Last Emperor reminds me of a lone Templar Knight, a journeyman and a warrior, most importantly one with an active soul. You could even extend the analogy to the aspect of their job that protected people on “pilgrimmage”, for every hip hop fan is a pilgrim, and we need men like Last Emp to protect us from the pillaging heathens, you know, the Charles Hamilton’s and Llyod Banks.
Problem with being a lone knight is the lack of a financial infrastructure, the Knights Templar were supported by an administration of thousands of non-combatants, Last Emp has Red Planet Music, let’s hope that there are some pious volunteers down with this Teutonic wonder.
Along with this new music video, you should check out the ZIF interview with the man himself. Ignore the Starbucks background noise, we sure did.