// ran into this guy tonight.
Undoubtably an inspiration and pioneer for us Asian-Americans growing up, especially those of us who were looking to break into industries and pursue careers in professions that didn’t welcome us with open arms. For us, this meant going up against society, the media, our culture, and even the interests of our very own parents.
I spent my HS years (’02-’05) downloading (shoutout to Napster/Kazaa) and listening to his freestyle battles, thinking about how I wanted to destroy people on the basketball court just like he did on the mic. In college (’06-’09), his post Ruff Ryder albums, which brought me perspective and motivation, played heavily on my way to bball practice and also during my workouts.
His success in the early 2000's brought affirmation to ambitious Asian-Americans who blindly worked towards dreams of careers in fields that hadn't been impacted by our presence.
Much respect to this guy for having a big hand in sparking this movement.
I walked down a long winding road just to get here/ follow my footprints, they’ll never disappear” - @iammcjin ✊
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