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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July 8, 2020 122 min
Last week we hit you with the Street Level Tribute featuring both Al' Tariq and Psycho Les and now we're giving you the full isolated interviews.

In addition to the Street Level discussion, we talk life after The Beatnuts, the God Connection album, as well as Big City and Missin' Linx. We discuss everything from the Q-Tip "beef" to working with Necro, Alchemist, Freddie Foxxx and Prodigy. We also find out Al...
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Episode 67 is tribute to the timeless Beatnut's classic Street Level. For the first time on Take It Personal, we decided to do an album spotlight show and what better way to relive this '94 release than with some of the guys responsible for creating it?
 
We get to relive this classic album track-by-track with special guests Al' Tariq aka Kool Fashion and Psycho Les. We speak to Al Tariq first and later Les joins with his...
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Episode 66 is an emergency episode we felt a responsibility to produce. Whether you're in Minneapolis, Houston, Philly, New York, Atlanta, L.A., Oakland or Chicago, we see you, we feel you and we want this episode to become the soundtrack for these current times.

I usually write-up a lengthy episode description, but we'll let the music do the talking. #JusticeForGeorge
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Remember the remix? Remember buying that cassette single because you needed that b-side featuring that new remix? Remember the remix that breathed new life into a track you had just starting grown tired of? Remember hearing the debut of a new rapper on a remix? Remember splurging and buying that maxi-single because it had not just 1 remix, but 2? And don't get me started on the unreleased b-side gems. That's a whole nother ...
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One of my favorite tributes on Take It Personal has been our West Coast Classic series. Two years ago, on West Coast Classics III (episode 16), we dropped this 2Pac mini-mix.

It's no secret that I'm a huge Pac fan. I know that's really not something people who love Kool Keith or MF DOOM willingly admits, but I do. From 1993-1995, Pac was an absolute beast. His Death Row material is cool, but I felt like we got the real...
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Episode 64 is the 4th show we've recorded during this damn quarantine. Despite some technical difficulties and R.A. battling what we thought was the coronoavirus, we put together a 30-track homage, including a lengthy comedic and sometimes contentious interview.

We discuss the new album All My Heroes Are Dead. We talk Biggie and boxing. We discuss the days of Jive Records and working with Rawkus. We even learn about the super-gr...
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Episode 64 is the 4th show we've recorded during this damn quarantine. Despite some technical difficulties and R.A. battling what we thought was the coronoavirus, we put together a 30-track homage, including a lengthy comedic and sometimes contentious interview. 

We discuss the new album All My Heroes Are Dead. We talk Biggie and boxing. We discuss the days of Jive Records and working with Rawkus. We even learn about the super-g...
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Episode 63 is our very long, but very necessary MF DOOM tribute. It clocks in at 6+ hours and features over 130 classics and collabos. It also features 7 special guests who stopped by to share stories as well as navigate you through our DOOM tribute.

We're going to remember these times for years to come. What we listened to or watched during the infamous quarantine. There have been some amazing hip-hop moments because of ...
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March 30, 2020 128 min
Episode 62 is our Doomsday episode. Our MF DOOM tribute is dropping next - we promise! The Doomsday title seemed to fit these days. It feels like we're all stuck in one bad Walking Dead episode. We know many of our listeners are based in California, New York and across the globe- China, Italy and Spain. While we're far from getting back to normal, we're going to continue producing episodes to keep you entertained throug...
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Episode 61 was recorded prior to all this madness. We don't know how many episodes we'll be able to produce during these times, but we'll try our best to keep you entertained for awhile. Our MF DOOM and D.I.T.C. tributes are still in the works, but there is always a little calm before the storm and the next two episodes are definitely that calm.

