Responding in a way that I started embracing this”. Jin continues: “I began truly dedicating much of my energy and time into the pleasure of pleasing God. I wanted to learn about God, wanted to serve him and grow into him”. Jin was beginning to develop a healthy church life, and this was prior to Hong Kong absolutely nonexistent. Although Jin’s life and worldview had changed 180 degrees, he still was serious about returning to New York City. In 2001 he married Carol, and she became pregnant with Chance, their lovely baby boy, who was born in exactly the same month that Jin celebrated his 30th birthday.
After he came back from Hong Kong, where he stayed for almost four years, MC Jin really had an exciting year. Jin appeared at some of the major Christian Hip-Hop’s festivals (Legacy Conference in Chicago and Flavor Fest in Tampa), and success seems to have come his way again. He played well in the BET 106 and did a gig at Park Freestyle Friday Hall of Fame Cypher. Additionally, he released a free venture under the title ‘Crazy Love Ridiculous Faith’, and worked with people like of Da T.R.U.T.H, R-Swift, Swoope, The Ambassador, and Bizzle.
To contribute to his listing of achievements he just recently made a great appearance in a significant movie made by Quentin Tarantino named “The Man with the Iron Fist”. This is a film about a modest village blacksmith who wants to protect himself and the other villagers from a gang of warriors and an insane English soldier. The movie was directed by RZA who performed in the renowned Hip-Hop band Wu-Tang Clan, and one of the main characters, “Jack Knife”, was played by Oscar-winning actor Russel Crowe. Another important role was performed by Lucy Liu who played Madam Blossom in the film, and Jin played the role of Chan in the film.
Jin knows Hollywood very well and he appeared in a number of motion pictures which includes the hit film “2 Fast 2 Furious”. It’s fantastic to see him perform in a role that represents Christian believers in the secular domain, and “The Man with the Iron Fist” is now showing in theaters across the nation. Nowadays, we can see numerous Christian artists performing roles in movie pictures. Recently we have seen Sho Baraka, J’son, and T-Bone made their appearances in movies. We just can’t wait for the next Christian rapper to perform in a motion picture.
Jin says: “The entire past experience has been quite challenging, in a positive way, in my exercise with Christ. The Lord really chose the whole process of this undertaking (making the film, getting the role of Chan, the production of the movie and the process of releasing and promoting the film) to really open my eyes in terms of where I now stand and to let me discover what my real beliefs are.
Soon we can see him playing in the new movie, Revenge of the Green Dragons, a true immigrant story set against the vibrant backdrop of Flushing, NY in the 80’s and 90’s.