TIME and Jin

Saturday, September 27, 2008

It's not a huge article that came out this week, but I'm glad to see a magazine like TIME still looking to cover Jin and growing his career in Asia as I think it can help to bridge that gap between Asian and Asian American artists and the general viewing public in America:

Although Jin's Asian-American following is significant, his use of Cantonese has also helped him get "very big" in Hong Kong, says DJ Tommy, a founding member of Cantonese rap forefathers LMF. "People are excited," Tommy says.

Jin has no regrets, describing his Hong Kong move as "growth" and "going forward." Hopefully the chance to win fresh converts, target new Chinese-speaking markets and play a formative role in an Asian rap scene that yearns for someone of his experience will keep him content for a long time to come.
Read the full article here.