Episodes

Episode 2.3 – “Culture” – 5.3.18 – “Questions For the Culture: What Artist Had the Streets Most on Fire”

The crew discusses how hot Drake, Kendrick and J. Cole in the realm of all-time. The term hot is regarding setting the streets on fire. Some interesting viewpoints ensue. Join the conversation! Segment 1- How hot is Drake Segment 2 – How hot is Kenny Segment 3 – Quick Hits “One Gotta Go”

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Episode 2.2 – “Music Pt. 2” – 5.3.18 – “Streets on Fire: How Hot is Kendrick Lamar”

The crew discusses how hot Drake, Kendrick and J. Cole in the realm of all-time. The term hot is regarding setting the streets on fire. Some interesting viewpoints ensue. Join the conversation! Segment 1- How hot is Drake Segment 2 – How hot is Kenny Segment 3 – Quick Hits “One Gotta Go”

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Episode 2.1 – “Music” – 5.3.18 – “Streets on Fire: How Hot is Drake”

The crew discusses how hot Drake, Kendrick and J. Cole in the realm of all-time. The term hot is regarding setting the streets on fire. Some interesting viewpoints ensue. Join the conversation! Segment 1- How hot is Drake Segment 2 – How hot is Kenny Segment 3 – Quick Hits “One Gotta Go”

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Episode 3.4 – “Anthony Bordain and Mental Health in Hollywood”

This week on Upscale Ignorance, the crew talks Albums by Kanye, Pusha T and Black Thought. NBA Finals Wrap Up and the Carter 3 10th Anniversary. Finally, a final look at Anthony Bordain, Mental Health in Hollywood and Quick Hits. Episode title: “The G.O.O.D. Bad and the Ugly” Segment 1 – Album Reviews Segment 2...

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Episode 3.3 – “NBA Finals Wrap Up”

This week on Upscale Ignorance, the crew talks Albums by Kanye, Pusha T and Black Thought. NBA Finals Wrap Up and the Carter 3 10th Anniversary. Finally, a final look at Anthony Bordain, Mental Health in Hollywood and Quick Hits. Episode title: “The G.O.O.D. Bad and the Ugly” Segment 1 – Album Reviews Segment 2 –...

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Episode 3.2 – “Carter 3 10th Anniversary”

This week on Upscale Ignorance, the crew talks Albums by Kanye, Pusha T and Black Thought. NBA Finals Wrap Up and the Carter 3 10th Anniversary. Finally, a final look at Anthony Bordain, Mental Health in Hollywood and Quick Hits. Episode title: “The G.O.O.D. Bad and the Ugly” Segment 1 – Album Reviews Segment 2 –...

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Episode 3.1 – “Pusha, Kanye and Black Thought Reviews”

This week on Upscale Ignorance, the crew talks Albums by Kanye, Pusha T and Black Thought. NBA Finals Wrap Up and the Carter 3 10th Anniversary. Finally, a final look at Anthony Bordain, Mental Health in Hollywood and Quick Hits. Segment 1 – Album Reviews Segment 2 – Carter 3 10th Anniversary Segment 3 –...

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Episode 4.2 – “What Would Meek Do” ft. @drdavidjleonard: Discussion on the Prison Industrial Complex with Dr. David Leonard Part 2

Dr. David Leonard, esteemed professor and author of “Playing While White” stops through to talk about the Prison Industrial Complex, and the enormous impact its had on communities of color. Hear about the financial stakes of the prison system, reform, the current state of the system, bail reform and more. Also learn about who else...

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Episode 4.1 – “What Would Meek Do” ft. @drdavidjleonard: Discussion on the Prison Industrial Complex with Dr. David Leonard Part 1

Dr. David Leonard, esteemed professor and author of “Playing While White” stops through to talk about the Prison Industrial Complex, and the enormous impact its had on communities of color. Hear about the financial stakes of the prison system, reform, the current state of the system, bail reform and more. Also learn about who else...

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Episode 5.3 – “Quick Hits, This or That, Nicki Minaj and More”

The crew talks all the latest music drops, crazy NBA Free Agency and more… Music: Drake, Jay Z and Beyonce, Nas, Teyana Taylor, Jay Rock, Kanye West and Kid Cudi album releases. Also, Carter V coming, Joe Jackson and more. Hoop: NBA Free Agency, LeBron, DeMarcus Cousins, Warriors, Lakers, Kawhi and more…

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Episode 5.2 – “LABron, Free Agency and the Future”

