The Empire is an underground American Hip-Hop group based out of Fayetteville, NC. The group is currently composed of Mista J, 5th Letter, Speak no Evil, & Prince Imperial. They had 2 other members that left the group in 2000. The group is also the cornerstone to the rap collective The Roundtable. They have released 2 albums independently in 2004: NCC Records Presents The Empire, and 2007: The Dark Ages.
The Empire was thinking it was time to strike while the iron was hot and decided to start working on the album and had a stockpile of Rik Marvel and Vintage beats to get them started. Before the recording process even got underway 5th and Speak got shipped off due to their military obligations. When things stalled and only 2 tracks that were recorded. Prince imperial started working on his own solo and started producing. He decided that despite the distance that they should go ahead and record the group album. After a little more than a year recording with some done while members were done in Korea, Afghanistan, and North Carolina. The Empire finished the Dark Ages releasing it on December 7th, 2007.
SEP 30 House Of Blue, SAN DIEGO, CA
OCT 01 Livewire. SCOTTSDALE. AZ
OCT 16 Buckhead Theatre. ATLANTA GA
OCT 22 Webster Hall, NEW YORK, NY
OCT 28 The Vic, CHICAGO, IL
NOV 02 Corona Theatre, MONTREAL, QC
NOV 09 Go.hic Theatre, ENGLEWOOD, CO
NOV 12 Showbox Al The Market, SEATTLE, WA
NOV 13 The Rio Theatre, VANCOUVER, BC
NOV 14 Wonder Ballroom, PORTLAND, OR
NOV 18 The Fonda Theatre, LOS ANGELES. CA