Jin Au-Yeung (traditional Chinese: 歐陽靖; simplified Chinese: 欧阳靖; Mandarin Pinyin: Ōuyáng Jìng; Jyutping: au1 joeng4 zing6; Cantonese Yale: Āuyèuhng Jihng; born June 4, 1982), who performs under the stage name MC Jin (earlier, 100 Grand Jin and Jin the Emcee or even just The Emcee), is a Chinese American rapper, songwriter and actor. Born in the Miami, Florida and later living in New York City, he decided to reside permanently in Hong Kong before returning to New York to reside permanently in the summer of 2012. He is fluent in both Cantonese and English. Back in the United States, he was both the first East Asian and Chinese solo rapper to be signed to a major record label. Jin is managed by talent manager Carl Choi. Jin Au-Yeung was born on June 4, 1982, in Miami, Florida, to Hong Kong Chinese immigrants. He was raised in the general Miami area, where his parents owned a strip-mall Chinese restaurant, and where Jin attended schools. While a student at John F. Kennedy Middle School in North Miami Beach, Jin participated in many rap battles with his peers.


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