UNGENTRIFIED with Kent Johnson

Kent Johnson // Gray Graft Media

UNGENTRIFIED takes a pure, unfiltered view on pop culture, music, tv & film, politics, current events, and topics central to the worldwide Black community.

A safe audio space for celebrating Black culture in its purest form.

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INSECURE SEASON 4, EPISODE 10 RECAP: LOWKEY LOST On a very special episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I recap the tenth and final episode of Insecure’s Season 4, “Lowkey Lost," with my best friend, Bianca. Check out our thoughts on the season finale, our overall thoughts for the season and predictions for season 5.   Follow the conversation: @ungentrifiedpod on Instagram/Twitter @kentwjohnson on Instagram/Twitter   ungentrifiedpodcast.com #ungentrifiedpod www.kentwjohnson.com   Email us your questions/comments at ungentrified@kentwjohnson.com.   Theme Music by Nas550 (www.soundcloud.com/nas550)

Jul 2

63 min

INSECURE SEASON 4, EPISODE 9 RECAP: LOWKEY TRYING On a very special episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I recap the ninth episode of Insecure’s Season 4, “Lowkey Trying," with my best friend, Bianca. Check out our thoughts on this episode and our predictions for the season finale!   Follow the conversation: @ungentrifiedpod on Instagram/Twitter @kentwjohnson on Instagram/Twitter   ungentrifiedpodcast.com #ungentrifiedpod www.kentwjohnson.com   Email us your questions/comments at ungentrified@kentwjohnson.com.   Theme Music by Nas550 (www.soundcloud.com/nas550)

Jun 10

61 min

INSECURE SEASON 4, EPISODE 8 RECAP: LOWKEY HAPPY On a very special episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I recap the eighth episode of Insecure’s Season 4, “Lowkey Happy," with my best friend, Bianca. Check out our thoughts on this episode and our predictions for the remainder of the season!   Follow the conversation: @ungentrifiedpod on Instagram/Twitter @kentwjohnson on Instagram/Twitter   ungentrifiedpodcast.com #ungentrifiedpod www.kentwjohnson.com   Email us your questions/comments at ungentrified@kentwjohnson.com.   Theme Music by Nas550 (www.soundcloud.com/nas550)

Jun 3

59 min

INSECURE SEASON 4, EPISODE 7 RECAP: LOWKEY TRIPPIN' On a very special episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I recap the seventh episode of Insecure’s Season 4, “Lowkey Trippin'," with my best friend, Bianca. Check out our thoughts on this episode and our predictions for the remainder of the season!   Follow the conversation: @ungentrifiedpod on Instagram/Twitter @kentwjohnson on Instagram/Twitter   ungentrifiedpodcast.com #ungentrifiedpod www.kentwjohnson.com   Email us your questions/comments at ungentrified@kentwjohnson.com.   Theme Music by Nas550 (www.soundcloud.com/nas550)

May 26

58 min

INSECURE SEASON 4, EPISODE 6 RECAP: LOWKEY DONE On a very special episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I recap the sixth episode of Insecure’s Season 4, “Lowkey Done," with my best friend, Bianca. Check out our thoughts on this episode and our predictions for the rest of the season!   Follow the conversation: @ungentrifiedpod on Instagram/Twitter @kentwjohnson on Instagram/Twitter   ungentrifiedpodcast.com #ungentrifiedpod www.kentwjohnson.com   Email us your questions/comments at ungentrified@kentwjohnson.com.   Theme Music by Nas550 (www.soundcloud.com/nas550)

May 19

46 min

INSECURE SEASON 4, EPISODE 5 RECAP: LOWKEY MOVIN' ON On a very special episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I recap the fifth episode of Insecure’s Season 4, “Lowkey Movin' On," with my best friend, Bianca. Check out our thoughts on this episode and our predictions for the rest of the season!   Follow the conversation: @ungentrifiedpod on Instagram/Twitter @kentwjohnson on Instagram/Twitter   ungentrifiedpodcast.com #ungentrifiedpod www.kentwjohnson.com   Email us your questions/comments at ungentrified@kentwjohnson.com.   Theme Music by Nas550 (www.soundcloud.com/nas550)

May 13

62 min

INSECURE SEASON 4, EPISODE 4 RECAP: LOWKEY LOSIN' IT On a very special episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I recap the fourth episode of Insecure’s Season 4, “Lowkey Losin' It," with my best friend, Bianca. Check out our thoughts on this episode and our predictions for the rest of the season!   Follow the conversation: @ungentrifiedpod on Instagram/Twitter @kentwjohnson on Instagram/Twitter   ungentrifiedpodcast.com #ungentrifiedpod www.kentwjohnson.com   Email us your questions/comments at ungentrified@kentwjohnson.com.   Theme Music by Nas550 (www.soundcloud.com/nas550)

May 5

56 min

INSECURE SEASON 4, EPISODE 3 RECAP: LOWKEY THANKFUL On a very special episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I recap the third episode of Insecure’s Season 4, “Lowkey Thankful," with my best friend, Bianca. Check out our thoughts on this episode and our predictions for the  rest of the season!   Follow the conversation: @ungentrifiedpod on Instagram/Twitter @kentwjohnson on Instagram/Twitter   ungentrifiedpodcast.com #ungentrifiedpod www.kentwjohnson.com   Email us your questions/comments at ungentrified@kentwjohnson.com.   Theme Music by Nas550 (www.soundcloud.com/nas550)

Apr 28

65 min

INSECURE SEASON 4, EPISODE 2 RECAP: LOWKEY DISTANT On a very special episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I recap the second episode of Insecure’s Season 4, “Lowkey Distant," with my best friend, Bianca. Check out our thoughts on this episode and our predictions for the season!   Follow the conversation: @ungentrifiedpod on Instagram/Twitter @kentwjohnson on Instagram/Twitter   ungentrifiedpodcast.com #ungentrifiedpod www.kentwjohnson.com   Email us your questions/comments at ungentrified@kentwjohnson.com.   Theme Music by Nas550 (www.soundcloud.com/nas550)

