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The Level Up Podcast

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Exclusive Interview w Yangzer LUP EP 69
On this Episode we are talking to artist/dancer Yangzer about how he started dancing, his upcoming rapping career, and his wise words on the Black Lives Matter movement. Family this is a deep episode you don't want to miss. 
1:01:38
October 26, 2020
Exclusive Interview w Dante Jordan LUP EP 68
On this episode we are joined by rapper Dante Jordan aka Dizzy discussing his upbringing, love for music, and how music helps him express his mental health. Listen to Dizzy's powerful linguistics and more on this episode of the Level Up Podcast.
1:39:41
October 19, 2020
Exclusive Interview w Marley LUP EP 67
On this episode we are joined by Rapper Monstar Marley talking about his latest album Marley State of Mind II, His philosophies, and his journey making music. Listen to this conscious rapper talk about his state of mind on this episode of the Level Up podcast. 
49:26
October 13, 2020
Exclusive Interview w Jameelah Platt LUP EP 66
On this episode we are joined by visual artist Jameelah Platt discussing her passion for art, family line of artists, and what kind of art she creates. Get to know more about Jameelah on this episode of the Level Up Podcast. 
1:08:04
October 12, 2020
Exclusive Interview w Carlos T. Carter LUP EP 65
On this episode we are joined by Actor, Speaker, Leader and jack of all trades Carlos T. Carter. Join us as we discuss his journey, philosophies and brand known as Seeds 2 Fruit Motivation!
1:05:53
September 28, 2020
Exclusive Interview w DfrntFrm LUP EP 64
On this episode we interview the elusive lyricist known as DfrntFrm;  a Pittsburgh native and seasoned underground MC who has been in the scene for over 10 years!
48:23
September 21, 2020
Exclusive Interview w Stacia Vonne LUP EP 63
On this episode we talk with the talented artist and entrepreneur Stacia Vonne! Join us as we discuss her current musical project and ventures as a youth worker and program director.
32:37
April 26, 2020
Exclusive interview w Dre Dior LUP EP 62
On this episode we speak with Pittsburgh rapper and 1/3 of group Black Fountain, Dre Dior. Join us as we discuss what drives him, his recent project and what he and the Black Fountain crew have in store for the future!!
49:45
April 10, 2020
Exclusive interview w Mike Gogno LUP EP 61
On this episode we bring in Pittsburgh creative, designer and entrepreneur Mike Gogno. Long time friend and colleague of Mario Quinn and original partner of Level Up Studios. Join us as he talks about his career and shift in attitude that got him there!!
53:34
April 10, 2020
Exclusive interview w Shamar Hampton LUP EP 60
Family we got Shamar Hampton in the building! Hip Hop Recording Artist and member of hip hop trio Black Fountain.  Join us as he speaks on his inspirations, the making of Black fountain and his plans for the future!
45:17
March 10, 2020
Exclusive interview w GME LUP EP 59
Join us as we chop it up with the Mr. Able & Pittzburg Swiff of GME aka Grown Men Entertainment! From music to management to being a Barber while giving back to the community.
45:53
March 9, 2020
Exclusive interview w Dewey Markie LUP EP 58
This episode features the one and only Dewey Markie. Tune in as he talks about his upbringing and new project "One Time on Gross St."
32:01
February 14, 2020
Exclusive interview w Juss Jala LUP EP 57
Join us as we speak with local female recording artist  Juss Jala. From hard times to good times, to changing the narrative for female rappers in todays game!
35:28
February 14, 2020
Exclusive interview w James Royce LUP EP 56
Family, we are back again with yet another... featuring the amazingly gifted singer/mc and guitarist James Royce of the Royce Band! Join us as we laugh and explore his journey and how his many passions connect and more!!!!
39:37
January 18, 2020
Exclusive interview w Chezah Bey LUP EP 55
Meet the talented YouTube personality Chezah Bey!! On this episode we talked about her motivations, goals and funny moments!!
23:34
January 18, 2020
Exclusive interview w GEMS LUP EP 54
On this episode we interview the infamous GEMS known for his graffiti and street art and as "Pittsburghs 2016 most wanted graffiti artist"... we jump straight into his story and how he evolved into a teaching artist, curator and more!!
