With Lee Daniels Entertainment (Sorted by Year Ascending)



1. Monster's Ball (2001)

R | 111 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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69 Metascore

After a family tragedy, a racist prison guard re-examines his attitudes while falling in love with the African-American wife of the last prisoner he executed.

Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Halle Berry, Taylor Simpson, Gabrielle Witcher

Votes: 80,095 | Gross: $31.25M

2. The Woodsman (2004)

R | 87 min | Drama

7.2
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72 Metascore

A child molester returns to his hometown after 12 years in prison and attempts to start a new life.

Director: Nicole Kassell | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick, Yasiin Bey, David Alan Grier

Votes: 31,021 | Gross: $0.04M

3. Shadowboxer (2005)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.5
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33 Metascore

When an assassin is diagnosed with terminal cancer, she decides to carry out one final killing, assisted by her lover and stepson, Mikey (Cuba Gooding, Jr.).

Director: Lee Daniels | Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Helen Mirren, Vanessa Ferlito, Macy Gray

Votes: 6,399 | Gross: $0.37M

4. Tennessee (2008)

R | 99 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

5.5
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42 Metascore

The story of three people who strive to realize their dreams. Brothers Carter and Ellis set out on a road trip to their childhood home in a desperate search for their estranged father, who may hold the key to their future.

Director: Aaron Woodley | Stars: Adam Rothenberg, Ethan Peck, Mariah Carey, Lance Reddick

Votes: 732 | Gross: $0.02M

5. Precious (II) (2009)

R | 110 min | Drama

7.3
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79 Metascore

In New York City's Harlem circa 1987, an overweight, abused, illiterate teen who is pregnant with her second child is invited to enroll in an alternative school in hopes that her life can head in a new direction.

Director: Lee Daniels | Stars: Gabourey Sidibe, Mo'Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey

Votes: 102,263 | Gross: $47.40M

6. The Paperboy (2012)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.8
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45 Metascore

A reporter returns to his Florida hometown to investigate a case involving a death row inmate.

Director: Lee Daniels | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Nicole Kidman, John Cusack, Zac Efron

Votes: 34,682 | Gross: $0.69M

7. Lee Daniels' The Butler (I) (2013)

PG-13 | 132 min | Biography, Drama

7.2
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66 Metascore

As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man's life, family, and American society.

Director: Lee Daniels | Stars: Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack, Jane Fonda

Votes: 104,774 | Gross: $116.63M

8. Empire (2015– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Music

7.4
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A hip-hop mogul must choose a successor among his three sons who are battling for control over his multi-million dollar company, while his ex-wife schemes to reclaim what is hers.

Stars: Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Jussie Smollett, Bryshere Y. Gray

Votes: 36,564

9. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Pilot (2015)

TV-14 | 46 min | Drama, Music

7.9
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Lucious Lyon, told he has a terminal illness, needs one of his family members to step up and take over his company. Meanwhile his ex-wife, recently released from prison, has plans of her own.

Director: Lee Daniels | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 1,053

10. Empire (2015– )
Episode: The Outspoken King (2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

8.0
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Lucious has to defend Empire's IPO launch after one of his artists is involved in a shooting.

Director: Lee Daniels | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 777

11. Empire (2015– )
Episode: The Devil Quotes Scripture (2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

7.9
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Lucious learns that someone witnessed Bunkie's murder, Cookie seeks help from an old friend, and another woman causes tension between Hakeem and Tiana.

Director: Sanaa Hamri | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 681

12. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Dangerous Bonds (2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

8.2
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Cookie receives an anonymous gift she suspects may be a veiled threat from a person from her past.

Director: John Singleton | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 678

13. Empire (2015– )
Episode: False Imposition (2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

7.9
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Lucious tries to steal a major artist from his rival, Jamal works on composing original music, and Hakeem faces complications in the lead up to an important performance.

Director: Rosemary Rodriguez | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 630

14. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Out, Damned Spot (2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

8.1
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Vernon finds himself in a sticky situation; Jamal's ambition causes trouble in his relationships.

Director: Michael Engler | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 638

15. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Our Dancing Days (2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

8.2
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Lucious tries to brand Empire Entertainment as a family-run company.

Director: Sanaa Hamri | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 711

16. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Who I Am (2015)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Music

8.2
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As the time comes for the Empire stock launch and the celebratory tribute concert, Lucious picks a successor, but hasn't reckoned with the response.

Director: Debbie Allen | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 594

17. Empire (2015– )
Episode: The Lyon's Roar (2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

8.3
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Cookie and Camilla face off over Hakeem; Jamal reveals news that surprises everyone.