Apr 21

38 min

INSECURE SEASON 4, EPISODE 1 RECAP: LOWKEY FEELIN' MYSELF On a very special episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I recap the first episode of Insecure’s Season 4, “Lowkey Feelin' Myself," with my best friend, Bianca. Check out our thoughts on this episode and our predictions for the new season!   Follow the conversation: @ungentrifiedpod on Instagram/Twitter @kentwjohnson on Instagram/Twitter   ungentrifiedpodcast.com #ungentrifiedpod www.kentwjohnson.com   Email us your questions/comments at ungentrified@kentwjohnson.com.   Theme Music by Nas550 (www.soundcloud.com/nas550)

Apr 14

46 min

Are you stressed out? Of course you’re stressed out. We’re ALL stressed out. But, did you ever consider for a moment that you may actually be addicted to stress? On this episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I am joined by Vaughn N. Gay, LPC of Holistic Atlanta (@the.atl.lpc), a Master Addiction Counselor who helped break down our addictions to stress. We discuss how stress tricks our brains into thinking it’s actually pleasurable, his personal experience with stress addiction, the fear of being happy, and how to break the addiction. Listen and give us your opinion!     Guest: Vaughn N. Gay, LPC of Holistic Atlanta (instagram.com/the.atl.lpc) Website: holisticatlanta.com   Resources/People/Articles Mentioned in Podcast: Big K.R.I.T.’s album K.R.I.T. iz Here 13 Reasons Why on Netflix The United States of Stress: https://www.everydayhealth.com/wellness/united-states-of-stress     Follow the conversation: @ungentrifiedpod on Instagram/Twitter @kentwjohnson on Instagram/Twitter   ungentrifiedpodcast.com #ungentrifiedpod www.kentwjohnson.com   Email us your questions/comments at ungentrified@kentwjohnson.com.

Aug 2019

74 min

What Hot Boy/Girl Summer would be complete without a sip of rosé? On this episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I am joined by Donae Burston (@thurstonburstoniii), CEO of La Fête du Rosé (@lafeterose), and we discuss what got him into the wine industry, whether being labeled a “Black owned business” can negatively impact opportunity, and what fast food item pairs well with rosé. Listen and give us your opinion! Guest: Donae Burston, CEO of La Fête du Rosé (instagram.com/thurstonburstoniii / instagram.com/lafeterose) Website: lafeterose.com   Resources/People/Articles Mentioned in Podcast:   Black Coffee Prince Kaybee HBO’s 1994 documentary, Gang Bangin’ in Little Rock MTV’s Sex in the 90s series The Black Godfather on Netflix Black & Abroad’s “Go Back to Africa” campaign Episode 016 of UNGENTRIFIED: “What Wine Goes With Leaving the Country” with certified wine expert Tanisha Townsend   Pick up a bottle of La Fête du Rosé in Atlanta at Tower Liquors and Whole Foods locations in metro ATL. If not in the Atlanta area, you can order directly on the website at lafeterose.com.   Follow the conversation: @ungentrifiedpod on Instagram/Twitter @kentwjohnson on Instagram/Twitter   ungentrifiedpodcast.com #ungentrifiedpod www.kentwjohnson.com   Email us your questions/comments at ungentrified@kentwjohnson.com.

Jul 2019

50 min

What would you give up if it meant that you could retire now? On this episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I am joined by Kiersten & Julien Saunders of rich & REGULAR (@richandREGULAR), financial power couple featured on CBS This Morning, the NY Times, and Essence Magazine to talk about F.I.R.E., the aggressive financial lifestyle many are turning to so that they can retire early and live their best lives. We discuss the basics of F.I.R.E., the Black community’s relationship with money & finances, some of the things they do to save (they paid off $200K of debt in 5 years, you might want to listen), and whether or not everyone needs a side hustle. Listen and give us your opinion!   Guests: Kiersten & Julien Saunders of rich & REGULAR (instagram.com/richandREGULAR) Website: richandREGULAR.com   Resources/People/Articles Mentioned in Podcast: The Shop on HBO When They See Us on Netflix Black Mirror: Season 5 on Netflix The Black Godfather on Netflix 3% on Netflix @GAScreenings on Twitter   Playing With F.I.R.E. documentary Financial Freedom, a book by Grant Sabatier Work Optional, a book by Tanja Hester The Wealth Choice, a book by Dennis Kimbro   Apps and Recommendations by Kiersten & Julien - https://richandregular.com/recommendations/apps/ Passive Real Estate Investing - https://richandregular.com/real-estate-investing/   Check out Kiersten & Julien’s website where they cover their ongoing experience with FIRE at richandREGULAR.com. You can also pick up a copy of a Kiersten & Julien’s ebook on their site when it drops.   Follow the conversation: @ungentrifiedpod on Instagram/Twitter @kentwjohnson on Instagram/Twitter   ungentrifiedpodcast.com #ungentrifiedpod www.kentwjohnson.com   Email us your questions/comments at ungentrified@kentwjohnson.com.

Jun 2019

48 min

This podcast episode is a something I originally recorded in 2017 for the third season of the podcast “You Had Me at Black.” The story didn’t make that season, but Martina Abrahams Ilunga, creator of “You Had Me at Black” graciously gave me the files from our recording session, and I’ve taken the story I shared about my first trip to Dubai and created a mini bonus episode for you. After listening to this episode, definitely check out You Had Me Black, where they’re reclaiming the Black narrative by passing regular people the mic to share their stories in their words. ungentrifiedpodcast.com #ungentrifiedpod www.kentwjohnson.com   Email us your questions/comments at ungentrified@kentwjohnson.com.

May 2019

19 min

On this episode, I am joined by Michael “Mr. ColliPark” Crooms (@realmrcollipark), super producer and DJ, and we sat down to chop it up about his career in music and the impact he’s had on the industry. We talk about the origins of “twerk,” how his first hit, the Ying Yang Twins’ “Wait (The Whisper Song),” almost didn’t happen, discovering Soulja Boy, and how he feels about being responsible for a song played at every Black function, “The Wobble.” Guest: Michael “Mr. ColliPark” Crooms (instagram.com/realmrcollipark) Website: mrcolliparkletsgo.com   Resources/People/Articles Mentioned in Podcast: Rich Dad, Poor Dad: The Tax Edition Check out ColliPark’s remixes on his website, mrcolliparkletsgo.com   Follow the conversation: @ungentrifiedpod on Instagram/Twitter @kentwjohnson on Instagram/Twitter   ungentrifiedpodcast.com #ungentrifiedpod www.kentwjohnson.com   Email us your questions/comments at ungentrified@kentwjohnson.com.

