Miami, Florida-born emcee Jin’s career that took off when he started winning freestyle battles on BET’s “106 & Park.” In 2001, the rapper won “Freestyle Friday” seven consecutive weeks, a run that got him a record deal with Ruff Ryders, then then-home of DMX, The Lox and Eve.
Three years later, his The Rest Is History album was a commercial flop. He a few lost battles, gained fame in Hong Kong, and endured life transitions that included faith-based releases, including 2012’s Crazy Love Ridiculous Faith album.
Jin tha MC taught us chinese.
— oeOE KREAY oeOE (@KREAYSHAWN) September 3, 2013
“And I’m still trying to make up for that debacle,” the “Learn Chinese” crafter said in response to the Oakland, California-native’s tweet.
“@KREAYSHAWN Jin tha MC taught us chinese.” And I’m still trying to make up for that debacle.
— Jin (@iammcjin) September 4, 2013
MC Jin appears to be trying to make up for “Learn Chinese” by, among other things, performing at various faith-based events like The Merge Showcase presented by BET, Flavor Fest and Legacy Conference.
The Christian Hip Hop (CHH) community has really embraced Jin; he has appeared on tracks with CHH heavy hitters like Da’ T.R.U.T.H., The Ambassador, R-Swift, Swoope and Bizzle. He was also featured on a compilation titled King Kulture: Stop The Traffic with artists like Andy Mineo, Sho Baraka, KIDD, Flame and Rhema Soul that was released in August.
Jin preformed a unreleased single called “Hypocrite” at SXSW in March of this year. The track may be featured on his upcoming album Hypocrite. Check out the video of him performing “Hypocrite” below.