Director: Danny Strong | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 717

18. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Unto the Breach (2015)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Music

8.3
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Cookie uncovers Anika's secret; Lucious must face his rival; the Lyon sons take drastic measures.

Director: Anthony Hemingway | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 710

19. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Sins of the Father (2015)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Music

8.2
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Andre starts a musical relationship with Michelle; a woman from Lucious' past returns.

Director: Rob Hardy | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 548

20. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Die but Once (2015)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Music

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Jamal and Lucious work toward a music-centered relationship, but Lucious has a game-changing secret.

Director: Mario Van Peebles | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 545

21. Empire (2015– )
Episode: The Devils Are Here (2015)

TV-14 | 46 min | Drama, Music

7.9
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Three months after his arrest, Lucious tries to run Empire Entertainment while in federal lockup; Cookie stages a star-studded concert in support of Lucious while Andre, Hakeem, Anika and Mimi Whiteman attempt a hostile takeover.

Director: Lee Daniels | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 595

22. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Without a Country (2015)

TV-14 | 47 min | Drama, Music

7.8
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Cookie and her cohorts decide to start their own small record label, but it's off to a bumpy start as everyone has different visions for the new label. As his first project for the new ... See full summary »

Director: Dee Rees | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 444

23. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Fires of Heaven (2015)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Music

7.8
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Cookie and Anika work together behind Lucious' back to pull off a surprise performance that catches the eye of Pitbull. Meanwhile, Lucious tracks down Frank Gathers' daughter, Young Ma, to ... See full summary »

Director: Craig Brewer | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 394

24. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Poor Yorick (2015)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Music

8.0
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Despite their feud, the Lyons decide to collaborate on a project that will benefit both companies; Lucious wants to make Vernon disappear.

Director: Danny Strong | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 387

25. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Be True (2015)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Music

7.7
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Cookie and Anika work with Laz to throw an event to launch their company, showcase their artists and premiere a song written by Hakeem; Jamal works on his music with Ne-Yo; Hakeem begins a relationship.

Director: Kevin Bray | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 353

26. Empire (2015– )
Episode: My Bad Parts (2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

8.2
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Lucious releases a rap by Freda, which causes Hakeem to issue a rap-battle challenge; Cookie's sister visits; Jamal tries to land a big sponsorship deal; Anika receives life-altering news.

Director: Sanaa Hamri | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 356

27. Empire (2015– )
Episode: A High Hope for a Low Heaven (2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

7.6
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Cookie and Lucious have to work together to protect their children; Jamal wants to get back into the studio; Andre discovers a disciple.

Director: Mario Van Peebles | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 363

28. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Et Tu, Brute? (2015)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Music

8.2
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Lucious makes a reckless move that could jeopardize everything; Cookie plans a concert at the prison where she was incarcerated for 17 years.

Director: Sanaa Hamri | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 486

29. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Sinned Against (2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

8.0
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A former prison mate helps Cookie and her sister, Candace a deep connection forms when Jamal works with a critically acclaimed pop star; Cookie makes a discovery about Laz.

Director: Paul McCrane | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 340

30. Empire (2015– )
Episode: True Love Never (2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

7.8
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Lucious considers a partnership with Jago, the founder of a streaming music company; Andre must achieve a delicate balance between his new values and his career; Hakeem tries to turn Laura into a star.

Director: Sylvain White | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 347

31. Empire (2015– )
Episode: A Rose by Any Other Name (2016)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

7.7
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Camilla sinks her claws into Hakeem, the acting Empire CEO, while the rest of the Lyon family members try to get him back on their side; Jamal gets backlash from his fans; Rhonda and Andre's marriage is tested.

Director: Michael Engler | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 297

32. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Death Will Have His Day (2016)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

7.9
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Lucious declares he will do anything to regain his power, but Cookie has her own ideas; a major tragedy changes the lives of the Lyon family.

Director: Danny Strong | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 308

33. Empire (2015– )
Episode: The Tameness of a Wolf (2016)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

7.7
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Tensions rise between Lucious and his sons; Lucious recreates a traumatic interaction with his mother for a new music video; Tiana and Laura fight to be spotlighted during the Mirage a Trois tour.

Director: Paris Barclay | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 270

34. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Time Shall Unfold (2016)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Music

7.6
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Lucious releases his video and tries to maneuver his way back into the CEO position at Empire; Andre learns about his grandmother's mental illness as a way to better understand his own struggle; Anika makes a revelation.

Director: Cherien Dabis | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 251

35. Empire (2015– )
Episode: More Than Kin (2016)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Music

7.2
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Lucious holds a fundraiser as part of a campaign to prove he should return as Empire's CEO; Hakeem considers whether or not to be a father to Anika's child.