49:53
December 16, 2019
Exclusive interview w Olivia Ryan LUP EP 53
Join us as we talk being your authentic self, a person of your word and a goal setter! Olivia shares her power story, passions and dreams she has set for herself while also helping YOU understand yourself and purpose better!!!
57:43
December 16, 2019
Exclusive interview w/ Clara Kent LUP EP 52
On this episode we interview the talented Clara Kent of Tribe Eternal Music Group! During our conversation we explore her personal journey, successes and new Tribe Eternal x Nvsv project " Mysterious Shit"
47:52
December 3, 2019
Exclusive interview w Shane Kesneck LUP EP 51
On this episode we dive deep with Dancer, and choreographer Shane Kesneck.  Shane opens up about his experience in the industry and shares insight about how to tap into your creativity!!
59:40
November 27, 2019
Exclusive interview w Paint Sinatra LUP EP 50
Welcome to episode 50!!!! We finally made it family. On this episode we talk with our November 2019 featured visual artist and singer Paint Sinatra. Strength, growth and moving forward even through adversity and more!!
46:22
November 7, 2019
Exclusive Interview w CoolKid Carter LUP EP 49
Join us as we speak with local emcee CoolKid Carter. New music, process and how to make your art different, all in one episode!!!
30:41
November 7, 2019
Exclusive interview w Juiced Up Joey LUP EP 48
On this episode we look into the life and music of Pittsburgh artist Juiced Up Joey. From her recent project '100% Juice' to all she has in store for the future!! 
40:20
November 5, 2019
Exclusive interview w Lando Ash LUP EP 47
New music, inspiration and one of the funniest guest ever. Check out Lando Ash on this episode of the Level Up Podcast!!
48:56
November 5, 2019
Exclusive interview w Livefromthecity LUP EP 46
Peace family, join us as we take a look into the life of Pittsburgh's very own Livefromthecity. From fashion opportunities to his newest project Light Work and more!
42:30
October 21, 2019
Exclusive interview w Deavron Dailey LUP EP 45
Tune in as we speak with multimedia artist Deavron Dailey, about his work and recently curated event " Water".
32:49
September 19, 2019
Exclusive Interview w Devon Taliaferro LUS EP 44
This week we talk with the amazing Devon Taliaferro! From community work to self care and running for Pittsburgh School board.
45:31
September 3, 2019
Exclusive interview w Karon Hawkins LUP EP 43
Join us as we pick the brain of online fitness trainer Karon Hawkins better known as Coach Kronic. From diets, to misinformation we dive deep into the fitness industry, good and bad!!
55:23
August 27, 2019
Exclusive Interview w Nathon Brooks LUP EP 42
This week we talk with fashion designer and entrepreneur Nathon Brooks of Rebel Bred Clothing!! Check it out his story is one of a kind!
33:15
August 21, 2019
Exclusive Interview w Michael Roberts LUP EP 41
Tune in to episode 41 where we interview Level Up team member and Co-Founder of Demonstration Michael Roberts.  
38:58
August 13, 2019
Exclusive interview w Diana Ewya LUP EP 40
Join us as we get enlighten by the amazing Diana Ewya. From gardening to community building and more!!!
48:00
August 6, 2019
A special message from Host/CEO Mario Quinn LUP EP 38.5
No matter where you are in your journey, YOU ARE WORTH IT.  Keep pushing, Keep Striving! Love, Mario Quinn
02:49
August 2, 2019
Exclusive Interview w/ Eric Randolph LUP EP 39
Tai chi, laughs and inspiration! Join us for a conversation with the legendary Tai Chi Master, Eric Randolph!
52:00
August 2, 2019
Exclusive Interview w/ Malcolm Hudson LUP EP37
Join us as we talk with local martial artists, MMA fighter, Kick Boxer and personal trainer Malcolm Hudson!! Hosted by Mario Quinn.
50:41
July 16, 2019
Exclusive Interview w/ Justin Scott LUP EP36
Join us as we dive into the blossoming career of dancer and choreographer Justin Scott aka J.Scott. From the humble beginnings to teaching, curating  and being on the LevelUp team.
38:53
July 9, 2019
Exclusive interview w Andrew Hilary LUP EP35
Laughs and so much more on the 35th episode of the Level Up Podcast. Tune in as we pick the brain of the hilaryious comedian Andrew Hilary!!
