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MC Jin
Jin the MC.jpg
MC Jin in 2006
Born
Jin Au-Yeung

(1982-06-04) June 4, 1982 (age 38)
Miami, Florida, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
Occupation
  • Rapper
  • Songwriter
  • Actor
Years active2001–present
Spouse(s)
Carol Au-Yeung (m. 2011)
Children2
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese歐陽靖
Simplified Chinese欧阳靖
Musical career
Also known asJin, Jin the Emcee, Hip Hop Man, King Emojin
OriginNew York City, New York, United States
GenresHip hop
Labels
Websitemcjin.com

Jin Au-Yeung (Chinese: 歐陽靖; born June 4, 1982), known professionally as MC Jin, is an American rapper, songwriter, and actor of Hakka descent[1][2] who is the first Asian American solo rapper to be signed to a major record label in the United States.[3][4]

Early life[edit]

Jin Au-Yeung was born on June 4, 1982 in Miami, Florida to Hong Kong immigrants of Hakka descent.[5][6] He was raised in the general Miami area, where his parents owned a Chinese restaurant and Jin attended John F. Kennedy Middle School in North Miami Beach. Jin went on to attend North Miami Beach Senior High School, from which he graduated in 2000. After graduating Jin decided to forgo college and begin his rap career.[7] Shortly afterwards, his parents closed the restaurant and the family moved to Queens, New York City in 2001.[8]

Career[edit]

2001–2006: 106 & Park and Ruff Ryders[edit]

While in New York, Jin participated in many rap battles with his peers.[8] Jin began performing freestyles and selling his own mixtapes on the streets, in hip hop clubs and wherever else possible. While battling on the streets, he was spotted by Kamel Pratt, who then became his manager; together, they formed Crafty Plugz Entertainment.[citation needed]

Jin's big break came in 2002 when the BET program 106 & Park invited local rappers to compete in a segment known as Freestyle Friday. Unlike other competitors, Jin occasionally spoke Cantonese in his freestyle verses. After winning seven battles in a row, he was inducted into the Freestyle Friday Hall of Fame.[9] The night of the ceremony, he announced that he had signed a deal with the Ruff Ryders Entertainment label.[citation needed]

His first single under Ruff Ryders was titled "Learn Chinese". It contained a sample from song "Blind Man Can See It", by James Brown (also sampled by Das EFX and Lord Finesse). The second and final single for the album was originally supposed to be "I Got a Love" featuring Kanye West. The album was originally scheduled to be released in the summer of 2003 but was delayed for over a year by the label. In October 2004, Jin released his debut album, The Rest Is History, which reached number 54 on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart.[10] The two singles, "Learn Chinese" and "Senorita," were not major mainstream successes and album only sold 19,000 units in its first week.[6] Nonetheless, Jin's music video for "Learn Chinese" was the first video ever to be played on MTV Chi.[citation needed] Jin left the label in 2006.[10]

On April 23, 2005, Jin and rapper Serius Jones engaged in a rap battle. The battle was featured on Fight Klub DVD.[11]

On May 18, 2005, Jin revealed that he would be putting his rap career on hold in order to explore other options. To make this clear, he recorded a song titled "I Quit", produced by the Golden Child. The announcement was widely misunderstood to have marked the end of Jin's rap career. However, he later re-emerged under a different alias, The Emcee, and freestyled over such songs as Jay-Z's "Dear Summer." He released a single called "Top 5 (Dead or Alive)" in which he explored the history of hip-hop's greatest artists, using lyrics. The legendary DJ Kool Herc, who is credited as the founder of hip-hop, appears in Jin's music video. With independent label CraftyPlugz/Draft Records, Jin released his second album, The Emcee's Properganda, on October 25, 2005.

Jin collaborated in 2005 with Queens-born rapper Creature on his song "Never Say Die," which also featured Slug and Busdriver.[12]

Jin was also featured on Taiwanese pop artist Leehom Wang's 2005 album Heroes of Earth. Together, Jin and Leehom performed their "Heroes of the Earth" collaboration live in Shanghai on February 16, 2006, at an event arranged by China-resident American A&R exec Andrew Ballen. Ballen was also the first promoter to bring Jin to mainland China in 2003 for his "The Rest is History" tour.[13]

2006–2007: Independent label[edit]

Jin released two albums in 2006. The first, 100 Grand Jin, was a mixtape that was released on August 29, 2006. The single released from the album is "FYI", for which the rapper shot and released a music video. The second album is Jin's third LP, I Promise.

