Empire Casts Kid Cudi as Fan Service for All Those Rabid How to Make It in America Stans

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Kid Cudi. Photo: Cindy Ord/Getty Images

Empire has never met a hip-hop artist it didn't want to give a cameo, and so today brings news that Kid Cudi has joined the Fox drama in a recurring role for season three. Entertainment Weekly reports that he'll play Gram, "an independent musician who is a rival to Hakeem both in the studio and in life," which, in true soap-opera fashion, means he's dating Tiana. Alongside the recent news that French Montana has also signed on for a small role, Empire's third season is shaping up to be the best track 13 of a Good Music mixtape ever.