37:10
July 3, 2019
Exclusive interview w Folk LUP EP34
Thine is Thou Enemy album release party, black economics and more. Join us for episode 34 as we interview the talented Folk. 
33:08
June 25, 2019
Exclusive Interview w Mad Rabbit LUP EP33
Art, Cartoons, Graffiti and changes in life. Join us as we talk with artist Christian Miller bka Mad Rabbit!!
1:00:26
June 25, 2019
Exclusive interview w Dunn Desperado LUP EP32
Peace and love family! Welcome back to yet another episode of the Level Up Podcast! Today we will be interviewing the talented artist Dunn Desperado. We will be talking about how he got into music and other juicy background topics! Tune in family!
32:40
June 10, 2019
Exclusive interview w Best Buy Tech Team LUP EP31
What's up family? Welcome back to yet another episode of the Level Up Podcast! Today we will be interviewing  the Best Buy Tech Team,  who is also supporting our 3rd annual block party! Toon in family!
40:20
May 20, 2019
Exclusive interview w Yangzer & Ivan LUP EP30
What's up family? Welcome back to yet another episode of the Level Up Podcast! Today we have a special episode fo you because it is our 30th episode! We have Yangzer who is the asistant manager at Level Up and a dancer, and Ivan who is a producer at Level Up and also a dancer. Tune in family!
44:12
May 17, 2019
Exclusive interview w Isaac LUP EP29
What's going on family? Welcome back to yet another episode of the Level Up Podcast! This is episode 29, we will be interviewing a good friend of Level Up, Issac Armani. Issac is a photographer and videographer, we will be talking about who he is and how he started with this career. Tune in family!!!
47:24
May 6, 2019
Exclusive interview w Àṣẹ LUP EP28
What's going family? Welcome back to yet another episode of the Level Up Podcast! Today we will be interviewing an old friend of the studio and artist, Àṣẹ. Tune in to get all of the juice!
41:51
April 29, 2019
Exclusive interview w Kira LUP EP27
What's going on family? Welcome back to yet another episode of the Level Up Podcast! Today we will be interviewing Level Up's talented instructor and musician Kira Pleska! Tune in to hear about her trails and tribulations!
43:13
April 22, 2019
Exclusive interview w Brittney Chantele LUP EP26
What's going on family, welcome back to yet another episode of the Level Up Podcast! This episode we interview Pittsburgh's local artist Brittney Chantele!
41:57
April 15, 2019
Exclusive interview w Candy Love LUP EP25
Wassup family, welcome to yet another episode of the Level Up Podcast! Today we will be interviewing Candy Love a mime artist with a lot of information and juicy stories to tell. Tune in to hear all about it!
52:06
April 11, 2019
Exclusive interview w Stephen Long LUP EP24
What's going on family? Welcome back to yet another episode of the Level Up Podcast! Today we will be interviewing real estate agent Stephen Long!
24:55
April 2, 2019
Exclusive interview w Alex Liu LUP EP23
What's going on family, welcome back to the Level Up Podcast! This is episode 23! We will be interviewing Level Up's amazing videographer Alex Liu, we will talk about his past, trails and tribulations and his future in videography!
38:33
March 25, 2019
Exclusive interview w Vendetta LUP EP22
Wassup family! Welcome back to yet another episode of the Level Up Podcast! Today we will be interviewing the Pittsburgh rap group the Vendetta, we will be talking about the history of the group and their future!
38:50
March 18, 2019
Exclusive interview w Monique Nicole LUP EP21
Peace, peace family! Welcome to the 21st episode of the Level Up Podcast! We will be interviewing beauty guru and cosmetologist Monique Nicole!
29:25
March 13, 2019
Exclusive interview w Marcus Glover LUP EP20
Peace, peace family! Welcome back to yet another episode of the Level Up Podcast! This is Episode 20 where we will be interviewing the incredible motivational speaker and author Marcus Glover!
42:52
March 9, 2019
Exclusive interview w Blaze LUP EP19
Welcome to the 19th episode of the "Level Up Podcast" family! We'll be interviewing blaze and talking about his team and ambitions. Thank you for tuning in, peace!
36:26
March 8, 2019
Exclusive interview w Dr. Curtiss Porter & David Porter LUP EP18
Welcome back to the "Level Up Podcast"" Family! We're bringing you the 18th Episode with an Exclusive Interview with Dr. Curtiss Porter and his Grandson David Porter.
