Was "The Breaks" true to 90s hip hop?
Sunday night marked the television premiere of VH1’s TV-movie about the rise of 90’s hip hop in New York City "The Breaks," and industry veterans have already begun to question to question the movie’s much-touted authenticity.
Murder Inc. executiveIrv Gotti took to Instagram and MC Hammer took to Twitter to voice their disdain for the film. Both artists lambasted VH1’s depiction of the era, although a closer look reveals both artist are just looking out for their own.
The film throws shade at the state of hip hop during the era when Vanilla Ice and Hammer himself ruled the airwaves, as the protagonists of the film try to break into an industry that only accepted you if you had a dance move to sell. MC Hammer directly addressed and defended his own legacy as a result, reminding his followers of his business and artistic success.
While both people probably have a point given that VH1 isn’t known for telling supremely gritty stories, their complaints seem to focus more on their own legacies than any grander sense of truth. At least they didn’t find anything to fault in DJ Premier’s scoring of the film.
Watching this Breaks Shit on Vh1. 1st off I didn't like the commercials they was running playing the Bridge is Over and the part where KRS says Queens Keeps on Faking it!! So now when I'm watching this watered down bullshit which is pissing me off cause they are not portraying Hip Hop Culture accurately!! But they still making my Borough look soft. Let me tell y'all something. I'm from that Purple Part in the pic I posted. And listen. Ain't nothing weak or soft about QB. And not only that @Vh1. QB has produced more superstar Rappers in hip hop than any other borough or place in the world for that matter. Shit looks like someone who doesn't know shit about our culture made this shit. And usually I would have kept quiet. But after the commercial and me watching this bullshit shit on my Borough. I had to post something. And to all my Hip Hop Culture people out there. That wants to see REAL depiction of OUR CULTURE. Sit tight. I'm on my way!! And I'm not a hater. At all. None of that is in my DNA. I love to see niggas win. But your not gonna disrespect QB. #queensgetthemoney #murderinctvseries Making Hip Hop look fucking Lame man. #gotmepissed #visionaryideas #wecomingmotherfuckers