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The Greatest Pete Rock Tribute of All-Time

Sunday, April 1st, 2018
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Part 2 concludes our 8-hour Pete Rock tribute. It was a daunting task to properly celebrate Pete’s astonishing career but after two episodes and 480 minutes of music, we think we got it right. Part 2 focuses more on Pete’s work from the late 90s all the way to today. Besides the solo work, we have music from Rakim, Raekwon, Bumpy Knuckles, Phife Dawg, Black Star, Guru, Ghostface Killah, Ill Bill, Big L, Roc Marciano, The LOX, Redman, Planet Asia, Cormega, Sadat X, Termanology, Grap Luva, Nature, Torae, Smoke DZA, Cypress Hill, De La Soul & Apathy to name a few. Don’t forget, we just relaunched our new website TakeItPersonalRadio.com, where you can stream, download and view all playlists for every episode, including this one. Please join us as we continue to celebrate one of the greatest producers to ever do it – Pete Rock!

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Pete Rock Tribute + Interview

Sunday, March 18th, 2018
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Episode 24 was an idea we had for a while. We all said Pete Rock deserves a proper tribute, so we’re proud to finally present the first of two installments of this Soul Brother #1 tribute. If you had asked us a little over a year ago when we started Take It Personal, that we’d have two of the greatest producers of all-time as our guests, we wouldn’t have believed it. This is truly a case of dreams becoming reality. It was an honor celebrating Pete Rock’s distinguished catalog and even a bigger honor having him as a guest on our show. We talk with Pete about Heavy D, DJ Premier, De La Soul, Dilla, Redman, Kanye all the way to his top 5 producers. He shared his thoughts on drumless beats these days. We even get the answer to a possible CL Smooth reunion. Please join us as we celebrate one of the greatest producers to ever do it – Pete Rock!

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Take It Personal – Episode 21 w/Apathy & Vanderslice

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
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Season 2 kicks off with special guests Apathy and Vanderslice. We talk classics, dickhead rappers, Griselda rappers and drum-less beats. Ap touches on his upcoming project Widow’s Son, his collabo with Pete Rock and also shares some feelings about the Perestroika support. Vanderslice, an extremely dope beat maker himself, is brutally honest and brutally funny too. Nobody is safe when he is on the mic, not Talib Kweli, not Q-Tip, not Pete Rock and not even our homie Big Ghost. Episode 21 sounds like Stretch & Bob meets Viva La Bam. We pay homage to graffiti and have bangers on this show from Smoothe Da Hustler, Das EFX, Company Flow, Lord Finesse, Artifacts, EPMD, Conway, Roc Marciano, Real Live, Jedi Mind Tricks & Red Hot Lover Tone. Strap on the seat belt, cuz ’18 is going to be one hell of a ride on Take It Personal.

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

Monday, 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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Roc Marciano – Give Ya Numbers On The Boards (®es†less ßLên∂)

Friday, November 1st, 2013
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Verses from an old Roc Marci/Pete Rock collab, blended with Pusha’s “Numbers On The Board” instrumental to great effect by some dude named Restless.
 

 
Via Alexander Richter, spotted by HL
 
For another take on “Give it to Ya’ll”, check out Zilla Rocca’s remix HERE
 

Roc Marciano & Pete Rock – The Specialist (??) / It’s So G (2008)

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013
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Robbie posted ‘The Specialist’ earlier today, and I’m inclined to read the ‘unreleased’ tag as ‘something from the archives, circa end of last decade.’ Despite the fact that Rock and Roc worked together frequently during the earlier (UN) years, there haven’t been many outward signs of collaboration, or even camaraderie, between the two since Marciano’s solo career took off around 2009. Hopefully I’m wrong and it is indeed a new track, but gut a feeling tells me it’s old.
 

 
‘The Specialist’ reminds me of another older collaboration between the two, a somewhat obscure song called ‘It’s So G’. This one originally appeared as a bonus track of the Japanese edition of Rock’s NY’s Finest album, then later buried deep on the b-side of the Ready Fe War 12″. Neither of these songs have any additional drums beyond those in the looped sample. While the date of origin of ‘The Specialist’ is uncertain, ‘It’s So G’ was definitely made in 2008 (or before). This is significant because it predates the current trend of ‘no drum’ productions, examples of which can be found on Marciano’s own Reloaded, Ka’s last two albums, various Alchemist productions, etc. Moreover, I’m fairly certain that at this point Marci’s own beats still had additional percussion, at least some times.
 
To clarify, I’m not claiming that Pete Rock invented the ‘no drums’ thing. There are examples of these kinds of beats made by other producers before 2008. But it is interesting to hear Rock, of all people, dabble with the idea. And you gotta wonder if his experiment had any influence on Marciano’s own recent production style.