The crew talks all the latest music drops, crazy NBA Free Agency and more… Music: Drake, Jay Z and Beyonce, Nas, Teyana Taylor, Jay Rock, Kanye West and Kid Cudi album releases. Also, Carter V coming, Joe Jackson and more. Hoop: NBA Free Agency, LeBron, DeMarcus Cousins, Warriors, Lakers, Kawhi and more…

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Episode 5.1 – “Drake, Nas, Jay, Bey and More”

The crew talks all the latest music drops, crazy NBA Free Agency and more… Music: Drake, Jay Z and Beyonce, Nas, Teyana Taylor, Jay Rock, Kanye West and Kid Cudi album releases. Also, Carter V coming, Joe Jackson and more. Hoop: NBA Free Agency, LeBron, DeMarcus Cousins, Warriors, Lakers, Kawhi and more…

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Episode 6.4 – “Forbes 100 Celebs, Blacks Film and TV, Nia Wilson, Kaep and More”

The crew discusses Jay and is Philly Made in America. Drake and Shiggy. Is Ciara trippin? Philly ain’t Made in America? Gurley, Le’Veon and NFL Love. Kawhi and Demar Love, NBA Summer League, Free Agents and NBA All-Decade Teams. Forbes 100 Celebrities, Take a Knee, Nia Wilson, Blacks on screen and more… Segment 1 –...

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Episode 6.2 – “NFL, Kawhi, Derozan, NBA Summer League”

The crew discusses Jay and is Philly Made in America. Drake and Shiggy. Is Ciara trippin? Philly ain’t Made in America? Gurley, Le’Veon and NFL Love. Kawhi and Demar Love, NBA Summer League, Free Agents and NBA All-Decade Teams. Forbes 100 Celebrities, Take a Knee, Nia Wilson, Blacks on screen and more… Segment 1 –...

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Episode 6.1 – “Made in America, Jay, Meek, Ciara and More”

The crew discusses Jay and is Philly Made in America. Drake and Shiggy. Is Ciara trippin? Philly ain’t Made in America? Gurley, Le’Veon and NFL Love. Kawhi and Demar Love, NBA Summer League, Free Agents and NBA All-Decade Teams. Forbes 100 Celebrities, Take a Knee, Nia Wilson, Blacks on screen and more… Segment 1 –...

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Episode 6.3 – “NBA All-Decade Teams”

The crew discusses Jay and is Philly Made in America. Drake and Shiggy. Is Ciara trippin? Philly ain’t Made in America? Gurley, Le’Veon and NFL Love. Kawhi and Demar Love, NBA Summer League, Free Agents and NBA All-Decade Teams. Forbes 100 Celebrities, Take a Knee, Nia Wilson, Blacks on screen and more… Segment 1 –...

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Episode 7.3 – “Trayvon, Drake v Adidas, Google, Puma and More…”

The crew discusses Beyonce shutting down Vogue, Madden’s misstep, Astroworld, Lebron’s School, the NFL, Drake v Adidas, Puma betting big, NBA betting at all, Trayvon, Immigration, Urban Meyer and more… Segment 1 – Music Talk Segment 2 – Sports Talk Segment 3 – Culture Talk

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Episode 7.2 – “Lebron and iPromise, NFL, HOF, Urban Meyer and More”

The crew discusses Beyonce shutting down Vogue, Madden’s misstep, Astroworld, Lebron’s School, the NFL, Drake v Adidas, Puma betting big, NBA betting at all, Trayvon, Immigration, Urban Meyer and more… Segment 1 – Music Talk Segment 2 – Sports Talk Segment 3 – Culture Talk

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Episode 7.1 – “Beyonce, Vogue, Madden, Astroworld and More…”

The crew discusses Beyonce shutting down Vogue, Madden’s misstep, Astroworld, Lebron’s School, the NFL, Drake v Adidas, Puma betting big, NBA betting at all, Trayvon, Immigration, Urban Meyer and more… Segment 1 – Music Talk Segment 2 – Sports Talk Segment 3 – Culture Talk

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Episode 8.2 – “A Rose Through Concrete” with Beauty By Jaye Part 2

Hear the incredible story of Jenita Hill (@Beauty_By_Jaye), an entrepreneur in the beauty industry. Learn of the pitfalls and heartache leading her to many triumphs and ultimately creating a leader in the field.

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Episode 8.1 – “A Rose Through Concrete” with Beauty By Jaye Part 1

Hear the incredible story of Jenita Hill, an entrepreneur in the beauty industry. Learn of the pitfalls and heartache leading her to many triumphs and ultimately creating a leader in the field.

