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UNGENTRIFIED is a safe audio space for celebrating Black culture in its purest form. UNGENTRIFIED with Kent Johnson takes an unfiltered view on pop culture, music, tv & film, politics, current events, and topics central to the worldwide Black community.

UNGENTRIFIED is a safe audio space for celebrating Black culture in its purest form. UNGENTRIFIED with Kent Johnson takes an unfiltered view on pop culture, music, tv & film, politics, current events, and topics central to the worldwide Black community.
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Atlanta, GA

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UNGENTRIFIED is a safe audio space for celebrating Black culture in its purest form. UNGENTRIFIED with Kent Johnson takes an unfiltered view on pop culture, music, tv & film, politics, current events, and topics central to the worldwide Black community.

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English


Episodes

A Different Song with RĀI

8/15/2018
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Episode 017: A DIFFERENT SONG 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...

Duration:01:10:03

UNGENTRIFIED & INSECURE: SEASON 3, EPISODE 1 RECAP

8/13/2018
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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...

Duration:00:37:51

What Wine Goes With Leaving the Country? with Tanisha Townsend

8/1/2018
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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...

Duration:00:56:11

Black Paris with Jacqueline Ngo Mpii

7/25/2018
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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:...

Duration:00:42:48

Gone Somewhere with Nate Fluellen

7/11/2018
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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...

Duration:01:02:26

Call The Police, It's Juneteenth! with Walt Brown

6/18/2018
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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 wanted to invite every ally to the proverbial “cookout”...

Duration:01:20:34

The Story of Marcus Graham with Kay-B

6/13/2018
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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...

Duration:01:38:13

Always On Beat with DJ B-Hen

5/30/2018
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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:...

Duration:01:05:42

Afrosexology with Dalychia Saah & Rafaella Fiallo of Afrosexology

5/23/2018
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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 current climate. 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:...

Duration:01:20:58

Crossing Africa with Mario Rigby

5/17/2018
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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...

Duration:00:48:44

Broga with Alix Montes

5/9/2018
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Broga 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...

Duration:01:15:32

Know Your Role (In the Community) with Brandon Miller

5/3/2018
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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 seems our community sometimes places unattainable goals of “giving back” on one another, whether or not the black church is still doing their part for the community, and more! Listen and give us your opinion! Guest: Brandon Miller...

Duration:01:00:16

Might Be Vegan with Kimberly Barnes

5/1/2018
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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 “white thing,” why it seems our community hasn’t been receptive to changing their diets, and the downsides to being plant-based that no one talks about. Listen and give us your opinion! Follow the conversation: @ungentrifiedpod on...

Duration:01:13:47

Dad is Trippin'

4/19/2018
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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 move the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, taking a father/son trip for black men, and the impact the trip had on us as individuals. Listen and give us your opinion! Follow the conversation: @ungentrifiedpod on...

Duration:00:58:52

We Wear The Mask

4/11/2018
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On this episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I am joined by Rwenshaun Miller (@rwenshaun), therapist, mental health advocate 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 negatively, why it seems our community is hasn’t found a way to deal with mental health, the misuse of “self-care,” and how we can be better to ourselves and others who may be dealing with a mental health concern. Listen...

Duration:01:25:54

C.R.E.A.M.

4/4/2018
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On this episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I am joined by Steven Fance of iCarriage (@stevenfance) 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, and how we can make the most out of cryptocurrency. Listen and give us your opinion! Follow the conversation: @ungentrifiedpod Host: @kent_esq Guest: Steven Fance...

Duration:01:14:19

Don't Touch Me Bro!

3/28/2018
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On this episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I am joined by Will Edmond (@willedmond) to talk about Touch Isolation and the theory that black men are impacted by the lack of platonic touch throughout their lives. We discuss the recent school shootings, how we grew up as black boys in our respective homes and the problem with making black boys “man up” at an early age. Listen and give us your opinion! Follow the conversation: @ungentrifiedpod @kent_esq Guest: Will Edmond...

Duration:01:13:06

"Cancel Culture" & How to Deal With Your Fave Becoming Problematic

3/22/2018
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On this episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I am joined by Alexis Felder (@lexiwiththecurls) and Dani Canada (@iamdanicanada) of Bossip.com to talk about “Cancel Culture” and how to deal with your favorite celebrity when they do something problematic (because they will do something problematic). We discuss Mo’Nique, Chris Brown, Diddy, and a few other celebs who’ve done some questionable things and whether or not we as a community responded appropriately. Should we be putting these folks on the...

Duration:01:08:31

Trailer

3/8/2018
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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 down the three fictional characters that helped to make me the man I am today, and give you a taste of what's to come in later episodes. If you want to learn more about me, follow me on Instagram & Twitter at @kent_esq and visit...

Duration:00:03:33