‘Empire’ is proving to be the gift that keeps giving – for both its network and its cast.
As earlier reported, the series has already spurned record deal for Jussie Smollett – who plays Jamal Lyon on the FOX hit.
Now, it has been revealed that cast-mate Bryshere Gray has also inked a recording contract.
Confirmation came courtesy Gray himself during a promotional interview he sat down for with on-screen brothers Smollett and Trai Byers.
While remaining mum on which label he’s signed with, the 21-year-old (who goes by the stage name Yazz The Greatest) assured that it’s a major label and that the likes of Timbaland and Snoop Dogg are involved:
Congrats are most certainly in order. Gray (who plays Hakeem) is uber talented and could plausibly make s splash on the charts with the right push.
To be totally frank, though, it is surprising to see the deals flying in at such an early stage. We’d have expected them in subsequent seasons, but it clearly speaks to the show’s popularity and the desire of major labels desire to get a piece of the pie.