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Jin first got his name out back on Freestyle Friday on BET back in 2001. Was a huge underdog when he had his week being the challenger killed Hassan. Every week he was hit by Asian punch line jokes, and then came back harder. I remember one of sick punch lines was "Hey you wanna say I'm Chinese son here's a reminda, check ya Tims they probably say made in China!" or "Ask your girl I was doing something in the house, matter fact she had my eggroll and my dumplins in her mouth!" Those are just some killer punch lines right there. After winning 7 straight weeks he was inducted into the shows Hall of Fame. Shortly after he was signed by Ruff Ryders.

Jin's first album "The Rest is History" was released in fall 2004 and his first single was "Learn Chinese." Probably not a great single for his debut album, as he and Ruff Ryders later parted ways. Asked if he could go back in time and change his first single Jin said he would have kept that as his first. 1st album had some good songs like "I Gotta Love" featuring Kanye West, and his second single "Senorita." Although it didn't have many sales, many are saying it was due to the lack of promotion because many didn't know that it came out.

Jin left the mainstream hip hop and headed towards the underground game where he became one of the top freestyle battlers.

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He's a man with super potential.

I conversated with him a few times, and he's a good dude. To tell you the truth, since the mainstream is so damn lame right now, he would do VERY WELL in the underground. This may eventually lead to him getting the fame he deserves.

Some of his stuff may not be amazing, but all he needs is a hot producer to do his beats. He already has the lyric game, obviously.
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"The Rest is History" was not a bad album I think. Maybe his songs don't have hot beats, but his lyrics are good. He is one of the few artists who rarely or doesn't rap about gangs, drugs, sex, or violence which is a change.

As for his 2nd album "The Emcee's Properganda" was lyrically a good album. It didn't sell a lot, but had good reviews. I liked the track G.O.L.D.E.N. which was a good song with a sick beat. "Top 5 Dead or Alive" was another good track, and was like a tribute to some of hip hop's current and past greats. Golden Child produced some good beats for Jin.

Jin's 3rd record "100 Grand Jin" is also a good cd. It is more of a mixtape than an album. "Long Winding Road" is a track that tells the story of his rap career on how the game is too political and how he couldn't be himself on his first album. Here is some good lines from Long Winding Road:
"out of 50 I done ran thru 39 of these states
the love that I receive Im earnin it
from the SMACK DVD shit to the 50K tournaments
you hear the punch lines and think yeah thats quite ill
when Im battlin I think about the gas and light bill
and thats barely enough to survive
to the point I might have to get a 9 to 5
maybe this rap thing just wasnt meant to be
didnt know it was a 100% me
upon instinct I decided to quit
not for publicity but the fire was lit
to burn down what they saw as a decoy
in order to rebuild you gota destroy
so me and Kamel got it poppin
and there you have the birth of the Crafty doctrine
Properganda hit stores I refuse to wait
sales were mediocre but the reviews were great
I walked down a long winding road just to get here
follow my footprints theyll never disappear
yeah"
That's some good lyrics right there. "Through Ha Days" was a tribute to his fam, and is about how he was raised and how the fam worked so hard just to survive. It's mainly a dedication to his parents, but also to all parents. Overall "100 Grand Jin" was a good album and lyrically pretty hot.
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He's a man with super potential.

I conversated with him a few times, and he's a good dude. To tell you the truth, since the mainstream is so damn lame right now, he would do VERY WELL in the underground. This may eventually lead to him getting the fame he deserves.

Some of his stuff may not be amazing, but all he needs is a hot producer to do his beats. He already has the lyric game, obviously.


Dude I'm with ya on that. He does have super potential, but the hip hop game is messed up and shit. Thai Ngo is another underground Asian rapper who is Vietnamese was asked if he think he'd be signed to a major record company, but replied probably not. Quote (may not be 100% accurate) "Realisticly I don't think that will happen, its just how the way the game is. I don't think the world is ready to see a Asian gangster rapper. Being labeled as an Asian rapper is fucked up as it is and it is what it is. Juelz Ortiz shopping around with major deal, came through to check out this major possible deal, but he was told he that he was a little too heavy and Spanish. And they did not sign him because of that. And Ortiz is pretty cold as has good shit. So looking at this realistically I don't see myself being signed by a major deal." Now thinking about that that is some fucked up shit.

