vidgrids.com : Online Video Search & Discovery Engine :

Illdoc1 Videos

A Conversation With Pharoahe Monch
A Conversation With Pharoahe Monch

http://twitter.com/jsmooth995

A few weeks ago one of my favorite artists, Pharoahe Monch, came by the radio show and we had a great convo about writing process, loving Octavia Butler and what his Little Hater sounds like.

Three Things About The Donald Sterling Tape
Three Things About The Donald Sterling Tape

I uploaded this to my other account yesterday (illdoc1more) but it got more response than I expected, so will share it here too.

Music, as usual, by Sabzi of Common Market

On Don Lemon, Race & "Respectability"
T-Paining Too Much: The Meme-ification of Charles Ramsey
T-Paining Too Much: The Meme-ification of Charles Ramsey

http://twitter.com/jsmooth995 So many big questions to ask about Cleveland, so much to grapple with. So much that is unthinkable but needs so direly to be thought about. I feel like it'll be a while before I can say anything intelligent about it. But in the meantime here are some thoughts about the side questions around the Charles Ramsey phenomenon.

BTW I filmed this before the reports came out about his own history of domestic violence, but I don't think that changes the message here, since I wasn't citing him as perfect or even a "hero" necessarily (I think the courage and resilience of Amanda Berry herself, and the other two women, is still the heart of the story) just saying he deserves to be treated as a 3-dimensional person who did good on that day.

Return of the Little Hater (Haters Don't Die, They Multiply)
Return of the Little Hater (Haters Don't Die, They Multiply)

http://twitter.com/jsmooth995

Thinking about creative process, and those voices in your head that stop you from getting things done (on the video camera or otherwise). This is a sequel to one of my favorite early Ill Doctrines, "Beating the Little Hater": http://youtube.com/watch?v=0TpmJgSfZ_8

No But Seriously, I'm Voting For Revenge
No But Seriously, I'm Voting For Revenge

I'm archiving a couple more of last year's AnimalNewYork videos here before I start making new ones again. This one is from November 2012.

What's the Polite Way to Tell Mitt Romney's Family We Think He's a Weirdo?
What's the Polite Way to Tell Mitt Romney's Family We Think He's a Weirdo?

I'm archiving a couple more of last year's AnimalNewYork videos here, before I start making new ones again. This one is from September 2012.

A Rap About Mitt Romney
A Rap About Mitt Romney

Originally posted on 10/17/12 at Animalnewyork.com

Why this whole debate game still makes no sense, even though Obama played it right the second time around.

Why Is Every Hip-Hop Debate So Annoying?
Why Is Every Hip-Hop Debate So Annoying?

(Originally posted July 2012 at Animal New York.)

Why debates about hip-hop culture are a bad influence on society.

Romney vs. Obama: The Secret Tapes
Romney vs. Obama: The Secret Tapes

Mitt Romney's secret tapes and President Obama's secret tapes, and the crucial differences between them. (Originally posted last week at AnimalNewYork.com)

How Brother Ali Beat the Little Hater
How Brother Ali Beat the Little Hater

Last week I got to hang out with one of my favorite rappers, Brother Ali, and had a great conversation about self-doubt and creativity.

All These Sexist Gamer Dudes Are Some Shook Ones
All These Sexist Gamer Dudes Are Some Shook Ones

Why dudes need to tell other dudes to stop making asses of themselves on the internet.

Please check out http://feministfrequency.com for the full story, and to support their project.

The Last Word on That Word
The Last Word on That Word

Also see the discussion here: http://jsmooth995.tumblr.com/post/24837014103/starkshipsaremeanttofly-jsmooth995

A quick follow up on the last video, to debunk the oldest and worst argument ever about the "N-word"

(By "last word" I mean the last word..this week.. probably.)

This video was originally posted last week at Animal New York:
http://animalnewyork.com/author/jay-smooth/

Why Gwyneth Paltrow Should Just Say "Nuh"
Why Gwyneth Paltrow Should Just Say "Nuh"

http://twitter.com/jsmooth995

How Gwyneth Paltrow might have better handled the controversy surrounding her tweeting the "N-word" from Jay-Z and Kanye West's concert in Paris.

NOTE: I'm doing two videos a week nowadays for the Animal New York website, and the new videos debut at http://animalnewyork.com/author/jay-smooth/ and then they're posted here the next week after that.

