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!... Show More

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November 11, 2019 324 min

When we decided to tackle the greatest hip-hop battle of all-time, we knew it had to be special. It had to be something unlike we've ever witnessed before, even though the battle took place nearly 20 years ago. It was important to re-create the magic and the memories and celebrate two of the most decorated veterans in hip-hop.

This epic episode plays like a Scorsese film. But, unlike most films, this gladiator batt...
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It’s not every day you get to go back to your old school and talk with your teachers. Today, we got that chance to speak to one of them. Doctor Dre was the only doctor I knew growing up besides Dr. Spock. Dre, along with Fab Five Freddy and Ed Lover, were instrumental in our early exposures to hip-hop. They helped educate and they definitely helped entertain us. If not for YO! MTV Raps, many of us wouldn’t have even known these cla... Read more

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Episode 52 pays homage to Philly's own Ruffhouse Records. Home of Cypress Hill, Lauryn Hill, The Fugees, Tim Dog, The Goats, Kris Kross, and once, DMX and Nasty Nas! This interview driven episode features Ruffhouse CEO Chris Schwartz. We discuss how Schoolly D was an intricate part in helping Ruffhouse get started. We learn about Fugees' early struggles before their monstrous success. We find out Chris passed on Arrested De... Read more

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If you haven’t checked out our Official Hieroglyphics Tribute, it’s available on all streaming platforms as well as our website. This interview is one of four featured on the tribute.

We interviewed Del, Domino, Casual & Tajai and we’ve got stories for days! Tajai’s breaks down his feelings towards the group’s sophomore album and the importance of each album sounding different.

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September 17, 2019 144 min

Episode 51 we pay our homage to jazz music. There is no hip-hop without this great artform. We've got joints from Digable to De La. We've also have Freestyle Fellowship, Blackalicious, Madkap, Organized Konfusion, Sound Providers, Damu The Fudgemunk, Artifacts, Buckshot LeFonque and Siah & Yeshua DapoED to name a few. Remember, on Soundcloud you can now download each episode for free. Our website has all the track lists... Read more

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Ask and you shall receive. This is our Official Hieroglyphics Tribute (Episode 50) with 4 hours of non-stop Hiero. No talking, no interviews, just 100% music!

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September 6, 2019 95 min

If you haven’t checked out our Official Hieroglyphics Tribute, it’s available on all streaming platforms as well as our website. This interview is one of four featured on the tribute.

We interviewed Del, Domino, Casual & Tajai and we’ve got stories for days! We talk about Del doing shrooms with Q-Tip. We find out Ice Cube wasn’t a fan of Gang Starr and thought Kool Keith was too weird Del explains what it was like ...
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September 6, 2019 40 min

If you haven’t checked out our Official Hieroglyphics Tribute, it’s available on all streaming platforms as well as our website. This interview is one of four featured on the tribute. We talk to Casual about getting a deal with Pharoahe Monch to losing the same deal with Pharoahe Monch. We talk about the infamous Hiero vs. Hobo Junction battle and we break down the classic Fear Itself. Check, check it out!

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If you’re going to Hiero Day, EPISODE 50 is going to enhance your experience exponentially. If you aren’t attending, this is the next best thing. We interviewed Del, Domino, Casual & Tajai and we’ve got stories for days! We talk about Del doing shrooms with Q-Tip to Casual freestyling with Pharoahe Monch at the Gavin. Of course, we touch on Casual vs. Saafir and the impact it had on battle rap. We find out Ice Cube wasn’t a fan... Read more

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Episode 49 concludes our Crossover (Summertime Edition) series. We've got music from O.C., Large Professor, Grand Puba, The Beatnuts, MC Eiht, The Pharcyde, Naughty By Nature, Dilated Peoples, Atmosphere, Little Brother and Too $hort to name a few. Plus, during the break, we got the debut of Dick Knickerbocker on our “name that tune” segment. What should have been an easy game, turned into the most difficult and at times, embar... Read more

