The Reality Of Hip Hop Culture Essay

1328 Words Dec 1st, 2016 6 Pages
America was taken by storm in 2015 with the FOX hit television show Empire. Empire broke barriers in its musical drama series, and has made its way to the top as one of the highly viewed programs on TV. Due to the shows awareness of hip-hop culture, diversity, and strong leading roles, this show has crossed new levels of recognition and importance in our culture. This show targets African Americans in a way that we can understand and relate to. However, this show is not intended for only one group to gain something positive. Throughout the show, there are different episodes about race, gender, sexuality, conflict and much more. Ultimately without the creative styles of producer and director Lee Daniels and Danny Strong, Empire would not be what it is today. As Daniels and Strong are interviewed by Entrainment Weekly, they disclose and interesting fact about Empire, “Empire is actually based off of Williams Shakespeare King Lear and The Lion in Winter, which is a story about a falling mogul yearning to maintain his dynasty, music and money” (Hodes). Empire is thriving off its innovative way to inspire and create new style, this is perhaps one of the reasons why the show has flourished and remain at the top of its game.

Nonetheless, you can not dismiss the fantastic cast members. The cast in Empire truly made the experience in watching the show memorable, fun, and exciting. The main cast of Empire includes actors: Terrence Howard who plays Lucious Lyon, Taraji P. Henson who…

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