Anyone remember back in the day when a rapper named Jin made an appearance on BET’s 106 & Park Freestyle Fridays and essentially ran a gauntlet on every competitor that he faced in freestyle battles? This happened around 2001ish, and everyone expected him to be the next biggest thing, but when he was signed to Ruff Ryders and released his first solo album, it bombed worse than Bellator MMA’s first videogame.
I was the only moron that purchased his album, and it wasn’t that bad — however in comparison to the potpourri of hip-hop that flourished at the time, it was a feeble offering from a great rapper. Now Jin resides in Hong Kong where he collaborates on semi-political albums and Christmas compilations. Bummer.
Let’s hope that same fate isn’t in store for the UFC middleweight champion. Check out Weidman’s appearance on the holy grail of hip-hop, 106 & Park — and don’t expect any lyrical flows from the champion. Not everyone can be Kevin Casey.