Def Jam, iHeart, and Double Elvis collaborated to make the musical audio drama The Break starring Emmy-nominated actor Asante Blackk as a young man in the midst of his big musical break while navigating pressures from his family and friends.
They made a Youtube trailer for it called “Here Comes The Break” where Ruben listens to voices around him telling him not to let viral fame go to his head. The series will feature Ruben interviewing and hosting a fictional show within the series featuring popular artists from Def Jam’s roster like Bobby Sessions, Nevaeh Jolie, and Saint Bodhi.
Each episode will exclusively premiere a song by the artist who is being featured that week, and a full soundtrack on Def Jam will follow, featuring music from all artists in the series.
The audio trailer runs longer than the YouTube trailer and talks about how he’s hiding his identity. The series co-stars Nickelodeon star Daniella Perkins and the first two episodes launch on May 13th.