On his MySpace, Jin mentioned that he was working on another English album named "Birthdays, Funerals and Things in Between". Jin premiered the song, "Open Letter to Obama," on April 24, 2007, which made him become 1st on then-Presidential nominee Barack Obama's Top 8 list on MySpace.[14][15]

On April 16, 2007, Jin made a tribute song to the victims of the Virginia Tech massacre called "Rain, Rain Go Away".[16] Later that year, Jin decided to make his November 2006 online album, I Promise available in retail stores; it was given an October 23, 2007 release.[17]

In 2006, the PlayStation 2/Xbox video game NBA Ballers: Phenom featured MC Jin as one of the rapper characters along with Ludacris and Hot Sauce.

He produced his first all-Cantonese language album, ABC, in 2007 [6]

2008–2011: Success in Hong Kong and newfound faith[edit]

In 2008, Universal Music Hong Kong flew Jin out to Hong Kong to promote the re-release of his Cantonese album ABC. In an interview, Jin commented, "I think with various artists, Cantonese hip-hop was starting to become more and more widespread."[2] ABC debuted at #1 and achieved gold status in Hong Kong. He frequently starred in commercials there and made numerous appearances on TVB like Big Boys Club. He is also seen as an important part of recent Asian hip hop trends[18] and was once deemed "the changing face of cantopop."[2]

Jin did a collaboration with Malaysian rapper Point Blanc in a track titled "One Day" (2008).[19][20]

He also put the song "Welcome to the Light Club" on his Myspace page.[21] Jin is a Christian, stating in his song "Welcome to the Light Club" he was baptized in 2008.[22] He has featured in Far East Movement's "Millionaire". He has done a track over a DJ Premier-produced joint titled "World Premier". He also collaborated with producer Trendsetter (aka Mark Holiday).[23]

He has recently thrown out a Hip-Hop Census in honor of the 2010 Census and Chinese New Year, 2010. As said by Jin, this mixtape is open to anybody and will be mixed from the general population along with Jin. He released a mixtape entitled "Say Something", on May 15, 2010. Jin released an album with his friend Hanjin Tan in 2010. On July 10, 2010, Jin collaborated with Singaporean Mandarin-language singer Hanjin Tan (陳奐仁) to release another Cantonese album 買一送一 (Buy one get one free).[24] Jin also released a music video for his English single "Angels".

During his time in Hong Kong, Jin has appeared in films such as Gallants and Bruce Lee, My Brother.[6]

In December, 2010, Jin released a Christmas music video entitled "Rap Now, 2010" with Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang. The video, with lyrics penned by Jin, featured a number of lines ending with "Act Now!" (起錨), echoing a Hong Kong government slogan. It garnered in excess of nine million views on the CE office's YouTube channel.[25][26] A CNN report described the video as an "official eyesore" and "a political message thinly veiled as a Christmas card," and further criticized Jin's rapping as resembling "awkward nursery rhymes," in contrast to his earlier performances.[27] However, local newspaper The Standard, in response to critics, stated in an editorial that "Tsang, like the millions who post videos of themselves or their loved ones, only wants to have fun."[28]

On March 7, 2011, Jin released a music video for a song from his upcoming English album entitled "Charlie Sheen," collaborating with artists Dumbfoundead and Traphik. Jin released an EP titled Sincerely Yours, a Christian-oriented and self-improvement-oriented EP featuring positive messages about life and self-reflective insights into his own life. After the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, Jin participated in the Artistes 311 Love Beyond Borders celebrity charity concert on April 1, 2011 to help raise funds for Japan's disaster recovery effort.[29] The 3-hour event raised over HK$26 million (USD$3.3 million).[30]

On May 16, 2011, Jin released the track "AIYA" featuring label-mate, Toestah. On August 8, 2011, Jin released his second Cantonese album, 回香靖 (Homecoming), in Hong Kong.[6]

2012–2017: Return to the United States[edit]

In 2012, Jin announced that he was moving back to the United States to raise his son with his wife in New York.[10]

In February 2012, Jin released a re-vamped version of his EP, Sincerely Yours 2.0, featuring some of the same lyrics, but many others changed, slightly altering the overall feel of the record. In August 2012, Jin released his English album, "Crazy Love Ridiculous Faith," for free download, an album in which he positively addresses both Christians and non-Christians. In December 2012, Jin released the Brand New Me EP.

