Nikki returns to New York with a new plan involving Mattie Taylor and Imani X. Meanwhile, Barry moves forward to expand his company; Damita interviews 2 Live Crew; pressure mounts for Ahm; and DeeVee is pursued by his crew.
Nikki heads down to Philadelphia to save an unstable rapper's tour. Elsewhere, Damita interviews Barry Fouray for the Village Voice; Ahm deals with a personal crisis; and a tragic event will have repercussions for everyone.
At the Ride 95 FM concert, Nikki is tasked with getting rapper D-Rome on stage with Keith Sweat to perform a guest verse. Meanwhile, Barry Fouray aims to get face time with label exec Mattie Taylor; and Ahm and DeeVee get back into business.
In the series premiere, Nikki begins her first day as Barry Fouray's new assistant and is tasked with planning a listening party for rapper Special Ed. Elsewhere, Ahm demands that DeeVee return his tape.