WHEN POWER HOUSES COLLIDE
I was struck by how similar Fox's EMPIRE and Starz's POWER were. The foundations of the stories were so similar I wondered if there would be any trouble regarding this fact.
EMPIRE and POWER, both tellthe story of two talented, business savvy, strong black men heading corrupt family businesses under a shield of legitimacy. One using the popular nightclub scene as a cover-up for drug dealing, the other using the Music Industry and all its vices as his cover-up for all things evil under the sun. And both don't hesitate to kill whoever gets in their way.
Basically the true story of American business and how this nation was built by corrupt, power hungry, money loving men, who in the end turned legitimate after building their empires, (but I digress).
Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, rapper and executive producer of the Starz drama “Power,” had a few 'choice' remarks however, they were filled with respect.