VH1 Releases ‘The Breaks’ Movie Online Ahead Of TV Series Premiere (VIDEO)
(AllHipHop News) The forthcoming show spawned from a 2016 TV movie of the same name.
Fans now have a chance to watch, or re-watch, the well-received original film via YouTube.
The Breaks follows Nikki (Afton Williamson), David (David Call), Ahm (Antoine Harris), and DeeVee (Mack Wilds) as they attempt to navigate their way through the music industry of the early 1990’s.
Last year, Wilds spoke to AllHipHop.com about preparing for his role as a DJ and producer.
“I guess the people I used the most for inspiration would be DJ Premier or Pete Rock. I watched tapes of them and read up on them,” said the 27-year-old Staten Island native. “I even got a little tutelage from both of them to make sure the character was portrayed authentically.”
DJ Premier served as executive music producer and composer for the production.
In addition, the cast included Method Man and Wood Harris.
The Breaks movie drew in 2.6 million total viewers for its January ’16 premiere and encore airings.
That was a 42% gain in VH1 viewership for the month among adults under 50.
The Breaks TV show is scheduled to premiere February 20 at 9 pm ET.