New York City, New York
|Occupation||Writer, D.J., radio personality, blogger|
He is also known for blogging on the website hiphopmusic.com and hosting Ill Doctrine, a hip hop video blog. Ill Doctrine features Smooth's commentary on hip hop, politics, and social justice as in the "Soulja Boy Presidential Debate Remix" or the spot "How to Tell People They Sound Racist". Smooth also occasionally provides music commentary on NPR, and founded one of the world's first hip-hop websites, hiphopmusic.com.
The son of an African American father and a white mother, he grew up in New York City and credits his mixed racial heritage for putting him in a "unique position to travel between different worlds". He chose the pseudonym "Jay Smooth" as a teenager when he started his radio program.
In 2008 he was chosen as one of Salon.com's "sexiest men living."
- "Panels at SXSW Interactive 2009". Retrieved 20 May 2009.
- "Underground Railroad – Jay Smooth". Retrieved 20 May 2009.
- "Black Video Stars". Blackweb2.0. Retrieved 20 May 2009.
- Albrecht, Chris. "Ninja Tops iTunes Podcast List (Again)". Newteevee.com. Retrieved 20 May 2009.
- "Commentary by Jay Smooth on NPR". National Public Radio. Retrieved 17 Jul 2012.
- "About Ill Doctrine -- Youtube". Retrieved 9 October 2013.
- "Jay Smooth: On Hip-Hop, Blogs And Race," All Things Considered, National Public Radio (June 29, 2009).
- "Sexiest Man Living". Salon.com.
- illdoctrine.com, Smooth's video blog
- nildoctrine.com, Smooth's second blog
- illdoctrine YouTube channel
- hiphopmusic.com, Hiphopmusic.com, blog to which Smooth contributes
- WBAI archives
- , Big Think interview with Smooth
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