Imagine a Chinese-American rapper, sporting a Ruff Ryders medallion around his neck, on BET's "106 & Park" winning his seventh consecutive week in the Freestyle Fridays battle.

Imagine a Chinese-American rapper, sporting a Ruff Ryders medallion around his neck, on BET's "106 & Park" winning his seventh consecutive week in the Freestyle Fridays battle. Now imagine that same artist, Jin (born Jin Au-Yeung), making his debut with "The Rest Is History." The title could not be more apropos, as Jin is the first solo Asian-American MC to debut on a major label. "Get Your Handz Off" (featuring Swizz Beatz) and "C'mon" deliver lyrical whirlwinds over heavy beats. "The Come Thru" (featuring Twista) carries a strong rhythmic flow but underutilizes Twista's quick tongue. On "Learn Chinese," which features Wyclef Jean, Jin wears his heritage on his sleeve. With this CD, Jin has opened the door for other Asian-Americans to make their talents known.—SH

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