Posts Tagged ‘The Roots’

Philaflava: Take It Personal (Philly Hip-Hop Tribute)

Friday, March 3rd, 2017
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Episode 6 is our longest one yet and for good reason. This isn’t your typical Philly hip-hop show, this is the official Philly hip-hop tribute show. Chock-full of Illadelph classics, along with our special tour guides Vinnie Paz, Maylay Sparks, Baby Blak, CHOPS, Todd Wolfe and MarQ Spekt to help navigate you through the two one fifth. Unlike the ewoks, our episode VI won’t disappoint. So whether you’re from Philly, know of Philly or even like Philly, you can’t front on our music. We’re more than just cheese steaks, soft pretzels and Rocky Balboa, we’re home of some of the greatest musicians ever. If you’re a fan of Schoolly D, Steady B, 100x, Bahamadia, Freeway, Tuff Crew or The Roots — we got you! –Philaflava

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Take It Personal Podcast (Ep 3): Holiday Edition

Wednesday, 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!

Take It Personal Podcast (Ep 2): ATCQ Tribute

Sunday, 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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Rap Songs that Motivates You To Gamble Gamble

Thursday, August 1st, 2013
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Rap Songs that Motivates You To Gamble Gamble

Here are three popular rap songs that make you want to go to the casino and try out your luck.

2Pac – I Get Around
The title I get around could mean two things: he knows just how to roll in bling, or he plays around with the ladies.
The beat on this song is simply catchy, including that awesome bass line. But, knowing that Tupac Shakur is a lyrical genius, the rhymes are as good as the beat:

“Just another hazard of a fly guy
You ask why, don’t matter, my pockets got fatter
Now everybody’s looking for the latter
And ain’t no need in being greedy”
This song puts a player in a positive mood while playing games in the casino or casino sites, showing what lifestyle you can get when you get rich after winning.

The Roots – Don’t Say Nuthin

Give it here, and don’t say nuthin’
Just give it here, and don’t say nuthin
…..Cut the check
Give it here, and don’t say nuthin
Nigga, give it here, and don’t say nuthin

This track will keep you bobbing your head all the way to the end. A chorus like that encourages a casino player to keep playing until he wins, after which he takes the prize and keep quiet about it. After all, winning money and taking it is all that matters.

50 Cent – I Get Money

Of all the three songs here, this one takes the cake. It has all the bells and whistles about money, lots and lots of it. Some excerpts:

“Have a baby by me; baby
Be a millionaire
I write the check before the baby comes,
I’m stanky rich
Ima die tryna spend this s**t
Yeah I smell like the vault
Now I play on boats
In the south of France
Baby, St. Tropez
Rich? I’m already that”

 

Now this is every casino gamer’s dream: the money, the fame, the cars, the boats and everything in between, with profanities to spice things up. With this track, you are in the mood to win. Visit this site www.casinojuggler.com and play while listening to these songs.

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The Roots Undun Review (The Only One That Matters)

Sunday, December 4th, 2011
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For the past week we’ve seen a bunch of people tackle this album. Writers these days take themselves way too seriously. That or they have these agendas in writing these reviews just to grab a few hits and if they’re lucky maybe a couple of RTs. I’m not a writer. I’m a simple man, I like my beans and rice. We live in a world that is quite simple if you ask me. It’s black, it’s white. It’s good, it’s bad. It’s hot, it’s cold. It’s yes or no. These definitive answers shape who we are.

 

There is no need to string together a wordy review that only serves as self-indulgent drivel just to deliver one adjective in describing Undun.

 

We’ve been spoiled for practically two decades now with progression, not regression from The Roots crew. We want Malik B. We miss Len Hub. We want more N.T. collabos. We want more Black Thought verses. We want lengthier tracks and albums; [insert Elaine] yada yada yada.

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Philaflava’s 10 Most Underrated Emcees of 2011

Friday, September 30th, 2011
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We’re still a few months away from the year closing out, but we all know the 4th Q is usually for big names, big labels and even bigger releases. This list is about 10 rappers who have been grindin’ for years. True lyricists who each put in work year in year out and still seem to lack the appreciation they rightfully deserve.  This isn’t an all-time list, it’s just a group of 10 rappers I feel are currently underrated, unappreciated and warrant the recognition.

 

Hip-Hop has  been good to us these past years. With the emergence of Big K.R.I.T., Danny Brown, Freddie Gibbs, French Montana, Action Bronson, Tyler The Creator, Fashawn, Pill, Mr. Muthafuckin’ Exquire, Blu, Elzhi, G-Side, ASAP Rocky, Curren$y & Roc Marciano just to name a few, we’ve had to double up on our hard drive space.

 

There are always going to be rappers with strong co-signs, better geographical residency or those who lean on friends and favors for that mass appeal. I wanted to put together a list of 10 active emcees that all deserve your attention and in my opinion are truly underrated.

So without further ado, here are my 10 Most Underrated Emcees of 2011.

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