1. Good Music Matters
Much like the premature reports of Lucious being on his deathbed, Hip-Hop has been said to be dying for well over a decade now. Although the culture could do with a few less struggle rappers, it’s still alive and kicking thanks to torchbearers like Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole and O.G. Kanye West, among others. With Timbaland behind the show’s score, Empire snagged the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums list, a first for a TV series soundtrack.