Episodes

“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! Host: https://www.instagram.com/trapmoneyfreshy Host: https://www.instagram.com/greendiggidy Host: https://www.instagram.com/jayesweets Show: https://www.instagram.com/upscaleig...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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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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 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 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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