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A hip-hop mogul must choose between his three sons who are battling for control over his multi-million dollar company, while his ex-wife schemes to get what's hers.
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 Lucious Lyon (30 episodes, 2015-2016)
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 Hakeem Lyon (30 episodes, 2015-2016)
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 Jamal Lyon (30 episodes, 2015-2016)
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 Andre Lyon (30 episodes, 2015-2016)
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 Anika Calhoun (30 episodes, 2015-2016)
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 Rhonda Lyon (30 episodes, 2015-2016)
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 Cookie Lyon / ... (30 episodes, 2015-2016)
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 Porsha (27 episodes, 2015-2016)
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 Becky (26 episodes, 2015-2016)
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 Tiana Brown (24 episodes, 2015-2016)
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 Chicken (20 episodes, 2015-2016)
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 Laura Calleros (15 episodes, 2015-2016)
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 Thirsty Rawlings (13 episodes, 2015-2016)
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 Vernon Turner (13 episodes, 2015)
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Lucious, the founder and CEO of a successful record label has been diagnosed with ALS. He must choose one of his three sons to take over the company when he dies. Meanwhile, his ex wife and co-founder, Cookie, has been released from prison and wants to reclaim her rightful place in the company. Written by Jennifer Holmes

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Clichéd but Captivating
20 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Somewhat stereotypical, and certainly clichéd writing, but captivating, particularly as performed by 2 of my favorite actors, Taraji P. Henson & Terrence Howard, ever since seeing them in one of my favorite gritty, touching movies, Hustle & Flow.

Like that infamous film, there will be welcome music. A flashback scene in the pilot episode almost harks back to that time they worked together.

Can't help but feel personally invested in its characters, which may be biased since I so admire the work of the actors playing the roles.

"A unique family drama set in the world of a hip hop empire." Pretty sure it's the first series featuring that premise.

Enjoying so far, and anxious to watch where it goes.


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