What is Empire About?

Season 3 Update

The third season of Empire has been amazing.  This season the show is about bouncing back from your hardships.  Jamal Lyon was shot by Freda Gatz in the show's second season and he hasn't been the same since.  Jamal is unable to perform because he's experiencing PTSD as a result of the horrific incident.

For those of you who have not seen Fox hip-hop drama series you may be asking, What is Empire About? You have come to the right place.

Lucious Lyon's Empire: Second Season
Lucious Lyon: Empire's second season returns to FOX Wednesdays on September 23, 2015.  In the first season, Cookie is released from jail and demands half of Lucious' Empire.  


Jamal Lyon made it clear that he was going after Lucious' Empire and he now holds the company in his hands.  Jamal won the battle but the war has just begun!

Lucious Lyon Empire second season
Lucious Lyon Empire Second Season

Empire
Empire is the name of Fox's new hip-hop drama series about a music empire.  The show stars Terrance Howard and Taraji P. Henson.  Empire is Fox's highest-rated show in years.

In the show, Terrence Howard plays Lucious Lyon, a former drug dealer turned hip-hop mogul and the CEO of Empire Entertainment.  Taraji P. Henson plays Cookie Lyon, Lucious' ex-wife and mother of his 3 sons.  Cookie served a 17 year bid in prison for drug dealing. Empire For Real Art imitates life and there are some former/current hip-hop stars that may have been the inspiration for a few of Empire's characters. 

Diddy When you think hip-hop mogul it is difficult to ignore Diddy.  In the first scene of the series, Lucious is in the music studio with an aspiring female artist.  To motivate her, he states, "I need you to sing like you are going to die tomorrow."  A scene that was definitely reminiscent of Diddy coaching Keyshia Cole in the following clip:


Lucious and V. Bozeman
Lucious and V. Bozeman
There is also the fact that Diddy also has 3 sons.  His oldest, Justin, who attended UCLA on a football scholarship and was recently seen challenging Bobby Shmurda: 


There is also Diddy's stepson, Quincy, and his youngest Christian: 

Diddy and Sons
Diddy and Sons

Lucious Lyon
Lucious Lyon

Diddy
Diddy
Lil' Kim
Who would have thought Fox's new series could bring Bad Boy back together? Remember when it was All About the Benjamins?  One thing that Lil' Kim does have on Nicki is the fact that she was willing to go down for the people that she cares about.  In 2005, Lil' Kim served a yearlong prison sentence for lying to a jury about her friends' involvement in a shooting 4 years earlier.  Taraji P. Henson does a magnificent job in her role as Cookie.

Cookie Lyon
Cookie Lyon

Lil Kim
Lil Kim

Similar to Kim, Cookie was willing to serve time for the people she cared about.  Kim was protecting what she felt like Biggie built when she lied about seeing her Junior MAFIA affiliates.  She knew Diddy did not need the heat and she is from Brooklyn, NY therefore snitching was not an option.  Empire...It truly is all about the Benjamins.


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