• these posts are racist

    What an insightful, thoughtful and genuine blog.

  • jg420

    jay smooth you always impress with your insightful point of view. you have an excellent way of puting things to help people understand.

  • HollisX

    Great blog!! There are many that legitimately grow up with that mentality. There are also a greater percentage of flock minded individuals, or sheeple. Those sheeple see this “no matter what or who it is” mentality glorified nonstop in the media they choose to feed themselves (hip hop), and see the success those that embrace that mentality have, and adopt it. Then those, who dont have the killer instinct, feel like less of a person for not handling situations how they feel they would popularly be handled. So not only is it destructive for those that dont change their ways once theyve been given other options, when they live out that lifestyle, it perpetuates that mentality among the sheeple.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com MGG

    yeah, this was very genuine. I hope T.I. gets to see this himself. Or at least the people around him.

  • KLETEWOOD

    Don’t worry MGG..I’ll give this blog to T.I and make sure he see’s it.

    I’m the one who sold him all them thumpers.

    • Roc

      nigga kill yo self

      • B

        You are so stupid. You must be a Lil’ Wayne fan

  • Incilin

    Jay Smooth always on point. What wonderful insight.

  • N.O. 4 life

    im still waitin for a jay smooth blog that i even slightly dont agree with

  • JD3

    good blog Dr. Jay Smooth. you are right on with everything you said. when is your book coming out?

  • Deez

    Couldnt have said it better myself!! Chuch!!

  • CHICAGO PaPii

    Dude you are a Freaking GENUIS ! I am near Speechless, but, you need to contact and talk to these Rappers(Seriously dude!), until then…..Shalom.

  • mr.marttin

    or maybe T.I just watches too much Scarface….. The thing is you make sense regarding the kids in the group home but a lot of these artists have shed that defense mechanism and really are trying to live up to the escobar lifestyle they portray on their records. if he was caught shooting at someone outside a club, I would side with your option but he was allegedly apprehended buying an arsenal to be kept in his home, which looks like the one in Scarface if you notice. At how many guns does it cease to be a behavioral issue and becomes delusions based on trying to relive these movies. You’re a breath of fresh air but risks being another Michael Eric Dyson whose views provide rappers with a Big brother like shielder who explains and rationalizes every bullshit they do

  • Ace

    Word is truth. Yet again on point and bringing attention to an important point for politicians and voters to consider this cycle: the plight of urban and rural youth. No options and no hope, they are bred for failure. We need someone to do something about that, whether it’s the person we elect or ourselves.

  • [Insert Name]

    deep stuff i love the detail in your blog videos from the picture quality to the subjects you talk about thanks

  • barbarian at the gate

    This cat Jay Smooth is sharp as a razor.

    That was blunt talk, but truthful talk.

    Impressed as Hell with this fellow.

  • Gamma

    MAYNE THAT BOY IS COOL BILL O WHITEY NEED’S TO HEAR THAT KEEP IT UP PLEASE!

  • http://hhfanatic.blogspot.com HHF

    How bout these videos get a BET segment or something?

    No way, BET is too busy playing the fence to show something real like this.

    Good shit as usual

  • Krime

    dat was right on da money!! Dis guy is something else I tell ya.. I dont think i have ever heard anybody make sumthing so clear like jay just did. nice blog

    & PLEASE FREE T.I.

    • pe jeteye

      or get him a counselor!!!! great blog homey

  • Chocolate Rain

    Jay Smooth, that sounds cute n all. But I think your working with the assumption that T.I is smart. Um …watch Hip Hop Vs. America & you decide.

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  • gerald n. the birdman

    T.I. is far from a kid. Dude is about 30. A fucked up childhood is no excuse for your adult decisions. Are adult white racists excused for their racially misinformed upbringings? And stop calling these grown men kids.

  • Changels

    now this is what you call a fucking blog.
    so many thing i felt but couldn’t find a way to say.. u did it.

    props

  • http://www.Myspace.com/GulleeBoy Shacky G

    booh fuckin hoo, ain’t nobody given uh fuck bout niggas gettin caught wit guns where i’m from, man dis life homie, dat shit ain’t putting food in my mouth or taking it out, i’mma felon, so i gotta be extra slippery handling heat, smell me….I fuck up, i’m gone and ain’t nobody gone blog.

    http://www.Myspace.com/GulleeBoy

    • Around and Around

      A fellon on myspace? Hilarious

      Jay smooth great drop as always, insightful and on point.

      To be fair though there are many people who grow up in fucked the fuck up ass homes/familes and rise above that shit as they mature and do make many of the right decisions. The question is where does one choose to go right and the other left?

