Jim Beanz, Jussie Smollett Explain How They Make Music for Empire

See the back story of "Living in the Moment."

Music is its own character on Empire, carefully crafted to supoort the stories and often times taking center stage. In anticipation of the hit show's season two premiere — September 23 can't come soon enough! — we snagged an inside look at how the magic happens in the studio.
In the exclusive clip from the Empire season one DVD (out today), Jussie Smollett, Jim Beanz (who works with Timbaland on the show's sound this season) and executive producer Brian Grazer all share their perspective on the role music plays in the series. Jussie also describes in detail the story behind the song "Live in the Moment," including his and Yazz's first meeting with the show's music producer and beat-making legend Timbaland.
Watch the clip below for your exclusive, behind-the-scenes look and don't forget to cop the Empire season one DVD, which is available today. is your No. 1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music. 

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