Last night’s premiere of VH1’s original movie The Breaks brought hip-hop fans out in droves.
The film takes place in New York City during the golden age of hip-hop – when the culture took mainstream America by storm in the ’90s. But one hip-hop legend in particular, Irv Gotti, wasn’t too happy with the movie’s representation of his hometown of Queens.
The Murder Inc. boss took to Instagram to express his frustrations with the flick, claiming it makes the NYC borough look too soft. He posted a picture of a map of Queens and even hinted at making his own, more “accurate” depiction of the city during hip-hop’s maturation.
“I’m watching this watered down bullshit which is pissing me off cause they are not portraying Hip Hop Culture accurately!!” he wrote. “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.”
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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
A representation of each borough during hip-hop’s younger and more impressionable years would make for interesting content and shed light on different points of view. Did you watch The Breaks; what do you think?
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Irv Gotti On VH1’s “The Breaks:” “They Are Not Portraying Hip-Hop Culture Accurately” was originally published on globalgrind.com