The Best Episodes of Tales

Last Updated: Apr 29, 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.

A Story to Tell

#1 - 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
118 votes
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Cold Hearted

#2 - Cold Hearted

Season 1 - Episode 2

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

star 7.71
114 votes
Directors: Jessy Terrero
Writers: Yule Caise, Joy Kecken
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You Got Me

#3 - 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 7.65
48 votes
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F*!k the Police

#4 - 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 7.61
240 votes
Directors: Irv Gotti
Writers: Joy Kecken, Sherman Payne
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Trap Queen

#5 - 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 7.49
72 votes
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Children's Story

#6 - Children's Story

Season 1 - Episode 5

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

star 7.42
57 votes
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99 Problems

#7 - 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 7.22
50 votes
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All I Need

#8 - All I Need

Season 1 - Episode 8

star 7.17
29 votes
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