Take It Personal Podcast (Ep 4: Wu-Tang Tribute)

January 12th, 2017
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To many, Staten Island is known as the dump. To us hip-hop heads, it’s known as Shaolin, the home of the Wu-Tang Clan. Who would have thought a group of 9 rappers would have changed the game, but they definitely did. Nobody has ever done hip-hop like WTC and I’m pretty sure nobody ever will. While The Wu is one of the most respected and beloved group of all-time, a two hour tribute doesn’t seem long enough. That said, here is our tribute that should help remind you that Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nuthing ta F*ck Wit!

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Take It Personal Podcast (Ep 3): Holiday Edition

December 28th, 2016
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For some, it doesn’t feel like the holidays until we see our pals John McClain, Kevin McCallister or Ralphie Parker. Episode 3 is our holiday special and its packed with classics from OutKast, Redman, Common, Lord Finesse, Big Pun, Nas, Screwball, The Roots, Mad Skillz, The Beatnuts and L.O.T.U.G., plus new music from The LOX, Snowgoons, Meyhem Lauren and Hus Kingpin & SmooVth. And what’s our show without a little banter? We each discuss/diss our favorite years in hip-hop as well as our guilty pleasures. Stay tuned, you don’t want to miss this show!

Sounds Like The 90s Vol. 25

December 17th, 2016
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From all of us at Take It Personal, we truly thank you for the overwhelming support you’ve given us so far. We’re only a few shows in, but we will continue to deliver these every few weeks as long as you continue to listen. Episode 3 drops next week, but here is a brand new Sounds Like The 90s to hold you over. Happy holidays to all of you. Let’s hope ’17 is a lot kinder than 2016 has been to us. –Jason Gloss

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Sounds Like The 90s Volume 25

01 MC Serch – Take It Personal Intro
02 Snowgoons – The 90’s Are Back feat. O.C., DoItAll, UG, Sticky Fingaz, Dres, Nine, Sonny Seeza, Ras Kass & Psycho Les
03 Vinnie Paz – Nineteen Ninety Three
04 Ras Kass – Bardom feat. KRS-ONE
05 A Tribe Called Quest – Ego
06 Sadat X – We Strive feat. Dres
07 O.C. – Time’s Up (DJ 360 Remix)
08 The LOX – Move Forward (prod. DJ Premier)
09 Dave East – It Was Written
10 Apollo Brown & Skyzoo – Basquiat On The Draw ft. Conway & Westside Gunn
11 Hus Kingpin & SmooVth – Mega Genesis feat. SageInfinite
12 Meyhem Lauren – 5 Wagon feat. Action Bronson
13 DJ Rude One – Murder Paragraphs feat. Roc Marciano
14 Supastition – Take It Personal Interlude
15 Reks – Gone Baby Gone
16 CZARFACE – Two In The Chest
17 Mikey D – The Rhyme Heaterz (The Symphony XXI) feat. R.A. The Rugged Man, Craig G. & Canibus
18 Ryu – Happy Days feat. Jams, Gravity Christ & Bishop Lamont
19 The Game – I Grew Up On Wu-Tang

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Take It Personal Podcast (Ep 2): ATCQ Tribute

November 27th, 2016
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Sometimes sequels are just better, like a lot better. Take The Empire Strikes Back, Low End Theory, The Infamous and De La Soul Is Dead for example. Take It Personal Episode 2 is our best yet! Not only is this an A Tribe Called Quest tribute show, but we’re playing joints by Ultramagnetic MC’s, Black Thought, Company Flow, Mos Def, Vinnie Paz, Nas, AZ, Ras Kass, D.I.T,C, Atmosphere, MarQ Spekt & Blockhead to name a few. Join Jason Gloss, Kevlar & DJ 360 on musical journey you won’t want to end. Or maybe you will, you probably will…

Please be sure to subscribe to one of the many options available to listen to Take It Personal so you can stay connected when new shows are released. From us at Take It Personal, thank you for your support and happy holidays to all of you. –Philaflava

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Take It Personal Podcast (Episode 1)

November 6th, 2016
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On November 2, 2016 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, and, as Chino XL once said, “Here To Save You All.” Come to where Exit 33 meets Memory Lane at the Honeycomb Hideout, as DJ 360 and co-hosts Jason Gloss and Kevlar take you on a sonic voyage from past to present and back again!

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Steady Bloggin/T.R.O.Y. x Ras Beats Giveaway

September 19th, 2016
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A few weeks ago we posted on T.R.O.Y. about the Ras Beats project Control Your Own. It features Roc Marciano, O.C., Elzhi , A.G. (D.I.T.C.), Rasheed Chappell, Blacastan (A.O.T.P.), Breeze Brewin and many more.  Ras Beats runs his own independent record label, WorldWyde Recordings. Playing patronage to favorites like Large Professor, Pete Rock, and Marley Marl, Ras Beats has put out an exemplary New York underground record. If you love classic beats and throwbacks to the golden era, this album is a must.

