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Jay Smooth

Acclaimed Hip Hop Culture Critic and Host of The Ill Doctrine
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Jay Smooth enlightens with poignant observations about music, race, politics and other important cultural and social issues, while promoting the importance of mutual respect.

As the former host of The Underground Railroad, New York City’s longest-running hip-hop radio program and the popular video blog, The Ill Doctrine, Jay has established himself as a unique and leading voice at the nexus of sociopolitical issues who brings a singular perspective on society and culture.

Through thoughtful examination, Jay makes sensitive topics like race remarkably accessible, demonstrating the power in actively engaging in direct conversation about complex subjects. He credits his mixed race heritage for his "unique position to travel between different worlds” and to help facilitate healthy discussions about race and racism.

Jay challenges audiences to set aside what they think they know about race, politics, hip-hop culture, and other social issues with insightful commentary that expands perceptions. With delivery marked by an energetic presence that is complemented by humorous and entertaining observations, Jay ultimately encourages others to rely on critical thinking and collectively affirm their shared humanity.

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