For Blak, a 17-year old, aspiring rapper, life in the projects of Empire City is a constant struggle against violence and temptation. After the tragic death of his older brother, Blak discovers that he has been given a mystical gift that allows him to turn his rhymes into physical reality. It is a power that Blak must ultimately decide to use for good or evil as he tries to bring his brother’s killers to justice.
With the support of his crew, G-pak, Blak must make the toughest decisions of his life while dodging underworld boss Bloko, his arch nemesis Vulture, and bitter gang rivalries. All the while, he must cope with his own hotheaded temper as each use of his power brings him closer to succumbing to the darker nature within himself. Will Blak stay true to himself and his gift or will he be corrupted by the streets? The fate of Empire City hangs in the balance.