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Episode 48 continues to rock ya mind, soul and body with Pt. 2 of The Crossover – Summertime Edition. We've got music from Jeru The Damaja, Nice & Smooth, LL Cool J, K.M.D., Smif-N-Wessun, Nas, Gang Starr, Ghostface Killah, Common, Bahamadia and Lord Finesse to name a few. Plus, during the break we foolishly thought it would be easy to pick 3 of our all-time favorite verses, so check that out and share with us your (3) favo... Read more

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Oakland is a city filled with dynasties teams. You had the Raiders, the A’s and most recently, the Warriors. But this Oakland collective, better known as the Hieroglyphics Crew, had a dynasty of their own. Founded by Del the Funky Homosapien, this was squad rolled deep, very deep. They were like the Wu before the Wu even existed.

Hieroglyphics featured many  personalities and styles ranging from Del, Casual, Pep Love, D...
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Episode 47 embodies every possible emotion you could experience in summertime. Whether you’re posting up on the stoop cursing at the heat, dippin’ in the streets or dippin’ in the pool, we got you covered. Whether you’re at the beach, a BBQ or going thru summer love, we got you! Music is often associated with our memories and we bring back a lot of them for ya’ll on this one. With classics from Soul of Mischief, Original Flavor, Il... Read more

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June 24, 2019 97 min

We could write-up a colorful description to entice you to listen, but we’re talking about Redman.

If you know how Take It Personal does interviews, you know we cover just about everything. We ask the questions most don’t and know sh*t most don’t. Reggie Noble is charismatic, energetic, honest, informative, appreciative and in typical Redman fashion, HILARIOUS in this interview! Remember for more info, all of our shows a...
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There aren’t many rappers deserving of a 7 hour tribute, but we’re talking Redman here. On part 2, we air our exclusive Redman interview along with countless hours of music covering his looseys, remixes and ridiculously dope collabos. We remind you how the Def Squad was a force to be reckoned with.

The chemistry between Erick, Keith and Redman was a thing of beauty. We also have the Wu features, the collabos with Tame O...
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Redman is one of a kind. I really can’t think of another rapper like him. Not in style, not in sound and definitely not with his personality. As I told Redman during our interview, it’s hard to name another rapper of as likable as him.

Redman is ridiculously funny, constantly entertaining and his energy is through the roof. Not to mention, he is honest to a fault. You have to love those qualities in a person, let alone a...
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Ice Cube was the best rapper from 1990-1992. I don’t feel that’s up for debate. Some may point out his work on Straight Outta Compton, but it’s hard to overlook Slick Rick in 1988. In 89, while Cube was prepping the release of his debut album with The Bomb Squad, The D.O.C. took home both the MVP and Rookie of The Year honors. But after that, it was all Ice Cube and he had one hellava run.

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Episode 44 is a continuation of our Beats, Baseball and Brews theme. On part 2, we talked to actor, director and sometimes rapper, Stu Stone. We delve into his recent film “Jack of All Trades,” and discuss the nostalgia of baseball cards, rapping with Jamie Kennedy, acting in Donnie Darko and touring Iraq with Paul Wall. And since Stu is from T-Dot, we had to play some Canadian hip-hop this episode. We also have throwbacks from Bl... Read more

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May 2, 2019 86 min

Murs is more than just a rapper. He’s a dedicated father, hip-hop historian, an avid wrestling fan, amazing story-teller, and now, proud owner of a new cherry & waffles stout beer.

We caught up with Murs while he was dealing with an unpleasant stomach bug, but being the professional that he is, Murs stuck it out for over 90 minutes with us. His stories are fascinating. Whether he is talking about DJ Quik cooking ch...
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Episode 43 celebrates some of our favorite things in life. So, it only made sense to title this episode Beats, Baseball and Brews. And who better to have a chat with about these things than the homie Murs? Besides being a dope rapper, he’s a dedicated father, hip-hop historian, an avid wrestling fan, amazing story-teller, and now, proud owner of a new cherry & waffles stout beer. We caught up with Murs while he was dealing with... Read more

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