Born to Lucious Lyon and Cookie Lyon; he is the youngest of three sons, including Jamal and Andre. He and his mother have an estranged relationship; when Hakeem was a baby, Cookie was sent to jail for 17 years.
Hakeem grew up in the spotlight because his father's rap career was just taking off as he was born. Because of their father's work ethic and their mother's incarceration, Hakeem and his brothers had a caregiver, Dottie, who died a few years after.
As of now, Hakeem vies for his father's throne as the CEO of Empire, and his musical talents may be the catalyst to his success.