In Search Of The Chinese Kid That Raps | MC Jin | TEDxUCSD

2016-04-19 6,633 105 388,248 YouTube

MC Jin, a hip-hop artist, tells his journey as an Asian-American navigating through the music industry and how he found his place within the world through his life experiences. Jin Auyeung, also known as MC Jin, is a hip-hop artist, songwriter, television host and actor. He first garnered national attention in 2002 when he stunned audiences on BET's 106 & Park Freestyle Fridays. His performance earned him a contract with Ruff Ryders (Virgin/EMI), making him the first Asian-American MC to sign to a major record label. Jin's debut album, The Rest Is History, broke into the Billboard 200 and charted at #54. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx