Lamont 'Hood' Mason is a fearless twenty-year-old gangsta, born and raised in the projects of Brooklyn. In and out of foster homes for many years, the only thing constant in his young life was the safety of a Brownsville barbershop owned by a father figure called Fat Daddy. Hood has been in love with Fat Daddy's smart and beautiful daughter, Jacqui, for as long as he can remember. Unlike his best friend and hustling partner, Dreko, Hood works the chair at Fat Daddy's because Jacqui, who has dreams of leaving the ghetto, insists he build himself a skill for the future if he wants to be with her. But cutting hair isn't the only thing that Fat Daddy has going on - he also trades stolen goods in the back of the shop and washes drug money for the notoriously brutal kingpin named Chaos. When Fat Daddy's gambling habit puts Jacqui's life in danger, Hood tries to work off Fat Daddy's debts for him. Chaos sends Hood to deal with a beef he's been having with rival dealers, but things go horribly wrong. The fallout from this fateful night includes arrests, lockups, and deaths. Hood sees his world turned upside down and is forced to pick up the shattered pieces, one by one.