Music by Jay Smooth and Sabzi of Common Market:
http://sabzi.bandcamp.com

Leave Michelle Obama Alone With Your Random-Ass Opinions
Leave Michelle Obama Alone With Your Random-Ass Opinions

http://twitter.com/jsmooth995

Debunking the latest faux controversy about the First Lady, specifically regarding her friendship with bootylicious R&B singers. (See the random-ass article in question here: http://loop21.com/politics/michelle-obama-misstep-wants-to-be-beyonce )

Mitt Romney Scares The Crap Out Of Me
Mitt Romney Scares The Crap Out Of Me

http://twitter.com/jsmooth995

The latest cable news talking point is that President Obama will be running a "campaign of fear" against Mitt Romney. I think this sounds like a good idea.

Background info: http://nymag.com/news/features/barack-obama-2012-6/

NOTE: I've started a partnership with my people at Animal New York to make videos for you more often, and the new videos now premiere at http://animalnewyork.com/ Each video will be archived here on my youtube account the week after they debut at Animal (this video was originally posted on Animal last week).

Cory Booker and the Young Money Clique
Cory Booker and the Young Money Clique

http://twitter.com/jsmooth995

Explaining why Cory Booker, who's usually the smoothest Mayor around, took a major L on Meet The Press last week. For background info see here: http://salon.com/2012/05/20/cory_booker_surrogate_from_hell/singleton/

NOTE: I've started a partnership with my people at Animal New York to make videos for you more often, and from now on my new videos premiere at http://animalnewyork.com/ I'll still be putting all my videos up here too, but only a week or so after they premiere over there (this video was originally posted on Animal last week)

Don't Freak Out About the White Babies
Don't Freak Out About the White Babies

Jay Smooth helps America adjust to the news that for the first time in history, a majority of American babies born in the last year were "minorities".

NOTE: I've started a new partnership withAnimalnewyork.com to make videos for you more often, and from now on my new videos premiere at this page - http://animalnewyork.com/illdoctrine I'll still be putting all my videos up here too, but only a week or so after they premiere over there.

The Real Conspiracy Against Hip-Hop
The Real Conspiracy Against Hip-Hop

http://twitter.com/jsmooth995

This is what THEY don't want you to know. An exclusive analysis of the secret letter that was recently revealed here: http://hiphopisread.com/2012/04/secret-meeting-that-changed-rap-music.html

IMPORTANT ILL DOCTRINE NEWS: I've started up a new partnership with my friends at Animal New York to make videos for you more often, and from now on my new videos premiere at this page - http://animalnewyork.com/illdoctrine I'll still be putting all my videos up here too, but only a week or so after they premiere over there. SO bookmark that page, and let me know how you like the new videos!

Marriage Equality and Symbiotic Evolution
Some Thoughts on the Trayvon Martin Case
Some Thoughts on the Trayvon Martin Case

http://twitter.com/jsmooth995

I'm still testing out this new camera, but while I'm at it I've gotta at least talk a little bit about the Trayvon story.

Jay-Z "Glory" (Mitt Romney Remix)
Jay-Z "Glory" (Mitt Romney Remix)

http://twitter.com/jsmooth995

After Jay-Z recorded "Glory" to welcome his new daughter into the world, I wondered what it would sound like if Republican voters made a song to welcome Mitt Romney as their now-inevitable nominee.

---------------------

"Phony" featuring W.M.R.
LYRICS:

Can't explain how uninspired i feel
Looking at this primary field
Mitt romney, I freaking hate you
I can't believe the nomination is you
You're phony.

False promises, false starts
Six different frontrunners falling apart
Now look who we're stuck with
The million dollar Tin Man with no heart.
One percenters, you dance for them
Then you switch up your stance for them
You're phony...

You are amazing, you're unbelievable
I mean literally, Icannot believe in you
Just an empty suit, who's really in control?
There's nothing in your soul except opinion polls
The fakest in a room full of fake actors
You've never paid dues, you barely pay taxes
And every time you speak it makes me hate you more and
It's not cuz your faith is Mormon it's cuz your so fake and boring.
You're boring. And Phony. So phony.
boring boring bo

You're phony it's never been disputable
You look phony in every interview you do
You look phony at weddings and at funerals
You even look phony singing America the Beautiful

You're the child of a party's legacy
Now you're the child that made that party dead to me.
You're a smarmy dog-torturing fake moderate turned fake conservative
What a terrible recipe.

Campaign Doctrine: First Thoughts on Gingrich vs. Romney
Campaign Doctrine: First Thoughts on Gingrich vs. Romney

http://twitter.com/jsmooth995

Theme music provided by Sabzi of the Blue Scholars & Das Racist.

Some freeform thoughts on this increasingly weird race. Transcript up soon hopefully.

