The series opens with a confrontation between a man who kicks local rapper Alfred “Paper Boi” Miles’s car. Earn tries to mediate the situation and a stoned Darius feels déjà vù. Working a deadbeat job and trying to co-parent with Vanessa “Van”, Earn approaches Alfred, who is his cousin, about managing him since he has connections. Alfred sees Earn as a leech but Earn finds a way to get his song put on the radio. As they listen to the song, a man kicks Alfred’s car and a shooting occurs.
Watch the first full episode of FX’s Atlanta starring Donald Glover.