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Jay Smooth…

This is an entry regarding Jay Smooth… and his awesome vlogs. If you don’t know who Jay Smooth is, get familiar. Let me school you just a little bit on who this man is:

1. Founder of NY’s longest running hip hop radio show, WBAI’s Underground Railroad… which he began in ’91.
2. All his vlogs are posted up on his website, illdoctrine.com.
3. A columnist on XXLmag.com.

I have his site bookmarked and I just signed up on youtube recently (mad slow, I know), and added him to my subscribed list of people. And by “list of people“, I mean… he’s the only one I have on there right now. Haha, word. Anyway, this man is awesome and I enjoy watching his vlogs. Whether he’s speaking about hip hop, politics, hip hop & politics, the news, anything everything else that is bundled up in the less-than-three minutes of video he creates each time… are wonderful. I don’t even follow up on politics really… I just know bits and pieces of the candidates and from what other’s who follow politics tell me. I enjoy watching and listening to Jay Smooth speak though – his vocabulary is way beyond mine, and anyone else I converse with… I like it. It makes me want to open up a dictionary, or a thesaurus, and expand my own vocab. I love words.

The first video of his that I’m going to post is his newest one – “No Homo“. I remember when my ex-lovah, he’s a Cali boy, would say things like “pause” after things he’d say that might come off as sounding homosexual. I can be quite the perverted individual, so I think a lot of things sound sexual or could sound sexual, haha. I remember asking him wtf “pause” meant too, because shit… I wasn’t up on my hip hop slang (atleast not for that). My other good friend, also a Cali head, often uses that “no homo” phrase. I don’t listen to Dipset or Cam’ron, so I didn’t know that’s who it came from until I asked. Haha, but yes… this video explores all of what No Homo is.

Now I will do what I do best, and post youtube videos. Okay, so that’s not what I do best… but it’s fun to do when you have a blog. Amirite? Yes. I like sharing things that I enjoy, or don’t enjoy, with people. Like Jay, making connections and sharing moments… I like to do this. Anyway, march foward Crayon-Beats readers! Other Jay Smooth videos that I liked:

The Gay Hip Hop Book.

1:11 – 1:21 of what he said… is real talk. Yes, I am not against gays. Love is love… and love sees no race, nor sexuality. :]

Obama Mashup Tribute: He really deed it!

I LOL‘d at the nom-nom picture thrown in the middle… and I smiled at the fact that he used a song I like listening to on repeat sometimes. It’s Cage “I hope you die (I really mean it)” in case you wanted to know.

Honor your connectedness.

Goodness cultivation… day.

He’s right. There is good in all people… and I really liked everything he had to say. I participate in finding the good within people on more than one day. You should too.

The music biz and the moral high ground.


Hip hop is dead (FOR YOU).

“As long as I love hip hop, hip hop is gonna be alive for me… how ever I choose to live it. I’m not gonna let MTV live it for me.” — TRUTH. And for those of you who know me (which is nobody on this blog, besides Tiff), know that I am a big hip hop head (underground in specific). Haha. :]

Alrighty, that’s it. I’m hungry. Peace!

Written By: Tiffany B.

Music and arts journalist, music curator, and co-boss babe of CrayonBeats since 2008! I've published 3,000+ posts consisting of new music, reviews, and interviews. I also do half of everything of CrayonBeats Magazine, so get familiar with our issues! Aside from being a music aficionado, I'm also a freelance artist/illustrator, a creative soul, a natural born lover, a comic book reader, an optimist, and a bit of a weirdo. I hate writing bios about myself, so see ya.

Comment: 1

  • ♥,Tiffny! (not logged in)

    August 22, 20081:53 pm

    Oh GAWD, the “pause” and “no homo” thing was such an epidemic. it was like you couldn’t get two words said without someone shouting “PAAAUUUUSEEE” or having to “no homo” check everything you said. I’m so glad that’s over.



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