Timbaland Talks Scoring ‘Empire Season 2’
Timbaland and his protégé Jim Beanz wrote and produced most of the now-iconic tracks from season 1, including Hakeem’s instant classic “Drip Drop.” Go behind the music of “Empire” with music supervisor Timbaland and rapper-star Bryshere Gray (Hakeem Lyon) in this exclusive featurette from the home release of “Empire” season 1 on DVD and Blu-Ray, out Tuesday, September 15. For hitmaker Timbaland, it all starts with Lee Daniels and the stories concocted in the writers’ room. “They give me a plot,” he says of the process.
“They say, ’Hey, here’s a guy who’s got a family problem or a financial problem.’ I take those elements and I create my own story.” “Some of my own stories, that we created, the writers went back and re-wrote parts to make it really match up,” he added. Here’s hoping Timbaland and “Empire” season 2 collaborator Ne-Yo can pull off the same magic this season. Oh, wait. They already have.