Being Seen

March 15, 2008

Some thoughts on that last video before we return to regularly scheduled programming.

Posted by jsmooth995 at March 15, 2008 5:05 AM

stop apologizing jay're too sweet
marry me?

Posted by: torontochick at March 15, 2008 6:11 AM

My favorite blogger with a conscience. Its good to have ya back homie. Peace and Respect

Posted by: Jay Plus at March 15, 2008 9:50 AM

i couldn't agree more. i'm happy that your vlog is getting out there, i just wish some people would get hyped about you (like i did) through your insight into the hip hop community and its status on the world. that video was kick ass though, but i hope that it draws people to your site and continues them as fans. peace bro.

Posted by: stewy at March 15, 2008 10:54 AM

hopefully now everyone will link to this video as well.


ms. dupre will hopefully take a cue from you.

Posted by: lizzy at March 15, 2008 11:55 AM

"through your insight into the hip hop community and its status on the world."

^^ true that

yo jay my buddy is going to see KRS give a lecture at his college today, have you ever thought about public speaking?

Posted by: Brent at March 15, 2008 11:58 AM

I have mixed feelings on this. I't hard to feel sorry for an adult that makes $4300 a hour for her services. What a way to market your services! Yet I think women who do this have deeper issues than what the media will ever be willing or capable to address. All that aside, I'm a great fan of your work.


Posted by: Terry at March 15, 2008 5:52 PM

i wouldnt even stress it man. it was a dope mix, and it was harmless fun. shit, she's endured a shitload more this week...

Posted by: khal at March 16, 2008 12:06 AM

so take it down if you feel so bad

is it true she's going to replace katie couric?

Posted by: inobelieveujsmooth at March 16, 2008 12:59 AM

I considered taking it down, but I decided it felt like an empty gesture because once you put something on the internet you can't really take it back.. it keeps spreading regardless of whether you take your original down. So it felt more honest to leave it up and take responsibility for it.

Posted by: Jay Smooth at March 16, 2008 2:14 AM

Don't sweat it Smooth,
Your version other versions... Hey how many versions of, say, the Bible is there?
Now there's an about making a version of a Hip Hop Bible or something?
Now that would be crass commercialism, and you'd be really famous.
Hum-m-m, sorry man i did not mean to post this response.
Can i take it back?
Too late huh...well just ignore it. It will probably get lost in all the responses you get cause you so famous.
Oh, i did not mean that either.
Can i take it back?
Too late huh...well just ignore it.

Look, i'm just gonna quit while i am a little behind, however you keep on posting cause what ever you is truly funky.

Posted by: audiodramatist at March 16, 2008 4:00 PM

Yeah, I agree, taking it down almost seems like you want to hide rather than that you regret it (or the effect it's had).

Good on your for apologising and explaining yourself. Not everyone understands the concept of explaining where you're coming from (my partner thinks it's excusing yourself, whereas I see "I'm sorry" with no explanation as insincere) but I think it's great and I hope if Ashlee Dupree (sp?!) sees this it'll be taken as a good thing

Posted by: Dana at March 17, 2008 8:18 PM

I think your version is dope! I get the apology...however, while everyone else is out there making her look bad. You did the opposite! Good for you and her ...she should be saying thank you. And don't think she's not benefiting from this. The Price to download her song and gone up substantially.

I agree with Toronto Chick at the top ...she took the words right out of my mouth :) except..I can't deal with cats.

The Other Toronto Girl

Posted by: kellybelly at March 18, 2008 10:45 AM

and who knew there was this side to you, apologethic and sincere....and then at the very last moment you slam here again for making her sound better....hmmmm

Posted by: K at March 18, 2008 4:51 PM

Not sure what you mean? That wasn't a slam on her, I'm saying my remix shows that her voice actually isn't so bad at all, and the original song only sounded bad because she had a lousy beat behind her. So if anything it was a compliment to her and a slam to her producers.

Posted by: Jay Smooth at March 18, 2008 4:57 PM

That did seem out of sequence with most of the stuff that you do on here, but sometimes the buzz is too hard to ignore.

Posted by: Jon at March 20, 2008 11:55 AM

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