Empire Cast ft. Jussie Smollett: ‘Good Enough’ Single Review


Empire Cast presents their first single, “Good Enough” featuring Jussie Smollett, for radio release on February 17, 2015, which introduces the masses to the genuine talent that is Jussie Smollett. In his most nourishing forthright vocals, Smollett sings, “I’ll never be big enough / To pay your dues / But I Keep/ Trying / And you just keep making me jump through hoops / What do I gotta do.” He sings with a conviction necessitated for the brutally honest subject: A son only desires his father (“See that I can be / What you love”).

Smollett executes a rousing vocal amusing for the record’s meaningful lyrics, which authentically strengthens the message in a compelling style. It’s very prominent throughout his verse, “I give you all of me / But it still ain’t enough / To make you happy.” Smollett can expect instantaneous fame because a star is born. He also sings with a vibrant commitment, showing hunger and passion for the music of the song. In the song’s greatest moment, he belts out, “See It doesn’t matter what you think / I’m still a man / Look at me / Open your eyes / Cant you see that  I’m / Good enough.” Urban radio is preparing a change in 2015 because just like the show (Empire) changed television, it is coming for radio airwaves across the world.

Legendary producer Timbaland, mainly known for major hits like “Get Ur Freak On,” “Cry Me A River,” “Big Pimpin,” “One In A Million,” and “Try Again,” is in his supreme element, creating a spellbinding production for an R&B song. The chorus flows for a purpose, “I just want you to / look at me / And see I can be / What you love,” and prevails at unfolding because of the novelties of the producer.

As a single, it has the help of the tv show’s enormous appeal to generate interest and support from radio. Premiering the song in front of millions watching at home proved to be a genius opportunity, advancing the single for a prompt release. Only time will tell if urban and adult contemporary is open to some variety or the same. The song is a quiet storm, slaying the competition in the background with a hushed confidence. Smollett embodies the lyrics intensifying a melodious heavy tone.