ATL (2006)

ATL
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG 13
Runtime 1hr 43mins.
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical, Music
Keywords ensemble, teen
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Isaac Hayes III Song ("Protein Chant/Wanna Hook Up") 120859 8000030
Dan DiPrima Song ("Gold Teeth Shining") 120859 8000035
Isaac Hayes III Song Performer ("Cascade Bump #2") 120788 8000150
Oliver Hug Song ("Crunk Playaz") 120859 8000043
The Jackson 2 Song Performer ("Crunk Playaz") 120788 8000158
Tirrell Coleman Song ("Howz Dat") 120859 8000105
Nehemiah Taylor Song ("Howz Dat") 120859 8000103
William Bowles Song ("Howz Dat") 120859 8000104
Redd Klaye Song Performer ("Howz Dat") 120788 8000184
Ronald Kilpatrick Song ("Howz Dat") 120859 8000101
Frankie Beverly Song ("Southern Girl") 120859 8000072
Sean Paul Joseph Song ("Presidential") 120859 8000056
Cee-Lo Green Song Performer ("Is That You God?") 120788 8000195
Big Boi Song ("Kryponite (I'm On It)") 120859 8000039
Aaron Zigman Original Music Orchestrations 120838 8000012
Lil' Jon Song ("Presidential") 120859 8000058
Tip "T.I." Harris Song ("What You Know") 120859 8000138
Cee-Lo Green Song ("Right Now") 120859 8000129
Tip "T.I." Harris Song Performer ("What You Know") 120788 8000200
Rico Wade Song ("Git Up, Git Out") 120859 8000084
Ludacris Song Performer ("Georgia") 120788 8000146
Kevin Kilpatrick Jr. Song ("Howz Dat") 120859 8000102
Nicholas Lewis Song ("Howz Dat") 120859 8000100
Maze Song Performer ("Southern Girl") 120788 8000172
Antwon Thornton Song ("Howz Dat") 120859 8000106
Raymon Murray Song ("Git Up, Git Out") 120859 8000082
Patrick Brown Song ("Git Up, Git Out") 120859 8000079
Frankie Beverly Song Performer ("Southern Girl") 120788 8000173
Pharrell Williams Song Performer ("I Ain't Heard of That") 120788 8000176
Lyfe Jennings Song Performer ("Must Be Nice") 120788 8000181
K-Rab Song Performer ("Bubble Gum") 120788 8000180
Sliv Song Performer ("Gangsta") 120788 8000171
B.H.I. Song Performer ("Bubble Gum") 120788 8000179
Mr. Biggtime Song Performer ("Check My Footwork") 120788 8000174
Bun B Song Performer ("I Ain't Heard of That") 120788 8000177
Slim Thug Song Performer ("I Ain't Heard of That") 120788 8000175
OutKast Song Performer ("Git Up, Git Out") 120788 8000178
Rufus "Scola" Waller Song Performer ("Let's Get Personal") 120788 8000189
Nicole Selmo Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Robb Buono Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Big Rube Song Performer ("Love's Deceit") 120788 8000198
Jonathan Short Art Director n/a 183 9000003
Alejandro Luna Set Dresser On-Set Dresser 197 9000004
Nicolas Pectol Leadman Lead 433 9000007
Danny S Cochran Painter Paint Foreman 200 9000006
Mike Sullivan Scenic Artist Scenic Charge 745 9000005
Lil Scrappy Song Performer ("Money In Da Bank") 120788 8000197
O.V. Wright Song Performer ("Motherless Child") 120788 8000196
Cherish Song Performer ("Do It to It") 120788 8000187
Bobby Creekwater Song Performer ("Hard Headed") 120788 8000186
Aaliyah Song Performer ("At Your Best (You Are Love)") 120788 8000183
Sean Paul Joseph Song Performer ("Do It to It") 120788 8000188
Da Backwudz Song Performer ("Sexy Lil' Country Chick") 120788 8000170
Shevy Song Performer ("Garnett Gets Erin") 120788 8000194
Hoax Mendoza Song Performer ("Skate Practice") 120788 8000193
Anthony Hamilton Song Performer ("Where Did It Go Wrong?") 120788 8000190
Mista Song Performer ("Blackberry Molasses") 120788 8000182
The Crunkettes Song Performer ("Gold Teeth Shining") 120788 8000156
