The September Experiment

September 7, 2007

(headphones recommended)

Setting a challenge for myself to step the game up, in honor of ill Doctrine's feature in Wired Magazine, and our selection as "Best Video Blog" in the Black Weblog Awards. Shoutout to all the other winners and nominees, it's an honor to be in your company.

As Rakim's my witness, I'm doing a new video every day for the rest of the month. So anything you want to see me yap about, please let me know!

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Posted by jsmooth995 at September 7, 2007 4:11 AM

Congratulations on your wins and good luck on those videos. Keep up the great work!

Posted by: Bjorn Stromberg at September 7, 2007 4:31 AM

Kudos Jay-your blog rocks in all colors. Loved the 3 on a match paper moon bit. Keep 'em coming.

Posted by: Mark Forman at September 7, 2007 4:36 AM


Posted by: HDRuh at September 7, 2007 5:03 AM

Congrats and.. come on.. we live in NYC .. ride the subway and talk about the hip-hop related faux pas'(misspellings happen when stupid me wants to be smart) you see everyday until you get sick of it. that will get you a day right there.

Posted by: Belve at September 7, 2007 6:21 AM

awwwwww Here We GO!!! :D

Good luck with the experiment!

Posted by: Bill Cammack at September 7, 2007 7:19 AM

its only a paaaaaper moon... thanks.. now i gotta deal with THAT stuck in my head all day.

Congrats on the win! Can't wait to check out the show! We received best podcast at the BWA too!

Posted by: JMack at September 7, 2007 8:53 AM

Yo. Word up Jay-S. Congrats. I found you in Wired this month. Yes, I'm a hip-hop geek. Anyway, keep it up. So far I'm hooked.

Posted by: Father Guido at September 7, 2007 9:49 AM

Cream rises to the top. Enjoy your work and style. Looking forward to this month of daily posts. Singing. Not so much. But if you are taking requests ... I'd like to see/hear you belt out a rendition of "My Way".


Posted by: d at September 7, 2007 10:12 AM

For your September Experiment could you please talk about out a 12 track Lp there maybe 2 legit tracks. Joell Ortiz/Common/Talib/Ugk didn't fall into that mold but most of the albums are 2 pump chumps

Posted by: K.Wills at September 7, 2007 10:17 AM

Sweeeeet!How about you talk about where the female mc has gone in America. Where is Jean Grey?

Posted by: Biggs Malone at September 7, 2007 10:41 AM

Since you are doing all these videos this month I might be of some assistance with editing the videos. I am a video editor for my profession and I subscribe to your blogs. If you are me ;)

Posted by: NutsaQ at September 7, 2007 11:43 AM

Since you are doing all these videos this month I might be of some assistance with editing the videos. I am a video editor for my profession and I subscribe to your blogs. If you are me ;)

Posted by: NutsaQ at September 7, 2007 11:44 AM

As Rakim is your witness, hunh?

Ok well speak on why these sucka-ass new dudes (quote me. but first test it out by saying "jive turkey) don't have scratchin on their new albums.

I snuck and tried to be positive and listened to several new albums including Lupe's little shit.

And I want you touch on the abscence of the all important element of scratchin in Hip Hop music.

Laptop, Serrato-ass suckas!

Speak on it, God!

-Black People

"I 'ont really know about that other stuff. I'm a just put it like this: I like to rub records." - PETE ROCK (Best Hip Hop beatmaker of all time ever. Don't believe me? Ask Shut 'em down remix. Ask Next on the Menu. Ask For Pete's Sake.)

Posted by: Black People at September 7, 2007 1:35 PM

Can you touch on the "Read a Book" Rap?

Posted by: Mike Crown at September 7, 2007 2:06 PM

sing!!! YES

Posted by: marynificent at September 7, 2007 2:30 PM

Please speak on the "art" hip hop scene.. dudes like Sage Francis, Aesop Rock, El P and the like.. I'd be interested to know your views on it. PEACE!

Posted by: StebOne at September 7, 2007 3:42 PM

How about Ten Albums My Unborn Son Needs to Hear to Understand Hip-Hop?

Posted by: CJ Collier at September 7, 2007 3:54 PM

Congrats! I see a little ze frank influence. But for real, congrats!

Posted by: Kupi at September 7, 2007 5:26 PM

I'm a big fan of lists, Jay. Let's see a blog of your 10 favorite funny scenes from hip-hop videos. And splice in the actual scenes. YouTube is your friend.

Posted by: Dee Phunk at September 7, 2007 6:08 PM

Love the site, however I keep getting a damn "stack overflow error" when I click on a link or leave the site. Anyone else?

Posted by: chill.tron at September 7, 2007 7:57 PM

chill-tron: Yeah I think that's a bug in podtech's video player, hopefully is being worked on. It only happens in IE though, so maybe it is meant as karmic retribution for not switching to Firefox.

Posted by: Jay Smooth at September 7, 2007 8:14 PM

Congrats Jay! I found out about you on Stereohyped which also won a Black Weblog award. Anyway, good luck with the experiment but please refrain from singing. It's not a good look, bro.