 

Many of you asked about about the giveaway so, here we go…

 

If you would like to receive Control Your Own for FREE, simply follow us on Instagram @Philaflava . We will be selecting from new followers starting from 9/19 – 9/24. 5 random winners will receive the new album for absolutely FREE. For those already following, you can still win too. A post will be made this Friday (9/23) on our Instagram regarding this contest. Simply like it– that’s all. We will be selecting random likes on that day and the winners  will receive a copy Control Your Own for free. Easy ain’t it? Good luck and don’t forget to support real hip-hop. –Philaflava

 

 

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2.Wit No Pressure Feat. Roc Marciano
3.Study Feat. Blacastan & Rasheed Chappell
4.Shoebox Feat. JBiz
5.Let It Be Feat. Masta Ace
6.Front Line Feat. Fev
7.Knowledge Of Self Feat. O.C. & Elzhi
8.Anticipation Feat. Kool Sphere
9.Queens
10.Survive Feat. Sadat X
11.Bust The Science Feat. Sureshot La Rock
12.Against The Wall Feat. Sub-Con & Breeze Brewin
13.God Bless Feat. JBiz & A.G.
14.Hero

T.R.O.Y. Presents – Sounds Like The 90s Vol. 24

August 22nd, 2016
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We create these Sounds Like The 90s, to share with you new(er) tunes, that we feel represent that 90s hip-hop we love. Listen with an open mind and most importantly, support the artists featured on these Sounds Like The 90s if you like what you hear. 24 is a great number, my favorite number for obvious reasons, so it only made sense to incorporate my childhood idol Rickey Henderson on the cover. Props to dirt_dog for always blessing the artwork. And if you’re a fan of his work, you’ll be happy to know our Certified Dope Apparel is back for a limited time as well. Peace to to all those who continue to support Philaflava, Steady Bloggin and of course, T.R.O.Y.   –Jason Gloss

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Sounds Like The 90s Vol. 24
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1. Take It Personal Intro
2. Psycho Les (of The Beatnuts) – Hip Hop Never Left feat. Inspectah Deck, Pete Rock & Jeru The Damaja
3. Reef The Lost Cauze – Radio Suckas feat. Peedi Crakk, STS & Truck North
4. Apathy – Rap Is Not Pop
5. D.I.T.C. – Diggin’ Numbers (Remix)
6. Roc Mariciano – All For It (prod. Alchemist)
7. Meyhem Lauren – Not Guilty (prod. Large Professor)
8. Ras Kass – Paypal The Feature feat. Steele & Sean Price
9. Blu & Nottz – Giant Steps feat. Bishop Lamont, Tore, Skyzoo & DJ Revolution
10. Maylay Sparks – Illadelph Elohim feat. Rucker Pawk & The Last Emperor
11. Atmosphere – When The Lights Go Out feat. MF Doom & Kool Keith
12. Skizz – Listen To Jazz feat. Your Old Droog
13. De La Soul – Royalty Capes
14. Ras Beats – Knowledge of Self feat. Elzhi & O.C.
15. Ras Beats – Wit No Pressure feat. Roc Marciano
16. Black Thought – Making A Murderer feat. Styles P (prod. 9th Wonder)
17. MC Eiht & Spice-1 – Any Means (prod. Alchemist)
18. Termanlogy – We’re Both Wrong feat. Saigon (prod. Q-Tip)
19. DJ Joe Bodega – Mentally Decapitated feat. UG, Sean Price & Sadat X

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The Philaflava Show x Take It Personal

August 14th, 2016
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VIDEO: Meyhem Lauren – Hate

June 2nd, 2016
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I’ve been bumping the fuck outta Piatto D’oro and this jawn happens to be on that just makes me feel a little something extra in the whip. Peace to Meyhem and Super Dave for this one.  –Philaflava

 

R.I.P. Phife Dawg

March 23rd, 2016
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Taken from a T.R.O.Y. ’09 post. I strongly recommend you checking it out. –Philaflava

Phife is typically ignored during discussions of great emcees, which is a shame because his presence certainly enlivened many of A Tribe Called Quest’s greatest songs. Q-Tip’s distinctive voice and romanticist poetics were certainly a draw for many fans, but Phife’s slightly more aggressive and yet affable delivery added an extra dimension to Tribe’s very laid back approach. Try imagining a Tribe record without Phife’s vocals and you’re left with the rap equivalent of smooth jazz. Let’s take a moment to honor the funkiest diabetic not named Ghostface with some examples of rhyming excellence:

Fu-Shnickens “La Schmoove” – Chip-Fu had the acrobatic flow but Phife steals the show on this with one of the catchiest, most memorable cameo verses ever.