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#QuestionsForTheCulture: All-Town Team, Seattle’s Best High School Basketball Players

Seattle’s been the best-kept secret for high school basketball for quite some time now, putting out some of the best talents in the world. From recent standouts like Dejounte Murray and Zach LaVine to the greatest of the greats, Jamal Crawford and Jason Terry. But damn it, check up! We sat down to get to our five greatest in each era, from 1950 to 1999 and 2000 and beyond. So peep the episode and hear ours, featuring Gus and Ryland. Hit us with your lists at @upscaleig.

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“He Got Game”: It Takes a Village of Kings to Raise Kings. Lonzo v BBB, Ja v Zion and More…

After discussing from a woman’s perspective, the @upscaleig team enlisted help to have a roundtable of black men in mentorship and coaching roles. Talking through the importance of young men needing positive examples and influence, guests Ryland and Gus talk standing in the gap. From single-parent households, encouraging respect and opening opportunities, creating a healthy community is definitely at the forefront. And it wouldn’t be chillin if we didn’t talk hella hoop! March Madness, Lonzo vs. BBB, Ja vs. Zion, Trae vs. Doncic and Warriors vs. everyone. Add in a hilarious “Ignorant Shit” and you have a classic!

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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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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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