Rapper Jin has revealed
that he is throwing the towel in on his rap career and is putting his job as an
emcee on hold, while he explores other options.
The fate of the rapper’s
record deal was the subject of rumors over the past month and while the label
never officially dropped the rapper there was no need, as he announced today
that he is calling it quits.
“No more studio for
me,” Jin said. “Them 2F2F (The “Too Fast, Too Furious”
movie which Jin had a major role) checks weren't too bad and going to movie
premieres was pretty fun. Maybe I should seriously devote myself to an acting
career. The opportunities are definitely there.”
Jin hit big with the novelty
song “Learn Chinese” in 2003, but Ruff Ryders failed to capitalize
on the single’s success. After several delays, his debut The Rest
is History finally saw the light of day, but suffered due to lack of promotion,
despite production from Swizz Beats and appearances from Kanye West, Wyclef
and double R crew member Styles P.
“Maybe what needs
to be focused on is what I have accomplished (which in my heart is a whole lot
and I'm damn proud of that) with my time as opposed to what I haven't accomplished
yet," Jin stated. "For what it's worth, I know that the 100,000 (give
or take, since some of you went and bought like 5 copies) of ya'll that went
out and bought T.R.I.H. did it solely because you were supporters of
me and my music…and not because the radio or TV brainwashed you into thinking
I'm the hottest sh*t out there, being that I was barely on either one.”
Jin signed a deal with Ruff
Ryders Records, after consecutively winning BET’s popular Freestyle Friday
competitions on the countdown show 106 & Park.
The rapper recently
released a song explaining his decision titled “I Quit.”