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'Empire: Original Soundtrack From Season 1' by Various Artists: EW review

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Empire: Original Soundtrack From Season 1

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
release date:
03/10/15
performer:
Various Artists
music label:
3412
genre:
Soundtracks

We gave it a B+

The Fox hit’s first outing is at its best when it eschews goofy gangsta-isms like “Drip Drop” in favor of chest-thumping ballads (“Conqueror”) or stirring hip-hop soul revivals (“What Is Love”). Exec music producer Timbaland holds everything together: Much like sex or Cookie monologues, even a middling Timba outing is still pretty great. B+