‘Power Book III: Raising Kanan’: Is Kanan’s Uncle Marvin Actually Breeze?
Power Book III: Raising Kanan tells the origin story of the entire Power Universe. Set in the 1990s, the series introduces fans to Kanan Stark (Mekai Curtis). Raised in South Jamacia, Queens by his single drug queenpin mother, Raquel “Raq” Thomas (Patina Miller), Kanan has the opportunity to go down an entirely different path. However, he chooses to follow in his mother’s footsteps learning the ropes of the family drug empire under the tutelage of Raq and his uncles, Marvin (London Brown) and Lou Lou (Malcolm Mays).
But what if Uncle Marvin is more important to the Power Universe than we may have initially thought?
Why is the character Breeze important in the ‘Power’ Universe?
Fans know that Kanan is pivotal in the Power Universe because he taught Ghost (Omari Hardwick) and Tommy (Joseph Sikora) everything they knew about the drug game, before they eventually set him up, getting him arrested and sent to prison. However, Power fans often forget that Kanan built his empire with a man named Breeze.
When we met the adult version of Kanan Stark (Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson) in Power Season 2, Kanan explains that Breeze was like a brother to him.
However, thus far Breeze is nowhere to be found in Raising Kanan. “They was like Breeze taught him the streets when his mom is a f—— queen pin too so I don’t know what he gains from him in that way honestly,” one Redditor explained via Express. Another added, “This show doesn’t match up with Power Kanan at all. 50 must’ve wanted his character to suddenly be like Riq so here we are. Just gotta ignore everything you heard on Power about his past.”
Now fans are speculating that Breeze may be hiding in plain sight.
Is Uncle Marvin really Breeze in ‘Power Book III: Raising Kanan’?
Since Breeze has not yet appeared in Power Book III: Raising Kanan, some fans believe that he might be Uncle Marvin. Ahead of the premiere of the series, Brown gave an interview hinting that Marvin might be the one who truly teaches Kanan everything he knows about the streets.
“My character basically introduces Kanan into this lifestyle that Power fans know him for,” Brown told journalist Landon Buford on Instagram. “And the fact that my sister is in charge because I was irresponsible with it when I was in the position. So, that creates a little beef between us and a bit of a power struggle. In the relationship with my daughter [Juke Box], we don’t see eye to eye just on the father-daughter type of thing. So, the only person that my character can use his authoritative energy on is young Kanan.”
Since it’s clear that Kanan is willing to go Uncle Marvin for anything and we’re not sure Raq is going to be able to out-maneuver Unique (Joey Bada$$) for much longer, it seems possible to us that Marvin is in fact, Breeze.
Considering his hot-headed temperament and his disdain for his sister leading the family business, we could see how he could make a mistake, paving the way for Ghost and Tommy to get rid of him, taking over his empire for themselves.
Uncle Marvin in ‘Power Book III: Raising Kanan’ is based on 50 Cent’s real-life uncle
From his fraught relationship with his daughter Jukebox (Hailey Kilgore) to the huge fumble at the stash house, it’s hard for anyone, including Raq or Lou Lou to take Marvin seriously. Now, 50 Cent has revealed that the character of Marvin is based on a real person.
“My Uncle Horace is a lot like Marvin,” 50 Cent told TV Line. “He’s the kind of person who can handle altercations and do aggressive things, but he gets in his own way. My Uncle Horace made a lot of crazy decisions and moves in business that still don’t make sense when I hear the stories. He’s been like that my entire life. When talking about my uncle with [Power Book III: Raising Kanan creator] Sascha [Penn], I told him about things I experienced with him and gave him a pretty clear canvas to paint the picture on. Uncle Horace wasn’t in all of the scenarios you see on the television, but he’s definitely on his own page.”
We just hope that Marvin’s behavior doesn’t end up costing Kanan’s family everything.