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With 'The Breaks,' VH1 revisits the '90s hip-hop scene when success wasn't a sure bet

With 'The Breaks,' VH1 revisits the '90s hip-hop scene when success wasn't a sure bet

Outside, the world is abuzz about Donald Trump’s presidency and the latest Kanye controversy. But inside this downtown New York building, the clock has been turned back to the early days of hip-hop.

Cameras are rolling on the set of the new VH1 series “The Breaks,” as a miffed music manager has burst into the offices of the Village Voice.

“It’s not the sort of thing you do,” the manager, Nikki, fumes to a reporter.

“I’m not you, Nikki, I’m a journalist. The truth is non-negotiable,” the music writer fires back.

A moment later, the episode’s director pumps her fist.

“Cut it, print it, kill it. You got it,” says Neema Barnette. Then the...

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