Empire does much more than dramatize the rap game—they make certified bangers. On Season 2, Jamal (played by Jussie Smollett) gets the most attention, cutting a turn-up party track, “No Doubt About It,” with Pitbull and an inspiring duet, “Powerful,” with Alicia Keys. Tiana (played by Serayah McNeill) makes her R&B moves on “Do Something with It” and “Get No Better (2.0)”, while Empire label head Lucious (Terrence Howard) shows his trife side on “Boom Boom Boom Boom” and “Snitch Bitch”. Producers Swizz Beatz, Ne-Yo, J.R. Totem, and Timbaland give this TV drama an authentic shine rarely .
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