UNGENTRIFIED with Kent Johnson

UNGENTRIFIED with Kent Johnson

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. Hosted by Kent Johnson. ungentrifiedpodcast.com... Show More

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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!

 

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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!

 

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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!

 

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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!

 

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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!

 

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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!

 

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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!

 

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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 pers...

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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!

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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 ...

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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.

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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 fun...

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In this bonus mini-cast of UNGENTRIFIED, DJ B-Hen (@djbhen) and I sit down and try to put each other on to some new music. Check out our picks and let us know who had the best trio of choices.

 

Kent’s Picks:

  • Batuk - Just To Touch
  • Avelino - 1 in a Million
  • Da Capo - Thando Lwami feat. Miss Dippy
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    DJ B-Hen’s Picks:

  • Burna Boy - PH City Vibration
  • Robert Glasper feat. Alex Isley - No One Like You (KAYTRANADA Remix)
  • Tropkillaz - Disbroq...
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    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!

     

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    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.

     

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    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!

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    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 li...

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    February 14, 2019

    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, ...

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    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 J...

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    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 s...

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