Kenny Smith is easily the x-factor and most sensible bridge between basketball IQ and Hip-Hop culture on the award-winning Inside the NBA.
Now, the two-time NBA champion is currently putting that personality to another use with his family oriented reality show on TBS, Meet the Smiths, which stars his wife, Price is Right model Gwendolyn Osborne-Smith, and their five children.
While out in Los Angeles for the 2015 BET Awards, Hip-Hop Wired asked the Smiths when it was cool to listen to the DJ Mustard’s and the London’s on the Tracks who permeate his iPod.
Although a network such as TBS has obviously recognized the Smiths as a batch of responsible parents, even The Jet admits that you can’t keep a watchful eye on your kids 100 percent of the time.
“When [they] start listening to the unedited, you probably don’t know,” he admits. “I think [us as parents] started noticing it when our son got more into playing basketball and [rap music] was motivating him to play harder,” Mrs. Smith chimed in.
To put it frankly, PG-13 ratings and parental advisory labels are close cousins.
The Jet also pointed out the apparent relationship between Hip-Hop and basketball cultures, seeing that the both are rooted in the streets.
Watch the Smiths’ Hip-Hop Wired interview about and tune into their new show on TBS.
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