Empire has found a way to illustrate black culture in a manner that has drawn in a multitude of ethnicities, with 62% of its viewers of African American descent. It is the first time, in a long time – in my humble opinion – that a show did not seek out to please the masses (yet is somehow doing so), but rather it has targeted underserved audiences. Empire is a total paradox. A juxtaposition, if you will.
Look for yourself in window reflections and broken glass, when you crawl through the cities and scratch your nails against cobblestones. Hunger to know yourself inwardly and outwardly. Rise like a phoenix and sprout wings of fire. Rage against the moon, and see the world through eyes of rose and topaz.