Jin has been through a lot of ups and downs on his career. From his headline-grabbing Ruff Ryders deal to movie roles to sitting atop the battle rap circuit, the rapper was in a good space in the mid-2000’s, but as fast as his rise was, his decline was a free fall.

Despite the setbacks, Jin continues to move forward… but can reflect on his past without taking it too personal. He sat down with ThisIs50.com recently, recalling his past — including a moment in the late 1990s, when he approached 50 Cent shortly after he released “Hot To Rob” and asked him to battle; what it was like to reach the height of his success and it all being taken away; the ups and downs of his battle career; and even tells a funny DMX story.