Out of the gate, Mr. Torain turns into a “chatty patty.” In regard to Evelyn Lozada, he says that he has not watched the show Basketball Wives in years. He briefly mentions the serial killer Samuel Little as a clout chaser. The topic of discussion sways to the “darkism” that exists against light-skinned privilege with model Rashida Strober. Rashida holds that Cardi B is a “baby Evelyn Lozada.” She criticizes the fact that Cardi is free in the world because of her complexion. Star asks Rashida if she still remained an item with a light-skinned man. Mr. Torain jokes saying that Rashida nabbed an albino. Quickly, he asks if it is high time to cancel Evelyn. Star admits that he’s not up to speed on Wives.
On a research show, Star sifts through the data to be even more accurate. Judge Tammy Kemp is talking with sense at this time. Star supports snitching and has a campaign called “Start Snitching” and an organization called Snitch Network. Mr. Torain holds that the late Joshua Brown did the right thing. This shows the consistency and integration of ideals that Mr. Torain displays. Also on the show, Mr. Torain explores the rap battle waged by Arsonal and Cassidy.
Star begins the show with his two fears: “sharks and fire coochie.” He then brings to light the fact that Amber Guyger has been sentenced and convicted. He discusses Joshua Brown, the witness in Guyger’s murder trial who received fatal rounds. He contemplates criminal organizations who have taken out so-called snitches and conspiracists. Mr. Torain says that the cops in Mexico are corrupt. He speaks of the Yakuza in Japan and the Chinese Triads. Stevie Wonder, according to Mr. Torain, could have provided intelligence on how someone gunned down Brown. A caller says that people from the sheriff to the judge acted “unprofessionally.”
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ngs that you know if you are from Bloomington, Indiana. You know Mama Bear's Pizza. You know the best spots for the adrenaline rush that comes with cliff diving. You know the architecture rivals that of "Hogwarts" on the campus of Indiana University. You know exactly what it takes to "Sink the Biz." You know basketball, and you speak the name of Bobby Knight with almost reverence (At the risk of having a chair thrown at you, do not speak ill of "The General"!). You know the best live music can be found at The Bluebird or The Bishop. You know the best cuisine from throughout the world can be found in Bloomington. You know all four seasons intimately, and you know Kilroy's Sports Bar.
Fresh to a new school, Joanie Whitaker (Monroe Cline) is surprised when she is approached by classmates Anabel and Sharnae (Shelby Yardley and Juliana Destefano), who invite her to a party. While reluctant, Joanie attends and is introduced to Danny Kellog (Bret Green) by her new friends, who claim Danny works for a business that delivers expensive cameras to photographers around the world, with Anabel and Sharnae working for Danny as couriers. Eager for the chance to travel and make easy money, Joanie accepts the offer to join the business, with her first trip having her enjoy a trip to New York and starting a relationship with Danny's business partner Tucker (Cole Reinhardt).
A town loses both their Sheriff and Deputy to gun violence in a short period of time. Would you believe a suspect that said that he shot and killed one of them and not the other? What are the chances that a municipality that is small enough to have but one Sheriff and one Deputy will have them both shot in separate incidents by multiple culprits?
Mr. Torain is an informant. He tells. He’s a snitch. And this is meant in the best way. Star testifies that he got caught lacking and that a young lady may be on Instagram with a photo of her and Star in the bed. Mr. Torain then switches lanes and talks about the judge hugging Guyger and giving her a Bible. Next, Star breaks down how there’s a difference between bleach blonde and natural. White women who have naturally blonde hair want the “goddess look.” Bleach blondes are just reaching. Then, Star delineates the question of the show concerning blacks being on code or within a collective, advancing in society. He ponders whether as a group, blacks can better themselves in the context of the “greater good.”
Even eight years after the fact, one night still haunts 18 year old Natalie Weaver (Monroe Cline): the night her mother Annie (Crystal Allen) was arrested for the savage murders of Lucy and Frank Miller, a couple who had been boarding with the Weavers—and was ultimately sentenced to death row after Natalie testified against her in court. Now as a teenager, Natalie not only deals with being harassed by her classmates for being the daughter of a convicted killer, but is suffering from nightmares and bouts of sleepwalking with her mother's execution quickly approaching.
The duel of topics motivates Troi “Star” Torain. He becomes animated and more focused as he launches into the show. He discusses how the judge in the Amber Guyger murder trial should be dubbed a different name. And in Bruce Lee fashion, Torain switches topics with ease like a swift kick to side of the head. He talks about how hip hop architects Rakim and MC Serch might go to blows over alleged writings that occurred decades ago. Then, he turns back to the Guyger case seamlessly. The Castle Doctrine which upholds a citizen’s rights to be immune to laws that would normally be offenses if they take place in said citizen’s vehicle or home came into the conversation. Star finds this to be damning in this case. Botham Jean was in the comfort of his home when he was shot to death by Guyger. With just a turn on the winding road of discourse, Star once again talks about Rakim and MC Serch. He states that the former is angry at the latter over the aforementioned writing fallout. He says that there’s “nothing worse than an old clout chaser.”