioning
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It’s 1990s New York City at the height of rap’s “Golden Age”. Nikki lands a job as the assistant to the legendary Barry Fouray. Her best friend DeeVee is working with rapper Ahm. How far will these young people go to rise to the top of the hip-hop world?
|1||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Breaks: The Movie||VH1's newest original movie will chronicle the journey of Nikki, David, and Deevee: three friends united by their love of hip-hop. They work to make their big mark in the music industry in the Summer of 1990 in New York City.||1:36:19||$4.99||View in iTunes|
|2||HDClosed CaptioningVideoHard to Handle||Nikki begins her first day as Barry Fouray's new assistant, planning a listening party for rapper Special Ed. Ahm demands his tape back from DeeVee.||41:20||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|3||HDClosed CaptioningVideoIt's Just Begun||At the Ride 95 FM concert, Nikki is tasked with getting rapper D-Rome on stage with Keith Sweat to perform a guest verse. Barry Fouray aims to get face time with label exec Mattie Taylor. Ahm and DeeVee get back into business.||41:45||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|4||HDClosed CaptioningVideoBlind Alley||At the New Music Seminar, 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. Ahm and his crew retaliate.||40:42||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|5||HDClosed CaptioningVideoSubstitution||Nikki heads down to Philadelphia to save an unstable rapper's tour. Damita interviews Barry Fouray for the Village Voice. Ahm deals with a personal crisis and a tragic event will have repercussions for all our characters.||42:16||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|6||HDClosed CaptioningVideoAmen, Brother||A shocking tragedy leaves everyone at Fouray Management in panic mode. Barry enlists the help of lawyer Paul Anders.||41:48||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|7||HDClosed CaptioningVideoRunaway||Fouray goes on a partying binge. Nikki spends time with her mother. Ahm and DeeVee reunite to create a track. DeeVee seeks revenge for an act against Damita.||40:59||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|8||HDClosed CaptioningVideoUnder Pressure||Nikki returns to New York with a new plan involving Mattie Taylor and Imani X. Barry moves forward to expand his company. Damita interviews 2 Live Crew. Pressure mounts for Ahm, while DeeVee is pursued by his crew.||40:46||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|9||HDClosed CaptioningVideoN.T.||Barry Fouray and Mattie Taylor race to sign Ahm. Nikki and DeeVee make difficult choices that will affect their lives forever.||42:01||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|101||HDClosed CaptioningVideoSeason 1: Meet the Cast||Mack Wilds (DeeVee) takes us behind-the-scenes to talk with fellow cast members Teyana Taylor (Imani X), Dave East (Hashim), Antoine Harris (Ahm), Ali Ahn (Ahm), and Wood Harris (Bobby Fouray) about their characters and upcoming storylines.||6:03||Free||View in iTunes|
|102||HDClosed CaptioningVideoYo! MTV Raps: The Breaks’ Cast Reminisces About 90s Hip Hop Culture||Seith Mann, Afton Williamson, Wood Harris, Mack Wilds, and Antonine Harris share their first exposure to hip hop music, how the rhythm and lyrics defined a generation, and why hip hop music was so pure in the 1990s.||3:07||Free||View in iTunes|
|103||HDClosed CaptioningVideoMethod Man Reflects On 90s Hip Hop Music||Method Man discusses the role radio stations played in the 1990s, his favorite underground artists, and the effect of hip hop going mainstream.||1:49||Free||View in iTunes|
|104||HDClosed CaptioningVideoWatch the First 5 Minutes of The Breaks Series Premiere||DeeVee hears the song he produced with Ahm on the radio and on her first day as Barry Foray's personal assistant, Nikki Jones learns that she better keep up.||5:40||Free||View in iTunes|
|105||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Industry vs. the Streets with Uncle Murda and Maino||Sway talks with Maino and Uncle Murda at Peaches restaurant about growing up in Brooklyn, their career break-through moment, 90s record companies, and making the transition from the streets to the music industry.||9:08||Season Only||View in iTunes|
|106||HDClosed CaptioningVideoIn the Studio with Mack Wilds and Pete Rock||Sway meets up Mack Wilds (DeeVee) and Pete Rock at Platinum Studios to discuss structuring a song, the experience of recording in a studio, and the importance of chemistry between recording artist and producer.||9:49||Season Only||View in iTunes|
|107||HDClosed CaptioningVideoBuzz vs. Brand with the Lox –(Styles P, Sheek Louch, Jadakiss)||Sway heads to Yonkers to talk with The Lox (Styles P, Sheek Louch, Jadakiss) about navigating the music business in the 1990s, how they came together as a group, the importance of mixtapes, and the transformation of hip hop over time.||6:44||Season Only||View in iTunes|
|108||HDClosed CaptioningVideoHip Hop Journalism with Dan Charnas, Kim Osario, and Datwon Thomas||Dan Charnas, Kim Osario, and Datwon Thomas talk with Sway about the impact of urban publications, the relationship between journalists and artists, and homosexuality in hip hop.||9:55||Season Only||View in iTunes|
|109||HDClosed CaptioningVideoHip Hop's First Introduction to The Radio Scene||The architects of radio DJ Red Alert, Mr. C, Dj Enuff and Sway discuss Hip Hop's first airing on radio and handling the competitive nature of hip hop.||10:09||Season Only||View in iTunes|
|110||HDClosed CaptioningVideoHip Hop Journalism Continued With Dan Charnas, Kim Osorio, and Datwon Thomas||The hip hop journalism conversation continues as Sway, Dan Charnas, Kim Osorio, and Datwon Thomas discuss how Sway handled the beef between Jay Z and Nas and how technology has altered the journalism culture.||10:11||Season Only||View in iTunes|
|111||HDClosed CaptioningVideoHip Hop Moguls and Bidding Wars With Kevin Liles||Sway talks with Kevin Liles about how to build a record label, competing against other labels for an artist, and advice for sustaining a successful career in the music industry.||11:07||Season Only||View in iTunes|
|112||HDClosed CaptioningVideoSeason 1 Lookback With Sway||Sway shares his thoughts on the season finale and recaps his journey and conversations about hip hop history.||11:22||Season Only||View in iTunes|
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Ol' Skool Hip Hop Head
Loving the show…it's absolutely on point! The music takes me back to the old days of The Five Pillars (the roots of hip hop music), and when KRS-1 famously said…"fifty years down the line you can start this, cause we'll be the old school artists"
Well, it's not quite been fifty years, but Chris's words sure ring prophetic!
Young heads take note: this is REAL hip hop, and the story of what it took for today's genre of artists to be accepted into the industry, and enjoy the level of wealth, fame and success they do.
I strongly encourage today's fans to take time and listen to artist like PE, Ice-T, Rakim & Eric-B, Bam, Mo' D, GM Flash & The Furious Five, D-Nice, Premire and Guru, and so many others.
Only by understanding the evolution of the art form, can one fully appreciate its future.
Best Show on TV hands down
You hand no choice but to get emotionally attached to these characters. Some you will love, some you will hate. Overall an amazing show and a great depiction of the 90s! I need more and more of this please be a season 2!
Really love this show. All the acting is on point and as a whole the story goes out of its way to be really authentic with 90s hip hop history. Further, the plot lines try to put women's experiences in 90s hip hop at the forefront too while many golden era hip hop films and shows barley go into that.