By now, the details of Jin's rise in music circles are part of hip hop lore: an unknown Chinese-American kid with a cocky smirk and nasty rhyme skills blazes through the competition on a series of weekly battles on cable channel BET, earning himself a record deal and a spot on the Ruff Ryders Squad. But what distinguishes Jin as an MC isn't the fact he wsa the only Asian-American out of hundreds of would-be MCs vying for a spot on the show. Rather it's Jin's spirited creativity and unique experience he brings to the mic. Simply Put, Jin's got skills. If you don't believe it, just witness his new album, I Promise.