Some Quick Thoughts on "Until Abortion Ends"
Some Quick Thoughts on "Until Abortion Ends"

See addendum here: http://jsmooth995.tumblr.com/post/14262038303/sitwherethelightcorruptsyourface-jsmooth995


http://twitter.com/jsmooth995

A personal pledge to help everyone at untilabortionends.com keep improving their diet so they can live longer and healthier lives.

The members of that site seem quite earnest, and I hope in principle to be respectful of everyone no matter strongly I disagree, so I'm trying not to be TOO snarky here. But the underlying logic of this protest is baffling. They seem to be hoping that women who've decided to seek an abortion will visit this site and say "wow, if you feel strongly enough about this that you're making the irrevocable life-changing decision of giving up Dr. Pepper, maybe I should reconsider having a child that I can't support!"

EXCLUSIVE: The New Herman Cain Ad (Parody)
EXCLUSIVE: The New Herman Cain Ad (Parody)

A parody of that Herman Cain "smoking" ad: http://youtube.com/watch?v=qhm-22Q0PuM

http://twitter.com/jsmooth995

Herman Cain hired me to produce another ad for him, along the lines of this one that he dropped yesterday.

Let me know how you like it!

Occupy Wall Street: Outing the Ringers
Occupy Wall Street: Outing the Ringers

http://twitter.com/jsmooth995
A few thoughts on Occupy Wall Street, I've been watching it and going down there for a while now but hadn't had a chance to speak on it.

By the way when I say some news media people are "ringers," I don't necessarily mean that they deliberately obfuscate, or get orders from some shadowy figure to do so. I think they'll often just have a personal investment in the system and status quo that's being critiqued/threatened, so they'll naturally--without any need to conspire--have their perception skewed by an instinct to protect the status quo they're invested in. So though it's quite possibly not their intention to play the ringer, it's the function they wind up serving nonetheless.

"Rainbow in the Dark" instrumental provided by Das Racist:

On Rick Perry and Superman
On Rick Perry and Superman

http://twitter.com/jsmooth995
Just stating the obvious about this soundbite from last weekend where Rick Perry compares himself to the Man of Steel. (I'm sure I'm not the first to point this out)

On Lauryn Hill and Shaking the Vending Machine
On Lauryn Hill and Shaking the Vending Machine

http://twitter.com/jsmooth995

Just a couple of thoughts on Lauryn's news last week.

Some tooth-extraction issues had me sidelined last month but I should be back in effect now. For those asking, I don't know that I have anything to say about the debt ceiling that hasn't been said, but I did post about it here: http://jsmooth995.tumblr.com/

How The BET Awards, Rihanna and Chris Brown Changed My Life
How The BET Awards, Rihanna and Chris Brown Changed My Life

http://twitter.com/jsmooth995
http://jsmooth995.tumblr.com

Giving thanks to Tiffany Green and BET, for the picture that captures everything I would've said in all the videos I never made this past year.

If you were smart enough not to watch that show, here is the snafu I am referring to, and that Tiffany's reacting to in the photo:
http://gawker.com/5815783/bet-awards-blooper-ultimately-screws-chris-brown-so-its-okay

How LeBron James Broke the Golden Rule of Sports
How LeBron James Broke the Golden Rule of Sports

http://twitter.com/jsmooth995
http://jsmooth995.tumblr.com

A long and ranty ramble loosely inspired by LeBron's press conference on Sunday. Not meant to be taken too seriously, I don't have any beef with LeBron in general, and I know he was just venting his frustrations & didn't mean anything too deep. I just thought it was funny to see him basically breaking the fourth wall, and breaking the tacit agreement we have with all athletes that they'll keep pretending they're doing something important as long as we keep pretending we believe them.

Originally posted on my illdoc1more account, June 13th, 2011

On Donald Trump, And Not Feeding The Trolls
On Donald Trump, And Not Feeding The Trolls

http://twitter.com/jsmooth995
http://jsmooth995.tumblr.com

A note about the media's role in hyping up Donald Trump's brief flirtation with (pretending to) run for president. Originally posted on my illdoc1more account, on May 11th, 2011. Much love to Rachel Maddow for featuring this vid on her show!

A History Lesson For Chris Brown
A History Lesson For Chris Brown

http://twitter.com/jsmooth995

A commentary I made back at the time of Chris Brown's temper tantrum on Good Morning America. Originally posted on my illdoc1more account, March 24th 2011.

Martin Luther King on Extremism
Martin Luther King on Extremism

http://twitter.com/jsmooth995

A little addendum to my old MLK video, with MLK's perspective on the different kinds of extremism, and how sometimes extremism is no less righteous than moderation. With so much discussion right now about the tone and direction of our national discourse, I highly recommend reading the entirety of MLK's Letter from a Birmingham Jail.

