I'm not good at this, this coming up with sexy men. It's like asking me what my favorite book is. Even though I have spent the bulk of my undergraduate and graduate education studying literature and creative writing, and even though I read books like I'm popping Tic-Tacs, I have a hard time actually remembering what my favorite is. I usually fall back on something obvious and only 85% true, like Wuthering Heights, which is the moral equivalent of claiming Mozart as my favorite composer or Michelangelo as my favorite artist.
Same goes for the mens. Hot man? I think of the standards, the men I'm supposed to like: Brad Pitt (too clean), George Clooney (too eyebrowsy), Matt Damon (too frat boysy). Basically the cast of Ocean's Eleven. That's pretty much it. I forget the men I find truly sexy, like Jon Stewart, Mark Ruffalo, and Don Cheadle.
But I'm not going to forget this time. I reject Mozart, Michelangelo, Bronte, and Pitt. Introducing the Sexiest Man Alive: Jay Smooth.
Jay Smooth is the hip-hop vlogging, self-confessed nerd, founder of New York's longest running hip-hop radio show, and mastermind of hip-hop video blog Ill Doctrine. Ill Doctrine comments on contemporary hip-hop, something I admittedly know very little about but of which I am now an avid slobbering novice fan, as well as everything that touches, informs, reflects, and develops hip-hop. Which is everything. His videos are intelligent, funny, and make me slightly ashamed that the most I contribute to the Internerd are posts about peanut butter (this blog) and yoga classes (old blog).
Plus he's cute as hell.
This dude's career is about to blast off. Let's face it, the fact that I know about him, me, the Keren-Ann-listening-peacoat-wearing white hipster girl I am, is proof enough that he's already well on his way. I'm just waiting for the day that he'll have a Wikipedia page. I'm shy, or I'd have Facebook friended him already.