Empire Releases First New Season Two Songs (Including a Pitbull One)

Jussie Smollett. Photo: Chuck Hodes/FOX.

 Three weeks before #EmpireSeason2 debuts, Fox has released the first new tunes that the Lyon clan will be working on when the music-biz soap returns. First up is the Pitbull song "No Doubt About It," performed alongside Jussie Smollett, which is charming not just for confirming that Mr. Worldwide exists in the Empire universe, but also for Pitbull's total commitment to name-checking "Jamal." (If it sounds like a Ne-Yo song, that's because he co-wrote it.)

The other is "Ain't About the Money," which, rather than being another reworking of an '80s classic, is a Smollett-Yazz collaboration that practically begs for a "Maybach Music" tag. 

Neither of them is the next "Drip Drop," but they'll do for now.