Apr 2019

66 min

What happens to Black Boy Joy when that boy becomes a man? On this episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I am joined by Jason Rosario (@jason__rosario), creator of the digital platform The Lives of Men, and host of the new Yahoo show, Dear Men, and we try to find the answer to that question by breaking down what factors give Black men a chance to be their authentic selves. Listen and give us your opinion!   Guest: Jason Rosario (instagram.com/jason__rosario) Website: thelivesofmen.com   Resources/People/Articles Mentioned in Podcast:   Chef’s Table on Netflix Osvaldo’s song, “Fly Like Birds” Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Check out Jason’s show on Yahoo, Dear Men, which drops new episodes every Wednesday and be on the lookout for Jason’s upcoming podcast, “Hey Jason.”   Follow the conversation: @ungentrifiedpod on Instagram/Twitter @kentwjohnson on Instagram/Twitter   ungentrifiedpodcast.com #ungentrifiedpod www.kentwjohnson.com   Email us your questions/comments at ungentrified@kentwjohnson.com.

Apr 2019

47 min

On a very special episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I review Jordan Peele’s second horror film, “Us,” with my best friend, Bianca. We work our way through the movie and discuss our pre-viewing theories, our spoiler-filled opinions on the film as a whole, Lupita’s performance, the symbolism throughout the movie, and the ending.   NOTE: This recap is not for people who have yet to view the film.   Follow the conversation: @ungentrifiedpod on Instagram/Twitter @kentwjohnson on Instagram/Twitter   ungentrifiedpodcast.com #ungentrifiedpod www.kentwjohnson.com   Email us your questions/comments at ungentrified@kentwjohnson.com.

Mar 2019

92 min

On this episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I am joined by Julius Tillery (@blackcotton.us), one of the youngest Black farmers in the country and owner of Black Cotton, a cotton farm based in North Carolina . We talk about what Black farmers go through within the industry, our community’s history with cotton farming, and whether or not “Queen Sugar” gets it right about the lives of Black farmers.  Listen and give us your opinion! Guest: Julius Tillery (instagram.com/blackcotton.us) Website: blackcotton.us Resources/People/Articles Mentioned in Podcast: Snoh Aalegra’s “I Want You Around” Jordan Peele’s Us The Two Killings of Sam Cooke on Netflix Abducted in Plain Sight on Netflix Black Farmers File Suit over Fake Soybean Seeds    Follow the conversation: @ungentrifiedpod on Instagram/Twitter @kentwjohnson on Instagram/Twitter   ungentrifiedpodcast.com #ungentrifiedpod www.kentwjohnson.com   Email us your questions/comments at ungentrified@kentwjohnson.com.

Mar 2019

27 min

On this episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I am joined by Vaughn Dabney (@mrdabney), founder of Empty Box Media and man on a mission to build his own tiny home within a truck. We talk about who inspired him to make a home out of a delivery truck, the one thing he didn’t consider about not living in a traditional home, what dating looks like to tiny home owners, and where the resources are for Black people looking to live the tiny home life.  Listen and give us your opinion!   Guest: Vaughn Dabney (instagram.com/mrdabney) Website: mrdabney.com // tinyhometruck.com    Resources/People/Articles Mentioned in Podcast: Dating Around on Netflix Abducted in Plain Sight on Netflix Vaughn’s book, Finding One   Other inspirations for Black Minimalism: Afro Minimalist on Instagram Brown Kids on Instagram BlkMinimalists on Instagram   Watch Vaughn’s journey as he builds the Tiny Home Truck on his YouTube channel and on Instagram.   Follow the conversation: @ungentrifiedpod on Instagram/Twitter @kentwjohnson on Instagram/Twitter ungentrifiedpodcast.com #ungentrifiedpod www.kentwjohnson.com   Email us your questions/comments at ungentrified@kentwjohnson.com.

Feb 2019

67 min

On this episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I am joined by Rondel Holder (@kingronthedon), founder of Soul Society 101 and documentarian to chat about the pilgrimage he took to Africa after receiving the results of a DNA test he took. We discuss his experience going to Benin & Togo after learning his DNA results, why the Black community is hesitant about DNA testing companies, his perspective on Black people traveling back to Africa, and whether or not the trip “home” has changed him.  Listen and give us your opinion! Guest: Rondel Holder (instagram.com/kingronthedon) Website: rondelholder.com   Resources/People/Articles Mentioned in Podcast: Shoe Dog, a book by Phil Knight Tugela Fairy by Simmy Abducted in Plain Sight on Netflix African Ancestry DNA Testing (http://www.africanancestry.com)   Watch Rondel’s Heritage Journey documentary here: I Traced My Roots to Africa: Heritage Journey with Rondel Holder | Part 1: Lome, Togo Part 2: Finding my Roots Part 2: Benin |  Heritage Journey with Rondel Holder   Follow the conversation: @ungentrifiedpod on Instagram/Twitter @kentwjohnson on Instagram/Twitter   ungentrifiedpodcast.com #ungentrifiedpod www.kentwjohnson.com   Email us your questions/comments at ungentrified@kentwjohnson.com.

