Diamond (Pras Michel) is a naturally gifted musician. His need to realize his dreams forces him to re-evaluate his life and the people around him. When his mother Rose suddenly dies, and his musician father (Vondie Curtis Hall) re-enters his life looking for reconciliation, Diamond faces more immediate problems. His girlfriend Tamara (Tamala Jones) is pregnant, and his childhood friend Gage (Ja Rule) has unwittingly drawn Diamond into his life of drug running and violence. Unsure of which path to follow, Diamond devotes himself to his music and finds support and inspiration in unexpected places.