A coming of age drama about an inner city teen fighting the odds to survive. Derrick "Risk" Riley is a graffiti artist without hope for his future. He's raised by his abusive alcoholic mother. One day, Derrick goes out to with his friends to spray paint and they run into a rival gang. The rivals give chase and gun down Derrick's best friend. Derrick is sucked into a world of violence, drugs and hopelessness. He sets out for vengeance and meets a girl (Tiffany) along the way. She turns things around and Derrick turns things around, but it doesn't last when he gets a visitor from his past.