Mark Batson Song ("Where Did It Go Wrong?") 120859 8000123
Anthony Hamilton Song ("Where Did It Go Wrong?") 120859 8000122
Rufus "Scola" Waller Song ("Let's Get Personal") 120859 8000121
Drametrius Jeffries Song ("Old School") 120859 8000130
Darryl Richardson II Song ("Money In Da Bank") 120859 8000135
Jack Splash Song ("Right Now") 120859 8000137
Big Rube Song ("Love's Deceit") 120859 8000136
Neosha King Song ("Do It to It") 120859 8000120
Farrah King Song ("Do It to It") 120859 8000119
Chris Jasper Song ("At Your Best (You Are Love)") 120859 8000099
Rudolph Isley Song ("At Your Best (You Are Love)") 120859 8000098
Ronald Isley Song ("At Your Best (You Are Love)") 120859 8000097
Antione Rogers Song ("Hard Headed") 120859 8000114
Justin Johnson Song ("Hard Headed") 120859 8000115
John Williams Song ("Do It to It") 120859 8000117
Rodney Richard Song ("Do It to It") 120859 8000116
Aldrin Davis Song ("What You Know") 120859 8000139
Gabriel W Arillo Song ("What You Know") 120859 8000140
Mannie Fresh Song Performer ("And Then What") 120788 8000163
Jay "Young Jeezy" Jenkins Song Performer ("And Then What") 120788 8000162
Purple Ribbon All-Stars Song Performer ("Kryponite (I'm On It)") 120788 8000157
The Youngbloodz Song Performer ("Presidential") 120788 8000164
XSCAPE Song Performer ("What's Up") 120788 8000165
Mystikal Song Performer ("Move Bitch") 120788 8000168
Disturbing Tha Peace Song Performer ("Move Bitch") 120788 8000166
Don Holloway Greensman n/a 201 9000008
D Large Song Performer ("Gold Teeth Shining") 120788 8000155
Donny Hathaway Song ("What You Know") 120859 8000143
Leroy Huston Song ("What You Know") 120859 8000142
Curtis Mayfield Song ("What You Know") 120859 8000141
Keith McMasters Song ("Ride Wit Me") 120859 8000145
Field Mobb Song Performer ("Georgia") 120788 8000147
Noah Song Performer ("Dat Boy Chevy") 120788 8000149
Jamie Foxx Song Performer ("Georgia") 120788 8000148
I-20 Song Performer ("Move Bitch") 120788 8000169
Tatiana Komlos Art Department Coordinator n/a 195 9000009
Lisa Markou Digital Effects Digital Intermediate Coordinator 345 23000013
Matthew Melis Digital Effects Artist Digital Optical Artist 120960 23000012
David Geoghegan Digital Effects Artist Digital Optical Artist 120960 23000011
Matt Seckman Digital Effects Artist Digital Optical Artist 120960 23000010
Shawn M Gray Assistant Property Master n/a 120969 24000001
James B. Brothers Property Master n/a 120805 24000002
Gary Glushon Assistant (to James Lassiter) 120820 25000004
Flavia Toledo Assistant (to Timothy M. Bourne) 120820 25000003
Harvey Robinson Assistant (to Chris Robinson) 120820 25000002
Leslie Terrero Assistant (to Chris Robinson) 120820 25000001
Alan DeCastro Digital Effects Artist Digital Optical Artist 120960 23000009
Francis Yu Digital Effects Artist Digital Optical Artist 120960 23000008
Cindy Bond Visual Effects Producer Digital Intermediate Producer 243 23000001
Susan Van Apeldoorn Craft Service n/a 120903 22000001
A L Kupersmith Construction Coordinator n/a 276 21000002
Charles R. Gunter Construction Foreman General Foreman 277 21000001
Robert Hyams Visual Effects Editor Digital Intermediate Editor 614 23000002
Matt Neel Special Effects Foreman n/a 250 23000003
Scott Evans Digital Effects Artist Digital Optical Artist 120960 23000007
James Chul Rim Digital Effects Artist Digital Optical Artist 120960 23000006
John Campuzano Effects Coordinator Digital Optical Coordinator 120917 23000005
Kathleen Tonkin Special Effects Coordinator n/a 241 23000004
Haroon "Boon" Saleem Assistant (to James Lassiter) 120820 25000005
Sharliss Asbury Assistant (to Dallas Austin) 120820 25000006
