Jay Smooth on “The Big Moment”


Jay Smooth is the founder of WBAI’s Underground Railroad, New York’s longest running hip-hop radio show.  Like nearly all other bipeds, he has a blog. What differentiates Smooth from the pack is that his video posts on ill doctrine are amusing and articulate, blending intellectual commentary and blistering spoken word.  Even for those completely removed from hip-hop culture, Jay Smooth is likeable and relevant, almost like an upgrade of D.L. Hughley. This ill doctrine post about Barack Obama being elected serves as an extremely well-delivered, friendly reminder that we’re all responsible for translating the pull of a lever into a lasting legacy. Play to see Smooth point out that a functioning system isn’t solely one person, but the result of ongoing actions.

[via ill doctrine]

Ainsley Drew is a native New Yorker, freelance writer, and euphemism enthusiast. Her work has been featured in The New York Press, McSweeney’s, The Morning News, and Curve Magazine, among other totally sweet publications. An avid fan of all sports, but especially the NBA, when she's not stalking 6'10" centers she eats way too much Japanese food, plays word games, and hits on anything that moves. Aiming high, she hopes to one day be a notorious literary celebrity with her name in tabloids. She also has eleven fingers, so she can type faster than you. You can find her jerkethic.com and ainsleydrew. Be her Internet friend. More from this author →