Tales is a 60-minute scripted anthology series of "song stories" weaving classic hip-hop songs into visually stunning 3-act narratives. Far beyond the music video or the live event, "TALES" brings hip-hop alive in a completely new way for television. With "TALES," each song's lyrics are imagined as cinematic adventures with a different director and screenwriter per song story. The series is a multi-platform cross-collaboration with TIDAL, the global music and entertainment platform, where the director's cut versions of each episode will live exclusively after premiering on BET. Subscribers will be able to stream the series on their web browser or through the TIDAL mobile app. "TALES" is produced and created by Irv Gotti and his Visionary Ideas production company.

Tuesday 10:00 PM et/pt on BET
1 Season, 8 Episodes
June 27, 2017
Cast: David Dunston, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Woody McClain, J. Alphonse Nicholson

Tales Full Episode Guide

  • A war veteran suffering from PTSD falls in love with the wrong woman: the girlfriend of Taggert, a dangerous pimp who will do whatever it takes to get his girl. Inspired by the lyrics of Method Man and Mary J. Blige's "All I Need."

  • Inspired by the lyrics of The Roots ft. Erykah Badu's "You Got Me"; a highly disciplined dancer, about to perform in an important show, falls for a man who gets her to lose control.

  • Inspired by the lyrics of 99 Problems | Jay Z’s 99 Problems, when the Black Lives Matter movement is declared an enemy of the state, two college lovers and BLM activists go on the run to escape the clutches of the police.

  • Inspired by the lyrics of Slick Rick's Children's Story, this episode follows two penniless teenagers who learn the lesson of karma the hard way when they start robbing people in their neighborhood.

  • A story of devoted love, inspired by the lyrics of Fetty Wap's "Trap Queen." Crystal discovers that her boyfriend, the love of her life, Reggie, is running drugs out of the strip club they own.

  • Inspired by the lyrics of Meek Mill's ``Cold Hearted,'' this episode explores the life of a mega-star rapper who gets fatally shot, with his faithful sidekick by his side, and all the suspects -- his wife, manager and best friend.

  • The controversial killing of a young white boy at the hands of two black police officers and a district attorney's struggle to convince the lone witness to testify in court.