  • ATCK

    Thanks. It’s nice to hear some insightful comments about the state of the culture. It’s sad that someone so smart (allegedly) did something so dumb. Unfortunately, it’s not the first time and won’t be the last.

  • dsread

    Thank you for that post and thank you especially for not trotting out some lame conspiracy theory could be true but who knows what your saying makes a whole lot of sense we have diagnosed the problem how do we treat it? I guess it’s a bigger problem then you and me.

  • Tyler

    Fuck U HalfBreed. Everybody needs sum heaters. Great Post.

  • Nor Cal Mufuckas!!!

    TI is an idiot period. Whats makes a multi-millionaire get a horde of weapons when he knows he is not supposed have shit. Hes rich, why not make others carry guns for you. TI isn’t hitting shit but some ankles anyways.

  • http://xxlmag.com Kenny

    Man dis is the shit MASTER P is talkin bout we need to grow up and u call him a sell out,tip was just on tv talkin that mess now what david banner got to say bout that

  • Around and Around

    Hey Jay- O’really now has a good partner in the sports world, check out the article by Jason Whitlock. ‘NFL Truth: Hip Hop Culture Hurting NFL’

  • louiefuse

    very true… i feel like t.i. was just betrayed.

  • Accurate

    Wow, touching.
    Keep up that shit bruh.

  • Marty

    That’s some bullshit right there. Most rappers are just bullshit fronting idiots, I doubt T.I had that bad of a life, real street kids don’t grow up to be multi-millionaire rappers. For real.

  • http://stuntingonprose.com j. burnett

    wow, that was the realest ish ever spoke.

  • PRODIGAL SON

    Jay Smooth on point again.

  • Accurate

    Mah homie Jay Smooth laying down that Sub Concious Smack down. Muthafuckas better respeckanize, Das respecta nd rekonginze Fool!

  • SPACEMANRAM

    Genius. Pure Genius.

  • Purple Hulk

    IM TIRED OF HEARING YOUR PUNK ASS, YOU JUST NEED TO SHUT YOUR CRACKA ASS UP AND SHUT THE FUCK UP AND LET REAL HIP HOP HEADS TEACH YOU WHAT HIP HOP IS, YOU LITTLE BITCH.

    AND STOP TALKING SO DAMN FAST, THATS SOME BITCH SHIT.

    • Fire

      Look, it’s everyone’s favorite whiner and complainer, the Purple People Eater. Shut up, you don’t know everything about hip hop. No one does. Plus, anyone can have an opinion. If you don’t want to hear what he has to say, why come to his blogs and hate? Are you an attention whore like LOL?

      This is what you are:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVbGnspgy_8

      Adios.

    • Doobie

      Hey Purple Hulk, Jay Smooth doesn’t talk too fast, you just listen reeeaaalll sssllloooowwwww. Please, please…enlighten me oh mighty real hip-hop head, teach me what hip-hop is all about. Make a vlog, post it on YouTube and provide the link here, so people all over the internets (I need to stop saying that) can [get a good laugh and see what a true tard really sounds and looks like--Oops, I mean] be wowed by your profound insight, stunning knowledge, and ageless wisdom.

  • joro

    Why do you feel the need to cut on every sentence? Makes it feel a bit forced.

  • savredd

    Purple Hulk, your an idiot. You’ll probably end up in prison… for being so ignorant

  • http://happynappyhead.blogspot.com Seattle Slim

    As usual Jay STAY on point!! You need to marry me! LOL We could start a dynasty!

  • geoffrey edwards

    that was some of the best stuff i’ve heard in a long time. keep up the good work

  • http://yahoo.com Edward Stubbs

    I think that Tip just was just going through some things. People are trying to kill him.He’s thinking of ways to protect his family. Some of the weapons were a little too much but I think the prosecutors are wrong, Tip is more troubled than dangerous.

  • barbarian at the gate

    Fire, your your response to the Purple Hulk made me bust out laughin’.

    Ah, the shit that goes down on this XXL site……

  • Certified Negro

    T.I. is a 27 yr. old grown man, no he really is a dumbass.

  • Certified Negro

    What is this guy? Black? White? Mixed? Somebody fill me in.

  • jay

    wow. you are consistently impressive. good work. you have for knack of breaking shit down. i fucks with jay smooth.

  • B

    I really appreciate the way you dug deep into the problem without being critical if his situation or judging for the choices that he’s made.

  • meks

    Spot-on! ’nuff said!

    Meks.