A hip-hop mogul must choose a successor among his three sons who are battling for control over his multi-million dollar company, while his ex-wife schemes to reclaim what is hers.
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Series cast summary:
Terrence Howard ...  Lucious Lyon 102 episodes, 2015-2020
Bryshere Y. Gray ...  Hakeem Lyon 102 episodes, 2015-2020
Trai Byers ...  Andre Lyon 102 episodes, 2015-2020
Taraji P. Henson ...  Cookie Lyon 102 episodes, 2015-2020
Ta'Rhonda Jones ...  Porsha 99 episodes, 2015-2020
Gabourey Sidibe ...  Becky 98 episodes, 2015-2020
Serayah ...  Tiana Brown 96 episodes, 2015-2020
Jussie Smollett ...  Jamal Lyon 84 episodes, 2015-2019
Grace Byers ...  Anika Calhoun 66 episodes, 2015-2018
Andre Royo ...  Thirsty Rawlings 60 episodes, 2015-2019
AzMarie Livingston ...  Chicken 43 episodes, 2015-2019
Rekkhan ...  Engineer / ... 6 episodes, 2016-2020
Nicole Ari Parker ...  Giselle 41 episodes, 2017-2020
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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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Rule to the end (Season 6) See more »

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Drama | Music

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Taraji P. Henson said that she would only do the show under the condition that Terrence Howard played the lead male role. See more »


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Right There
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Performed by Bryshere Y. Gray
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Clichéd but Captivating
20 January 2015 | by PublicAwarenessMediaSee 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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7 January 2015 (USA) See more »

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Untitled Danny Strong/Lee Daniels Project See more »

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