Lucious releases a rap by Freda, which causes Hakeem to issue a rap-battle challenge; Cookie’s sister visits; Jamal tries to land a big sponsorship deal; Anika receives life-altering news.
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theStream.tv Fan Show Network Presents the Empire After Show! Tune in each week, live or on demand, for review and conversation about the hit Fox Television Show. Empire centers around a hip hop music and entertainment company, Empire Enterprises, and the drama among the members of the founders’ family as they fight for control of the company. The hour-long family drama was created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong, and stars Terrence Howard as Lucious Lyon and Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon.
Lucious Lyon, is a former drug dealer turned hip hop mogul and the CEO of Empire Entertainment. Cookie Lyon, is Lucious’ outspoken ex-wife and mother of his three sons, who served a 17-year stretch in prison for drug dealing. Andre Lyon, is the eldest son of the Lyon family and CFO of Empire Entertainment. He is Wharton educated, power hungry, bi-polar and married to his white college sweetheart, Rhonda. Jamal Lyon, the middle son and black sheep of the Lyon family, a talented, gay singer-songwriter who despises the corporate aspect of the music industry and is estranged from his homophobic father. Hakeem Lyon, the fame-obsessed youngest son and Lucious’ favorite child, who is a hip hop star on the rise. Anika Calhoun, head of Empire Entertainment A&R and Lucious’ fiancé who Cookie refers to as Kitty Boo Boo.
Music for the show is handled by Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley takes his cue from the writing team who gives him an idea of where the plot is headed, and crafts songs to fit those themes.
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