Now back towards Jin I think he is one of the top artists in underground, but I think he's got more fame and power in the freestyle game. If I'm correct Jin has only lost one battle and that was on Fight Klub against Serious Jones, but many people were saying that it was just a bunch of racist insults and not a true battle. After Jones beat Jin he claimed that it was not a real freestyle it was just a bunch of punch lines that he memorized. Jin later challenged Jones to a rematch, but Jones declined. It's kind of annoying to me beause he is a Asian rapper people always gotta come with the race jokes, but does Jin fight back with a race joke? No, he comes back with a killer punch line. I think that's what makes him such a good battler. Anything that is thrown at him he comes back like 10 times harder. You see Latin artists not get race jokes, but how come the Asian artist? Makes no sense. I think many can say that Jin is one of the best freestylers out there.
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Dude I'm with ya on that. He does have super potential, but the hip hop game is messed up and shit. Thai Ngo is another underground Asian rapper who is Vietnamese was asked if he think he'd be signed to a major record company, but replied probably not. Quote (may not be 100% accurate) "Realisticly I don't think that will happen, its just how the way the game is. I don't think the world is ready to see a Asian gangster rapper. Being labeled as an Asian rapper is fucked up as it is and it is what it is. Juelz Ortiz shopping around with major deal, came through to check out this major possible deal, but he was told he that he was a little too heavy and Spanish. And they did not sign him because of that. And Ortiz is pretty cold as has good shit. So looking at this realistically I don't see myself being signed by a major deal." Now thinking about that that is some fucked up shit.

Now back towards Jin I think he is one of the top artists in underground, but I think he's got more fame and power in the freestyle game. If I'm correct Jin has only lost one battle and that was on Fight Klub against Serious Jones, but many people were saying that it was just a bunch of racist insults and not a true battle. After Jones beat Jin he claimed that it was not a real freestyle it was just a bunch of punch lines that he memorized. Jin later challenged Jones to a rematch, but Jones declined. It's kind of annoying to me beause he is a Asian rapper people always gotta come with the race jokes, but does Jin fight back with a race joke? No, he comes back with a killer punch line. I think that's what makes him such a good battler. Anything that is thrown at him he comes back like 10 times harder. You see Latin artists not get race jokes, but how come the Asian artist? Makes no sense. I think many can say that Jin is one of the best freestylers out there.


And I agree with you too.

Jin could've easily hit Jones with a race joke, but he's ABOVE such a foolish level.

I remember that just about everyone who battled Jin tried to throw racial jokes at him. Pretty lame. If Jin would've threw a racial joke at HIM, he would've got jumped. That's what's wrong with a lot of my fellow African Americans today. Some of them are fuckin hypocrites.

ANY Asian rapper would get the racial jokes thrown at them, especially Middle Eastern.
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Yeah yall probly rite... but whats done is done... Jin is 1 of the top battle rappers in my book... but i never really liked his singles... "Top 5 dead or alive" was hot tho....
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that race stuff is just a card we are dealt with and jin has it hard because he is trying to break in to a mainly black "group" if i would say
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Yea i remember those to punch lines u mentioned earlier lol i was dyin when i heard em! His singles were pretty wack, bu we all dun knoe he free style battles the guys a beast!
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Who would win in a battle cassidy or jin?
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redboi wrote:

Who would win in a battle cassidy or jin?


cassidy would win in my oppinion
they went back to back once and cassidy's verse was better
it would be gd, probably one of the best battles
but i think cass couldtake it
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srry but cass lost his hunger so... idk... i might have to go w/ jin....
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cassidy of top hustler's home but papoose got cassidy tho
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crasyjak wrote:

srry but cass lost his hunger so... idk... i might have to go w/ jin....


I might have to say the same thing..........it seems whenever some1 goes to jail, it apparently affects them lyrically and they come out of the prison house with sack of shit lyrics. Cassidy has had his "holy shit' moments on a few freestyles and songs after he left the pen, but he ain't eva been the same.
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crasyjak wrote:

Yeah yall probly rite... but whats done is done... Jin is 1 of the top battle rappers in my book... but i never really liked his singles... "Top 5 dead or alive" was hot tho....


You ever listen to "Senorita" or "I Gotta Love" from his first album. I thought those were sick. He may not have the best beats, but lyrically he is a machine and his words are different from other rappers which makes it good.

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redboi wrote:

Who would win in a battle cassidy or jin?


I gotta go with Jin. The guy has never lost a battle, except for that one battle. Jin has the hardest punch lines I think. The guy is a huge under dog where ever he goes.
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