1:06:58
February 5, 2019
Exclusive interview w George Joseph LUP EP17
Welcome to yet another episode of the "Level Up Podcast" Family, this is Episode 17! Today we will be interviewing the CEO of Dreams Of Music Foundation and rapper, George Joseph AKA DoeBoy$.
46:27
February 5, 2019
Exclusive Anika Ignozzi Interview LUP EP16
Join us on the 15th Episode of The Level Up Podcast! We interview Anika Ignozzi, the painter/clothing designer as we explore her past and what helped her find her passion!
35:07
January 18, 2019
exclusive interview w JR Poole LUP EP15
Welcome to the 16th Episode of the Level Up Podcast! This episode we sit down with JR Poole and talk about his trails and tribulations, from working as a dispatcher, to a graphic designer helping and empowering those around him!
1:20:28
December 27, 2018
Exclusive IckyVicky Interview LUP EP14
Welcome back to the 14th Episode of the Level Up Podcast! Today we interview IckyVicky The Clown, we talk about the difference in the art of clowns and different neat tricks! Tune in family!
51:13
December 3, 2018
Exclusive Kidmental interview LUP EP13
Welcome to episode 13 of the Level Up Podcast, family! We interview the voice changing, beat boxing, bar spitter Kidmental! We talk about his past and more into depth on his career.
1:00:06
November 27, 2018
Exclusive interview w Ricardo Iamuuri LUP EP12
Welcome back listeners and hello newcomers! Thank you for joining us for our 12th episode of the Level Up Podcast! We interview Ricardo Iamuuri AKA Lavender Freddy, talking about music and influence.
44:45
November 20, 2018
Exclusive Island Bwoy & Lolo Ree interview LUP EP11
Join us for our 11th episode of the Level Up Podcast! This episode we interview rappers "Island Boy" and "Lolo Ree" of Pittsburgh. Tune in and listen to the bars and knowledge they drop!
1:03:58
November 17, 2018
Exclusive interview w Dorthy aka Drastic Justice LUP EP10
Join us as we interview the activist, the poet and the entertaining Dorthy aka Drastic Justice! Episode 10
1:02:08
November 17, 2018
Exclusive MindScape interview LUP EP9
Join us as we sit down and talk with Micah Shelton and Lizzy Manning from the psychology department at the University of Pittsburgh, and talk about psychological wars and what is really going on in our brains!
47:33
October 23, 2018
Exclusive Kasahn Hussian interview LUP EP8
This episode we will be interviewing the infamous Kasahn Hussian. (We may or may not be drinking wine throughout.)
53:40
September 14, 2018
Exclusive Plato BLACK Interview LUP EP7
Join us as we pick the brain of Hip Hop Philosopher Plato BLACK. Also check out this podcasts' video content on our FB @leveluppgh
55:42
July 31, 2018
Exclusive Naomi Ruth Allen Interview LUP EP6
Welcome to another episode of Level Up Studios Podcast! Join us as we talk with Naomi Ruth Allen, stage name Queen Nairobi. She shares her many forms of arts, ideologies and protest!
38:10
July 23, 2018
Exclusive CapJazzo interview LUP EP5
Join as we talk to local rapper CapJazzo of Pittsburgh, Pa about his passion for music and obstacles he had to overcome. RIP Cap!
31:14
July 10, 2018
Exclusive John Ivory Interview LUP EP4
Join us as we dive deep into John Ivory's art, passion, inspirations, collaborations and The Beautiful Ugly.
22:39
June 27, 2018
Exclusive Ashe Snefru interview Pt 2 LUP EP3
Part 2 of the amazing interview with Mario Quinn & Ashe Snefru.
24:55
May 24, 2018
Exclusive Ashe Snefru Interview Pt 1 LUP EP3
Join us as we talk with local rapper and entrepreneur Ashe Snefru of Pittsburgh PA.
19:49
May 24, 2018
Exclusive Partners conversation LUP Ep2
Join the Level Up team in conversation about our events, resident artists, Story time with Pat, music and more!!!
35:59
March 23, 2018
The Dance Cypher 2-18-18 LUP EP1
Pt2 • Pt3
05:09
February 19, 2018