‘Jamal’ is not just signed to ‘Empire Records’, he now has a real life record deal. Jussie Smollet who plays Jamal Lyon on the the show has just signed a deal with Columbia Records. Smollet says he’s excited to be able to do his own music, but it will not be an Empire thing.
“It’s going to be a whole different thing” he said. Now, the Empire family will still have something to do with it. I would love for Terrence to come and oversee the production of all of the music. And I would love for Timbaland to come on. We’ve all talked and they’re all down to work on it.”
No word yet on when Smollet will begin work on his new album.