Jay Smooth

Jay Smooth

is creating Videos and Commentary

338

patrons
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, WBAI's Underground Railroad. Since then I've been blessed with a lifelong career representing the music and culture I love, And for the last ten years my passion project has been the Ill Doctrine video blog, where I use the voice hip-hop gave me to speak on social justice, politics, culture, and creativity.

After some time away working through a personal loss, I'm returning to this work just as we all come to grips with our new political reality, and I'm committed to using my voice in every way I can to support resistance, rebuilding and reimagining. 

With your help I hope to continue producing videos, audio and written commentary, and expand into sharing other voices and digging deeper with long-form projects. And I believe now more than ever we need a truly independent platform where we can say whatever needs saying, ask whatever needs asking, and clown whatever needs clowning.

I'm so grateful for your support over the years, and can't wait to make more good things for you.
-Jay


Tiers
$1 Level
$1 or more per month
Every dollar goes a long way to help keep our work going! Your support is so appreciated, and in addition it gives you access to our patron-only feed here on Patreon.   
$5 Level
$5 or more per month
An invite to my patron-only feed AND I will give you access to exclusive audio downloads from my 25-year archive of live performances and DJ sets from our radio show. I've got a lot of treats.  
$10 Level
$10 or more per month
Everything listed above, PLUS you'll be invited to join me in monthly patron-only live streams. 
$25 Level
$25 or more per month
All previous rewards AND a personal shoutout in an upcoming video! And my utmost gratitude for your support, I'll do all I can to produce work that's worthy of it. 
$50 Level
$50 or more per month
All previous rewards, plus an invitation to collaborate on an upcoming video. 
$100 Level
$100 or more per month
All previous rewards plus....I don't know but I'm sure we can figure something out!
Goals
338 of 500 patrons
Ending my radio show after 27 years (Google the reasons why if you like a good story!) has been the capper for a huge time of transition for me personally and creatively, and it's taken a while to get there but I'm coming into 2019 excited again to fill up that space with new ideas and connections. Your support has been sooo immeasurably valuable to help me keep showing up and contributing to conversation as best I can. So yeah. Let's keep building. :)
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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, WBAI's Underground Railroad. Since then I've been blessed with a lifelong career representing the music and culture I love, And for the last ten years my passion project has been the Ill Doctrine video blog, where I use the voice hip-hop gave me to speak on social justice, politics, culture, and creativity.

After some time away working through a personal loss, I'm returning to this work just as we all come to grips with our new political reality, and I'm committed to using my voice in every way I can to support resistance, rebuilding and reimagining. 

With your help I hope to continue producing videos, audio and written commentary, and expand into sharing other voices and digging deeper with long-form projects. And I believe now more than ever we need a truly independent platform where we can say whatever needs saying, ask whatever needs asking, and clown whatever needs clowning.

I'm so grateful for your support over the years, and can't wait to make more good things for you.
-Jay


Recent posts by Jay Smooth

Tiers
$1 Level
$1 or more per month
Every dollar goes a long way to help keep our work going! Your support is so appreciated, and in addition it gives you access to our patron-only feed here on Patreon.   
$5 Level
$5 or more per month
An invite to my patron-only feed AND I will give you access to exclusive audio downloads from my 25-year archive of live performances and DJ sets from our radio show. I've got a lot of treats.  
$10 Level
$10 or more per month
Everything listed above, PLUS you'll be invited to join me in monthly patron-only live streams. 
$25 Level
$25 or more per month
All previous rewards AND a personal shoutout in an upcoming video! And my utmost gratitude for your support, I'll do all I can to produce work that's worthy of it. 
$50 Level
$50 or more per month
All previous rewards, plus an invitation to collaborate on an upcoming video. 
$100 Level
$100 or more per month
All previous rewards plus....I don't know but I'm sure we can figure something out!