Seth Zimmerman Assistant Staff Assistant 120820 25000021
Jennifer Wiese Assistant Staff Assistant 120820 25000020
Jeremy Thomas Assistant Staff Assistant 120820 25000019
Charles W Spaht Jr. Assistant Staff Assistant 120820 25000018
Tom Moore Transportation Captain n/a 272 25000022
Shane Summers Transportation Coordinator n/a 271 25000023
Patricia Story Unit Publicist n/a 231 29000001
Vaughn Newton Coordinator Skating Coordinator 528 25000026
Stan Swofford Medic n/a 120966 25000025
Brenda M Findley Production Secretary n/a 367 25000024
Yusuf Muhammad Assistant Staff Assistant 120820 25000017
Geoffery L Miller Assistant Staff Assistant 120820 25000016
Carrie A Cantwell Assistant Staff Assistant 120820 25000010
Calvin Ashford Assistant Staff Assistant 120820 25000009
Tia Dorsey Assistant (to Tionne Watkins) 120820 25000008
Eliza Smith Assistant (to Jody Gerson) 120820 25000007
Jimmy J Chriss Assistant Staff Assistant 120820 25000011
Lauren Cynkar Assistant Staff Assistant 120820 25000012
Tova Kaplan Assistant Staff Assistant 120820 25000015
Gavin Fernandez Assistant Staff Assistant 120820 25000014
Peter DaSilva Assistant Staff Assistant 120820 25000013
Carol Tresan Animal Wrangler Animal Handler 120863 20000002
Greg Tresan Animal Wrangler Animal Handler 120863 20000001
Iliana Sanchez Set Costumer n/a 121008 13000010
Jason Bland Set Costumer n/a 121008 13000009
Daniel H George Set Costumer n/a 121008 13000008
Donna Premick Makeup n/a 353 13000007
Eric Gotthelf ADR Mixer n/a 227 14000001
Oscar Mitt Assistant Sound Editor n/a 222 14000002
Alyson Moore Foley Artist n/a 223 14000006
John Roesch Foley Artist n/a 223 14000005
Drew Ponder Boom Operator n/a 215 14000004
Joel Dougherty Assistant Sound Editor n/a 222 14000003
Denise Tunnell Makeup n/a 353 13000006
K Drew Fuller Key Costumer n/a 351 13000005
Shay Griffin Location Casting n/a 120864 10000004
Ulysses Terrero Casting n/a 179 10000003
Leah Daniels-Butler Casting n/a 179 10000002
Kimberly Hardin Casting n/a 179 10000001
David Gates Consultant Music Consultant 120784 12000001
Gloria Gifford Dialogue Coach n/a 538 12000002
Deedy Wales-Walden Hair Stylist n/a 120799 13000004
Taylor Knight Hair Stylist n/a 120799 13000003
Carol A. Sadler Costume Supervisor n/a 120895 13000002
Shawn Barton Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Christopher Flick Foley Editor n/a 221 14000007
Mary Jo Lang Foley Mixer n/a 224 14000008
Dan Cornwall Chief Lighting Technician n/a 357 15000004
Darryl Humber Dolly Grip n/a 264 15000003
C Alan Rawlins Key Grip n/a 263 15000002
Stephen Crowley Rigging Gaffer n/a 120937 15000001
Dale Fowler Chief Lighting Technician n/a 357 15000005
Riko Schatke Best Boy Grip n/a 265 15000006
Gus Williams Stunt Coordinator n/a 120804 19000001
Devyne Stephens Choreographer n/a 120803 17000001
Victoria Morgan Assistant Production Accountant n/a 120902 16000002
Wendy Price Production Accountant n/a 282 16000001
Curt Schulkey Supervising Sound Editor n/a 328 14000019
Aaron Glascock Supervising Sound Editor n/a 328 14000018
Gregory H Watkins Rerecording Mixer n/a 120856 14000012
Ron Bartlett Rerecording Mixer n/a 120856 14000011
Curt Schulkey Rerecording Mixer n/a 120856 14000010
Aaron Glascock Rerecording Mixer n/a 120856 14000009
Jose Sanchez Sound Sound Utility 120816 14000013
Paul Berolzheimer Sound Effects Editor n/a 327 14000014
Mary H Ellis Sound Mixer Production Sound Mixer 230 14000017
John Joseph Thomas Sound Effects Editor n/a 327 14000016
Michael W Mitchell Sound Effects Editor n/a 327 14000015
O'Kelly Isley Song ("At Your Best (You Are Love)") 120859 8000096
