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The Breaks

The Breaks

  • Premiered: 
    February 20, 2017
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  • Network: VH1
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Continuation of the 2016 TV movie (The Breaks) 
  • Subject Matter: Musical
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Plot Synopsis

Inspired by the book by journalist Dan Charnas entitled "The Big Payback," a narrative history of the hip-hop business, THE BREAKS is a one-hour drama series that continues the story three young friends -- Nikki, David and DeeVee -- fulfilling their hip hop dreams in New York City in 1990, which started in the 2016 TV movie of the same name. The series will continue to explore their triumph and heartbreak trying to make their mark in a new and complex hip hop culture, where the music industry's artists and hustlers intersect in the dance clubs and the street corners of the still crime-ridden city. Nikki Jones is a brilliant recent grad who abandoned a scholarship to law school to pursue her dream of becoming a record exec. Her boyfriend, David Aaron, is the scrappy son of a legendary music producer who is unwilling to rest on his father's laurels and notorious reputation. DeeVee is an aspiring producer on the hunt to find the next big rapper on the come-up. Nikki fast talks her way into an internship at the premier hip-hop company, Fouray Entertainment and catches the eye of the label's infamous founder, Barry Fouray while David struggles at the city's top R&B radio station whose celebrity DJ refuses to program real hip-hop. Meanwhile, DeeVee returns to his roots in the Fort Greene projects to scout for talent and runs into Ahm, a drug dealer with a lyrical gift whose talent could bring them all to the next level. But they will soon discover lives can be broken as fast as legends can be born. This series officially debuted on Monday, February 20, 2017 at 9pm ET/PT on VH1. In the series opener, "Hard 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.
On Monday, April 10, 2017 at 10pm ET/PT, VH1 premiered the season finale of THE BREAKS. In the season ender, "N.T.," Barry Fouray and Mattie Taylor race to sign Ahm. Nikki and DeeVee make difficult choices that will affect their lives forever.