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Episode 9 – “No News is Slow News”: Jemele Hill Says Peace (and So Does Kanan)

The boys talk MJ, Birdman and Weezy reuniting and who’s catalog goes to a desert island in #QuestionsForTheCulture. They also catch up on NBA, NFL and College Football happenings, Serena Williams’ fine ass, Urban Meyer and Jemele Hill’s departure. Learn about Eve Ewing and the black female Iron Man, an officer is finally convicted for...

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Episode 10 – “Chess Not Checkers”: Nike with Kap and NFL, The Sitgma of Black Women’s Responsibility to Save Black Men

In a loaded episode, the boys talk Nike and Kaepernick, The Shop with Lebron James, Eminem v MGK, Drake, Kim and Kanye, Childish Gambino and the stigma of black women’s responsibility. Geoffrey Owens and reality, Andrew Gillum and more…

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Episode 11 – “Ups and Downers”: Mac Miller, Drug Culture, Depression and More…

The crew discusses a heavy week including the death of Mac Miller, Drugs and Depression. The crew also touches on Nas and Kelis, Serena and double standards, Meek and Drake and the killing of another unarmed black man, Botham ShemJean, in his own apartment. Lebron again puts on for women with #StrongestWomen and Nike makes...

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Episode 12 – Introducing “Running Clock”: NBA Talk

With the Upscale Ignorance crew on vacation, we thought we’d preview our upcoming show Running Clock. Running Clock features sports talk, with today’s diving into the impact and results of Lavar Ball (0:00), is the NBA too friendly (6:00), Big 3 Recap (12:00), Seattle Storm rout (14:45) and finally, it’s dive into the top position...

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Episode 13 – “It’s Been A Long Time”: Allow Us to Reintroduce Ourselves as the New @UpscaleIG

Back from vacation, the Upscale Ignorance crew (with special guests) is back discussing a wide range of topics from the Carter V to Kevin Hart/Katt Williams to Brett Kavanaugh.  Forgive some sound errors and rock with us. Peep the loaded topic list below: Rnb Group Rankings (5:00) The Lead (18:00) Boomerang to the Small Screen...

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Episode 14 – “All Falls Down”: Wake Up Mr. West, Drizzy and Lebron and White Supremacy Still Here

The crew drags their feet to discuss Kanye, though also touching on Lebron, Drake and “The Shop” in relation to Mr. West. Also discussing issues regarding voting, welcoming back the NBA and speaking on what’s new in music. Other topics include Africa’s Youngest billionaire, the loss of Paul Allen, white supremacist rallies, forever first lady...

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Episode 15 – “We Fly High”: Red Table Talks, Mass Bail Outs, Pusha Tea and more…

After @JayeSweets and @GreenDigiddy “Square Up” the crew kicks off a fully loaded episode touching on the upcoming midterm elections, NBA Season and diving into an honest conversation on relationships with the help of Red Table Talks. We also discuss all things Ignorant including Ryanair, NFL drama while daydreaming about the Mega Millions. Hosts: @TrapMoneyFreshy,...

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Episode 16 – “Hate Me Now”: Blackface, Hate Crimes and Overcoming Trauma in Relationships

In what was a difficult week for many, @TrapMoneyFreshy and @JayeSweets try to digest the hate crimes of recent. In an effort to keep spirits up, the UI team also discusses the crazy week in scoring for the Splash Brothers, shows a salute to Diddy and Elon Musk. UI also takes a deeper look at...

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Episode 17 – “Let’s Stay Together”: A Discussion of Black Love

In this episode of Upscale Ignorance, @TrapMoneyFreshy, @JayeSweets and @GreenDiggidy hosted 3 beautiful couples at different stages in their marriage to talk about the realities of relationships. Touching on communication, sex, infidelity, unconditional love, gender roles and how and when you know it’s the ONE! Rich kings and queens drop jewels for all… Ten in...

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Episode 18 – “Get Money” ft. Antoine Toussaint: Wealth Management, Achieving Financial Success and Breaking Generational Curses in the Black Community

On the latest episode of Upscale Ignorance, the crew talks financial issues concerning our community, tips for saving and changing generational habits with Antoine Toussaint, a professional wealth manager. (27:00) We also discuss the trust of others handling your money, caring for parents AND children and the pitfalls of credit. In news, @TrapMoneyFreshy, @GreenDiggidy and @JayeSweets...

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#QuestionsForTheCulture – Top 5 Rap Groups

With it being the 25th Anniversary of the legendary releases, Midnight Marauders and Enter th 36th Chambers, this week’s #QFTC features @TrapMoneyFreshy, @GreenDiggidy and @JayeSweets running down their top 5 rap groups ever. They also have a special guest in the building.  You mad? At me bro! @UpscaleIG #QFTC #JoinTheConversation

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Episode 19 – “Dear Mama” ft. @sheizdope: The Life of a Single Mother, Entrepreneur and Small Business Owner…with QUADRUPLETS!

