After his dreams are destroyed, one man must drastically rework his life in this tale of survival on the rough streets of Harlem. The hardworking and determined Jaden is already the most celebrated athlete in the Northeast, with a successful career in professional football—his ticket to a better life—right around the corner. But after his opportunities are ruined by a friend’s envious actions, Jaden must turn to a life of robbery and drug dealing to pay the bills and support his ailing mother. As his morals decay, his family comes apart at the seams and the love of his life grows distant. Only after Jaden realizes what he has lost and what he has left does he learn how to navigate the hard life of the hood.