Feb 2019

56 min

Ndaba: a Zulu word, meaning “a meeting of the minds to discuss a very important topic.”   On this episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I am joined by Bheki Dube (@bhekidup), owner of Curiocity, a network of hostels in South Africa and Vuyo Mpantsha & Fhatuwani Mukheli of I See A Different You (@iseeadifferentyou), a marketing & design firm dedicated to sharing uniquely South African stories to chat about exposing the world to Johannesburg’s buzzing creative scene.   We discuss how media often negatively influences the world’s view of Africa and why people should meet South Africa for themselves, how Soweto and the Maboneng District are two areas that define the creative pulse of Johannesburg, why the vibe in Joburg can’t be duplicated and the feeling as a creative when your idea has been copied. Listen and give us your opinion! Guests: Bheki Dube (instagram.com/bhekidup), owner of Curiocity, a network of hostels in South Africa andVuyo Mpantsha & Fhatuwani Mukheliof I See A Different You (instagram.com/iseeadifferentyou) Websites: Learn more about Curiocity Hostels at curiocity.africa and learn more about I See A Different You at iseeadifferentyou.com. Resources/People/Articles Mentioned in Podcast: Forbes' 12 Coolest Neighborhoods Around the World   Episode Powered by: South African Tourism and the #meetsouthafrica campaign   Follow the conversation: @ungentrifiedpod on Instagram/Twitter @kentwjohnson on Instagram/Twitter   ungentrifiedpodcast.com #ungentrifiedpod www.kentwjohnson.com   Email us your questions/comments at ungentrified@kentwjohnson.com.

Jan 2019

45 min

On this episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I am joined by Kellita Smith (@kellitasmith1), Peabody Award winning actress for her role on the Emmy award winning Bernie Mac show, and current lead actress on SyFy’s Z Nation to chat about being the first Black lead actor in a series on the network.   We discuss how Hollywood still has quite a way to go for Black women, what it’s like transitioning from comedic roles to science fiction, when she found out she was the first Black actor (male or female) in a lead role on the network, what position she’d play in her survival squad if a zombie apocalypse really jumped off, and Kellita drops gems about finding your passion that you need to hear.  Listen and give us your opinion!   Guest: Kellita Smith (https://www.instagram.com/kellitasmith1) Website: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0808917/   Resources/People/Articles Mentioned in Podcast: Shirley Horne You can catch Kellita on Bounce TV’s In The Cut and SyFy’s Z Nation, which is now in season 5. Catch up on past seasons of Z Nation on Netflix.   Follow the conversation: @ungentrifiedpod on Instagram/Twitter @kentwjohnson on Instagram/Twitter   ungentrifiedpodcast.com #ungentrifiedpod www.kentwjohnson.com   Email us your questions/comments at ungentrified@kentwjohnson.com.

Dec 2018

45 min

On this episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I am joined by Chris Classic (@mrchrisclassic), the American Music Award winner, creator of the fragrance Savoir Faire and social media maven to chat about the ups and downs of being a social media “influencer” for the Black community. We discuss how the Black community creates & consumes media, his perspective on social media as an individual with a massive following, and the moment when people share a little too much online.  Listen and give us your opinion! Guest: Chris Classic (instagram.com/mrchrisclassic) Website: mrchrisclassic.com   Resources/People/Articles Mentioned in Podcast: Cautious Clay Neilsen’s report on Black Consumers & Creators The Social Media Habits of the Average Consumer You can find out more about Chris’ fragrance, Savoir Faire at https://savoirfaire.store.   Follow the conversation: @ungentrifiedpod on Instagram/Twitter @kentwjohnson on Instagram/Twitter   ungentrifiedpodcast.com #ungentrifiedpod www.kentwjohnson.com   Email us your questions/comments at ungentrified@kentwjohnson.com.

Dec 2018

43 min

On this episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I am joined by Jason Swann (@risingroutes), founder of Rising Routes to talk about the Black community’s relationship with hiking and nature based activities. We discuss why nature based activities are automatically labeled as “white people stuff,” how Black women lead the charge of connecting with nature, and the unforgettable experience that pushed him to create his company. Listen and give us your opinion!   Guest: Jason Swann (instagram.com/risingroutes) Resources/People/Articles Mentioned in Podcast: Outside is For Everyone: An Open Letter from the CEO of MEC Nature Based Groups/Clubs for People of Color: Outdoor Afro Melanin Base Camp Brown Girls Climb You can find out more about Jason’s company, Rising Routes at risingroutes.com.    Follow the conversation: @ungentrifiedpod on Instagram/Twitter @kentwjohnson on Instagram/Twitter   ungentrifiedpodcast.com #ungentrifiedpod www.kentwjohnson.com   Email us your questions/comments at ungentrified@kentwjohnson.com.   Episode Sponsor: Black & Abroad Theme Music by Nas550 (www.soundcloud.com/nas550)

Nov 2018

51 min

On this episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I am joined by Fredara Hadley (@fredara), Doctor of Ethnomusicology, and noted professor of Black music to talk about the theory that we all stop checking for new music at the age of 33 and the impact of 90s R&B on Black culture. We discuss research done by Spotify on the listening habits of adults, why our teenage years build our love for music, how 90s R&B fits into the lives of Black 30-somethings, and why our demographic was never supposed to two step to Lil Uzi Vert. Listen and give us your opinion! Guest: Dr. Fredara Hadley (instagram.com/fredara) Resources/People/Articles Mentioned in Podcast:   Amber Mark’s “Put You On” feat. Dram When Do We Stop Keeping Up With New Music? by Ajay Kalia   Follow the conversation: @ungentrifiedpod on Instagram/Twitter @kentwjohnson on Instagram/Twitter   ungentrifiedpodcast.com #ungentrifiedpod www.kentwjohnson.com   Email us your questions/comments at ungentrified@kentwjohnson.com.   Theme Music by Nas550 (www.soundcloud.com/nas550)

Nov 2018

57 min

On this episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I am joined by Jerris Madison (@jerrismogul), photographer, creative director, and Editor in Chief of Obvious Magazine to chat about his life-changing experience of becoming one of the least represented types of amputees. We discuss his discovery that he was living with the incredibly rare cancer Chondrosarcoma, the problem with medical misdiagnosis for Black patients, what he did when he first learned he’d have to receive an amputation, and where he’s at 4 years after the procedure. Listen and give us your opinion!   Guest: Jerris Madison (instagram.com/jerrismogul) Website: obviousmag.com   Resources/People/Articles Mentioned in Podcast: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson Amber Mark’s “Put You On” feat. Dram Chondrosarcoma American Cancer Society You can find out more about Jerris’ magazine, Obvious at obviousmag.com.   Follow the conversation: @ungentrifiedpod on Instagram/Twitter @kentwjohnson on Instagram/Twitter   ungentrifiedpodcast.com #ungentrifiedpod www.kentwjohnson.com   Email us your questions/comments at ungentrified@kentwjohnson.com.   Theme Music by Nas550 (www.soundcloud.com/nas550)

