So we’ve come to the end of the road. For starters I will say it’s been a pleasure to follow the story of ‘The Breaks, ”the ups and downs of Hip-Hop and the streets of New York in the 90s seemed to bring us all back to am important time in the industry, more importantly, in music. We’ve watched “Nikki the Finesser,” overcome and maintain any situation at hand, DeeVee, our personal superhero, grow as a producer and a person, our nutshell that’s hard to crack, Ahm spit some of the sickest bars but remain heavily in the streets. We also sadly and surprisingly lost David, but gained a bold and confident MC Imani X played by Teyana Taylor.
Previously, we left off with Ahm in a heated shootout that almost resulted in him losing his life. Luckily, he was able to escape the mayhem but that didn’t stop fire being added to the flame, as he was shortly arrested after and taken into court for the murder he’s been accused of since the beginning of the season. Let off on a $300,000 bail didn’t seem to make matters better or teach him to honestly just leave the streets alone as Maisha said, “Ain’t no protection anywhere in this game. “As long as you out here in these streets, you no safer than smoke.” It seemed as though that wake-up call of advice moved Ahm, as he met up with his opponents of the streets in a civil but not so civil meeting that resulted in both sides calling off any more of a rivalry as long as everyone stays to their block.
Also after picking my jaw up from watching Ahm effortlessly shoot one of his guys in exchange for the other sides leader’s girlfriend’s Tina’s death, it came to the realization that Ahm is getting more recognition for good than ever. With both EBJ and Fouray Records offering deals, even with being a second option to Fouray’s decision to sign him after Vanilla Ice chose SPK records, Ahm had a lot to debate on. Eventually picking Fouray Records under the condition that DeeVee is signed with him, who gave a DOPE performance at the showcase, the two are the epitome of Dynamic Duo under the circumstance of protection. Not only does the two share similar court dates (which by the way DeeVee got let off on), but they share a passion for music, even under unexpected conflict and that’s what makes the pair strong.
Nikki got her hands locked and loaded as if that’s anything new. After getting Imani X to agree to a deal with EBJ, of course, it only backfired when Mattie tried to get Imani to sing rather than spit. I will say the sun started shining when Imani finally let her crazy “momager” know how she feels and pretty much everyone else in the studio, walking out on account of Mattie not allowing her to do what she does best, rap. Mattie believed allowing Imani to convert to singing would give her career longevity when it’s clear that Imani is dope enough to ride out her career as a MC. Mattie’s beliefs just seem to be all off, let’s not forget her scam of an idea to get DeeVee to sign a completely different contract then Ahm under lower accommodations if the two were signed to EBJ.
But back to Imani, her being a female has nothing to do with her career when in reality, she genuinely has raw talent. But hey, at least for the time being, we got to hear some of those Teyana Taylor ‘VII” vocals. Saaaang gurl.
Back to Nikki, who’s found a new friendship in Juggy. After David’s death, we didn’t see the two interact as much and seeing the way their intentions tied together in this episode was not as shocking as you would think. What was first an innocent visit on account of advice turned to an unexpected partnership and plan to destroy Fourary. Oh, PSA: NIKKI AND JUGGY ARE STARTING THEIR OWN RECORD LABEL. I know I’m not the only one who saw that coming when Nikki visited Juggy’s house after finding out her potential VP position at Fouray Records was taken by Lil Ray and played by Fouray. I guess Fouray’s offer of ‘Head of A&R,’ her own office and a $60,000 salary just wasn’t cutting it in Nikki’s business plan, because now she has one of her own…literally. It may be a tough battle to win with Fouray Records being in contributions with the all so wealthy Bambridge company. But with Juggy’s unknown ownership of the record, Ahm sampled in his talk-of-the-town hit, there may just be a luck of the draw. Therefore, fingers crossed with a dash of possibilities, season 2…bring it.