My Yay Area Tour

November 14, 2008

Yes, yes, I know I haven't done a "real" video about Obama getting elected. I'm busy this week on a trip to San Francisco, where I am receiving an award for being famous on the internet. I'll be back to work next week, but in the meantime, behold my internet celebrity coronation!

Peace to all the many many cool people I met here yesterday! I don't have time to do an 80's rap album style list of shoutouts because I'm trying to work in 6 or 7 Bay Area meals today and it's almost time for elevensies.

I also really wish I had time to do a video on the Prop 8 situation while I'm here, but will def try to swing by one of the nationwide protests tomorrow.

(And BTW, I'm not really into this type of competition but if you want to relive the thrill of casting a vote for a slightly nerdy mixed/black guy, I'm competing against Diddy and Soulja Boy in the Online Hip-Hop Awards, and also this very cool international award.)

Posted by jsmooth995 at November 14, 2008 1:46 PM

Smooth, I am disappointed that you have not posted an Obama blog, I check every day and every day my heart gets broken, but congrats on the award. You deserve it man. Thanks for getting your voice out there and never shutting up when that would have been conveinent. Can't wait for the Obamablog!

Posted by: Justina at November 14, 2008 2:18 PM

Oh yah, and can I just say how freaky it is to see your whole body? (Instead of just the familiar head and shoulders and expressive hand motions?)

Posted by: Justina at November 14, 2008 2:19 PM

props on the coronation, man.

Posted by: A at November 14, 2008 2:39 PM

Congrats Jay, I appreciate the inspiration as it comes. Your posts are timeless, reflective, and entertaining. Keep it coming sir!

Posted by: Lawrence at November 14, 2008 2:46 PM

Congratulations again. NTV made a smart pick.

How was the Q-Tip show?

Posted by: rafi at November 14, 2008 2:46 PM

this video is slow as molASSes to load.

Posted by: Henry Casey at November 14, 2008 3:07 PM

It's kind of an unfair competition that of having you against Diddy and Soulja Boy. Man your videos are the best I've seen in a long time, if they really pay attention to what you do and forget about the fact that the other two are Celebrities you'll win by far. Diddy's Vblog make him seen so untalented, that it's hard to see him again as the cool Diddy of the music videos.

Enjoy your award man, there are more to come, I hope you remain humble and keep posting videos. Will be here waiting for the video about Obama.

Posted by: baakanit at November 14, 2008 3:46 PM

Nice. Keep working the niche Jay, we like what you’re doing.

Posted by: Paul D. Waite at November 14, 2008 3:48 PM

Didn't know you were out here, Jay. You roll to the Q-Tip show last night? His set was kind of amazing.

A lot of stuff going on this weekend.

Posted by: Ninoy Brown at November 14, 2008 4:00 PM

wow, i wish you would have done an event out here, it would have been hella cool to meet you.

Can't wait to see your post on the President-Elect

Posted by: C at November 14, 2008 4:12 PM

I for one am interested in your thoughts on Prop 8. I'm hearing a lot of shouting blame from white folks, some not very collected defensiveness from black folks, and not much sense anywhere on the airwaves.

Posted by: LFG at November 14, 2008 4:22 PM

no fair not telling us where you're going to be in the bay area! what award is it and is there going to be an awards ceremony?

Posted by: c at November 14, 2008 6:40 PM

Its all good ...

Posted by: new rap music at November 14, 2008 6:42 PM

Congrats on the award! Well deserved.

Also, thanks for your support in speaking out on Prop H8. I'll be protesting in the streets of Minneapolis tomorrow.

Posted by: jeff at November 14, 2008 8:01 PM

Much and many congrats...
Much and many more accolades to come, i suspect.
Can't wait to see you on MSNBC with Rachel Maddow. The reason i mention her, is because i think everyone should completely ignore the ignoramuses of the rabid right for the next few years.
We all should concentrate our energies with folks of higher aspirations. Like the Brother, who is now da Presidents' aspirations.
...Like the ones you, the Smooth Man embraces.

Posted by: audiodramatist at November 15, 2008 1:22 AM

I'm not a citizen (yet) so I couldn't vote for Obama in this past election. So instead of reliving "relive the thrill of casting a vote for a slightly nerdy mixed/black guy," I got it for the first time. You got my vote!

Posted by: Morgana1723 at November 15, 2008 9:45 AM

Oh dagummit. How are up in my area and I'm just hearing about it now? Give the web folks a heads up at your next Bay Area engagement, man! And congrats!

Posted by: heyhey at November 15, 2008 1:27 PM


Papalote II Mexican Grill

1777 Fulton St
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 776-0106

It's my favorite Burrito spot when im in SF

Posted by: Pez at November 15, 2008 1:44 PM

Nice fits. You are so intellectually dominant, you made your interviewer nervous enough that she tripped all over her words. I felt embarrassed for her. You are a well spoken, and smart dude. I'm glad you represent.

Posted by: Jon athan Dough at November 15, 2008 9:24 PM

Behold the king!

With the halfway popped collar!

Where was your stylist, homie?


Congrats, mayne.

Posted by: DJStylus at November 17, 2008 3:38 AM

SF Eats:

Burma Superstar (Richmond dist)
Poc Chuc (Mission dist)
Pancho Villa (the one on 16th street Mission dist)
Minako Organic Japanese (Mission)
Papalote (fulton Street or 24th street)


Posted by: Roger at November 17, 2008 3:47 AM

"Poésie des désirs en désordre" cannot beat this man into last place. Get your vote on, now!

We can do this!

Posted by: c0ncerned hater 6000 at November 17, 2008 4:12 AM

Congrats on getting the reward. I really do enjoy watching your videos. When you get around to doing the Obama video. Can you please mention why so the Black Americans who are republican keep claiming that all the Black Americans who are democrats only voted for Obama because he is Black. As if.....

Posted by: BerrieSweet at November 18, 2008 5:25 PM

Hear, hear on those comments about forewarning us on visits to the West coast.

Tataki restaurant for sushi - not only is it sustainable sushi, therefore the best for the enifornment, but it is the best tasting. Maybe next time.

Posted by: Ni-ra at November 18, 2008 5:38 PM

just voted for you on the BOB awards...
was directed to your blog via feministing. love your videos!!!
keep them coming.

Posted by: gergir at November 18, 2008 5:39 PM

The Front Porch in SF (Bernal Heights).
Caribbean soul food. Amazing.

Posted by: tamara at November 21, 2008 3:06 AM

As of Thursday, I think it was, I became hip to Ill Doctrine via the piece OpenSalon ran on you re: your sexiness (scandalous, I know.) Since, it has proven to be an educational, enlightening, and yes entertaining discovery (I almost wrote "infotaining" here, but methinks that has a different connotation than the one I'd intend.) I have the sense (as I am sure a lot of folks do too) that you are on the brink of something huge (more huge?), some next quantum leap of folks tuning in, listening and engaging with what you have to say. Personally? In discovering your site, I feel I have hit upon some sort of gold---not the kind one can spend per se, but some combination of comedy-wisdom gold.Priceless. Many thanks. Also, I hope you got your grub on San Francisco style while out west...If I were still living on the East Coast like you are, I would have probably concentrated my efforts on a tour of the finest burritos in the Mission...I have friends who beg me to overnight those suckers to them in Brooklyn,
Sara Esther

Posted by: Sara Esther at November 24, 2008 8:54 AM

So sad I missed you in SF. I heard about the Lucky 13 thinger but made the wrong call on my plans that evening. Would have been fun. Congrats on the award, and eating 10 or so meals was a wise, wise plan.

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