Last Emperor "Bums"

Last Emperor "Keep On"

Last Emperor "Meditation"

Last Emperor "Secret Wars"

“Secret Wars”—an imagined face-off between comic book characters and rappers (complete with Last Emp’s spot-on impersonations of Redman, Busta, Method Man, and even Lauryn Hill)—all but epitomized that ’90s underground rap subgenre most commonly affiliated with JanSports and other re-purposed camping wear. The looser demo version, rather than the indie 12-inch version, remains the definitive take—the buzz off of which eventually landed LE deals with both Rawkus and Aftermath.

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