For the fourth year in a row, VH1 is teaming up with SCOPE to bring the ultimate mash-up of art, music and pop culture to Miami Beach.
This year VH1 is taking you back to the early ‘90s with “The Breaks Lounge” – an interactive space inspired by the upcoming VH1 original movie The Breaks. The Breaks is about the rise of hip-hop in early ‘90s NYC and a group of talented, tenacious young people chasing their dreams at a time when anything was possible. This was one of the most vibrant, creative and exciting eras in hip-hop as it exploded from the streets to the mainstream. “The Breaks Lounge” will capture the spirit of that time via installations and interactive experiences, including a playlist curated by Q-Tip, original A Tribe Called Quest lyric sheets, and rare ’90s hip-hop apparel on loan from DJ Ross One, author of Rap Tees: A Collection of Hip-Hop T-Shirts 1980-1999.
In past years, VH1 and SCOPE have hosted unforgettable parties featuring performances by music artists like Tegan and Sara and Metric, and curated activations and collaborations between artists like painter Hebru Brantley and producer/rapper Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean. This year, catch a live DJ set from The Breaks star Mack Wilds during Tuesday evening’s opening reception in the SCOPE Atrium, hosted by VH1. Mack Wilds will also perform at Friday’s Official SCOPE Party at Nikki Beach.
So please stop by “The Breaks Lounge” and join VH1 in celebrating hip-hop’s golden age – and don’t forget to watch The Breaks, a VH1 original movie, premiering Monday, January 4 on VH1.