In late 2013, Jin collaborated with independent label, The Great Company. The first track released on the label was called "Hypocrite (The Gold Chapter)." On December 21, 2013, Jin released the first EP under the label called "Hypocrite."[citation needed]

On October 21, 2014, the label released Jin's first album under their label: XIV:LIX, which is "14:59" in Roman numerals and a reference to the concept of 15 minutes of fame.[10][31] The album features Teesa, Hollis, Stacie Bollman, Tim Be Told, Bére, and Storm.[citation needed] The album was not a commercial success.[32]

Jin began performing stand-up comedy in New York City in 2015.[32]

2017–present: Success in mainland China[edit]

In 2017, he competed in the Chinese rap competition show, The Rap of China, in a masked attire, under the alias of "HipHopMan."[33][34] This garnered Jin popularity in mainland China, having previously only been widely known in Hong Kong. In 2018, he became a rapping instructor alongside Jackson Wang in Idol Producer. Jin reprised his role as a rap mentor for Season 2 of Idol Producer.

Personal life[edit]

Jin married his wife Carol on February 12, 2011 in Puerto Rico. The couple met at a concert at where Jin was performing.[35] They had a son the following year.[2]

Jin became a born again Christian in 2008.[36] He was converted by Chinese-American pastor Jaeson Ma.[6] He has since released several gospel themed projects expressing his faith.[36]

Jin endorsed Barack Obama in the 2008 United States presidential election. Proceeds from his song "Open Letter to Obama" were donated to Obama's campaign.[15]

In 2019, Jin announced on Twitter that he officially endorses presidential candidate Andrew Yang in the 2020 Democratic Party presidential primaries. He has released two songs supporting Yang: "Drew Yang Gang, That's Who I Hooked Up Wit'" and "#8MileYang".[37] Jin also toured with Andrew Yang's campaign events.[citation needed]

Catchphrases and fan culture[edit]

Jin's catchphrase is "Aiya!" (哎吔), a Chinese interjection roughly equivalent to "Oh my gosh!".[2] Fans pictured with the logo were able to appear in the music video for his song "Aiya!" (featuring Toestah).[38] Jin also refers to his fans as his "AIYAfambam" or as the "AIYAmani.[citation needed]

After his success and popularity on the Rap of China, Jin gained widespread respect and popularity throughout China, and also with the Chinese people worldwide. A China fanbase is secure with an official account on Weibo "MCJin欧阳靖全国粉丝后援会" [39] on August 12, 2017. Jin the officially named his Chinese fans "不帅团队"[40] (Team Bu-shuai), a name which he came up with due to the focus on 'looks-oriented' artistes. Bu-Shuai means 'not handsome' in mandarin, and Jin joked with his fans that although he is not handsome as compared to many artists, he is proud to be so as he is secure in himself as an 'un-handsome'. The official slogan for Team Bu-Shuai is "生活愉快、越来不帅", which means to live joyfully and become more and more 'un-handsome'. A series of official Team Bushuai merchandise such as tees, hoodies, windbreakers and caps donning the slogan and team name (designed by Jin) is also available on Taobao.[41] Jin also released the song "不帅"[42] with an official music video made by him and Team Bushuai. The song talks about the special relationship between Jin and his beloved Team Bu-Shuai, promoting the slogan "生活愉快、越来不帅". The fanbase 'Team Bushuai' has an official account on Weibo,[43] with over 55 thousand followers. Jin actively interacts with its members online, and is known to sometimes arrange to meet them in different cities for movies and coffees offline.[citation needed]

Members of his fan club on Twitter are known as Emojins.[44] He referenced them in his 2018 song 'Debut': "Shout out to the emojins, and the emojins only." [45]

Discography[edit]

