Set in the 1990s, the series chronicles the early years of Kanan Stark and how he got into the drug game.
Decidedly his own man, Kanan strays further from his mother and sets up shop on his own on the corners of South Jamaica. Worried about retaliation, Raq questions Unique. Lou’s rift with Raq grows when he makes a discovery.
The rift between Raq and Kanan grows and Kanan seeks comfort elsewhere. Marvin lies low, waiting for the consequences of his actions to blow over. Raq sees dark clouds on the horizon.
With his living situation threatened, Famous reaches out to Lou as a last-ditch effort. Raq receives a new business proposal and must eliminate a threat. Burke closes in on what really happened in Baisley Park.
A surprise encounter with Howard leaves Kanan rattled. Raq tries to expand into new territory, but when an associate and valuables go missing, she is reunited with an old adversary. Lou continues to butt heads with Crown.
Kanan and Jukebox search for answers in family matters. When Raq’s push into new territory is stalled, she proposes a meeting. Crown helps Famous get settled. Still investigating Howard’s shooting, Burke questions Unique.
Lou’s new artist showcase becomes the nexus of the rivalry between Raq and Unique. At the same time, Kanan cooks up a drug-selling scheme with Marvin.
Raq searches for a new home. Lou finds himself on the other side of his partner’s unpaid debts. Burke gains traction in her investigation on Howard. A botched agreement with Marvin and an associate threatens everything.
Kanan and Marvin’s side hustle goes awry. Raq seeks revenge for the attack on Scrappy. Jukebox suffers a devastating blow.
Raq assures everyone they need to follow orders and keep working as planned. Kanan takes on more responsibility, but things go wrong when he runs into neighborhood kids. Lou feels the pressure in his partnership with Crown.
As Marvin seeks revenge, Raq turns to Kanan for assistance only he can provide.
Raq learns she may have a snitch and tasks Marvin with confirming the rumor. Lou brings in a potential new artist, but he and Crown disagree. Kanan helps Famous sell mix tapes. Jukebox tracks down her estranged mother.
Kanan struggles with a harsh truth after word gets back to Raq that he’s behind the bad crack on the streets.
Kanan returns to Queens where Raq is trying to mend the many fractures in the Thomas family. As Raq expands her empire, Kanan doubts his future in the drug game. Meanwhile, Detective Howard is released from the hospital.
Raq turns to her attention to bonding with Kanan in the Catskills, but business follows them despite her best efforts; tension between Crown and Lou boils over; Burke snoops into Howard’s private life.
It’s 1991 in South Jamaica, Queens, and 15-year-old Kanan Stark is eager to join his family’s growing drug business, led by his mother, “Raquel Raq” Thomas.
Eager to transform her business after the stash house is hit, Raq overhauls her operation. Meanwhile, Kanan is detained after a fight with Scrappy.
All bets are off when a police raid clears out Raq’s competition. Promises are broken, secrets are revealed, and revenge is swift.
After a rival crewmember is killed, Raq does whatever is necessary to get the target off Kanan’s back.
Still reeling from a shocking death, Kanan pushes his way into the drug game with Marvin’s help while Raq plots to take down her competition.
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