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ABC (American Born Chinese)

Since being catapulted into the spotlight by his 106 & Park Freestyle Friday appearances, battle rapper Jin has made it a point to represent for the Asian community. But from his first commercial single, the quirky “Learn Chinese,” to his diss tracks rebutting Miss Jones and Rosie O’Donnell for anti-Asian comments, all his efforts seem steeped in both nobility and gimmick. His latest offering, a mostly Cantonese-language rap album titled ABC (American Born Chinese), keeps the trend going. Choosing to rhyme in a foreign language is a bold move, but the Miami native keys in on his core audience by touching ...

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