A lot of people that nigga went to school with
Happy as hell to see the big dog doin' it
But would none of them believe it though (What?)
That I would be bigger than Kurtis Blow
I guess he was right these are the breaks

from Snoop Dogg (Ft. The Bee Gees) – Ups & Downs Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

People around Snoop had always been supporting him, because they could see he had potential. None of them would have thought, that he would ever be as a the rap legend Kurtis Blow (one of the first rappers, first album from 1980). While it being the breaks refers to the famous Kurtis Blow hit “The Breaks

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