Oct 2018

58 min

On this episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I am joined by Tanisha Colon-Bibb (@tanishacolonbibb), the entrepreneur who recently wrote an article about why she changed her name to something “less black” to avoid racism & discrimination in the workplace and get ahead in business, and her journey back to using her original name. We discuss the response she got from her article, Black-on-Black name discrimination, the history of “ghetto” names in the Black community, and whether or not Oprah’s resume would get tossed in the trash. Listen and give us your opinion!   Guest: Tanisha Colon-Bibb (instagram.com/tanishacolonbibb) Website: therebelleagency.com   Resources/People/Articles Mentioned in Podcast: Two applicants receive rejections letters stating their names are “too ghetto”: https://thegrio.com/2018/08/15/mantality-health-accused-of-dismissing-black-woman-applicant-ghetto-name/  Tanisha’s article on why she changed her name to something “less black” to be successful: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/i-changed-my-name-something-less-black-get-ahead-tanisha-colon-bibb/  Episode 012 of UNGENTRIFIED, where I discuss the history of the movie Boomerang with entertainment writer Kay-B. Episode 019 of UNGENTRIFIED, where I chat with Cindy Wilson, a Korean woman who was adopted by a Black family when she was a baby, and ended up coming of age in the deep South. Follow the conversation: @ungentrifiedpod on Instagram/Twitter @kentwjohnson on Instagram/Twitter   ungentrifiedpodcast.com #ungentrifiedpod www.kentwjohnson.com   Email us your questions/comments at ungentrified@kentwjohnson.com.   Episode Sponsor: CULTURECON Theme Music by Nas550 (www.soundcloud.com/nas550)

Oct 2018

50 min

Episode 022: HAIRLINE FRACTURE On this episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I am joined by Wade Menendez (@wadethebarber), business owner, philanthropist, celebrity barber and one of the first to offer custom hair units for men, also known as the “man-weave.” We discuss the fear of losing your hairline, what goes into getting a “man-weave,” and which celebrity he’d design a custom hair unit for. Listen and give us your opinion!   Guest: Wade Menendez (instagram.com/wadethebarber) Website: wadethebarber.com    Resources/People/Articles Mentioned in Podcast: The Daniel Fast You can find out more about Wade’s services, including his instructional courses at wadethebarber.com.    Follow the conversation: @ungentrifiedpod on Instagram/Twitter @kentwjohnson on Instagram/Twitter   ungentrifiedpodcast.com #ungentrifiedpod www.kentwjohnson.com   Email us your questions/comments at ungentrified@kentwjohnson.com.

Oct 2018

46 min

INSECURE SEASON 3, EPISODE 8 RECAP: GHOST-LIKE On a very special episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I recap the eighth episode (and season finale) of Insecure’s Season 3, “Ghost-Like," with my best friend, Bianca. Check out our thoughts on this episode, the entire third season and our predictions for the next season!   Follow the conversation: @ungentrifiedpod on Instagram/Twitter @kentwjohnson on Instagram/Twitter   ungentrifiedpodcast.com #ungentrifiedpod www.kentwjohnson.com   Email us your questions/comments at ungentrified@kentwjohnson.com.   Theme Music by Nas550 (www.soundcloud.com/nas550)

Oct 2018

69 min

On this episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I am joined by Anthony Burrell (@anthonyburrell), the world renowned choreographer, creative director, and actor to chat about his career in the dance industry. We discuss his journey from South Philly to Alvin Ailey, racism in the dance industry, his experience working for Beyoncé & Mariah Carey, and why he chose Atlanta to open up his new dance studio. Listen and give us your opinion!   Guest: Anthony Burrell (instagram.com/anthonyburrell) Website: anthonyburrell.org // https://www.abdanceco.org/atlanta/   Resources/People/Articles Mentioned in Podcast: Netflix’s “Follow This” HBO’s & Terrance Nance’s Random Acts of Flyness   You can find out more about Anthony’s new dance studio in Atlanta, the Anthony Burrell Center for Dance at https://www.abdanceco.org/atlanta/.    Follow the conversation: @ungentrifiedpod on Instagram/Twitter @kentwjohnson on Instagram/Twitter   ungentrifiedpodcast.com #ungentrifiedpod www.kentwjohnson.com   Email us your questions/comments at ungentrified@kentwjohnson.com.   Episode Sponsor: Black & Abroad Theme Music by Nas550 (www.soundcloud.com/nas550)

Sep 2018

53 min

INSECURE SEASON 3, EPISODE 7 RECAP: OBSESSED-LIKE On a very special episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I recap the seventh episode of Insecure’s Season 3, “Obsessed-Like," with my best friend, Bianca. This will be a special series of episodes for the duration of the season, dropping every Monday after an episode airs. Check out our thoughts on this episode and our predictions for the season finale!   Follow the conversation: @ungentrifiedpod on Instagram/Twitter @kentwjohnson on Instagram/Twitter   ungentrifiedpodcast.com #ungentrifiedpod www.kentwjohnson.com   Email us your questions/comments at ungentrified@kentwjohnson.com.   Theme Music by Nas550 (www.soundcloud.com/nas550)

Sep 2018

42 min

INSECURE SEASON 3, EPISODE 6 RECAP: READY-LIKE On a very special episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I recap the sixth episode of Insecure’s Season 3, “Ready-Like," with my best friend, Bianca. This will be a special series of episodes for the duration of the season, dropping every Monday after an episode airs. Check out our thoughts on this episode and our predictions for the remainder of the season!   Follow the conversation: @ungentrifiedpod on Instagram/Twitter @kentwjohnson on Instagram/Twitter   ungentrifiedpodcast.com #ungentrifiedpod www.kentwjohnson.com   Email us your questions/comments at ungentrified@kentwjohnson.com.   Theme Music by Nas550 (www.soundcloud.com/nas550)

