Ten Things To Do Instead of Buying The Kanye/50 CDs

September 13, 2007

Here's a list of ten cool things to do with that money, if you choose not to side with the forces of evil. Thanks to all my twitter friends for the recommendations! If you know other cool causes (or albums or books) please list them in the comments.

Below are links to all the good causes mentioned in the video:

  • the feal good foundation
  • Cape Town Child Welfare Society
  • Bush Radio
  • Nata Village Project
  • kiva.org
  • Common Ground Health Clinic
  • Jena 6 Defense Fund
  • donorschoose.org

    Posted by jsmooth995 at September 13, 2007 12:52 PM

    Ah-h-h man, Smooth - you are so beautiful...
    Did i actually feel you asking folks if they had their plus sign today? Between you and Brother Dr. West and yes, Mos Def...i am feeling so more than very positive for the future of us all.

    Anon.......anthony --- T (from thePatterson’s takingthetraintoTibet.)

    Posted by: audiodramatist at September 13, 2007 2:11 PM

    Pick up the new Oh No album Dr. No's Oxperiment. It's excellent.

    Posted by: josephlovesit at September 13, 2007 3:24 PM

    Excellent, excellent message. Excellent, excellent list.

    Excellent all around.

    Posted by: missb at September 13, 2007 3:52 PM

    i think everyone should buy O.J. Simpsons book "If I Did It". In stores tomarrow...

    Posted by: RICK DIGITAL at September 13, 2007 4:15 PM

    my friend Zaki's dad, Zane Ibrahim, founded Bush Radio. an absolutely worthy cause, and one that i admire very much. glad you mentioned it :)

    Posted by: Susana at September 13, 2007 5:06 PM

    Co-sign on that Blu and Exile record.

    Posted by: Soul Khan at September 13, 2007 5:20 PM

    Great video today, Jay.

    Posted by: chill.tron at September 13, 2007 7:15 PM

    Preach on, Jay. Good post.

    Posted by: Michelle at September 13, 2007 7:19 PM

    sup Jay Smooth...

    this video to me is what hip-hop SHOULD be about...you're using your standing in the community to put a message out there and support some great causes...I wish more people would support causes and make a change in the world

    Posted by: Off Base at September 13, 2007 7:38 PM

    Sweet vid-nice of you to play Weather Report in honor of the great late http://joezawinul.com. So glad you are offering good info not just knocking down straw men as many do.

    Posted by: Mark Forman at September 13, 2007 9:37 PM

    I would like to be optimistic to think people will go out of their way to support the causes you listed. They are all worthwhile causes but the truth is most of it is out of people's radar. It doesn't make sense because we are the world's leading economic power yet we are ultimately wrapped up in our own selfish interests. I donated to the Katrina relief because I felt I was doing more to help the brothers and sisters down south than our gov't. I also donated to the Tsunami relief in 04 because it was so devastating that I couldn't sit back and enjoy my life knowing hundreds of thousands of people's lives were ruined and/or terminated. My point is if it's a cause that truly hits me, I do something. I know there are a lot of other folks doing things too, but just not enough I feel.

    Posted by: Jay B at September 14, 2007 1:04 AM

    dope drop jay. that's wassup.

    Posted by: zillz at September 14, 2007 1:57 AM

    thanks for the arm vibes
    BUsh radio

    Posted by: zane at September 14, 2007 5:46 AM

    fantastic! such good information!

    Posted by: Nichelle at September 14, 2007 9:46 AM

    This is a great post.

    I think I'm going to read one of those books you recommended. But I'm also going to cop Coltrane: The Story of a Sound. Johnny is my all-time favorite.

    Great post.

    Posted by: Trent at September 14, 2007 6:39 PM

    I realize you appeal to more intelligent readers at ill doctrine and not the people I'm complaining about, but your last video reminded me of the Ja Rule story where he called out gay people. Almost every comment on the message boards (at sohh.com and tmz.com) agreed with his discriminatory remarks and in the compassionate spirit you appeal to, I hope you can say how much bullshit it really is to hate on an 8% minority. I know it sadly won't make a difference overall. It was discouraging to read so many black people hating a minority for something they couldn't choose to be. Won't the previously segregated please learn? Being one of the more articulate people I've heard in years, I hope you can frame this argument in a way that most people will listen the obvious points of view.

    Drunken commenting but hoping it still makes a difference,


    Posted by: Tony at September 15, 2007 8:41 AM

    don't stop! the september experiment is already an absolute success. thank you!

    Posted by: ill selettore at September 15, 2007 6:05 PM

    this really is good stuff, one of the few hip hop sites worth bookmarking.

    besides, september 11th was all about that b5 album.

    Posted by: fredMS at September 15, 2007 11:15 PM

    Donor's Choose actually directly supports teachers (not schools) as the teachers are the ones who write the proposals. Other funding organizations often donate to schools -which mostly means the funds do not make it to the classroom but rather back to the state (since schools must pay taxes). If you want to support teachers and students directly, search the proposals at donor's choose. Also, freecycle.org is used by teachers to pick up free equipment for use in the classroom. Thanks J.... fyi I teach now.

    Posted by: Deidra at September 23, 2007 9:47 AM

    That was beautiful, bro. Way to be.

    Posted by: Chris at September 23, 2007 11:48 AM

    better still lets take some homeless kids tothe "amusement park"-show the society that "you get money" and you "get yo money right"for a good cause!dont "laugh all the way tothe bank"to get money and blow it up on some pop-ass rap..........get"stronger"

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