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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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After a life-changing experience, Jamal refuses to make music until his family ends its seemingly endless cycle of violence and fighting. Meanwhile, the Feds are tailing Anika because ...


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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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7 January 2015 (USA)  »

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Terrence Howard as Lucious Lyon in the TV series Empire in 2002 appeared in Mary J. Blige's video for " Be Without You ". See more »

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Referenced in Man Seeking Woman: Scythe (2016) See more »

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Terrific acting, plot and music
7 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First • I don't typically like rap and hip hop but I LOVED THIS. I am only not giving this a 10 because it's the first episode but OH HOT DANG it's great. There is not one bad actor or tress. Let's start out with saying GABOUREY SIDIBE HAS NOT DONE ONE BAD ROLE. She is a phenomenon. I will keep this short and spoiler free and say that it has something for EVERYONE. I can understand why people wouldn't like it but keep and open mind. It has good music (which you don't have to be a hip hop fan to like because, I liked it A LOT) Good acting which is always good. Great plot And basically great everything. I can't recommend this enough.


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