Let's all try to relax and enjoy this time we all have to ourselves as w...
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Episode 60 is the 2nd installment of our indie hip-hop tribute. This time we’re joined by Shawn J. Period, a major player in the indie movement. Shawn has given us with countless classics and we discuss each and every one of them. Only on TIP will you get to hear Shawn tell his story like this. We discuss his days on Big Beat, his first group Down South and his collabos with Mos Def, Heltah Skeltah, Bush Babees, Mad Skillz and The ...
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Episode 60 is the 2nd installment of our indie hip-hop tribute. This time we’re joined by Shawn J. Period, a major player in the indie movement. Shawn has given us with countless classics and we discuss each and every one of them. Only on TIP will you get to hear Shawn tell his story like this. We discuss his days on Big Beat, his first group Down South and his collabos with Mos Def, Heltah Skeltah, Bush Babees, Mad Skillz and The...
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February 19, 2020 41 min
On Episode 58, we continue with Part 2 our Homage to Collabos special. We’re joined by one of the greatest lyricists to bless the mic, Ras Kass. We discuss collaborating with Xzibit, DJ Premier, Dr. Dre and Saafir. We learn about his relationship with Coolio and the initial concerns with appearing on Chino XL’s Riiot. We find out 2Pac once requested 50 tickets to his show and learned what happened with The Horseman.

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Episode 59 is a homage to 80s hip-hop. This show plays like your favorite mixtape, as we selected classic album cuts and anthems from the old school, as well as the Golden Era. We reminisce over all things 80s, including movies and our embarrassing choice of apparel.

DJ 360 hits you with mixes featuring Run-DMC, Schoolly D, Ultramagnetic MC’s, MC Lyte, Big Daddy Kane, Public Enemy, Stezo, Steady B, Just-Ice, The D.O.C., Tuff Crew, ...
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The passing of Kobe Bryant have gutted so many of us. The last few days have been joyless and while we recorded this show prior to his death, we felt a last minute edit was in necessary to properly pay respects.

On Episode 58, we continue with Part 2 our Homage to Collabos special. We’re joined by one of the greatest lyricists to bless the mic, Ras Kass. We discuss collaborating with Xzibit, DJ Premier, Dr. Dre and Saafir. We learn ...
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January 24, 2020 54 min
On Episode 57, we’re joined by the legendary Spice 1. His resume runs deep and features some of the biggest and best collabos such as Jealous Got Me Strapped, The Murda Show, Dusted N Disgusted, Nuthin But The Gangsta, Santa Rita Weekend, Hard 2 Kill and the I Got 5 On It remix to name a few. Spice 1 shares stories about working with 2Pac, Method Man, MC Eiht, E-40 as well as some of his favorite collabos he’s done. We also talk Me...
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The art of collaborating is nothing new. It’s actually more prominent than ever, but mainly to mask the lack of talent these days. Guest spots can offer important co-signs, sometimes a necessary one. Whether it’s initiated by the label or the artist, “the collabo” was a beautiful thing in the 90s. There’s an unwritten rule that if you gave a verse, you’d later receive a verse. The “friends and favors” card was often used back then....
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This is our New Year's Eve Edition of episode 56. 100% music and 0% talking. We put out a NYE version every year so you can let it ride in your whip or at one of your house parties on New Year's Eve!

1. Diamond D - Fuck What You Heard
2. Grand Puba - That's How We Move It
3. Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth - The Creator
4. Das EFX - Jussumen
5. Showbiz & A.G. - Soul Clap feat. Diamond D
6. EPMD - Crossover
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We’re officially 3 years deep in this podcast game and we got 56 episodes and a bunch of tributes and great interviews to show for it.

In three short years, we’ve landed the greatest producers of all-time like DJ Premier (twice), Pete Rock and Erick Sermon. We've interviewed legendary MC's like KRS-One, Redman, Masta Ace, Pharoahe Monch, Casual, Del and were fortunate enough to chopped it up with Roc Marciano, Evidence, Mur...
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December 10, 2019 103 min
Many people as well as publications are calling this best DJ Premier interview in years. We can tell you all the reasons why you should listen, but we're talking DJ Premier! When the G.O.A.T. talks, you just listen.

DJ Premier goes in-depth about the new album. We talk plenty about Guru, their relationship, the misunderstandings and the family bond. We collabos with Nas, Pete Rock, De La Soul, Q-Tip, Bun B, K-Rino. We discuss t...
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