(Originally posted January 2011 on my illdoc1more account.)

The GIANT Word: Why I'm Scared of Christine O'Donnell
The GIANT Word: Why I'm Scared of Christine O'Donnell

http://twitter.com/jsmooth995

Why you should never trust a politician who says they're "just like you."

To see more episodes, visit The GIANT Word on GIANTLife.com. Jay Smooth is a contributing blogger for GIANTLife.com: http://giantmag.com/category/exclusives/the-giant-word/

Gotnosensitive: What 'Sensitivity' Really Means
Gotnosensitive: What 'Sensitivity' Really Means

http://twitter.com/jsmooth995

Transcript up soon. To see more episodes, visit http://giantmag.com/category/exclusives/the-giant-word/ or http://GIANTlife.com. Jay Smooth is a contributing blogger for GIANTLife.com

Atlas Ducked:  Rand Paul & The Crouching Weasel Technique
Atlas Ducked: Rand Paul & The Crouching Weasel Technique

http://twitter.com/jsmooth995

Some quick thoughts on Rand Paul's interview with Rachel Maddow. (props to Maddow for her superior Kung Fu in that exchange.)

T-Pain and the Know Nothing Know-It-Alls
T-Pain and the Know Nothing Know-It-Alls

http://twitter.com/jsmooth995

A rant about people who say "oh I never pay attention to poilitics because I know it doesn't matter, the whole system is rigged, every politician is the same, yadda yadda yadda."

This is one of my pet peeves so I may have gotten bit more vexed than usual.

(NOTE: Before you even comment on it, yes, yes, I know...I was trying maintain continuity and not shave until I was done but my face got too itchy.)

Why I'm Rooting For Sarah Palin
Why I'm Rooting For Sarah Palin

http://twitter.com/jsmooth995

Some thoughts after watching Sarah Palin's new TV show on Fox News.

Health Care & the Lost Art of Compromise
Health Care & the Lost Art of Compromise

http://twitter.com/jsmooth995
http://twitter.com/harithecomic

I've been meaning to address the historic passage of the health care bill, but wasn't feeling fully qualified to break it down, so I got the noted health care expert and standup comic Hari Kondabolu to give his thoughts on Obama's health care plan, and what he thinks we could have done to fight harder for truly progressive reform.

You can see Hari live on Thursday night here in NY, when he headlines at Comix with another great comic, Baron Vaughn.

Immortal Technique & Diabolic Freestyle
Immortal Technique & Diabolic Freestyle

http://twitter.com/jsmooth995

Last week Immortal Technique and Diabolic came by our radio show and had a little impromptu session after promoting Diabolic's new album "Liar and a Thief." I'll also try and get some interview footage up later.

Lyricism and Capitalism
Lyricism and Capitalism

http://twitter.com/jsmooth995

Why having lyrics matters, even if you're only in it for the money.

(Held this back a couple of days to stay focused on Guru pulling through. My thoughts are with him and the Elam fam.)

Pop Life and Race Matters
Pop Life and Race Matters

http://twitter.com/jsmooth995

aka "Why I'm Not Making a Video About John Mayer"

for background info see here: http://boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2010/02/13/and_the_hood_pass/

The Hyde Amendment and Your Tax Dollars
The Hyde Amendment and Your Tax Dollars

In case you missed it here's a PSA I helped to make last week, about the Hyde Amendment and how it affects millions of low income women and families.

Mini Doctrine: On Haiti
The Resolution Will Not Be Televised
The Resolution Will Not Be Televised

http://twitter.com/jsmooth995

Just a little hello and shoutout for the New Year.

(btw, I ain't no snitch or nothing but LL took that quote from Andrew Carnegie. Okay I guess I am a snitch.)

In Defense of Humbug
In Defense of Humbug

http://twitter.com/jsmooth995

A shoutout to everyone for whom this season brings nothing but cold and isolation.

50 Cent, Jay-Z and Beanie Sigel: You've Lost That Beefing Feeling
50 Cent, Jay-Z and Beanie Sigel: You've Lost That Beefing Feeling

http://twitter.com/jsmooth995

People have been asking for weeks for a comment about Beanie Sigel and Jay-Z.. This will not be of interest if you don't follow these hip-hop soap operas.

The Ordinary Person's Guide to Empire State of Mind
The Ordinary Person's Guide to Empire State of Mind

http://twitter.com/jsmooth995

No serious point to this one, just a celebration of good old Yankee gloating.

Find the Videos, Producers, & Vloggers You Want Faster