Reginald Jones Song ("Bubble Gum") 120859 8000087
Paul Antonio Johnson Actor Skater 1 1000060
DeShawn Ingram Actor Skater 1 1000059
Leslie Howell Actor Skater 1 1000058
Jamaar Harris Actor Skater 1 1000057
James Jones Actor Skater 1 1000061
Toria Morris Actor Skater 1 1000062
Saladin Suluki Actor Skater 1 1000065
Tony Lance Sailor Jr. Actor Skater 1 1000064
Lisa Quinones Actor Skater 1 1000063
Brandon Gibbs Actor Skater 1 1000056
Pierpont Geer Actor Skater 1 1000055
Hakiem Ayele Actor Skater 1 1000049
Blaze Actor Thug 1 1000048
Jorge Luis Abreu Actor Doctor 1 1000047
Laparee Young Actor Pastor 1 1000046
Antonio Barfield Actor Skater 1 1000050
Safiya Brawner Actor Skater 1 1000051
Danica Garner Actor Skater 1 1000054
Kyle Dutcher Actor Skater 1 1000053
Kelvin Broadnax Actor Skater 1 1000052
Virginia Turner Actor Skater 1 1000066
Kenya Tyson Actor Skater 1 1000067
Neil Lewis Assistant Director n/a 163 5000005
Patrick J Mangan Assistant Director n/a 163 5000004
Doug Torres Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Craig Cannold Production Supervisor n/a 307 5000002
Lisa Dennis Kennedy Post-Production Supervisor n/a 120796 5000006
Michael Riley Location Manager n/a 193 5000007
Alfeo Dixon Location Scout n/a 311 5000010
Ingrid Johanson Production Coordinator Production Office Coordinator 162 5000009
Gail Hunter Script Supervisor n/a 191 5000008
Timothy M Bourne Unit Production Manager n/a 182 5000001
Antwone Fisher Story By n/a 120779 4000006
Jody Gerson Producer n/a 3 3000002
Dallas Austin Producer n/a 3 3000001
Chris Robinson Director n/a 2 2000001
Douglas B Wynn Actor Skater 1 1000068
James Lassiter Producer n/a 3 3000003
Will Smith Producer n/a 3 3000004
Tina Gordon Chism Screenplay n/a 120778 4000005
Timothy M Bourne Executive Producer n/a 174 3000006
Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Almario Thomas Actor Dante 1 1000045
Tasha Smith Actor Gayle 1 1000044
April Clark Actor Tondie 1 1000016
Adam Boyer Actor Bartender 1 1000015
Brandon Bernard Benton Actor Student in Classroom 1 1000014
Monica Actor Waffle House Waitress 1 1000013
Steven R Ewing Actor Fireman 1 1000017
Alvin Lee Fleming Actor Skateman 1 1000018
Bart Hansard Actor Deputy 1 1000021
Big Gipp Actor Famous Customer 1 1000020
Khadijah Haqq Actor Veda 1 1000019
Greg Andrews Actor Jay 1 1000012
Jason Weaver Actor Teddy 1 1000011
Keith David Actor John Garnett 1 1000005
Mykelti Williamson Actor Uncle George 1 1000004
Big Boi Actor Marcus 1 1000003
Lauren London Actor New-New 1 1000002
Albert Daniels Actor Brooklyn 1 1000006
Malika Actor Star 1 1000007
Evan Ross Actor Anton 'Ant' Swann 1 1000010
Lonette McKee Actor Priscilla Garnett 1 1000009
Jack Long Actor Esquire 1 1000008
Khadijah Actor Veda 1 1000022
Wayne Hardnett Actor Bone Crusher 1 1000023
Ashley Ragland Actor Teenage Girl 1 1000038
Phalon "Jazze Pha" Alexander Actor DJ 1 1000037
Vanessa Petrosky Actor Holly 1 1000036
Gregory Oliver Actor Cascade Security Guard 1 1000035
Dean Ramone Actor Big Ronnie 1 1000039
Ric Reitz Actor Mr. Sapp 1 1000040
Tyree Simmons Actor DJ Drama 1 1000043
Onira Satterwhite Actor Sexy Young Girl 1 1000042
Christopher Ray Robinson II Actor Ant's Friend 1 1000041
Jameela Nuriddin Actor Young Girl 1 1000034
Ayesha T. Ngaujah Actor Counter Girl 1 1000033
Marie McAdoo Actor Fat Girl 1 1000027
Nick Hudani Actor Mr. Sartoni 1 1000026
Tae Heckard Actor Tonya 1 1000025
Monique Harris Actor Sexy Woman 1 1000024
Lauren Leah Mitchell Actor Janice Rawlings 1 1000028
Markice Moore Actor Austin 1 1000029
Zoe Myers Actor Preppy Female 1 1000032
