The BEST Episodes of Tales

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 13, 2019

Network: BET

Hip-hop. Money. Fame. Deception. Murder. All collide in this scripted anthology series of “song stories” weaving classic and current hip-hop songs into captivating visual narratives from the lyrics of some of hip-hop’s greatest hits.


#1 - Moonlight

Season 2 - Episode 10

A romantic fable set in the artistic underbelly of Atlanta with street artist Dario who harbors a beautiful, deep secret and the young woman, Ruby, whom he loves but cannot be with.

star 8.31
16 votes
My Mind Playing Tricks On Me

#2 - My Mind Playing Tricks On Me

Season 2 - Episode 7

Smooth-talking ladies man Davis uses a Mardi Gras celebration as a hunting ground for a very particular type of woman; Davis lures these women to his enigmatic family home where a series of mysterious occurrences unfold.

star 8.24
17 votes
Deep Cover

#3 - Deep Cover

Season 2 - Episode 4

Based on Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg's "Deep Cover" - This episode explores the underbelly of colliding family members as they go to war over Atlanta's drug game. No one is to be trusted and honor among thieves is the only code to live by.

star 8.05
21 votes
A Story to Tell

#4 - A Story to Tell

Season 1 - Episode 3

A woman fed up with her NBA fiance's philandering has an affair with a neighborhood hustler. Inspired by the lyrics of Notorious BIG's "I've Got a Story to Tell."

star 7.92
128 votes
Story Of 3

#5 - Story Of 3

Season 2 - Episode 9

Powerful female architect Billie is caught up in a love triangle between her soul mate, Micah, and her husband, David, and she is forced to make a decision about whom to be with.

star 7.90
20 votes
You Got Me

#6 - You Got Me

Season 1 - Episode 7

Inspired by the lyrics of The Roots ft. Erykah Badu's "You Got Me"; a highly disciplined dancer, about to perform in an important show, falls for a man who gets her to lose control.

star 7.84
58 votes
Cold Hearted

#7 - Cold Hearted

Season 1 - Episode 2

A star rapper is fatally shot. Inspired by the lyrics of Meek Mill's "Cold Hearted."

star 7.80
123 votes
Directors: Jessy Terrero
Writers: Yule Caise, Joy Kecken

#8 - Brothers

Season 2 - Episode 1

A Shakespearean story of two brothers, each carving out a drastically different lifestyle in modern day Atlanta. Inspired by Kanye West featuring Charlie Wilson's "Brothers"

star 7.72
29 votes
XO Tour Llif3

#9 - XO Tour Llif3

Season 2 - Episode 6

Janelle, the neglected teenage daughter of wealthy lawyers, throws a drug-fueled party while her parents are on a business trip; when her parents return home early to discover their house in disarray, Janelle resorts to drugs to cope with her anger.

star 7.69
16 votes
F*!k the Police

#10 - F*!k the Police

Season 1 - Episode 1

Inspired by the lyrics of NWA's "F. Tha Police," the premiere focuses on the controversial killing of a young white boy at the hands of two black police officers, and a district attorney's struggle to convince the lone witness to testify in court.

star 7.65
255 votes
Directors: Irv Gotti
Writers: Joy Kecken, Sherman Payne
I Gave You Power

#11 - I Gave You Power

Season 2 - Episode 8

Tracking the life cycle of a Desert Eagle handgun as it travels from the factory floor into the hands of the prideful, the weak and the vindictive, giving them all a false sense of power while creating a path of pain and death on city streets.

star 7.65
20 votes
Trap Queen

#12 - Trap Queen

Season 1 - Episode 4

Anthology series of "song stories" weaving classic Hip-Hop and R&B songs into visually stunning narratives with Trap Queen inspired by the Fetty Wap track.

star 7.61
85 votes
Children's Story

#13 - Children's Story

Season 1 - Episode 5

Inspired by the lyrics of Slick Rick's "Children's Story", two penniless teenagers learn the lesson of karma the hard way when they start robbing people in their neighborhood.

star 7.57
67 votes
Bodak Yellow

#14 - Bodak Yellow

Season 2 - Episode 5

Exotic dancer Violet, 23, raises her teenage sister while looking for her shot at becoming a hip-hop superstar.

star 7.56
18 votes
All I Need

#15 - All I Need

Season 1 - Episode 8

A war veteran suffering from PTSD falls in love with the wrong woman, the girlfriend of Taggert - a dangerous pimp who will do whatever it takes to get his girlfriend back. Inspired by Method Man featuring Mary J. Blige's "I'll Be There for You/You're All I Need to Get By"

star 7.49
39 votes
99 Problems

#16 - 99 Problems

Season 1 - Episode 6

Inspired by the lyrics of Jay-Z's "99 Problems"; two BLM activist college lovers go on the run to escape the clutches of the police.

star 7.32
59 votes
My Life

#17 - My Life

Season 2 - Episode 3

Recovering addict Edie is a hotel maid who dreams of being a fashion designer, but she has her life turned upside-down when she learns her mother, Clarice, is terminally ill. Inspired by Mary J. Blige's "My Life"

star 7.18
17 votes

#18 - Slippery

Season 2 - Episode 2

When an Atlanta rap group funded by drug money is targeted by a zealous FBI agent, the rappers and their lawyer must find a way to translate their Machiavellian tactics from the streets to the courtroom in order to beat the case. Inspired by Migos featuring Gucci Mane's "Slippery"

star 7.13
23 votes