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The Last Emperor, real name Jamal Gray, is a Philidelphia-born rapper. He's currently signed to Raptivism Records, but was signed to two different well known labels in the past: Aftermath Records and Rawkus Records. Last Emp released his debut album "Music, Magic, Myth" in 2003.

1. Intro (Prod. by Prince Paul)
2. Who's That? (Prod. by Madsol-Desar)
3. Some Love, Some Hate (Prod. by Madsol-Desar)
4. Tiger Trail (Prod. by Ayatollah)
5. Prisoner (Prod. by Madsol-Desar)
6. Karma (Prod. by Ayatollah)
7. One Life (featuring Too Poetic & Esthero) (Prod. by Set Free)
8. Meditation (Prod. by Da Beatminerz)
9. Animalistics (Prod. by The Big Tyke)
10. Underground (Prod. by Da Beatminerz)
11. Block Party (Prod. by Set Free)
12. Do You Care? (Prod. by Andre Weston)
13. Shine (Prod. by Armand Van Helden)
14. Incredible Man (Prod. by Resources)
15. Let's Ride (PRod. by Da Beatminerz)
16. Hold On (Prod. by Da Beatminerz)
17. Single Mother (Prod. by Da Beatmienrz)
18. Great Pretender/Outro (Prod. by Prince Paul)
19. Secret Wars, Part 1 (Prod. by Madsol-Desar)
20. Secret Wars, Part 2 (Prod. by Madsol-Desar)
21. Here We Are (Prod. by Da Beatminerz)

One of my favourite hip hop albums of all time and a definite sleeper. Last Emp has to one of the illest MC's in the game, his flow and wordplay are second to none and he has built a up a huge following without hardly making a sound. He was originally first on on the Lyricist Lounge compilations, then got signed by Death Row's Dr. Dre. That didn't last long and he then signed with Raptivism who then released this classic debut album. I don't wanna bang on about how good this album is but definitly check out Secret Wars Pt's 1 & 2, it's an amazing concept song where he pits numerous MC's against Marvel Comic superheros, even mimicking the voices, check his impression of RZA, Busta, Ghost...! This was a two disc set with the last 3 tracks on a bonus disc but as you can see, it's been put together as one file which equals one dope package... don't sleep on this bonifide classic!!!