Roderick Mosley Actor Drug Customer 1 1000031
Margo Moorer Actor Ms. Jackson 1 1000030
Teresa M Yarbrough Assistant Production Coordinator Assistant Production Office Coordinator 192 5000011
Tony Holley Assistant Location Manager n/a 194 5000012
James Phillips Song ("Presidential") 120859 8000057
La Marquis Jefferson Song ("Presidential") 120859 8000055
William Holmes Song ("Presidential") 120859 8000054
Jeffrey Grigsby Song ("Presidential") 120859 8000053
Afrika Bambaataa Song ("What's Up") 120859 8000059
John Robie Song ("What's Up") 120859 8000060
LaKiesha Miles Song ("What's Up") 120859 8000063
LaTocha Scott Song ("What's Up") 120859 8000062
Arthur Baker Song ("What's Up") 120859 8000061
Craig Love Song ("Presidential") 120859 8000052
Byron Thomas Song ("And Then What") 120859 8000051
Nsilo Reddick Song ("Kryponite (I'm On It)") 120859 8000036
Antoine Macon Song ("Dat Boy Chevy") 120859 8000029
Ryan Bowser Song ("Dat Boy Chevy") 120859 8000028
Deric Angelettie Song ("Dat Boy Chevy") 120859 8000027
Nicholas Sherwood Song ("Kryponite (I'm On It)") 120859 8000037
Rock D The Legend Song ("Kryponite (I'm On It)") 120859 8000038
Jay "Young Jeezy" Jenkins Song ("And Then What") 120859 8000050
Michael Render Song ("Kryponite (I'm On It)") 120859 8000041
Cory Antonio Andrews Song ("Kryponite (I'm On It)") 120859 8000040
Tameka Cottle Song ("What's Up") 120859 8000064
Temeka Scott Song ("What's Up") 120859 8000065
Miguel Willis Song ("Bubble Gum") 120859 8000086
Jarvis Griffin Song ("Bubble Gum") 120859 8000085
Big Gipp Song ("Git Up, Git Out") 120859 8000081
Thomas Calloway Song ("Git Up, Git Out") 120859 8000080
Tip "T.I." Harris Actor Rashad 1 1000001
Richard Sims Song ("Bubble Gum") 120859 8000088
Ernie Isley Song ("At Your Best (You Are Love)") 120859 8000094
Marqueze Etheridge Song ("Blackberry Molasses") 120859 8000091
Lyfe Jennings Song ("Must Be Nice") 120859 8000089
Andre Benjamin Song ("Git Up, Git Out") 120859 8000078
Pharrell Williams Song ("I Ain't Heard of That") 120859 8000077
Darren Jordan Song ("Sexy Lil' Country Chick") 120859 8000070
Michael J Tyler Song ("Move Bitch") 120859 8000069
Bobby Sandimanie Song ("Move Bitch") 120859 8000067
Craig Lawson Song ("Move Bitch") 120859 8000066
Sliv Song ("Gangsta") 120859 8000071
Tommie Walker Song ("Check My Footwork") 120859 8000073
Stayve Thomas Song ("I Ain't Heard of That") 120859 8000076
Chad Hugo Song ("I Ain't Heard of That") 120859 8000075
Jay-Z Song ("I Ain't Heard of That") 120859 8000074
Noah Stephens Song ("Dat Boy Chevy") 120859 8000026
Shawn Johnson Song ("Georgia") 120859 8000025
Billy Rich Editor n/a 172 7000002
David Blackburn Editor n/a 172 7000001
Josh Hancher Camera Assistant B Camera Second Assistant 120867 6000012
Eric Leftridge Camera Assistant B Camera First Assistant 120867 6000011
Vanessa Lapato Dialogue Editor n/a 204 7000003
Kira Roessler Dialogue Editor n/a 204 7000004
Kathleen Latlip Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000007
Danya Joseph Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000006
Joe Binford Jr. Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000005
Braden Belmonte Camera Assistant A Camera Second Assistant 120867 6000010
Stanley Fernandez Jr. Camera Assistant A Camera First Assistant 120867 6000009
Colin Hudson Camera Operator n/a 239 6000003
Tom Weston Camera Operator n/a 239 6000002
Karsten "Crash" Gopinath Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
J Bradley Smith Assistant Location Manager n/a 194 5000013
Colin Hudson Steadicam Operator n/a 232 6000004
Robert Morales Video Assist/Playback Video Assist 120899 6000005
