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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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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 ideas that tend to not work, @SuccessBully drops a few jewels for you to get your life in order. Plus, in our #QuestionsForTheCulture, we discuss whether or not your significant other should move on if you’re beyond memory. Add in the latest news and notes and yet another incredible episode, 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 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 3.

Host: https://www.instagram.com/trapmoneyfreshy

Host: https://www.instagram.com/greendiggidy

Guest: https://www.instagram.com/elartison

Show: https://www.instagram.com/upscaleig

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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, we touch on Surviving R. Kelly, Travis Scott, Lebron as GOAT, Coachella, Kevin Hart and more.

Host: https://www.instagram.com/trapmoneyfreshy

Guest: https://www.instagram.com/callherhelen

Show: https://www.instagram.com/upscaleig

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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

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 to rebuild the culture, black business and create a sense of community in a place WE called HOME! Hear that and plenty more as the crew show the CD love.

Be sure to check out the many works and resources at Africa town:

www.africatownseattle.com

Text “HOME” to (206) 309-6324 for more information on housing, business and health resources.

Upscale Ignorance Podcast Featuring

@TrapMoneyFreshy

@GreenDiggidy

@JayeSweets

@Wykingrmc

@TraeHoliday