Where Are They Now?: The Shining Stars of Rawkus Records [PHOTOS]
The Last Emperor
True Rawkus heads will remember The Last Emperor. As reported by the Village Voice, Mos Def once said, “some cats might say Jay-Z or Last Emperor,” in a discussion with DMX, Canibus, John Forte, and Big Pun about the “greatest MC of all time.” Last Emp, a late edition to the Rawkus family, was a bard in the truest sense of the word known for painting vivid pictures of life’s complicated scenarios on wax. Tracks like And 1 Mixtape Vol. 2 standout, “Do You Remember” show and proves Last Emp’s storytelling talents. His first album, Music, Magic, Myth, released in 2003. Since then, the Philly MC, and Aftermath Records album, has released numerous independent albums and has toured the U.S. and abroad with Pharaoh Monch, Brother Ali, the Gorillaz, Inspectah Deck, Ghostface Killah and U-God.