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Timbaland joins Fox hip-hop drama as songwriter

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Fox has signed Grammy-winning producer Timbaland for Lee Daniels’ hip-hop drama pilot Empire.

Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley – who has produced tracks by Madonna, Beyonce, Jay Z, Elton John, Justin Timberlake, and Keith Urban – will serve as the show’s songwriter and song producer.

Empire is directed by Daniels and co-written with his The Butler partner Danny Strong. The show is described as a family drama set in the world of a hip-hop empire, featuring original and current music. Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson star.

Originally posted March 4 2014 — 1:30 PM EST

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