The production is basic Timbaland stuff and piano ballads. But the thing is that if you have watched the show, it is simply IMPOSSIBLE not to get addicted to the soundtrack. The sound takes you back in the 90's, where r'n'b and hip-hop were dominating the charts around the world with artists like Whitney, Missy, Janet, Boyz II Men, En Vogue, Brandy, Dre and Lauryn. And if you have ever loved those people, it's inevitable you will love these tracks, too.
Although the rap/sung collaborations are pretty tight and strong, it's the ballads that make the show's music work. Jennifer Hudson sings her lungs out (again) in the heartfelt "Remember the music", Estelle proves with "Conqueror" that she never was and never will be a one-hit wonder, while the TV Jamal (Jussie Smollett) puts some sugar in everyone's bowls while singing "Good Enough", "Keep Your Money" and "I Wanna Love You".
We have to be honest, the actual star of the show is Jussie Smollett. His acting part and his voice have stolen "the Lyon's share" since the beginning, along with Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson). So it's more than fair to Give to Caesar what is Caesar's. My advice: Watch the 12 episodes of "Empire" and then listen to the songs. You'll get what I mean.