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“Hidden Figures”: A Real Conversation with #BlackGirlMagic

The @upscaleig crew sat with 5 beautiful young ladies to discuss life for #BlackGirlMagic. Thoughts on boys, sex, drugs and how adults can create better communication and relationship. Also, thoughts on body shaming, colorism, driving while black and so much more! An essential listen for those raising queens!

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“Trading Places”: Does Social Media Effect Relationships?

With obvious ties to the rise of social media and changes in mental health, the squad focuses on whether social media affects their relationships and how. (33:00) An open discussion on jealousy, perception vs reality and constant feelings of comparison and the importance of having a strong mind. Also @JayeSweets, @GreenDiggidy and @TrapMoneyFreshy discuss these things and (4:30) R. Kelly, NFL Free Agency and Biggie. Also this week’s #QuestionsForTheCulture, does or has social media affected your relationships? Let us know @upscaleig…

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#QuestionsForTheCulture: What’s On Your Playlist?

In this week’s Questions For The Culture, The @UpscaleIG wants to know “what’s on your playlist?” With the incredible amount of new music released everyday on platforms like Spotify and Apple Music, it’s tough to sift through and find gold. Be sure to hit us up on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter with your thoughts and suggestions and if we like it, we’ll add it to the “Upscale Ignorance Playlist for the People” on Spotify. Be sure to tag #QuestionsForTheCulture or #QFTC

Playlist: https://spoti.fi/2XSJXHm

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“She’s Gotta Have It” featuring @_axsm: The Grind of a Local Artist

Remember when art and music and creativity we @UpscaleIG caught up with Raft and Joy Hollingsworth, owners of the Hollingsworth Cannabis Co. to talk about being black business owners in the cannabis industry. From legislation to the burden and opportunity of giving opportunity back to a community once displaced by a business now glamourized and celebrated. @thccompanywa also talk the future of the industry and opportunities for entrepreneurs, and the benefits of THC for pain, sexual pleasure, relaxation and more. And it wouldn’t be Upscale Ignorance unless we touch on the craziness of the week, from Jussie Smollett in court, Zion Williamson on court, Robert Kraft in a “dome” and R. Kelly out the field. We also ask this week’s #QuestionsForTheCulture, what under the radar artists and songs are on your playlist?
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#QuestionsForTheCulture: Is It Cool For Friends To Be Friends With Your Ex?

In this week’s Questions For The Culture, The @UpscaleIG asked for protocol…is it cool for your friends to be friends with your ex? How about you, are you cool with your exes? Can your friends stay cool? Or is it FDB? Be sure to hit us up on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter with your thoughts and stories, this week’s Question for the Culture! Be sure to tag #QuestionsForTheCulture or #QFTC

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Episode 30 – “Mary Jane” featuring @thccompanywa: Being Black Owned in the Cannabis Industry

Remember when there was a “weed” store on every corner, and now there’s a weed store on every corner? @UpscaleIG caught up with Raft and Joy Hollingsworth, owners of the Hollingsworth Cannabis Co. to talk about being black business owners in the cannabis industry. From legislation to the burden and opportunity of giving opportunity back to a community once displaced by a business now glamourized and celebrated. @thccompanywa also talk the future of the industry and opportunities for entrepreneurs, and the benefits of THC for pain, sexual pleasure, relaxation and more. And it wouldn’t be Upscale Ignorance unless we touch on the craziness of the week, from Jussie Smollett in court, Zion Williamson on court, Robert Kraft in a “dome” and R. Kelly out the field. We also ask this week’s #QuestionsForTheCulture, can your friends be friends with your ex?

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#QuestionsForTheCulture – Best Story Songs

The @UpscaleIG crew got to thinking, what are the best story songs in Hip-Hop and R&B? From Biggie to Slick Rick to Alicia Keys, come with us on a trip down memory lane. Be sure to hit us up on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter with your thoughts on the Best Story Songs, this week’s Question for the Culture! #QFTC

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Episode 29 – “What’s Free”: Colin Kaepernick vs NFL, Jussie Smollett, Bernie Sanders and more…

After a weekend of all-stars, the three brightest got together to bring you another podcast discussing the unexpected turn in the Colin Kaepernick saga, whether he should play again and his legacy. And speaking of unexpected, the latest information in the Jussie Smollett saga went from hate crime to Thin Line Between Love and Hate. The @UpscaleIG crew discusses these things and All-Star Weekend, Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris. We also ask this week’s #QuestionsForTheCulture, what’s the best story song? Sponsored by Sukie’s Candle Company. (@sukiescandleco)

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Episode 28 – “Snowpacalypse Now” ft. @TallHomeyVita and #SnowMageddon2019

Did it SNOW where you were??? We got bombed here meaning the week off, but never fear…earlier this year, Seattle’s greatest producer since Quincy Jones dropped a funky mix for ya’ll to vibe out. And when I say it’s funky, I mean it’s FUNKY! Vitamin D is nothing short of a musical genius and legend, and before you get his story on Upscale Ignorance, we’ll hit you with some of his work! Peep this mix, (House Party Style) and we’ll be back with you soon! S/O #Snowmageddon2019 for the cabin fever.

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Episode 27 – “The Chronic” ft. @JarvDee: Music From Seattle to Seoul

I just wanna smoke my weed and listen to this podcast, with @JarvDee narrating the ups and downs of the music industry. @TrapMoneyFreshy and @GreenDiggidy catch up and find out how this Seattle native has music poppin’ in Seoul, Korea and why you should never give up on the grind. Plus, hella laughs and thoughts on 6ix9ine, 21 Savage, the “not so” Super Bowl (#ImWithKap), Bow Wow and more…sponsored by Sukie’s Candle Company. (@sukiescandleco)

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