The Breaks series picks up where the successful VH1 original movie leaves off. It is 1990 in New York City at the height of rap's "Golden Age" of creativity, but corporate America has been hesitant to embrace the genre. Nikki lands a dream job as the assistant to the legendary and out-of-control Barry Fouray. Her best friend and producer DeeVee is working with rapper Ahm who is currently under investigation by the police for murder. How far will these driven young people go to rise to the top of the hip-hop world?

The Breaks - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2017-02-20

The Breaks - When the Levee Breaks - Netflix

“When the Levee Breaks” is a blues song written and first recorded by husband and wife Kansas Joe McCoy and Memphis Minnie in 1929. The song is in reaction to the upheaval caused by the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927. “When the Levee Breaks” was re-worked by English rock group Led Zeppelin as the last song on Led Zeppelin IV, released in 1971. The lyrics in Led Zeppelin's version, credited to Memphis Minnie and the individual members of Led Zeppelin, were partially based on the original recording. Many other artists have also recorded versions of the song or played it live.

The Breaks - Other renditions based on Led Zeppelin - Netflix

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Below is a list of recorded cover versions based on Led Zeppelin's version as well as samples of their version. Album versions

The Breaks - References - Netflix