Here Comes the Break is a groundbreaking podcast sparking real conversations about creativity, mental health, friendship, family, hope, and music. Hosted by our protagonist Ruben (Asante Blackk), this fictional narrative featuring real interviews with emerging artists will bring voice to young creators who use social media platforms to amplify their own messages.
Introducing 27 Club Season 5: Ron "Pigpen" McKernan
Hey, HCTB fans! Listen to Season 5 of the 27 Club to hear the insane details behind the life of one of rock's greatest icons — Ron "Pigpen" McKernan. A founding member of the Grateful Dead. Pigpen wasn't just a member of the Dead. He was the Dead. But just like Brian Jones in the Rolling Stones or Syd Barrett in Pink Floyd, Pigpen felt his role in the Grateful Dead shrink as the rest of the band members expanded their minds and their sound. The story of Pigpen is about a major musical and cultural shift that took place as the 1960s gave way to the 1970s. It’s a story of acid tests and bottles of Thunderbird, of angels from hell and a nine-fingered wizard, of busts down on Bourbon Street and shakedowns in the Haight…and of the man who tried to pull his band back down to earth as they continued to get pulled higher into the cosmos. It's a story that ends tragically...at the age of 27.
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Jake Brennan Talks Here Comes the Break and Soundtrack Release
Jake Brennan discusses the Here Comes the Break podcast soundtrack, featuring rising new talent from Def Jam.
Bonus #2: Acting / Writing / Interviews
The creative team behind Here Comes the break discuss making the podcast.
Bonus #1: Generations
In this special look behind the scenes of Here Comes the Break, Asante Blackk interviews Gael Aitor of Teenager Therapy and the actors who played Ruben’s parents discuss the making of the show
Episode 10: Here Comes the Break
Ruben and his team complete the podcast season and celebrate by going out to a Black Lives Matter rally in Brooklyn.
Episode 9: The Breakthrough
Ruben meditates on all that he’s learned from the artists he’s met, and comes to some epiphanies about why he’s been acting so wild.
Normalizing mental health
Love this pod. Great concept and execution 😎😍☺️😁
This podcast with him was mad relatable, how he feels depressed, exactly me.