Parents' Guide to

The Breaks

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Edgy drama follows hip-hop artists on journey to the top.

TV VH1 Drama 2016
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This entertaining and well-written drama focuses on the behind-the-scenes world of the 1990s hip-hop industry. Much of the show's focus is how up-and-comers handle the pressures that come with hustling from the bottom of the business to make a name for themselves. However, it also highlights some of the very real issues that were affecting the scene during this pivotal time, thanks to financially successful hybrid versions of the music, such as gangsta rap and hip-hop-inspired pop music.

It's in this context that the series presents a range of storylines about professional challenges, relationship struggles, and dangerous connections to talented folks who also happen to be law breakers. Adding to this are the many featured music performances by a range of artists, including Antoine Harris, AFRO, and Teyana Taylor. If you're one of the many folks who love learning about hip-hop's artistry and cultural significance, The Breaks will not disappoint.

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