Two brothers try to handle all the problems of running a hip-hop/rap record label in New York.


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Series cast summary:
Sticky Fingaz ...  Grady Rhames 6 episodes, 2003
Davetta Sherwood Davetta Sherwood ...  Jade Rhames 6 episodes, 2003
Bishop Brigante Bishop Brigante ...  2Way 6 episodes, 2003
Kira Clavell ...  Lisa 5 episodes, 2003
Kia Goodwin Kia Goodwin ...  Lady Bryce 5 episodes, 2003
K.C. Collins ...  Walter 4 episodes, 2003
Karen LeBlanc ...  Kari 4 episodes, 2003
Richard Yearwood ...  Shorty boy 4 episodes, 2003
Jason George ...  Jackson 3 episodes, 2003
Lyriq Bent ...  Devon 3 episodes, 2003
Rishma Malik ...  Reo 2 episodes, 2003
Balázs Koós Balázs Koós 2 episodes, 2003
Wes Williams ...  Pharos 2 episodes, 2003


Two brothers try to handle all the problems of running a hip-hop/rap record label in New York.

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Music is tight. Family is tighter.


Drama | Crime | Music



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Release Date:

14 April 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Empire See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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(6 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Cancelled Too Soon
8 January 2004 | by williebobo95See all my reviews

I liked this show. I'm in the music industry and it was a semi realistic portrayal of it. It was basically a Hip Hop soap opera or "Hip Hopra". It was not given enough time to materialize and I was surprised that UPN cancelled it. Especially since it produced Eve and Rock Me Baby,both HORRIBLE shows and lets not forget The Mullets.

Platinum had the hot Erick Sermon track "Just Like Music" with those hot Marvin Gay samples as it's theme song.

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