The Breaks

Today’s Google Doodle Celebrates The Birth of Hip-Hop

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Today’s Google Doodle celebrates an essential nugget of Hip-Hop history. Visit for more information The backstory of August 11, 1973 is that it marks the day the legendary DJ Kool Herc invented the concept of the “break” during a back-to-school party he threw in New York City’s Bronx borough. Instead of playing a record […]

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Words by: Khari Clarke Visit for more information From The Source Magazine Issue #269 | 2016   Advertisement With the advent of series like The Get Down and The Breaks, we take a look at the history of Hip Hop on the small screen. During Hip Hop’s genesis in the 1970s, the genre encompassed several […]

Mack Wilds Talks VH1 ‘The Breaks’ His New Album & ‘Shots Fired’

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Visit for more information Mack Wilds the star of VH1 new hit series The Breaks sat down with The Source TV to talk about the shows success. Wilds shares with us his preparation method for his character as Deevee and how he actually studied the craft of being an MC. Wilds also talks about his love […]

“Behind the Lens” With Director Seith Mann

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If you’ve been watching television over the past five-10 years, you’ve definitely seen Seith Mann‘s work. Mann directed episodes for shows like The Walking Dead, Dexter and Sons of Anarchy (and the list goes on). His breakthrough short film, Five Deep Breaths, caught the attention of television producer Robert F. Colesberry and had it not been […]

Watch: Vh1 ‘The Breaks’ Official Super Trailer

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Announced earlier this year, Vh1 is premiering a new Hip Hop drama entitled The Breaks. The original film is based on the book The Big Payback: The History Of the Business Of Hip-Hop, written by journalist Dan Charnas. Visit for more information The film is set in New York City in 1990, chronicling the […]

Mack Wilds, Wood Harris, + More Star in The VH1 Hip Hop Drama “The Breaks”

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With the success of the 2013 record-breaking premiere of CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story and the success of last year’s original movie, Drumline: A New Beat. VH1 is looking to continue to create successful original programming and has announced its next movie titled The Breaks. The cast includes “The Wire” stars Mack (Tristan) Wilds, and Wood Harris.  The movie is based on […]

Method Man Joins The VH1 Hip Hop Drama ‘The Breaks’

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Method Man has joined the cast of VH1’s original Hip Hop drama. Visit for more information VH1 has a movie in store that is based on Dan Charnas’ book The Big Payback: The History Of the Business Of Hip-Hop, The Breaks.  Three friends, Mack Wilds, David Call, and Afton Williamson, are united by their love for Hip Hop […]