You can’t hear the “Kurtis Blow” without thinking about his iconic song, “The Breaks,” or how it ignited B-Boys like Crazy Legs who took the floors popping up around the urban disco scenes. Hip-hop pioneers Kurtis Blow and Crazy Legs took The Knockturnal on a trip down memory lane where music is alive and well in the heart of New York City.
The Breaks series picks up where the successful TV-movie leaves off. It’s 1990 New York City at the height of rap’s “Golden Age” of creativity, but corporate America has been hesitant to embrace the genre.
I received an opportunity to see the premier for “The Breaks” before it hits VH1 on January 4th.