So, it really helped soothe my already severe culture shock to come back to the Hot 97 tsunami song scandal. It just made me want to cocoon in my house and listen to old Bengali songs on my tape recorder even more. But Jin tha MC became my new hero when I heard his retort to Miss Jones and the Hot 97 crew. Not only is the song clever and dead-on, but he steps it up for Asian Americans in a way that I don’t remember happening before. There was surely no one rapping about Vincent Chin’s murder back in the day, but there wasn’t even anyone spitting lyrics about Abercrombie a few years ago.
Mad props, Jin. Imma go out and buy your album right now, boyee.