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The Last Emperor


Acquiring his moniker through the Bernardo Bertolucci film epic of the same name, this West Philadelphia native continues to be an underground hip-hop mover and shaker because the mid-’90s. Having went to Overbrook Great, Philadelphia’s very own hip-hop high, which noticed famous brands Great C, Steady B, and the new Prince go through its hallowed halls, Last Emp became a B-Boy by osmosis not only is it a wizard in the class. After graduating from the country’s first historically dark college (Lincoln College or university), Emp got his work to NY, where he captured on with storied Lyricist Lounge. Emperor’s initial on-wax knowledge was a substantial one, showing up alongside KRS-One and Trend Contrary to the Machine’s Zach de la Rocha for the cut “C.We.A.” from 1998’s Lyricist Lounge, Vol. 1. Having offered see to his scholastic road skill, Emperor strike the street to polish up his on-stage efficiency, occasionally showing up on combine tapes and 12″s every once in awhile. Having stirred the underground right into a frenzy with rumours of the debut record, in early 2000 formal word emerged that Emp got signed with 3rd party kingpin label Rawkus. Distribution complications, however, held the record from the racks.

Quick Facts

Full Name The Last Emperor
Died October 17, 1967, Beijing, China
Weight 107 kg
Profession Politician
Nationality Chinese, Qing
Spouse Li Shuxian, Li Yuqin, Tan Yuling, Empress Wanrong, Wenxiu
Parents Guangxu Emperor, Zaifeng, Prince Chun, Youlan
Siblings Pujie, Jin Youzhi, Jin Yunying, Yunhe, Jin Zhijian, Jin Ruijie, Jin Yunxian, Pu Yunyu, Puqi, Yunying
Awards Academy Award for Best Picture, Academy Award for Best Director, Academy Award for Best Writing Adapted Screenplay, Academy Award for Best Original Music Score, Academy Award for Best Cinematography, Academy Award for Best Film Editing, Academy Award for Best Costume Design, Academy Award for Best Production Design, Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama, Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing, BAFTA Award for Best Film, Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay - Motion Picture, Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture, Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score, César Award for Best Foreign Film, David di Donatello for Best Film, David di Donatello for Best Director, BAFTA Award for Best Makeup & Hair, BAFTA Award for Best Costume Design, Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film, David di Donatello for Best Screenplay, David di Donatello for Best Producer, David di Donatello for Best Supporting Actor, David di Donatello for Best Cinematography, David Di Donatello for Best Costume Design, David di Donatello for Best Production Design, Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Foreign Language Film, David di Donatello for Best Editing, European Film Awards Special Prize of the Jury
Music Songs One Life, Secret Wars, C.I.A., Some Love, Some Hate, Animalistics, Who's That?, Single Mother, Tiger Trail, Secret Wars II, EchoLeader, Do You Care, The Great Pretender, The Umph, The Jungle Cats, Rap Tyranny, The Incredible Man, Let's Ride, Monumental, The Underground, Clear Day, The Block Party, Nile Nutrition, Claimin Respect, The Invinsible, Hold On, Mafia Don, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Prisoner, Evil Doers Beware, Secret War, Pt. 2, Intro, Time's Up
Albums Science Team...Go!, Palace of the Pretender, Music, Magic, Myth, The Lost Empire LP
Nominations Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture – Drama, BAFTA Award for Best Direction, BAFTA Award for Best Film Music, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography, BAFTA Award for Best Sound, BAFTA Award for Best Editing, BAFTA Award for Best Special Visual Effects, BAFTA Award for Best Production Design, César Award for Best Poster, David di Donatello for Best Supporting Actress, American Society of Cinematographers Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Theatrical Releases, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Film, Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay
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