Posted by: Michelle at September 7, 2007 8:45 PM

congrats on the win, Jay.
you deserve it.
here's a topic you may want to discuss during this momentous month of posting:
Why Baby Boomers Abhor Hip-Hop.
I'll be driving around bumpin some nice rap, no commercial gangsta gangsta shit, im talkin old school nas, main source, tribe, common, wu-tang, you get the idea and these jokers get the worst angryfaces I ever seen. They are also liable to move up 9 feet at a red light when they hear the knock.
like that 9 feet is gonna stop the power of the bass in their eye.

Posted by: Jay B at September 7, 2007 9:46 PM

Rose, Harburg, and Arlen would be proud. :)

Posted by: Paul Dateh at September 7, 2007 10:30 PM

worve to masta ace

yo i noticed the same shit.

people know the real.

that shit is like garlic to vampyres or something.

but on the bright side, I discovered two things over the weekend that all y'all prolly already knew:
1. You CAN do the wop of off Eric B is President.


2. Fela's Water No Get No Enemy. I'm so late on this I know. I know. Joey Blanco at the rekkid store told me to get it in '98. Now I'm just bumpin Grown Man Sport Instrumental over and over(Pete Rock strikes again) to make up for it.

-Black People

Posted by: Black People at September 7, 2007 11:12 PM

Congrats Smooth, and yes i did vote for you. But then again, as someone suggested, i would even vote for you for president of the United States of North America.

You’ve asked for vid ideas. Two come to mind: Can you explain why somebody...say like Paul Robeson, does not get sampled in Hip Hop more? Or has he?

And can you talk, in some kind of context, about the importance of drinking more Water?
Sorry, strike that...
I don’t really have second idea.

Anon…….anthony – T (from thePatterson’s takingthetraintoTibet.)

Posted by: audiodramatist at September 7, 2007 11:52 PM

IDEA: mos def was on Bill Mahr tonight, it was amazing. He rocked shit.

Posted by: johnnymow at September 8, 2007 1:30 AM

Miles Bonny "Water Get No Beats"

Posted by: eric at September 8, 2007 2:32 AM

BP, how did you not know "Water No Get Enemy"??

Posted by: jay smooth at September 8, 2007 2:57 AM

i camt wait to see a new vid everyday on some ze shit

sorry for all the ze refs buts it's uncanny

ze and bobbito's lovechild is a baller!

Posted by: tucan sam ain't nuthin ta f' wit at September 8, 2007 4:17 AM

Congrats on the awards, I'm a huge fan of your videos. The one that really impressed me was your commentary on Nas Vs. O'Reilly. You need to speak on these stupid "Ringles." Hmm... other random ideas..... Where the fuck is Detox?... Kanye vs. 50 vs. Kenny Chesney vs. Osama.... Sam Jackson "crankin dat Soulja Boy"... you could always speak on some artists your into that no one else knows about....
Keep up the good work!

Posted by: sauceBoss at September 8, 2007 12:46 PM

cmon jay its 4:34, where's this new video?

Posted by: Bunk Moreland at September 8, 2007 4:35 PM

You know, you never finished your thoughts on Oprah and her stance on hip hop music.

Posted by: redsnapper at September 8, 2007 4:37 PM

Uh, J... not for nuthing, you owe us 6 already since you posted on Sept. 7. Start singing... how about a Prince song (heh!!).
Regards and keep up the great work,
Deidra (from days)

Posted by: Deidra at September 8, 2007 5:01 PM

Oh... and I did vote for you. Thanks to one of your commentors who posted that you were on the Black Weblog Awards. FYI, nice voice... can a get that in a ringtone?

Posted by: Deidra at September 8, 2007 5:03 PM

I want to see a "Jay Smooth's TOP 10" do one each month or something... one month can be "Top ten rap artist"... another month can be "Top 10 most embarissing people"...

I love crack

Posted by: i luv crack at September 8, 2007 9:17 PM

I dunno, Smooth.

I was trying to be stubborn and when they had all those reissues/comps floodin' the rekkid stores I just didn't wanna be on the bandwagon.

Now I feel extra guilty cause not only was Fela wicked with the lead on the music tip, he also was an activist.

(changes subject)

But hey! I know now.

That's all the counts right?

-Black People

Posted by: Black People at September 8, 2007 10:17 PM

Jay! Failure is not an option, remember. You're two days behind so that's two sing-a-longs.

Posted by: KungFu Tango at September 8, 2007 11:44 PM

ok, jay smooth singing. hmmm...
i'm going to try my DAMNdest to keep your mind stocked with ideas because that was scary. i can't stop hearing it in my head...


Posted by: Kurt GoBang da2nd at September 9, 2007 12:11 AM

Well, well, with all your hard work for all these years someone finally takes notice, but it's Wired Magazine? Cool that way we know that you got it on your merits alone. Now that's Hip-Hop breaking down barriers and new ground. Plus Wired Magazine is cool. Peace.

Posted by: DELGODO STRANGELOVE at September 9, 2007 2:41 AM

love hip hop

Posted by: mqwa digital omega at September 10, 2007 5:18 AM

eyyo am representing south african underground cats

here we are holeding down in battles ,radio spetting,

i would love 2 battle a cat 4rm USA or any were
coz hip hop is creaze

Posted by: mqwa at September 10, 2007 5:25 AM

Congrats Jay, well deserved. September is going to be a good month.

What happened to the 9th?

Posted by: Steve at September 10, 2007 12:36 PM

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