Cyrus DeBarge loves music. Leading the choir at his father’s church by day, while working as a busboy at a teen club by night, Cyrus is a talented rapper with just one thing holding him back, his lack of confidence. When a local music show announces that pop star Roxie, Cyrus’s former classmate and schoolboy crush, is judging a contest looking for the next big single, Cyrus submits a track. Much to his surprise, Cyrus wins, but he allows his ultra-confident best friend Kris to take all the credit while he fades into the background, feeding him lyrics and rhymes. However, Cyrus’s music works too well, and when Kris finds himself getting Roxie’s affections and musical acclaim, Cyrus has to learn to speak up for himself. Will he take his rightful place on the stage and in Roxie’s heart?