“So now when I’m watching this watered down bulls**t which is pissing me off cause they are not portraying Hip Hop Culture accurately!!” wrote hip-hop legend Irv Gotti on Instagram after Vh1 premiered their highly-anticipated film, The Breaks, on Monday night (Jan. 4).
The film, starring Mack Wilds, Method Man and Wood Harris, highlights ’90s hip hop in New York City. The Murder Inc. head honcho, who was bred in Hollis, Queens, said that the film made NYC hip-hop look “too soft.” The picture he posted was of a map of Queens, noting that his home is where some of the best rappers he’s ever heard hail from.
“QB has produced more superstar Rappers in hip hop than any other borough or place in the world for that matter,” he typed.
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
Gotti, who is planning to create a television show of his own with Ja Rule about the life and times of Murder Inc., even hinted at making a more “real” depiction of NYC hip hop in the ’90s in the post.
“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!!”
There were, however, a handful of hip hop tastemakers gave The Breaks their stamp of approval, including Ebro Darden of Hot 97 fame, Angie Martinez and DJ Vlad.
The fact that Phonte & Premier are involved got me #TheBreaks
— Ebro Darden (@oldmanebro) January 5, 2016
— Angie Martinez (@angiemartinez) January 5, 2016
— DJ Vlad – VladTV.com (@djvlad) January 5, 2016