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director Video Link(YouTube) Notes
2004 "Learn Chinese" (featuring Wyclef Jean)[46] Jin – Learn Chinese emimusic
"Senorita"[47] Jin – Senorita emimusic
2005 "Top 5 (Dead or Alive)" Todd Angkasuwan Jin - Top 5 (Dead or Alive) (Music Video) joemsyt Uses a collection of people voting for their top 5 rappers.
"Come Closer (Kohl Aaja)" (with Juggy D) Juggy D feat Jin – Come Closer (Kohl Aaja) 2Point9Records
2006 "FYI"(featuring Young Mac)/"100 Grand Jin" Todd Angkasuwan Jin ft.Young Mac – FYI CraftyFan Two songs.
2007 "Yo Yo Ma" (with Sphere) JIN Yo Yo Ma CarlChoi Contains a mix of languages including English, Japanese and Cantonese.
"ABC" Todd Angkasuwan Jin 歐陽靖 'ABC' MV universalmusichk Cantonese. Contains a short appearance of the producers of the song, Far East Movement.
2008 "搵兩餐"(featuring Ken Oak) Daniel Wu / Jason Tobin Jin 歐陽靖 '搵兩餐' MV universalmusichk Cantonese
"飲啖茶" Evan Jackson Leong Jin 歐陽靖 '飲啖茶' MV universalmusichk Cantonese
"香港Superstar" Jason Tobin Jin 歐陽靖 '香港Superstar' MV universalmusichk Cantonese
"上堂時間" Jin 歐陽靖 '上堂時間' MV universalmusichk Cantonese
"喂喂搵邊位" Kim Chan Jin 歐陽靖 '喂喂搵邊位' MV universalmusichk Cantonese
2010 "Angels"[48] Hosanna Wong JIN "Angels" Official Music Video (2010) AyoJinTV
"The A List" Carl Choi/Jin Au-Yeung Deleted from YouTube.
"711" (featuring KT) "711" – MC Jin feat. KT ayojinhk Cantonese. Filmed in 7-Eleven.
"It's About Time" Romago Presents: MC Jin "It's About Time" ayojinhk Cantonese
2011 "Charlie Sheen" (with Traphik & Dumbfoundead)[49] Kevin Boston "Charlie Sheen" Traphik, Jin, Dumbfoundead TimothyDeLaGhetto2
"人氣急升" Kevin Boston MC Jin人氣急升MV ayojinhk Cantonese
"Aiya!" (featuring Toestah) AIYA – Jin feat. Toestah AyoJinTV Song repeated twice to fit all pictures in.
"Shoot for the Moon" Carl Choi JIN "Shoot for the Moon" Official Music Video (2011) AyoJinTV Song edited for video. Uses various images and video from his life and career.
"發咗達" Benny Lou MC Jin發咗達MV ayojinhk Cantonese
"立立亂" Evan Jackson Leong MC Jin立立亂MV ayojinhk Cantonese
"紅館見" MCJin紅館見MV ayojinhk Cantonese
"When The Lights Come On" (featuring Joseph Vincent) Duno Tran "When The Lights Come On" (Official Music Video) – Jin feat. Joseph Vincent AyoJinTV
2012 "率性" (with KT & Kiki Tam) MCJin/KT/KikiTam率性MV ayojinhk Cantonese
"Brand New Me EP" Todd Angkasuwan "Brand New Me"
"Open Arms" Brian Tang (StopMotionClub Productions) Open Arms
2013 "Feel Good" (with Toestah & Joseph Vincent) Simon Yin Feel Good feat. Toestah & Joseph Vincent
2013 "I Break Stereotypes" (with HeeSun Lee ) I Break Stereotypes" (with HeeSun Lee)
2014 "Complicated" Brad Wong MC JIN - Complicated ft. Hollis (Official Music Video)