Sep 2018

48 min

On this episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I am joined by Dhonielle Clayton (@brownbookworm), author of The Belles and the Tiny Pretty Things series and noted voice in Young Adult lit to chat about navigating the book industry as a black woman. We discuss why publishers are clamoring for black stories yet refusing to hire black authors to create them, literary code-switching, and her role in making sure all authors portray black life realistically in books. Listen and give us your opinion! Guest: Dhonielle Clayton (instagram.com/brownbookworm) Website: dhonielleclayton.com   Resources/People/Articles Mentioned in Podcast: You can find Dhonielle’s books, Tiny Pretty Things and its sequel, Shiny Broken Pieces, as well as the first book in her newest series, The Belles, on Amazon.   The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Children of Blood & Bone by Tomi Adeyemi Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds   Follow the conversation: @ungentrifiedpod on Instagram/Twitter @kentwjohnson on Instagram/Twitter   ungentrifiedpodcast.com #ungentrifiedpod www.kentwjohnson.com   Email us your questions/comments at ungentrified@kentwjohnson.com.   Episode Sponsor: Black & Abroad Theme Music by Nas550 (www.soundcloud.com/nas550)

Sep 2018

77 min

INSECURE SEASON 3, EPISODE 5 RECAP: HIGH-LIKE On a very special episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I recap the fifth episode of Insecure’s Season 3, “High-Like," with my best friend, Bianca. This will be a special series of episodes for the duration of the season, dropping every Monday after an episode airs. Check out our thoughts on this episode and our predictions for the remainder of the season!   Follow the conversation: @ungentrifiedpod on Instagram/Twitter @kentwjohnson on Instagram/Twitter   ungentrifiedpodcast.com #ungentrifiedpod www.kentwjohnson.com   Email us your questions/comments at ungentrified@kentwjohnson.com.   Theme Music by Nas550 (www.soundcloud.com/nas550)

Sep 2018

33 min

On this episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I am joined by Cindy Wilson (@asian_southern_belle), author of the autobiography “Too Much Soul” to chat about her experience as a Korean child adopted by a Black family and living in the dirty South. We discuss her book, growing up in an all Black family, going to an HBCU, who defines culture, and her feelings on Rachel Dolezal. Listen and give us your opinion!   Guest: Cindy Wilson (instagram.com/asian_southern_belle) Website: toomuchsoul.com    Resources/People/Articles Mentioned in Podcast: You can find out more about Too Much Soul, Cindy’s book at toomuchsoul.com, and you can purchase a copy on Amazon.   Follow the conversation: @ungentrifiedpod on Instagram/Twitter @kentwjohnson on Instagram/Twitter   ungentrifiedpodcast.com #ungentrifiedpod www.kentwjohnson.com   Email us your questions/comments at ungentrified@kentwjohnson.com.   Episode Sponsor: One Music Fest Theme Music by Nas550 (www.soundcloud.com/nas550)

Sep 2018

52 min

INSECURE SEASON 3, EPISODE 4 RECAP: FRESH-LIKE On a very special episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I recap the fourth episode of Insecure’s Season 3, “Fresh-Like," with my best friend, Bianca. This will be a special series of episodes for the duration of the season, dropping every Monday after an episode airs.   Check out our thoughts on this episode and our predictions for the remainder of the season!   Follow the conversation: @ungentrifiedpod on Instagram/Twitter @kentwjohnson on Instagram/Twitter   ungentrifiedpodcast.com #ungentrifiedpod www.kentwjohnson.com   Email us your questions/comments at ungentrified@kentwjohnson.com.   Theme Music by Nas550 (www.soundcloud.com/nas550)

Sep 2018

31 min

INSECURE SEASON 3, EPISODE 3 RECAP: BACKWARDS-LIKE On a very special episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I recap the third episode of Insecure’s Season 3, "Backwards-Like," with my best friend, Bianca. This will be a special series of episodes for the duration of the season, dropping every Monday after an episode airs. Check out our thoughts on this episode and our predictions for the remainder of the season! Follow the conversation: @ungentrifiedpod on Instagram/Twitter @kentwjohnson on Instagram/Twitter   ungentrifiedpodcast.com #ungentrifiedpod www.kentwjohnson.com   Email us your questions/comments at ungentrified@kentwjohnson.com.   Theme Music by Nas550 (www.soundcloud.com/nas550)

Aug 2018

26 min

On this episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I am joined by James Bland (@jrbland), the Emmy nominated actor, creator, showrunner and star of the hit digital drama series Giants to chat about Black art and our community’s duty to support. We discuss whether or not we have to unabashedly support Black media, if he feels his projects are supported by the community, and what the future holds for Black creativity. Listen and give us your opinion!   Guest: James Bland (instagram.com/jrbland) Website: jamesblandfilms.com // https://giantstheseries.com    Resources/People/Articles Mentioned in Podcast: HBO & Issa Rae’s Insecure HBO’s & Terrance Nance’s Random Acts of Flyness AJ+’s breakdown of representation in Hollywood: https://twitter.com/ajplus/status/1029786485577248768 You can find out more about Giants, the series created by and starring James at https://giantstheseries.com.   Follow the conversation: @ungentrifiedpod on Instagram/Twitter @kentwjohnson on Instagram/Twitter   ungentrifiedpodcast.com #ungentrifiedpod www.kentwjohnson.com   Email us your questions/comments at ungentrified@kentwjohnson.com.   Episode Sponsor: One Music Fest Theme Music by Nas550 (www.soundcloud.com/nas550)

Aug 2018

62 min

INSECURE SEASON 3, EPISODE 2 RECAP: FAMILIAR-LIKE On a very special episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I recap the second episode of Insecure’s Season 3, "Familiar-Like," with my best friend, Bianca.  This will be a special series of episodes for the duration of the season, dropping every Monday after an episode airs. Check out our thoughts on this episode and our predictions for the remainder of the season! Follow the conversation: @ungentrifiedpod on Instagram/Twitter @kentwjohnson on Instagram/Twitter   ungentrifiedpodcast.com #ungentrifiedpod www.kentwjohnson.com   Email us your questions/comments at ungentrified@kentwjohnson.com.   Theme Music by Nas550 (www.soundcloud.com/nas550)

