Timbaland to exit 'Empire'

Timbaland to exit 'Empire'

Timbaland’s futuristic hip-hop has been the backbone of Fox’s hit series “Empire” for each of its first two seasons. Now the acclaimed producer is leaving the show. 

In a report in Billboard, show executives announced that Timbaland will be replaced by producer Rodney Jerkins and the songwriter Ester Dean. Jerkins has worked with Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga and Beyonce, while Dean has written hits for Katy Perry, Rihanna and Nicki Minaj, among many others. 

“We were happy to work with Timbaland during the first two...

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