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Jay Smooth vs. Roman Polanski

Jay Smooth, who created the hip hop music blog and founded NYC’s hip-hop radio show, WBAI’s Underground Railroad, recently took on Roman Polanski on his blog. Roman Polanski on a hip-hop blog? Ok, I’ll listen.

The rant, clocking in at over seven minutes, is hard to look away from. He presents his case against Polanski, and Polanski supporters, in smart intense ramblings. And while most talking heads on TV leave me dizzy and unimpressed something is really engaging about this guy. Why is he on the radio and not TV?  The whole Polanski debate is quite something. As many members of the film community have come out in support of Polanski, this charged rant takes the other side.