With their transition to SportsCenter going down next month, Jemele Hill and Michael Smith are making their rounds in the same NYC interview circle rappers do when they are about to drop an album. Which makes perfect sense, since the majority of rappers who also like sports are more than likely fans of the His & Hers duo.
Following a three-year run as the host of Numbers Don’t Lie, Smith was joined by Hill and the two re-branded the show as His & Hers on November 3, 2014. A date I remember well, as it was my 30th birthday. And ever since that day, I’ve been a huge fan and the show’s been a part of my morning routine.
But that routine has ceased since His & Hers‘ final episode aired earlier this year. No longer in the AM game, Michael Smith and Jemele Hill are making their way to ESPN and will co-host a relaunched evening edition of SportsCenter; starting February 6th.
To help burn some time until then, Smith and Hill are currently on an interview campaign. And the first two stops are The Combat Jack Show and The Breakfast Club.
Both interviews are worth a listen/watch if you’re a fan — they speak on their early beginnings in sports broadcasting, share opposing views on Migos’ “Bad & Boujee,” talk politics, hip hop and more — but if you’ve only got time for one, you may as well check out the one that fits your personal space. Let’s face it, Combat Jack and The Breakfast Club aren’t necessarily attracting the same audience.