James Hibberd
March 04, 2014 AT 06:30 PM EST

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.

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