The BEST Episodes of Tales
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 3, 2019
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 - 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.
#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.
#3 - 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."
#4 - 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.
#5 - Cold Hearted
Season 1 - Episode 2
A star rapper is fatally shot. Inspired by the lyrics of Meek Mill's "Cold Hearted."
#6 - 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"
#7 - 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.
#8 - 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.
#9 - 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.
#10 - 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.
#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.
#12 - 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"
#13 - 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.
#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.
#15 - 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.
#16 - 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"
#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"