Donald Glover (Earnest 'Earn' Marks)Brian Tyree Henry (Alfred 'Paper Boi' Miles)LaKeith Stanfield (Darius)Zazie Beetz (Van)Khris Davis (Tracy)RJ Walker (Clark County)Harold House Moore (Swiff)Matthew Barnes (Lucas)Myra Lucretia Taylor (Earn's Mother)Adriyan Rae (Candice)Tobias Segal (E)Cranston Johnson (Deshawn)Griffin Freeman (Dave)Hugh Coles (Socks)Derrick Haywood (Bartender)Brandon Hirsch (Devyonne Johnson)Diane Sellers (Lorraine)Emmett Hunter (Ahmad White)
Atlanta is one of the top cities for young rappers looking to make a name for themselves in the business. Among those up-and-comers is Alfred Miles, a hot new artist who is trying to understand the line between real life and street life. He is managed by his cousin Earn, who gets caught up in the local rap scene and his cousin's career after returning home to the ATL. Earn does whatever he can to try to get Alfred's career to the next level. Darius, the rapper's right-hand man and visionary, is also in Alfred's entourage. When Earn isn't busy managing his cousin's career, he spends much of his time with his best friend Vanessa, the mother of his daughter.