This website is dedicated to Ayo Jin, the young Chinese-American rapper who surprised everyone a few years back with his witty rhymes and flow. His real name is Jin Auyeung and now he is known as MC Jin. Recently he performs as a stand-up comedian. Recently, Jin celebrated his 30th birthday, and here is a summary of his recent interview
About this site
My name is John and I run this website because I feel close to MC Jin. I had some kind of success with my music career , I dropped out of high school only to discover that my career wouldn’t last if I didn’t even have a high school diploma, so these days I’m working towards my GED diploma through online Best GED classes and I run this website so I can help people to stay on track. MC Jin is my hero.
Ayo Jin Story
Some ten years ago, when he was 20 years old, Jin Au-Yeung, MC Jin or just Jin, was the first Chinese rapper who signed a major recording contract, a deal that was the result of his significant freestyle rap on BET’s “106 & Park.” All of a sudden, Jin was in the media all around, from magazines and movies to appearing on albums by other artists. Jin had made it big, or at least he thought he had.
Jin says: “I had just signed a recording contract with Ruff Ryders, and whatever I had dreamed of since childhood now were within reach. When I was 16 or 17, so, in my years at high school, I knew exactly what I wanted to have, Jin continues. And it all came true: I had a smashing rap career, recognition for my work, celebrity status, bucks, accounts, young women, houses, and automobiles.” By the time he was in his mid-20s, so only a few years after he signed the record deal with Ruff Ryders, his career went down and Jin learned very well what the saying “all that glitters isn’t gold” meant Jin continues: “Just as quickly as my career went up, it went down.
My career really skyrocketed, I was everywhere in the public eye and made it big in the rap community. All around was this crazy exhilaration and I was on every possible media platform”. Jin even had a role in the 2003 movie “2 Fast 2 Furious” together with stars such as Paul Walker, Tyrese Gibson and Eva Mendes. But as happens so often, his rise to fame wasn’t lasting very long. “Then all at once, as quick as it happened, I sort of faded into obscurity,” Jin added. At this point, Jin came to the conclusion that it was over. He continues: “I really did not want to be in the recording industry any longer. It was unlike what I expected it to be, so I separated from the record label. That period was really difficult and felt like the dark ages.”
In the period from 2005 to 2007 Jin, the Chinese-American MC, was at possibly the lowest position in not only professionally and career-wise, but also mentally, physically, and spiritually. In those years Jin was still making music “thank God,” he says, “but I was only drifting around, merely hoping to get through the time day by day, feeling miserable most of the time.”
I remember this time too, I was taking GED classes on the internet and I guess I was feeling miserable the same way MC Jin did. It started when I dropped out of high school, I won some local contest and I thought my life is great, no need to go to school and all of that. I dropped out of high school my junior year, and I have always regretted it. I know I’m not the only one; even Edward Snowden did not complete the high school and obtain his GED at a local college and today he is a smart, respectable guy. But I felt like a failure. But one day I found this website with practice tests and it’s my hope to get my stuff together. Today, I want to set a good example for my kids and let them know how important education is. I am planning after I get my GED to go to college and make an even better life for my family. I try to listen to Ayo Jin music every day. He is my inspiration. I love to listen to his story and only wish there was more news about him.
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MC Jin in the movie