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Hands Off: Jay Smooth is my Hip-Hop Vlogging Boyfriend

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Meet Jay Smooth. He's a hip-hop artist and founder of the blog hiphopmusic.com. But I came to know him through his personal vlog, Ill Doctrine. And although I am ambivalently child-free and married to another man, when I watch Jay's insightful, funny and dead-on vlogs, I hear a high-pitched whine from my uterus to make little Jay Smooths with him. This vlogger crush may actually be even more fervent than my crush on zefrank, though not quite as bad as my crush on fictional vlogger Dr. Horrible, because, really, how could I love another that deeply?

Just let me show you what I'm talking about:

First, there's the intelligent way he discussed how to frame a conversation when someone says something racist:

And then there is this oldie but goodie about the Governor Spitzer scandal, in which he covers slut-shaming in the media and the hypocrisy in the music industry regarding Ashley Dupre's profession:

But what really solidified my love for Jay is this recent video about the hip-hop turn of phrase, "no homo." Jay will tell you a little more about it, if you have no idea what "no homo" means.  I am always relieved when people who identify with hip-hop culture stand out against the misogyny and homophobia rampant in hip-hop music, especially when they do so as eloquently as Jay:

So, in summation, I have a big feminist/LGBT-rights-activist crush on Jay Smooth, and you should too. But, seriously — i call dibs.







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