The year is 1990. Hip hop has yet to be widely accepted as more than a passing fancy. Legends like De La Soul, Public Enemy and A Tribe Called Quest comprise just a portion of the auditory tapestry that is the underground scene, and its presence is just beginning to be felt in the mainstream. Industry big wigs don’t think it’ll survive the next five years. A small few however, know that hip hop is the next big thing. This is the setting of The Breaks – the 2016 TV movie that inspired a solid new drama series that premieres Feb. 20 on VH1.
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