Hear LaFleshe Broussard (@sheizdope) discuss life as a single mother and business owner. Oh, and by the way, she’s got QUADRUPLETS. Hear how this mom of 5 deals while staying wavy. Plus, @JayeSweets talks Michelle Obama and Jill Scott while @TrapMoneyFreshy and @GreenDiggidy hit the NBA and NFL craziness. Gobble Gobble!

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#QuestionsForTheCulture – Top 5 Style Icons

@UpscaleIG discusses the top 5 Style Icons of this generation. Some folks are stylish, others are change the culture. Some are trendy, some are trendsetters. @TrapMoneyFreshy, @JayeSweets and @GreenDiggidy discuss who they are for them. Hit @upscaleIG, let us know who are the icons of YOUR generation!

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Episode 20 – “Game Night”: Lighten Up with Would You Rather and What Would You Do?

With all the heaviness in the world today, the @UpscaleIG crew decide to lighten it up a bit and have themselves a game night. Throwback Cartoons, Would You Rather, What Would You Do and more…nothing’s off limits for @JayeSweets, @TrapMoneyFreshy and @GreenDiggidy.

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Episode 21 – “Independent Women”: A Discussion on Independent Women vs. Providing Men

The crew take on the discussion of “Independent Women” and whether or not that’s a good thing. in the week’s discussion, many have weighed in on whether a man who avoids an independent woman simply wants control vs being a provider and natural giver. @JayeSweets, @GreenDiggidy and @TrapMoneyFreshy also touch on Kevin Hart, the Grammys,...

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#QuestionsForTheCulture – Who is the King of Rnb?

Whatup @UpscaleIG fam, word is someone else (ahem…Jacquees) jumped off the ledge and proclaimed themselves the king of something, this time the King of Rnb (of this generation). The squad weighs in to see if the Maury test determines that to be a lie. Also weigh in on some greatness all-time in Rnb. We want...

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Episode 22 – “The Hood Ain’t The Same”: Overcoming Gentrification, Building Our Future Together

@UpscaleIG caught up with the dope folks at @AfricatownSea to talk about the incredible work they’ve done to restore and continue the beautiful, vibrant and strong community that is the Central District. Walking through the issues of gentrification, overcoming and building toward a better future for the black community, Africa town is doing the work...

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#QuestionsForTheCulture – CD Memories

Chillin with the folks at @AfricatownSea, the @UpscaleIG team share some fond memories of the Central District, nothing more, nothing less. Join the conversation…check out @UpscaleIG on Facebook and Instagram and share your love for the CD! Hosts: @GreenDiggidy, @TrapMoneyFreshy and @JayeSweets Guests: @Wykingrmc and @TraeHoliday of www.africatownseattle.com

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Episode 23 – “Level Up” ft. @CallHerHelen: From Chris Brown to Major Lazer, Life Stories From a Professional Dancer

@callherhelen came through to chop it up with @trapmoneyfreshy about her career, drive and life on the road as a professional dancer. From Chris Brown to Ciara and now Major Lazer, Helen Gedlu has traveled the world doing what she loves. Hear pieces of her story inside. And of course, with it being Upscale Ignorance,...

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Episode 24 – “Fruit Salad” ft. @Elartison: Healthy Eating and Living, A Journey to Becoming a Black Vegan

S/O to Vegans, the queen @elartison AKA Elle Artison stopped through to rap with @GreenDiggidy and @TrapMoneyFreshy on eating well, being healthy and her journey to being Vegan and its health benefits. Clean your body and soul with this word on @UpscaleIG. The crew also discusses the NFL playoffs, LeBron as GOAT and Bad Boys...

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Episode 25 – “Survivor” ft. @t.williamscounselingservices and @therapywithash: A Surviving R. Kelly Community Discussion to Address Issues and Move Forward Together

In our first Live Podcast, the crew aimed to create an open, safe space for the community to address the Surviving R. Kelly series, its implications on a larger scale, and how we can heal together. Featuring @t.williamscounselingservices and @therapywithash, Licensed Therapists with additional resources to help the community come together, learn and heal. Hosts:...

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Episode 26 – “Success” ft. @SuccessBully: Setting and ACHIEVING Goals in Business and Life

Keita Williams, Founder of @SuccessBully, stopped through to help you with your goal setting in business and life. As a black, female entrepreneur, Keita is well-versed in what it takes to succeed and knows it’s done better with support and motivation. With tips on how to set and achieve goals, as well as, crushing the...

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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...

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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...

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