The Loudmouth Protestant

September 30, 2009

Learn Christianese with Jin

Filed under: God,music — nickisym @ 8:00 am
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If you are a fan of hip hop you will remember a couple of years ago when a Chinese rapper by the name of Jin stepped onto the scene. He won a freestyle battle on 106 & Park and shortly thereafter got signed to Ruff Ryders. We would hear a couple of tracks from him, “Learn Chinese” being one he was most well-known for.

After that we would here a couple more tracks from him. Mostly him being a featured artist on other people’s tracks and then he would disapper for a while or so it seems. Today I happened upon a video of Jin explaining what has been going on with him since he disappeared from the spotlight. Since his re-emergence many have been saying he is a Christian rapper. He doesn’t completely own up to being a Christian rapper, but he doesn’t disown it either. Turns out our old friend Jin has been a Christian all his life, he just wasn’t one that was living a surrendered life.

So now he is living in Hong Kong and he has decided to turn his music over to God. I think that’s pretty awesome. For some reason, as I watched video where he gave his testimony about what God has done in his life and is doing, I was overjoyed. I sort of felt like the angels in heaven were rejoicing because one has come back to the fold. I also felt like the reason that Jin never found the kind of success he may have wanted when he was a secular rapper is because all along, God was waiting for him to turn His music over to Him and give Him glory. I know, this probably seems really confusing because then it would necessitate explaining why everyone else gets to be successful rapping about money, cars, clothes and hoes–yeah, I said it. But, there is just a different calling that God puts on the life of some people. I reckon that though God gave Jin the gift of words and being able to flow, He wanted Jin to use that gift, that talent, to glorify Him and draw people to Him, not himself. And until Jin came to that realization, he would never be truly satisfied making secular music. He would never fulfill his God-given purpose making secular music.

So, here we are a few years later. “Learn Chinese” has been all but forgotten and Jin is living out a new life in Christ as a new creation. As such, he made a track that has been burning up the web for a while now entitled, “Welcome to the Light Club.” It’s more fiery than any hot cipher he has been in and packs a spiritual punch. Within the first few bars I was definitely feeling it. I felt his spirit on this one and am just so happy to see this new creation at work. I pray that he will be not weary in well doing and look forward to seeing the harvest he is going to reap because he has fainted not.

God Bless You Jin


1 Comment »

  1. Hey, I read a lot of blogs on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say GREAT blog!…..I”ll be checking in on a regularly now….Keep up the good work! 🙂 🙂

    Comment by RobD — October 6, 2009 @ 5:17 pm | Reply

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