This week’s episode of Empire, Fox’s ridiculously popular rap-industry soap opera, features the show’s Lyon brothers, Hakeem and Jamal, getting together to flip Dire Straits’ “Money For Nothing” into rap&B gold. Empire actors Jussie Smollet and Yazz respectively sang and rapped their parts and Timbaland understudy Jim Beanz did what he could to make sense of what must’ve been a crazy-expensive sample. Their version of the song will appear on the show this week, and Courtney Love will also appear again; it’s too bad she didn’t get in on this one. Listen to the track below.
This week’s Empire airs 2/18 on Fox, and “Money For Nothing” will be on iTunes tomorrow.