Fat Beats is a hip hop institution. For those who don’t know that, first go punch yourself in the face, then come back to read this interview. I initially met Joseph Abajian through our mutual partnership at the time, Koch Entertainment (now known as E1). Fat Beats had a distribution deal as a record label with Koch, but also did account purchasing on behalf of both their brick and mortar retail stores as well as their one-stop distribution network which supplied several niche retailers around the world. Beyond that, we did some business together on various levels, and eventually connected on LinkedIn, the social network for professionals. At that time, I noticed on his profile he had a seminary listed under education. But, to be honest I run into religious affiliations all of the time in the mainstream where I do a large part of my business, and it usually means nothing (sadly that applies to the Christian market too, but that’s an article for another time). Nonetheless my interest was piqued and I reached out to ask about his time at seminary. I ended up finding out that we had a lot more in common than just a love for Hip Hop, but I will let him tell you about that himself. Add a comment


Jahaziel, from London UK, talks about his whereabouts, the upcoming projects he has coming up, as well as his current mixtape 'Still Livin''. Add a comment


Corey Red talks on what he's working on, upcoming albums, and shares his testimony and more. Add a comment

Jin Au-Yeung is a rapper, songwriter, actor, and model. He is fluent in both Cantonese and English. He was both the first Asian and Chinese solo rapper to be signed to a major record label. Jin was a consistant winner of the BET program 106 & Park that used to air, known as Freestyle Friday. After winning seven battles in a row, he was inducted in the Freestyle Friday Hall of Fame. As a result of the attention on Freestyle Friday, Jin ultimately signed a deal with Ruff Ryders, which were at the peak of their popularity at the time. Ruff Ryders consisted of The LOX (Jadakiss, Styles P, Sheek Louch), DMX, Drag-On, Swizz Beatz, and Eve. His first single under Ruff Ryders was titled "Learn Chinese". It took a sample from the 1992 song "They Want EFX", from hip-hop group Das EFX. The second and final single for the album was originally supposed to be "I Got a Love" featuring Kanye West, but was later changed to "Senorita" because Roc-A-Fella Records did not want to over-expose Kanye West. In 2003, Jin made an appearance in the movie 2 Fast 2 Furious as a mechanic named 'Jimmy', which kicked off his acting career. After taking a hiatus from rap to explore other opportunities, including his relationship with Christ, I get the opportunity to ask Jin a few questions on where things are presently. Add a comment


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