New York City
|Occupation||Writer, DJ, radio personality, blogger|
John Randolph, better known as Jay Smooth, is a cultural commentator best known for his Ill Doctrine web video series.
He blogs on the website hiphopmusic.com. 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.
Smooth, the son of a white, Jewish mother and a black father, grew up in New York City, and attended Ethical Culture Fieldston School. 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."
He was chosen to host a series on media literacy on the YouTube Crash Course channel, airing in early 2018.
- "Black Video Stars". Blackweb2.0. Retrieved May 20, 2009.
- "Panels at SXSW Interactive 2009". Archived from the original on March 18, 2009. Retrieved May 20, 2009.
- "Underground Railroad – Jay Smooth". Retrieved May 20, 2009.
- Albrecht, Chris. "Ninja Tops iTunes Podcast List (Again)". Newteevee.com. Retrieved May 20, 2009.
- "Commentary by Jay Smooth on NPR". National Public Radio. Retrieved July 17, 2012.
- "About Ill Doctrine – Youtube". Retrieved October 9, 2013.
- "Post by Jay Smooth on Facebook". Retrieved April 24, 2016.
- "Sexiest Man Living". Salon.com. Archived from the original on May 25, 2009.
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- illdoctrine.com, Smooth's video blog
- nildoctrine.com, Smooth's second blog
- hiphopmusic.com, Hiphopmusic.com, which Smooth founded
- WBAI archives
- , Big Think interview with Smooth
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