Take It Personal

Take It Personal

The "Take It Personal" Podcast was launched as the Golden Era and boom-bap-focused podcast to beat all Podcasts. Broadcasting all the way live from Del Boca Vista and brought to you by the Philaflava crew, who founded one of Complex Magazine's "Top 10 Most Influential Hip-Hop Message Boards," well as authoritative subject matter blogs, T.R.O.Y and "Steady Bloggin'," the show and its brand of witty nuance and authentic reverence is here to fill the nostalgia void in your heart. Co-hosts Jason Gloss, DJ 360, Kevlar, A-Aron and Roger The Announcer take you on a sonic voyage from past to present and back again!

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May 23, 2022 142 min
Episode 107 is breather from our recent tributes. This all-new music episode is for those not sure where to look, listen or simply don't have the time. We've curated music over the last few months to help bring you up-to-date with bangers by Danger Mouse & Black Thought, Black Star, Pusha T, Kid Abstract, Daniel Son, The Good People, G.S. Advance, Ghettosocks x DK, Napoleon Da Legend, Elzhi, Crimeapple, Billy Essco, Cop...
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Episode 106 is going to leave most of you in neck braces. After spending the last few episodes on Kanye West, we're taking it back to the essence of Take It Personal Radio. We've got head bangers from M.O.P., Ghostface Killah, Gang Starr, The Beatnuts, Xzibit, Dilated Peoples, Mobb Deep, Big Pun, Non Phixion and Onyx to name a few. 
At the break, we discuss the classic indie record The Future Is Now. Ill Bill and Sabac catch...
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Episode 105 is part 2 of our Kanye West Tribute. This show is over 4 hours long. In total, we have delivered over 8 1/2 hours of Kanye West on this 2-part tribute. We're showcasing the production side of things to set it off. We're talking Jay, Beanie, Cam'Ron, Mos Def, Scarface, Pusha, The Game and Nas to name a few. Then we getting into some old Ye before we bring it full circle with some of his newer collaborations.

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On Episode 104, we're doing something we never would have imagined doing when we initially started these tributes. Today, on Take It Personal, we celebrate the musician, Kanye West.
Our collection of tributes includes DJ Premier, Pete Rock, Prodigy, MF DOOM, Black Thought, Redman, KRS-ONE, Kool G. Rap, Sean Price, Mos Def, Hieroglyphics, Atmosphere, Kurupt and Pharoahe Monch, to name a few. So, while doing Ye might come as a sur...
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We’re joined by Mr. Eon of The High & Mighty, who sits with the crew to discuss one of hip hop's greatest eras. We hear stories about how it started for them, the Masta Ace beef, working with Bobbito, The Alchemist, Rashida Jones, Beetlejuice, Kool Keith, Pharoahe Monch, Eminem and Cage. During the late 90s and early 00's, Eastern Conference Records was a staple in independent hip-hop. Who better to tell vivid tales of ...
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Episode 103 is the 3rd installment of our indie hip-hop tribute series. This time, we’re joined by Mr. Eon of The High & Mighty, who sits with the crew to discuss one of hip hop's greatest eras. We hear stories about how it started for them, the Masta Ace beef, working with Bobbito, The Alchemist, Rashida Jones, Beetlejuice, Kool Keith, Pharoahe Monch, Eminem and Cage. During the late 90s and early 00's, Eastern Confere...
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February 22, 2022 140 min
We've done all the big tributes. We've had all the big guests. We've done more in 5 seasons than we could have ever imagined. This year on Take It Personal we'll continue to raise the bar, but more importantly, we want you all to relive your favorite hip-hop memories with us. 
We want to remind you all why you fell in love with hip-hop in the first place. Why you rushed out every Tuesday to buy the latest record.  Wh...
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February 7, 2022 184 min
Episode 101 is an ode to 1990.
This was a defining moment in hip-hop as the musical tides started to turn. The 80s were done, as were many of the styles and genres to come out of that decade.
Rap dominated the airwaves and took over pop culture as we know it. While both MC Hammer and Vanilla Ice were at the top of the pop charts, it was influential voices like Chuck D, Ice Cube and Shock G that provided the sounds cherished to this d...
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Take It Personal is back with our 1st show of 2022. On episode 100, we decided to do something a little different, something a little more personal. Each member hand picked 10 of their favorite tracks of all-time. 4 mixes in all. You, the listener, will decide which is the best 10-track mix of the 4 we play. Our Spotify listeners can vote right on Spotify while streaming this episode. You can also comment on our Instagram, Twitter ...
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It's been a long time, we shouldn't have left you
Without a strong podcast to step to
Think of how many weak shows you slept through
Time's up, I'm sorry we kept you

