For you younger generation of Asian-Americans, you may have been too young to remember Jin. Not that Jin’s disappeared — but for a solid 4-6 months, much of us 80s babies were witnessing the potential rise of an Asian rapper.
Jin took BET’s freestyle friday by storm and impressed the hip hop community enough that he ended up inking a deal with DMX’s label, Ruff Ryder Records. At his height, Jin even landed a small supporting role in the second Fast and the Furious installment.
Lately, Jin’s been doing smaller tours and appearances, but I was pleasantly surprised to find this random freestyle he posted onto youtube hanging out with Traphik.
The boy can spit 🙂
Finally, an entertaining chain Facebook status movement has managed to grab my attention. Instead of the usual “support-this-cause-that-only-assholes-would-be-against” and the random spam (thanks a lot Mob Wars) I usually find on my friend feed, this week is:
Doppelgänger week on Facebook; change your profile picture to some one famous (actor, musician, athlete, etc.) you have been told you look like. After you update your profile with your twin or switched at birth photo then cut/paste this to your status.
To see who my friends think they look like has been a real delight. Of course the self-annointed resemblances ranges from the eerily similar to totally self-flattering variety, I noticed that very few of my Asian friends are partaking in the fun.