Jay Smooth

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This is the basic membership to support our radio show and access the full archive!

For clarity/transparency: I currently have the filters set so that a $1 membership accesses the archive, because I wanted to be as fair as possible to people who'd already pledged at that amount, before we relaunched the radio show. So you're on the honor system, here. :) But we appreciate whatever support you can give either way.

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This is your ticket for full access to the weekly audio AND video archives of the new radio show, plus bonus materials and outtakes. Subscribe to the patron audio feed and receive it on your favorite podcast app! 

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So keeping it 100, as we all figure out this new era together I don't want to promise any perks I won't be able to deliver, but if you have any ideas for ways to honor those of you who are able to support this generously, please pass them on!




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About Jay Smooth

Hello internets

I'm Jay Smooth, and back in 1991 when "Jay Smooth" was still a hip-hop name I founded New York's longest-running hip-hop radio show, the Underground Railroad. Since then I've been blessed with a lifelong career representing the music and culture I love, and since 2006 I've been using the voice hip-hop gave me to speak on issues I care about through my Ill Doctrine video blog.

And we all adjust to the brave new world 2020 has become, I'm committed to keeping my radio show going every Saturday from 5:30-7:30PM EST, expanding to live video streams during the week, and carving out space for creative community in any way I can while we help each other get through all this.

As is the case for so many, my main sources of income have all dried up in the social distancing era, and any support you can give will be *tremendously* helpful right now. You'll be literally helping keep the lights on in here. Everyone who supports will get access to the full archives of the radio show, and hopefully we'll figure out some perks deriving from the live stream too as we keep developing it. Hope to see y'all soon! .


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After 27 years representing hip-hop culture on NY radio, I'm rebuilding and relaunching our radio independently, and I'm paying for all the production and studio time out of pocket, We need these spaces for grown, healthy hip-hop community now more than ever so any support you can give is vital, while also continuing sustain my other media work and contributions to The Discourse. 
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