VIDEO: Jin Talks Battling Up The Ranks, Mastering His Craft, Asian Jokes + More


Vlad TV releases more footage of their exclusive interview with rapper Jin.  The savvy lyricist breaks down his roots in battling which he says began in junior high and shares details on his first battle which he admits he lost as a kid.  Jin went on to explain how he eventually learned the dynamics of his craft as well as the culture of hip hop which ultimately helped mold him into a lyrical force to be reckoned with.  The rapper spoke on moving to New York in 2001 and landing a manager who would eventually get him a spot on BET’s Freestyle Friday’s.  As the conversation continued, Jin touched on the number of Asian jokes he would commonly encounter during battles and shared how he would prepare for them in advance with responses.

VIDEO: Immortal Technique Explains Why He Retired From Battle Rapping


Revolutionary rapper Immortal Technique sits down with Vlad TV to give his thoughts on the evolution of battle rapping and explains why he decided to retire from participating in any future lyrical slug fests.  Tech also addresses the potential that rappers nowadays have to reach fans overseas by battling and shares a story of a lesson he had to learn the hard way.