Aug 2018

32 min

On this episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I am joined by RĀI (pronounced ‘ray,’ @raimusicworld), recording artist and the vocal force behind the #1 Soul album, Love’s On The Way. We discuss the ups and downs of going the independent route, releasing music (and making money) in a stream-centric industry, what it takes to make a #1 album as an independent artist, and preview some of the tracks from the album. Listen and give us your opinion!   Guest: RĀI (instagram.com/raimusicworld) Website: therealrai.com   Resources/People/Articles Mentioned in Podcast: https://blavity.com/on-the-fly-arkansas-teen-reportedly-tried-to-steal-a-whole-plane-to-see-beyonce-and-jay-z-in-concert https://blavity.com/big-freedia-had-to-hit-drake-up-while-he-was-in-nola-to-end-up-in-the-in-my-feelings-music-video Love's On The Way, the album by recording artist RĀI, available on all digital outlets and at therealrai.com. Songs featured in podcast: Back to Life and Fall Back 1,000 True Fans, written by Kevin Kelly   Follow the conversation: @ungentrifiedpod on Instagram/Twitter @kentwjohnson on Instagram/Twitter   ungentrifiedpodcast.com #ungentrifiedpod www.kentwjohnson.com   Email us your questions/comments at ungentrified@kentwjohnson.com.   Episode Sponsor: Black & Abroad Theme Music by Nas550 (www.soundcloud.com/nas550) Songs from Love's On The Way used with permission from recording artist RĀI

Aug 2018

70 min

INSECURE SEASON 3, EPISODE 1 RECAP: BETTER-LIKE On a very special episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I recap the first episode of Insecure’s Season 3, "Better-Like" with my best friend.  This will be a special series of episodes for the duration of the season, dropping every Monday after an episode airs. Check out our thoughts on this episode and our predictions for the season!   Follow the conversation: @ungentrifiedpod on Instagram/Twitter @kentwjohnson on Instagram/Twitter   ungentrifiedpodcast.com #ungentrifiedpod www.kentwjohnson.com   Email us your questions/comments at ungentrified@kentwjohnson.com.   Theme Music by Nas550 (www.soundcloud.com/nas550)

Aug 2018

38 min

On this episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I am joined by Tanisha Townsend (@girlmeetsglass), certified wine expert and the creator of Girl Meets Glass to chat about her experience with moving from the States to Paris, and all things wine. We discuss what made her decide to leave her job in DC and move to Paris, her journey to becoming a certified wine specialist, and some key tips for how to discover new wines. Listen and give us your opinion!   Guest: Tanisha Townsend (http://instagram.com/girlmeetsglass) Website: www.girlmeetsglass.com   Resources/People/Articles Mentioned in Podcast: Long Shot on Netflix Purple Corkscrew Wine Shop in Atlanta, GA Perrin's Wine Shop in Atlanta, GA   Follow the conversation: @ungentrifiedpod on Instagram/Twitter @kentwjohnson on Instagram/Twitter   ungentrifiedpodcast.com #ungentrifiedpod www.kentwjohnson.com   Email us your questions/comments at ungentrified@kentwjohnson.com.   Episode Sponsor: Black & Abroad Theme Music by Nas550 (www.soundcloud.com/nas550)

Aug 2018

57 min

On this episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I am joined by Jacqueline Ngo Mpii (@yaquimpii), author, expert resource of all things Black & French and the creator of Little Africa to chat about the black experience in Paris. We discuss why she created her company, her experiences growing up Cameroonian in Paris, and why we’re all ambassadors for the black community. Listen and give us your opinion! Guest: Jacqueline Ngo Mpii (instagram.com/yaquimpii) Website: www.littleafrica.fr Resources/People/Articles Mentioned in Podcast: France’s dangerous move to remove ‘race’ from its constitution Learn more about Jacqueline's company Little Africa on her website: www.littleafrica.fr.   Follow the conversation: @ungentrifiedpod on Instagram/Twitter @kentwjohnson on Instagram/Twitter   ungentrifiedpodcast.com #ungentrifiedpod www.kentwjohnson.com Email us your questions/comments at ungentrified@kentwjohnson.com. Episode Sponsor: Black & Abroad Theme Music by Nas550 (www.soundcloud.com/nas550)

Jul 2018

44 min

On this episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I am joined by Nate Fluellen, (@worldwidenate) to chat about his journey to having his own travel television show, and being one of the few black men to do it. We discuss how he got started, why he chose Africa as the focus of his tv show, and the reason his mom is his favorite travel partner. Listen and give us your opinion!   Guest: Nate Fluellen (instagram.com/worldwidenate) worldwidenate.com   Resources/People/Articles Mentioned in Podcast: Sounds About White: Slave Memorial Desecrated After White Folks Take Nude Photos In Front Of Statues, Post Them Online | BLAVITY Watch Nate's Show, World Wide Nate streaming now on UMC: https://umc.tv/film/world-wide-nate/   Follow the conversation: @ungentrifiedpod on Instagram/Twitter @kentwjohnson on Instagram/Twitter ungentrifiedpodcast.com #ungentrifiedpod www.kentwjohnson.com   Email us your questions/comments at ungentrified@kentwjohnson.com.   Episode Sponsor: Black & Abroad Theme Music by Nas550 (www.soundcloud.com/nas550)

Jul 2018

63 min

On this episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I am joined by Walt Brown (@waltbrowntellem), author, creator, and supporter of all things black to chat about the importance of Juneteenth and why we need to stop inviting everybody to the “cookout.” We discuss the history of Juneteenth, why it’s important that we as a community recognize the holiday, why the black community is hesitant to turn Juneteenth into the turnup it should be, black people wanting to invite every ally to the proverbial “cookout” and who in the black community needs their BBQ invitation cancelled. Listen and give us your opinion! Guest: Walt Brown (instagram.com/waltbrowntellem) Resources/People/Articles Mentioned in Podcast: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo Follow the conversation: @ungentrifiedpod on Instagram/Twitter @kentwjohnson on Instagram/Twitter   ungentrifiedpodcast.com #ungentrifiedpod www.kentwjohnson.com Email us your questions/comments at ungentrified@kentwjohnson.com. Episode Sponsor: Black & Abroad Theme Music by Nas550 (www.soundcloud.com/nas550)

