Jin and juice

Sajit did a very thorough post about the offensive Hot 97 tsunami song. I wanted to call out the lyrics of Jin tha MC’s reply track. It’s in the finest tradition of angry, political rap, and it’s actually a good track on its own merits. Listen to the track.

You got it all twisted if you think I’m here to cockblock
on a bunch of no-talent, wanna-be shock jocks (nah)
And you say it’s all freedom of speech
Well, you just lost yours, read ‘em and weep
Won’t be happy ’til you’re fired…

Fuck the tsunami song and whoever thought of it
Matta fact, fuck the engineer that recorded it…
Anything for ratings, huh? That shit is corporate

That little bullshit statement has gotta be
The world’s most half-assed apology
Thousands are still gettin’ discovered each day
How dare you compare a life to a week’s pay?

HipHopMusic says the station issued a weird, passive-aggressive apology, and Sprint and McDonald’s have pulled their advertising for now:

At 6 AM this morning, Hot 97 announced the Miss Jones morning show is “suspended indefinitely”… Most of the calls they took were in favor of bringing Miss Jones back. Many people have reported to me that when they called to speak against bringing the show back they were screened out…. They’re not saying whether the suspension is permanent or temporary, or whether it is a paid suspension….

They also played Jin’s dis track repeatedly.

5 thoughts on “Jin and juice

  1. The marketplace of ideas works again. People don’t like a product, that racist BS gets taken off off the shelves. Way to step it up Sepia:

    Statement from WQHT-FM, HOT 97

    New York City – Miss Jones and the HOT 97 Morning team have been indefinitely suspended for the airing of a song that made light of a catastrophic event, as well as comments made at the time the song was aired.

    While Miss Jones has apologized on the air, in the media and on the HOT 97 website, station management felt that stronger action was necessary to demonstrate the severity of the situation.

  2. I wanted to send this message somehow to MC Jin… I wrote this one night after having dinner at Yao Ming’s restuarant and bar in Houston, TX… Wanted to let MC Jin know that he’s not the only one fightin and representin and would like some feedback… Thanks!

    Steppin up and representin… By Mano Nguyen March 25, 2005

    Basil beef at Yao’s restaurant was just first-class Dragon Inn Buffet was a thing of the past

    Non-Asian dudes wearing Houston Rocket # 11 We got Asian street signs next to lucky sevens

    Youngsters now not knowing what we faced Taking for granted the spices and green curry paste

    Expanding out, demanding supplies we need Growing larger and larger, demographics changed indeed

    We’re your neighbors, doctors, accountants, and teachers Right next to you at football games in the bleachers

    We paved the road for what is here Make understanding for what’s unclear Step up, lead and steer Continue the path for future years

    Searching for role models to step up to the plate An Asian Lebron, wouldn’t that be great?

    Keep fighting to level the playing field Opportunities are lopsided for reals

    Break the mold and stereo-types
 diversify Raise the bar, create standards to qualify

    Women don’t have to play roles of dragon lady whores Asian dudes don’t have to play karate roles no more

    Ladies, don’t sell out, don’t ever stray Stay true to yourself, keep the faith, okay? Tell em you’re not an easy lay At least don’t give it up from January thru May Six months to wait? Hay!!! Respect my Asian sister and wait I say

    What makes u think that it’s alright? To portray me in a less masculine light? I’m aint a fobby computer geek, clear your sight Treat me like that, we gonna fight

    I’ll dance around you in every single category Representing my way in Asian-style glory

    Fellas, be smart and do your part Give it your all, all of your heart They’ll respect us right from the start

    Fellas, go on and step it up We blowin up, hear us erupt

    Asian Brad Pitt’s are just around the bend Step out of the box and tell a friend Gear up for some well balanced Asian men

  3. =O OH MY GOD! CREAM CHEESE IN A CAN! OH, HOW, I’VE LONGED FOR U MY DELICIOUS CREAM CHEESE. hugs the can of cheese What was that my delicious creamy toppping for crackers? puts ear close to can of cheese You say Jins da Shiznit for rapping those lyrics. I firmly agree……Indeedth. XD

    -Your King