“No Doubt About It”
Performed by Jussie Smollett (Jamal Lyon) and Pitbull
Following the success of 2011’s Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 “Give Me Everything,” Pitbull and songwriter Ne-Yo reunite for another pulsating, get-on-the-floor party jam. A video for the track is scheduled to shoot in Miami on Sept. 19.
“Ain’t About the Money”
Performed by Smollett and Yazz (Hakeem Lyon)
The brothers Lyon reunite on another Ne-Yo co-write/co-production, a midtempo rap/sung collaboration that could double as the family’s manifesto: “If I don’t know nothing/One thing I know/Power over money, man/That’s just how it go.”
Performed by Bre-Z (Freda Gatz)
The baby-faced, pint-sized rapper, who plays the daughter of guest star Chris Rock’s character, “takes you back to the early days of Eve,” says Holliday, on this declaration about ignoring haters and forging your own lane (“I’ma shine forever”). The song will be introduced in the first episode.
Performed by V. Bozeman (Veronica)
Bozeman’s recurring character is a singer recording for Lucious Lyon’s label. Behind the scenes, Terrence Howard, who plays the Empire patriarch, co-wrote this ballad about love and sacrifice, which will be heard in the premiere episode.