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Mack Wilds Talks VH1’s The Breaks, Says Viewers will Get True Feel of ’90s Hip-Hop


Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImageTonight  VH1 will air the original movie The Breaks, which chronicles three friends in New York City united by their love of hip-hop during the ’90s, as they work to make their big mark in the music industry. Mack Wilds, who stars in the flick, tells ABC Radio what attracted him to this role.

“The one thing that kind of pulled me close to the character, or honestly to the project as a whole, was the authenticity that they wanted to put behind it, and how genuine and real the characters are,” he says. “These characters are true mock ups of the people that were living at the time, you know. You get a chance to be a part of their life and see how much they love a certain genre of music, or just music as a whole. I think it was just amazing.”

The actor also reveals that he took inspiration from DJ Premier while portraying a New York City producer. “Absolutely, DJ Premier, he worked on the music for the project, Pete Rock and just all the other ones that I could think of the time that made the music that we love today,” Mack says.

When asked if he is worried about die-hard hip-hop fans criticizing the flick, he says, “After watching it, you get such a true, realized look of what the ’90s was and what it felt like and what it sounded like, it was just great. You know, I can’t wait to see what anyone could say about it, you know, nay-sayer wise.”  

The Breaks premieres January 4 at 9 p.m. ET on VH1. The flick also stars Wood Harris, Antoine Harris, David Call and Russell Hornsby.

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