Craig Ross Jr.'s action thriller Hustle & Heat features Duane Martin as PI "Rad" McCrae who is on the trail of the man who murdered his lifelong friend, Benjamin (Jadakiss), an up-and-coming rapper. Weapons expert Lisa (Vivica A. Fox) partners with McCrae and assists him in his quest for justice. At the center of his investigation is Benjamin's former producer, B. Free (Michael Taliferro), who controls quite a powerful business that often deals in illegal activities.