Eduardo Cisneros Colorist Digital Intermediate Color Assist 120920 6000008
Paul Bronkar Colorist Digital Intermediate Colorist 120920 6000007
Guy D'Alema Photography Still Photographer 120835 6000006
Mateo Laboriel Music Arranger Score Programmer 121019 8000001
Steve Tavaglione Music Arranger Score Programmer 121019 8000002
Michael Stern Score Recording n/a 120840 8000019
Dennis Sands Score Mixing n/a 120927 8000018
Michael Stern Score Mixing n/a 120927 8000017
Brad Warnaar Original Music Orchestrations 120838 8000016
Dennis Sands Score Recording n/a 120840 8000020
Hoagy Carmichael Song ("Georgia") 120859 8000021
Darion Crawford Song ("Georgia") 120859 8000024
Ludacris Song ("Georgia") 120859 8000023
Stuart Gorrell Song ("Georgia") 120859 8000022
Dan Higgins Original Music Orchestrations 120838 8000015
Jerry Hey Original Music Orchestrations 120838 8000014
Set Free Music Coordinator n/a 206 8000006
Alexandra Dorfman Music Coordinator n/a 206 8000005
Jojo Villanueva Music Coordinator n/a 206 8000004
Don Robey Music Arranger ("Motherless Child") 121019 8000003
Dan DiPrima Music Editor n/a 214 8000007
Johnny Caruso Music Editor n/a 214 8000008
Julia Michels Music Supervisor n/a 120872 8000011
Oliver Hug Music Editor n/a 214 8000010
Lee Scott Music Editor n/a 214 8000009
Marvin Isley Song ("At Your Best (You Are Love)") 120859 8000095
Synopsis
17-year-old Rashad was forced to become the man of the house earlier than most. Since the death of his parents, he's carried the responsibility for himself and his little brother Ant squarely on his shoulders. While he does his best to keep Ant in school and out of the trouble that's always lurking in their South Atlanta neighborhood, sometimes it seems like a losing battle--Rashad can't be everywhere at once, and Ant is dangerously close to falling under the spell of a blinged-out local dealer who promises fast money and respect Ant. A talented artist, Rashad doesn't see any future for himself beyond assisting his Uncle George as a janitor after school. Lately it seems the only bright spot in Rashad's life is New-New. She sees something special in him. When the two get together, everything begins to change, and Rashad's future starts to open up for the first time. But New-New has a secret that's getting harder to keep. Behind her ghetto-fabulous front, New-New is actually Erin, a rich girl from the right side of the tracks who's drawn to the vibrant life she sees in Rashad's neighborhood. Her father, successful CEO John Garnett, grew up on the south side of town, but once he left he never looked back. Garnett forbids his daughter from setting foot anywhere near his old neighborhood. So every weekend she leaves Erin behind, lying to her parents so that she can become New-New, the person she thinks she needs to be to find acceptance in Rashad's world. Besides New-New, there aren't many people Rashad can count on. His best friend Esquire is an ambitious student who dreams of attending an Ivy League college, and is willing to do anything to make that dream come true. When Esquire runs into New-New while cozying up to her influential father for a letter of recommendation, he has to make a decision whether or not to blow her cover. When Rashad finds out New-New's real story, he doesn't know who to trust anymore--it seems everyone in his life is lying to him, even the people he loves the most. As Ant gets pulled deeper into the life of a dealer and Rashad's dreams for him begin to fade, Rashad is going to have to make tough choices about what he wants and where he's going.