Jun 2018

81 min

On this episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I am joined by journalist, pop culture connoisseur and entertainment critic Kay-B (@ladykayb21), to talk about one of the greatest films of all time, Eddie Murphy’s Boomerang. We take a trip back to 1992 to dig into why the film was called deemed a failure when it came out, discuss why white critics felt a story about black successful people in New York was “unreal,” whether the movie deserves the “classic” title the black community gives it, the groundbreaking soundtrack, and who we’d cast in a reboot (even though neither of us wants a reboot). Listen and give us your opinion! Guest: Kay-B instagram.com/ladykayb21 // twitter.com/ladykayb21 Resources/People/Articles/Media Mentioned in Podcast: Articles: BET Orders 3 New Series: 'Boomerang' Reboot, Will Packer Comedy 'Peachtree Place' And Scripted Drama Based On 'Soul Train' Media: Listen to Kay-B’s opinions regularly on The Show About Nothing podcast. Follow the conversation: @ungentrifiedpod on Instagram/Twitter #ungentrifiedpod Host @kentwjohnson on Instagram/Twitter ungentrifiedpodcast.com #ungentrifiedpod www.kentwjohnson.com Email us your questions/comments at ungentrified@kentwjohnson.com. Episode Sponsor: Black & Abroad Theme Music by Nas550 (www.soundcloud.com/nas550)

Jun 2018

99 min

On this episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I am joined by DJ B-Hen, (@djbhen) to chat about his journey to becoming the champion of new sound and one of the most sought after DJs in the game. We discuss how he got into DJing, why he doesn’t want to be known as a “celebrity DJ,” black people capitalizing on their own creativity and whether not he’ll keep playing Kanye in his sets. Listen and give us your opinion! Guest: DJ B-Hen (instagram.com/djbhen) Website: djbhen.com   Resources/People/Articles/Media Mentioned in Podcast: Media Giants: The TV Show on YouTube Dear White People: Season 2 on Netflix Da Capo’s Indigo Child album Articles Spotify Swipes R. Kelly Music From Its Playlists As Part Of New Hate Content And Hateful Conduct Policy   Want to hear a bonus episode where DJ B-Hen and I put each other on to new music?  Sign up on the UNGENTRIFIED mailing list for instant access! Click here to sign up. Follow the conversation: @ungentrifiedpod on Instagram/Twitter @kentwjohnson on Instagram/Twitter ungentrifiedpodcast.com #ungentrifiedpod www.kentwjohnson.com Email us your questions/comments at ungentrified@kentwjohnson.com.   Episode Sponsor: Black & Abroad Theme Music by Nas550 (www.soundcloud.com/nas550)

May 2018

66 min

On this episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I am joined by Dalychia Saah & Rafaella Fiallo of Afrosexology (@afrosexology_) to chat about maintaining your sexual health in the currently stressful climate for the black community. We discuss how history plays a role in our community’s approach to sex, why reclaiming your personal sexual agency is needed, and whether masturbation is affirmation. Listen and give us your opinion!   Guests: Dalychia Saah & Rafaella Fiallo of Afrosexology (instagram.com/afrosexology_) Website: afrosexology.com   Follow the conversation: @ungentrifiedpod on Twitter/Instagram @kentwjohnson on Twitter/Instagram ungentrifiedpodcast.com www.kentwjohnson.com Email us at ungentrified@kentwjohnson.com #ungentrifiedpod   Resources/People/Articles Mentioned in Podcast: Wale Suggests Colorism Is To Blame For Career Setbacks DJ Khaled Doesn’t Eat the Box, but Expects Oral Sex From Wife Because He’s the King To learn more about O School, visit https://o.school. To learn more about Afrosexology’s Erotic Care Plan, click here. Theme Music by Nas550 (www.soundcloud.com/nas550) Podcast Sponsors: Black & Abroad

May 2018

82 min

On this episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I am joined by Mario Rigby (@mariorigby), who took a two year trek by foot & kayak through Africa. We discuss what it takes to plan such a journey, the time when Mario was jailed in Malawi for three days, and the importance of a black person completing this outstanding trek. Listen and give us your opinion!   Guest: Mario Rigby Website: mariorigby.com instagram.com/mariorigby twitter.com/mariorigby   Follow the conversation: @ungentrifiedpod on Instagram/Twitter #ungentrifiedpod Website: ungentrifiedpodcast.com Email us your comments/questions: ungentrified@kentwjohnson.com   Host @kentwjohnson on Instagram/Twitter Website: www.kentwjohnson.com   Theme Music by Nas550 (www.soundcloud.com/nas550) Podcast Sponsors: Black & Abroad

May 2018

50 min

On this episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I am joined by yogi Alix Montes (@alixmontes) to talk about yoga for black men. We discuss celebrity yoga enthusiasts like Lebron & Ace Hood, why black men view yoga as a “white woman thing,” and why Alix thinks the yoga studio is like the barber shop for white people. Listen and give us your opinion! Guest: Alix Montes (instagram.com/alixmontes) Website: https://youngrestlesscreative.com Articles/People/Resources Mentioned in Episode: Articles: Golf club apologizes for calling cops on black women members Syracuse’s Theta Tau Frat Recorded Itself Being Racist And Members Were Expelled. Now, They're Suing The School Claiming Their 'Reputations' Have Been Injured | BLAVITY People: Malcolm Gladwell’s Revisionist History podcast episode on golf courses: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/revisionist-history/id1119389968?mt=2&i=1000386572090 Resources: Change Bell’s Black Male Yoga Initiative: bmyi.org Brandon Copeland’s Trap Yoga: kheperawellness.com Yoga Journal: yogajournal.com   Follow the conversation: @ungentrifiedpod on Instagram/Twitter #ungentrifiedpod Website: ungentrifiedpodcast.com   Host @kentwjohnson on Instagram/Twitter Website: www.kentwjohnson.com   Email us your comments/questions: ungentrified@kentwjohnson.com   Episode Sponsor: Fresh Heritage Theme Music by Nas550 (www.soundcloud.com/nas550)

May 2018

76 min

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