The Masterminds Behind The Music On ‘Empire’ Give 8 Fun Facts About The Show

The Urban Daily

Timbaland Lee Daniels PHOTO: Mark Davis/Getty

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There’s no denying the music from Empire, Fox’s hit drama starring Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson. Clearly, we love it so much, we were uber-excited when the music showed up on Spotify. But when the show has original music put together by super producer, Timbaland, what’s not to love?

Show creator Lee Daniels and Timbaland talked with Rolling Stone about their vision for the music and what viewers can expect for the future. Here’s what we learned:

It turns out, Timbaland doesn’t do it all alone. He enlisted his protégé, Jim Beanz (and nine other people), to help create the show’s sound.

Jim Beanz, Timbaland’s protege, is responsible for 90 percent of the show’s songs.

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Beanz is a musical talent who’s worked with all genres.

“I do much more than just…

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