Meek Mill

“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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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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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 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: @JayeSweets, @GreenDiggidy and @TrapMoneyFreshy

Discussion:

  1. Seeing Something, Saying Nothing
  2. Young Ladies and Adult Males
  3. Parent/Child Communication and Relationships
  4. The Blame Game
  5. Separating Artistry From Person
  6. Increase In Interest In R. Kelly?
  7. Song Lyrics and Messages. 90s and Current
  8. Selling Sex to Kids
  9. Control and Brainwashing
  10. Victim Shaming? Victim Blaming?
  11. Common In Black Community? All communities?
  12. “Surviving Lies” with R. Kelly?
  13. Elevation of Broken People .Celebrities
  14. Courts and Investigations
  15. Sexual Assault Lines Surge
  16. Difficulties In Speaking Up
  17. Current Persona and Public Appearances
  18. Help for R. Kelly?

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 some fire shoes, literally this time, with backlash from the Kaepernick ad. Also in quick hits, John Legend is the EGOT, Power finale, Nia Franklin is Miss America and remembering 9/11. That and plenty more stuff this episode. Get ready for a roller coaster ride of ups and downs on this episode of Upscale Ignorance.

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 is moving the culture aside from Shaun King, Jay Z and Meek Mill.

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 is moving the culture aside from Shaun King, Jay Z and Meek Mill.