A visit between grandson and grandfather devolves into a scintillating conversation about race, jazz, and hip-hop. Together they examine the contradictions of an era with a black president in power, while the incarceration and unemployment rates climb to record heights in the African milieu. The grandfather, a well-educated and experienced man, desires to share his wisdom with his grandson, an introverted but outspoken young man. Despite the grandson’s admission that he is disappointed with the black race, a race he believes has yet to claim their achievement, the grandpa remains impartial and observant, attempting to expose the truth to his grandson. As the two individuals explore deeper the issues at hand, the reader journeys into the complex, colorful, and disturbing mind of the grandson, delving into a world of mental illness, misconceptions, and a colorful murder.