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April 8, 2005

Thank You

Tonight I celebrated the 14th anniversary of my love affair with hip-hop. Or at least the anniversary of the day we made it official, because lord knows we were in love long before that.

I know that in this post-sincerity age it is no longer cool to believe in anything, much less publicly admit to an unabashed, passionate love. But the reason I created this radio show, and this website, is because I love hip-hop.

My love for hip-hop is the essence of who I am. It defines how I see the world and how I see myself. My love for hip-hop gives my life meaning, when the world so often seems to have nothing for me. So I have committed every day of my life to loving it, to representing it, to defending it, to supporting it, to cultivating it, to nurturing it, to living it.

I have devoted my life to loving hip hop. And not a day, not one single day goes by in my life, when I am not awed and amazed by how much hip-hop has loved me back.

So thank you to all my family and partners who have kept the Underground Railroad alive all these years. And thank you to everyone who shared this evening with me, wrote and called to send their good wishes, and everyone who has ever tuned in or logged on to share this music with us.

But most of all, thank you. You are the love of my life, and I'll always be here, as long as you are.

Posted by jsmooth995 at April 8, 2005 3:20 AM

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