UNGENTRIFIED with Kent Johnson

UNGENTRIFIED with Kent Johnson

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A safe audio space for Black culture and things creating by or impacting the Black community.
028: The First with Kellita Smith
Dec 13, 2018 • 43 min
On this episode, 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 (male or…
027: Double Tap with Chris Classic
Dec 6, 2018 • 42 min
On this episode, I am joined by Chris Classic (@mrchrisclassic), the American Music Award winner, creator of the fragrance Savoir Faire & social media maven to chat about the ups & downs of being a social media “influencer” in the Black community. We…
026: Black to Nature with Jason Swann
Nov 15, 2018 • 50 min
On this episode, 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…
025: 33 and 90s R&B with Dr. Fredara Hadley
Nov 8, 2018 • 56 min
On this episode, I am joined by Fredara Hadley (@fredara), Doctor of Ethnomusicology & 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…
024: The One Percent with Jerris Madison
Oct 18, 2018 • 57 min
On this episode, I am joined by Jerris Madison (@jerrismogul), 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…
023: Say My Name with Tanisha Colon-Bibb
Oct 10, 2018 • 49 min
On this episode, 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 and get ahead in business. We discuss her article,…
022: Hairline Fracture with Wade Menendez
Oct 4, 2018 • 45 min
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…
UNGENTRIFIED & INSECURE: Season 3, Episode 8 Recap
Oct 1, 2018 • 68 min
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…
021: Dancing On My Own with Anthony Burrell
Sep 27, 2018 • 51 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,…
UNGENTRIFIED & INSECURE: Season 3, Episode 7 Recap
Sep 24, 2018 • 41 min
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…
UNGENTRIFIED & INSECURE: Season 3, Episode 6 Recap
Sep 17, 2018 • 47 min
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.…
020: Little Black Book with Dhonielle Clayton
Sep 13, 2018 • 76 min
On this episode, I am joined by Dhonielle Clayton, 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…
UNGENTRIFIED & INSECURE: Season 3, Episode 5 Recap
Sep 10, 2018 • 32 min
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.…
019: Too Much S(e)oul with Cindy Wilson
Sep 5, 2018 • 51 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 & living in the dirty South. We discuss her book,…
UNGENTRIFIED & INSECURE: Season 3, Episode 4 Recap
Sep 3, 2018 • 30 min
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.…
UNGENTRIFIED & INSECURE: Season 3, Episode 3 Recap
Aug 27, 2018 • 25 min
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…
018: James and the Giant Critique with James Bland
Aug 22, 2018 • 61 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…
UNGENTRIFIED & INSECURE: Season 3, Episode 2 Recap
Aug 20, 2018 • 31 min
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…
017: A Different Song with RĀI
Aug 15, 2018 • 69 min
On this episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I am joined by RĀI (pronounced ‘ray,’ @raimusicworld), singer/songwriter 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…
UNGENTRIFIED & INSECURE: Season 3, Episode 1 Recap
Aug 13, 2018 • 37 min
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…
016: What Wine Goes With Leaving the Country? with Tanisha Townsend
Aug 1, 2018 • 56 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…
015: Black Paris with Jacqueline Ngo Mpii
Jul 25, 2018 • 43 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,…
014: Gone Somewhere with Nate Fluellen
Jul 11, 2018 • 62 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…
013: Call The Police, It’s Juneteenth! with Walt Brown
Jun 18, 2018 • 80 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.”…
012: The Story of Marcus Graham with Kay-B
Jun 13, 2018 • 98 min
On this episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I am joined by journalist, pop culture connoisseur & 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 discuss why white…
011: Always On Beat with DJ B-Hen
May 30, 2018 • 65 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…
010: Afrosexology with Dalychia Saah & Rafaella Fiallo of Afrosexology
May 23, 2018 • 80 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…
009: Crossing Africa with Mario Rigby
May 17, 2018 • 48 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…
008: Broga with Alix Montes
May 9, 2018 • 75 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…
007: Know Your Role (In the Community) with Brandon Miller
May 3, 2018 • 60 min
On this episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I am joined by Brandon Miller (@thatguybmills), philanthropist, and purveyor of all things great, to talk about knowing your role in the black community, and doing it well. We discuss “Superman/woman” syndrome, why it…
006: Might Be Vegan with Kimberly Barnes
May 1, 2018 • 73 min
On this episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I am joined by Kimberly Barnes (@mightbvegan), plant-based kitchen adventurer and founder of Might Be Vegan, to talk about what it means to be vegan in the black community. We discuss getting over veganism being seen as a…
005: Dad is Trippin’ with Abdullah Johnson (my Dad)
Apr 19, 2018 • 59 min
On this episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I am joined by my Dad to talk about the importance of taking a trip with your parent or children when you are both adults. We discuss our recent trip to Israel, which took place immediately after Trump’s announcement to…
004: We Wear The Mask with Rwenshaun Miller
Apr 11, 2018 • 85 min
On this episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I am joined by Rwenshaun Miller (@rwenshaun), therapist and founder of Eustress, Inc. to talk about mental health in the black community. We discuss whether or not the “twice as hard” mentality impacts our community…
003: C.R.E.A.M. (Cryptocurrency Remains Elusive About Moneymaking) with Steven Fance
Apr 4, 2018 • 74 min
On this episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I am joined by Steven Fance of iCarriage to talk about Cryptocurrency in the black community. We discuss whether or not there’s still money to be made in digital currency, why it seems our community is hesitant to invest,…
002: Don’t Touch Me Bro! with Will Edmond
Mar 28, 2018 • 73 min
On this episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I am joined by Will Edmond to talk about Touch Isolation and the theory that black men are impacted by the lack of platonic touch throughout their lives. We discuss how we grew up as black boys in our respective homes and…
001: “Cancel Culture” & How to Deal With Your Fave Becoming Problematic with Dani Canada & Lexi Felder of Bossip
Mar 22, 2018 • 68 min
On this episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I am joined by Alexis Felder and Dani Canada of Bossip to talk about “Cancel Culture” and how to deal with your favorite celebrity when they do something problematic (because they will do something problematic). Follow the…
Trailer
Mar 8, 2018 • 3 min
UNGENTRIFIED takes a pure, unfiltered view on pop culture, music, books, 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. In the trailer, I break…