10 Rappers That Might Have Inspired Lee Daniels’ New Hip Hop Drama Series


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Lee Daniels and Danny Strong are bringing their dynamic team work to Fox TV.

Daniels and Strong first teamed up for The Butler and now they have created Empire, a series based on the world of hip-hop. Danny will use his pen skills to write the scripted drama show that will feature original and current music on rotation. This is Lee’s TV directorial debut, but considering how well he directed his past films, the acting and storyline is bound to be incredible.

The network remains mum on who will star in this original series or when it’ll air. But with a lot of music royalty having created their own empire, there’s a lot of inspiration the director could have pulled from. Here’s who we think inspired the new show.

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