By Robyn Collins
T.I. has joined the cast of the hip-hop drama “The Breaks,” reports VH1. The Grammy-award winning rapper will play a recurring role as defense attorney Paul Anders.
The Breaks, a series adapted from a television movie which originally aired on the same network, follows three friends trying to become hip hop stars in New York City in 1990.
According to the show’s executive producers, The Breaks is “inspired by The Big Payback, a narrative history of the hip-hop business written by journalist Dan Charnas.”
The series stars Wood Harris, Antoine Harris, Tristan “Mack” Wilds and Teyana Taylor and is scored by DJ Premiere.
Earlier this year, T.I. appeared in the Roots remake as a slave who fights for the Union Army. He also appeared as himself in the Lonely Island comedy Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping.
The Breaks is set to premiere January 17th on VH1.