Director: Sanaa Hamri | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 245

36. Empire (2015– )
Episode: The Lyon Who Cried Wolf (2016)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Music

8.1
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The discovery of a dark secret throws a wrench into Lucious' deeply personal music video about his mother; secret affairs compromise Hakeem and Jamal; Rhonda thinks she knows the identity of her attacker.

Director: Millicent Shelton | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 292

37. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Rise by Sin (2016)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Music

8.1
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Hakeem struggles to find a place for his fiancé, Laura, in his career and family; Cookie reveals the truth about Freda's father to Jamal; Jamal makes a sacrifice for Lucious.

Director: Paul McCrane | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 349

38. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Past Is Prologue (2016)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Music

7.6
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After a life-changing experience, Jamal refuses to make music until his family ends its seemingly endless cycle of violence and fighting. Meanwhile, the Feds are tailing Anika because they ... See full summary »

Director: Sanaa Hamri | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 301

39. Star (2016–2019)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.6
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A trio of women form a musical group in Atlanta.

Stars: Jude Demorest, Brittany O'Grady, Ryan Destiny, Amiyah Scott

Votes: 3,657

40. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Light in Darkness (2016)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Music

7.3
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Hakeem leaves the altar, and a rooftop fight between Anika and Rhonda leads to a tragic fall; Lucious uses his streaming service to pursue his music legacy and clashes with Tariq, who leads a federal task force to investigate him.

Director: Sanaa Hamri | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 288

41. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Sin That Amends (2016)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

7.1
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Jamal partners with Angelo Dubois to host a summit for gun violence awareness; Lucious tries to win over Cookie; Hakeem and Shine start to record new songs together; Andre gets into trouble with the police.

Director: Craig Brewer | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 229

42. Empire (2015– )
Episode: What Remains Is Bestial (2016)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Music

7.0
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Cookie asks superstar Kitty to record a new song with Jamal, in hopes of helping him regain his ability to perform; Andre gets into trouble; Hakeem and Gram vie for Tiana's attention.

Director: Millicent Shelton | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 220

43. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Cupid Kills (2016)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

7.2
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Lucious starts seeing Angelo as a threat; Jamal takes his first big step towards recovery and faces Freda Gatz; Anika's return causes turmoil; Hakeem starts to have feelings for Nessa.

Director: Hanelle M. Culpepper | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 221

44. Empire (2015– )
Episode: One Before Another (2016)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

7.1
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Lucious and Andre are on alert waiting for Shine to retaliate after their latest meeting. Jamal teams up with Hakeem for a performance. Cookie is caught off-guard during a routine meeting with her probation officer.

Director: Mario Van Peebles | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 193

45. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Chimes at Midnight (2016)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

7.2
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When Empire is hacked, the leak creates feuds between the artists and among the Lyon family; Andre tries to prove his worth to the company; Lucious is determined to divide Cookie and Angelo; Jamal is caught in a love triangle.

Director: Sanaa Hamri | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 194

46. Empire (2015– )
Episode: What We May Be (2016)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

7.2
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Cookie needs to plan a family dinner that will impress Angelo's mother; home video pushes Cookie to confront secrets about her relationship with her father; Andre puts together a surprising duet.

Director: Kevin Bray | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 198

47. Empire (2015– )
Episode: The Unkindest Cut (2016)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Music

6.9
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Andre sabotages Tiana's big appearance at a fashion event in an attempt to get Nessa into the spotlight. Meanwhile, Tariq works with Leah to try to bring down Lucious, and Jamal works with Philip to get over his PTSD.

Director: Dennie Gordon | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 204

48. Empire (2015– )
Episode: A Furnace for Your Foe (2016)

TV-14 | 46 min | Drama, Music

7.4
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Cookie hosts a free park concert to help Angelo appeal to the masses and win his bid to become mayor; the FBI continues its investigation of Lucious and freezes Empire's assets.

Director: Sanaa Hamri | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 197

49. Star (2016–2019)
Episode: Pilot (2016)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.6
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A wannabe artist teams up with her sister and friend as they struggle to make their dream of being a girl group come true.

Director: Lee Daniels | Stars: Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny, Brittany O'Grady, Amiyah Scott

Votes: 133

50. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Sound & Fury (2017)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Music

7.5
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When Lucious announces his new project, Cookie vows to dethrone him, igniting an epic battle; Jamal befriends a fellow musician in rehab; Hakeem and Tiana fight Nessa for a spot in the music showcase.

Director: Craig Brewer | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 214


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