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2003 Jin: The Making of a Rap Star Himself Documentary about him
2 Fast 2 Furious Jimmy
2005 The MC: Why We Do It Himself Documentary
The Art of 16 Bars: Get Ya' Bars Up Himself Documentary
Volume 2 of The MC: Why We Do It
Live from New York Himself Documentary
Footage filmed in 2002
2007 Beef IV Himself
No Sleep Til Shanghai Himself Documentary about him
2009 Split Second Murders 死神傻了 Chief Editor Chan
2010 Gallants Chung Sang-mang
Bruce Lee, My Brother (aka: Young Bruce Lee) Unicorn Chan
1040[50] Himself Documentary
2011 Turning Point 2 Yeung Lap-chin
2012 The Man with the Iron Fists Chan
2014 Revenge of the Green Dragons Detective Tang
2016 Buddy Cops Drug squad guy
New York New York Chinatown gangster boss
Bad Rap Himself Documentary[51]
2017 Love Beats Rhymes MC Jin
2018 A Beautiful Moment
2019 Bodies at Rest
The White Storm 2: Drug Lords Cho Ping
The Fake vs. Real Monkey King
TBA Street Struck: The Big L Story Himself Documentary
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2002 106 & Park Himself (as a Competitor and Guest) As Freestyle Friday competitor and guest
2004 Himself (as a Judge) As Freestyle Friday Judge
2009 Cooking 媽嫲 Himself (as Host)
2010 Show Me the Happy Himself Episode 25
Jade Solid Gold Himself (as Host)
Big Boys Club Himself (as Host)
2011 Himself (as Host)
Stairway to Dragon Himself (as Host)
Yes, Sir. Sorry, Sir! Himself
Lives of Omission Officer Yeung Lap-ching
Kung Fu Supernova Himself (as Host)
Top Eats 100 Himself (as Host)
2012 Highs and Lows Ng Dak-tim (Saadaam Tim)
2014 The Ultimate Addiction Chu Kwok-leung
2018 Idol Producer Himself (as rap mentor)

Awards[edit]

Acting Awards
Year Award Nominated Work Result Notes
2011 TVB Anniversary Award for Most Improved Male Artiste[52] Show Me the Happy, Big Boys Club, Stairway to Dragon, Yes, Sir. Sorry, Sir!, Lives of Omission, Kung Fu Supernova, Top Eats 100 Won
TVB Anniversary Award for My Favourite Male Character Lives of Omission Nominated

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Rap battles[edit]

Year Competition/Event Opponent Result Notes
2000 Grab the Mic 2000 Montu Win
Infinite Win
RK Win
2001 Blade Battle Parable, OBCT Win Three way battle
Hookt Awar Win
Stereotype Win
ManyStyles Win
Lu Cipher Win
Four Corners PackFM Win
Icon the Mic King Win
Perfecto Win
Super Bowl 2001 Esoteric Loss
Scribble Jam '01 Alias Loss
2002 106 & Park's Freestyle Friday Hasan Win as the challenger
Sterling Win as the champion
Skitzo Win as the champion
Skyzoo Win as the champion
Lucky Luciano Win as the champion
Logan Win as the champion
Sean Nicholas Win as the champion – inducted into the Hall of Fame
2004 Javits Center Kamikaze Grey Win
Fight Klub Mixshow Power Summit Wreckonize Win
Fight Klub Mixshow Power Summit Shells Win Won final prize of $50,000
JUMP OFF/Jin's 'The Rest Is History' Concert Saint N/A
2005 JUMP OFF Professor Green Win
Hot Import Nights Los Angeles Speakz N/A
Hot Import Nights San Mateo Mistah F.A.B. Win
Smack DVD Verse Win
Fight Klub Streetz The Block Win
Fight Klub Serius Jones Loss
Fight Klub Mixshow Power Summit Professor Green Win Won final prize of $50,000
2006 San Francisco Bay Festival Arukasaki Win
2007 Fight Klub Iron Solomon Loss
2015 Epic Rap Battles of History Western Philosophers Unknown Plays as Confucius along with other Eastern Philosophers

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Further reading[edit]

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
TVB Anniversary Awards
Preceded by
Raymond Wong Ho-yin
for A Watchdog's Tale ; When Lanes Merge ; Can't Buy Me Love ; No Regrets
Most Improved Actor
2011
for Yes, Sir. Sorry, Sir!; Lives of Omission
Succeeded by
Oscar Leung
for L'Escargot ; Queens of Diamonds and Hearts ; House of Harmony and Vengeance ; Tiger Cubs ; The Confidant