On Episode 99, we celebrate the life and the career of Sean Price. We're joined by special guests Pharoahe Monch, Phonte, Torae, Meyhem Lauren and Peter Rosenberg, as they serve as your tour guide throughout this 4+ hour tribute. We've got hours...
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We can write-up a teaser on how episode 98 focuses on the Golden Era with music from LL, The D.O.C., EPMD, De La, Kane, Boogie Down Productions, Brand Nubian, Ultramagnetic and DJ Quik or you can just hit play cuz you already know how TIP gets down.
Don't forget to participate in our "Best Album of '91" poll while streaming this episode - only on Spotify!
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November 16, 2021 89 min
Blu shares stories about rapping for Suge Knight, almost signing to Death Row Records and signing with Warner Brothers. He breaks down some of our favorite tracks off Below The Heavens, working with so many great producers over the years and the making of his latest album, The Color Blue. There were a lot of laughs and surprises while speaking with Blu, and we think you'll agree with us when we say, this is one of our best inte...
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Fourteen years ago, Blu took hip-hop by storm. Along with Exile, he gave us the modern-day classic Below The Heavens and we've all been hooked ever since. On episode 97, we sit down with Blu to discuss his lengthy catalog and career.
Blu shares stories about rapping for Suge Knight, almost signing to Death Row Records and signing with Warner Brothers. He breaks down some of our favorite tracks off Below The Heavens, working with...
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October 18, 2021 144 min
We're back and we're going back, way back. Back to the new millennium where hip-hop was thriving, the DIY backpack era started to fizzle, but the major labels swooped in and were plucking groups one by one. Collabos were in full effect and more noticeably than in years past, very cross-coast friendly. The independent game was coming off a stellar '99 with the release of Operation: Doomsday, but powerhouse labels like In...
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Some of the best rappers out there are just that - rappers. Not every rapper you hear is a lyricist. When we first heard Kurupt on The Chronic, we knew this man was special. It's kind of fitting that his debut would be on Lyrical Gangbang.
TIP is a bit selective with the guests we have on the show, but we love our lyricists. Whether it's Redman, Pharoahe Monch, Black Thought, KRS-One, Jeru The Damaja, Ras Kass or Roc Marcian...
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September 17, 2021 131 min
Kurupt joins Take It Personal Radio to discuss his lengthy career as being one of the best lyricists in the game. You'll hear stories about Snoop Dogg, Daz, Dr. Dre, Nate Dogg, KRS-One, and 2Pac. We also discuss The Horseman project, Death Row Records, his South Philly mob ties, the east/west coast beef and why he even took shots at A Tribe Called Quest. Next week we'll be releasing our supersized Kurupt Tribute, so stay tu...
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Episode 94 is our 5th and final installment of our 1993 tribute. We close-out the series with music from Souls of Mischief, A Tribe Called Quest, The Roots, Eazy-E, Ultramagnetic MC's, Kurious, M.O.P., Black Moon, Preacher Earl, Shadz of Lingo, Rumplestilkinz and Shyheim.
And speaking of Shyheim, you know we had to share our thoughts on the whole Drink Champs fiasco. At the break we discuss the '93 remixes and where they ran...
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Episode 93 is our 4th installment of our 1993 tribute. On this show, we dig deep in the crates and pull out gems from Leaders of The New School, Private Investigators, Daddy-O, Boss, YG, Mysterme, N-Tense, Poison Clan, Da Youngsta's and Mobb Deep to name a few. Plus, we hit you with classic from Outkast, Geto Boys, Eightball & MJG, Digable Planets and Queen Latifah!
At the break, we discuss what 1993 songs are worthy of bein...
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Episode 92 is our 3rd installment of our 1993. This show is 100% dedicated to west coast and features music from Digital Underground, Cypress Hill, Tha Alkaholiks, Freestyle Fellowship, Mac Dre, Mac Mall, Spice 1, Too $hort, C-Bo, Pac, Snoop, Cube, Kam, MC Eiht and Souls of Mischief to name a few.
At the break, we discuss Ice Cube's Lethal Injection and the Menace To Society soundtrack and unveil our special Get On Down giveaway...
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Episode 91 is our 2nd installment of our 1993 Tribute. And while many of your are patiently awaiting for that new Christmas by Kanye record, here's 3 hours of Take It Personal to remind you of when hip-hop was fun.
We've got joints by A Tribe Called Quest, Biz Markie, De La Soul, Akinyele, The Beatnuts, Wu-Tang Clan, Black Moon, Now Born Click, L.O.T.U.G., Tragedy, Da Youngsta's, Digable Planets, KRS-One and much more!
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