D Hunter's investigation into his mentor's murder leads into a parallel history of hip hop, a place where renegade government agents, behind-the-scenes power brokers, and paranoid journalists know a truth that only a few hard-core fans suspect. This rewrite of hip-hop history mixes real-life figures with characters pulled from the culture's hidden world, including Jay Z, Kanye West, and Russell Simmons.
Professional bodyguard D Hunter takes a gig protecting rapper Asya Roc at an underground fight club in poverty-stricken Brownsville, Brooklyn. Unknown to D, the rapper has arranged to purchase illegal guns at the event. An acquaintance of D's from the streets, Ice, turns out to be the courier. During the exchange, a robbery is attempted and Ice is wounded. D gets Asya Roc to safety but, now in possession of the illicit merchandise, finds himself being chased by two gunmen.
Ebony-skinned and sexy smooth, Night gets by in the big city by servicing the deepest, darkest needs of rich white women. But he’s getting tired of that life. If only he could find someone to buy into his dream of becoming an R&B singer. But just when it seems like that might actually happen, Night gets caught up in a risky drug dealing operation.
Dean Chance has a good job as a TV producer, and he is content with his longtime girlfriend, Millie. But in a chance encounter, he meets sleek, seductive Bee Cole. She pulls the conservative young man into a world of cybersex that is beyond anything he has imagined. Now, in a realm where anything is virtually possible, Dean has to decide where to draw the line.
As successful Los Angeles P.R. agent Rodney Hampton watches his best friend get married, he wonders if he could ever make that commitment. But when his aging mother tells him he is "one woman short" of happiness, the handsome bachelor realizes he needs to look for a wife. Armed with a list of ex-girlfriends, Rodney sets out to discover if any of them could be The One for him.
With a client kidnapped, flamboyant music manager Ivy Greenwich enlists security specialist Hunter to deliver the ransom. Impressed with Hunter's street smarts, this "old white dude in a fro" hires him to protect teenie bopper Bridgette Hays. As he struggles with his smoldering desire for Bridgette, Hunter tries to discover who is really behind the shrouded threat that menaces Greenwich's clients.