Rapper MC Jin wowed his fans with excellent showmanship and easy camaraderie at KL Live recently, writes Loong Wai Ting
AMERICAN born-Chinese rapper MC Jin, who is currently based in Hong Kong, staged MC Jin In My Dream Live in Malaysia 2012 at KL Livein Jalan Sultan Ismail, KL recently.
Jin, whose real name is Au Yeung Jin, took to the stage with his excellent showmanship and doubled the fun with a challenge.
Jin, who was obviously in high spirits, dared anyone to bring a durian inside the concert hall. He would eat it in front of everyone, he announced.
Much to his surprise, a crew member took up his challenge and brought the fruit packed in a polystyrene container.
The rapper-turned-actor had no choice but to try a piece. But then he suddenly gagged. “You guys are lucky to see me eat durian. This is the first time and it will be your last.”
The 29-year-old Miami-born artiste shot to stardom after his performance in TVB hit series, Lives Of Omission.
Prior to his big break in the Hong Kong entertainment scene, Jin was a self-made artiste who posted a lot of videos of him freestyling on YouTube.
Jin who raps in Cantonese and English, claims that his passion for music has brought him this far. His experiences and journey as an artiste are in his songs, especially ABC, HK Superstar and Hung Goon Geen.
The concert opened at 9pm with Malaysian beatboxer Shawn Lee.
During the show, Jin noticed a placard with his name on it. Jin approached the fan, Tracy, and proceeded to sign it for her. “Now, that would at least make this piece of paper worth more than it is,” he joked. And to make it even more personal, Jin wiped his sweat with the placard before handing it back to Tracy.
“That should give it more worth!” he exclaimed.
Fans were in the hundreds. Jin performed 16 songs and a freestyle session went on for 15 minutes. Other songs included Classroom Time, Yum Dum Cha, Learn Chinese, When The Lights Came On, Sincerely Yours and Brand New Me.
Besides Lee, Malaysian violinist Dennis Lau was also one of the concert’s guest performers.