Baby sends his henchmen to exact revenge after Max tells the parole board he should remain in prison; Jackson interferes in Lady Bryce's personal life and pushes her husband over the edge.
Sweetback artist Mace (Brian McKnight) is caught on tape committing a sex crime, and the executives must decide whether to turn it over to the police.
Jackson must stroke egos, as temperamental artists from both Sweetback and Conflict make a music video; Nick tries to steal recording artist Hoody Rob (Ginuwine).
Jackson sabotages Lady Bryce's relationship so nothing distracts from recording; Max asks Jackson for help with her money problems.
Jade is arrested at a nightclub after shots are fired; protesters object to Sweetback's lack of financial investment in the black community.
Brothers (Jason George, Sticky Fingaz) build a hip-hop record label from the ground up, then fight to keep their empire afloat.