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“When They See Us”: In-Depth Discussion on the Series, Criminal Justice System and More. Plus Rihanna, The Obamas and NBA Finals Recap

In the latest episode, the @UpscaleIG team talks through the monumental “When They See Us” and the Criminal Justice as a whole. With its disparaging view toward black and brown boys,...

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“The Blueprint”: When They See Us, Jay-Z Sees a Billion and NBA Finals Recap

The @UpscaleIG crew chillin’ with DJ Topspin talking When They See Us, the brilliance of Ava Duvernay and Hov hits a billi! Also, Anthony Joshua gets his ass whooped,...

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“Respect The Game”: NBA Finals Preview, Meek Mill and What to Watch

@UpscaleIG talk the NBA Finals and give their predictions on who takes it all. Is Kawhi the new goat? Is Giannis a failure? Also the new developments in the...

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“Girls, Girls, Girls”: Ayesha Curry, Abortion and NBA Playoffs

@UpscaleIG caught up on the latest craziness of the world including the NBA Playoffs, abortion and the fight for women’s rights, Ayesha Curry looking for her groove (hey baby)...

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“Endgame”: RIP John Singleton, Avengers, Game of Thrones and Beyonce Takes Us To Homecoming

The @upscaleig crew talked about the power displayed in Beyonce’s Homecoming. A tribute to John Singleton, the craziness of Game of Thrones battle in the north, word to Arya...

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“The Marathon Continues”: Remembering Nipsey Hussle and Continuing His Legacy

The crew discusses the great Nipsey Hussle and the incredible legacy he left behind. From building community, Hear @UpscaleIG talk why this loss hit different, building something bigger than...

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2018-2019 All-NBA Teams

The NBA released it’s 2018-2019 All-NBA teams today, with many potential contract implications riding on it. Some younger, potential 1st time guys had Supermax contract deals riding on their...

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Upscale Eats: “Salmon Nicoise Salad”

Recently we had the pleasure of trying our first recipe from our resident Salad Chef Extraordinaire, JayeSweets. She prepared a Warm Salmon Niçoise Salad with Dijon Caper Vinaigrette. The...

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“Passin Me By”: The Rise and Fall of Sneaker Culture

At this point. I’m almost ashamed to say I’m a “Sneakerhead.” Don’t get me wrong, I love sneakers. At least I think I do. It’s the term itself and...

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Behind The Mic

@JayeSweets

Show Host

Jenita “JayeSweets” Hill is an on-air personality and the queen of Upscale Ignorance. On top of being an insightful, strong black woman with the opinion to match, Jaye is also the head of Beauty By Jaye specializing in makeup application and a sugaring hair removal technician. Don’t let the pretty face fool you though, it’s not best coming for Jaye unless first sent for. A great example to her two beautiful daughters and lover of Ella Mai, @JayeSweets ain’t nothing to play with!

@GreenDiggidy

Show Host

Always 100, Randy Green AKA Green Daddy is an on-air personality and co-host of Upscale Ignorance. Known for getting to the “why” of the matter and continuously uplifting his community, Green is an everyday maker of Black History.  When not on the air, @GreenDiggidy can be found mentoring and working with at-risk youth in the juvenile detention system, providing opportunities and breaking a cycle often too familiar for inner cities. A former Division 1 collegiate basketball player, Green has now AND next.

@TrapMoneyFreshy

Show Host

Cameron Sparks, known in the city as “Fresh1” is one of the hottest DJs in the city and co-host of Upscale Ignorance. Providing mixes and guest appearances in the US, Tanzania, the UK and Kenya, there’s no box that can hold him.  When not interviewing guests, highlighting brilliance in the community, Cam is raising his two beautiful children and tripping over sneakers in his infamous collection. A serial entrepreneur and unapologetic lover of winning in our community, @trapMoneyFreshy is for the culture.

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