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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 courtesy of co-hosts Jason Gloss, Kevlar, DJ ...
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Every once in a while, an interview turns more into a conversation amongst rap dudes. We anticipated having Rapper Big Pooh and Phonte for just 45 minutes, so when I tell you the interview lasted 2 hours and 30 minutes, it tells you just how funny and relatable these guys are to talk to. We covered an awful lot, yet it wasn't nearly enough once it …
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Episode 141 is part 1 of our Ice Cube tribute. We're going back to the days of the C.I.A. to N.W.A. and then on to his solo career. At the break, we discuss the importance of Ice Cube's first two classic albums and the complete dominate he had in the early 90s in both music and movies. You are now about to witness the strength of street knowledge. …
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Welcome to season 7 of your favorite podcast. On episode 140, we're paying homage to a time in hip-hop, where the underground dominated our decks and digging at Fat Beats was the ultimate high. We've done 3 tributes to the indie hip-hop era, but sometimes you just want an episode to take you back to that special place. If you ever experienced runni…
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On Episode 138, we're paying respects to our late friend and longtime supporter of Take It Personal, Matt "Barkley" Temchatin. Many of you knew Barkley as @HipHopAutographs, as he was one of the most celebrated hip-hop collectors online. Barkley unexpectedly passed away a few months ago, so we wanted to honor him with our last episode of 2023. Bark…
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Jon Anik, sports broadcaster and UFC's play-by-play commentator, stops by Take It Personal to talk all things Boston. We get into his love for 90's hip-hop, Boston sports and a little MMA as well.⁠⁠www.takeitpersonalradio.com⁠⁠⁠ Follow us on Instagram @takeitpersonalradio Patreon: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.patreon.com/TakeItPersonal…
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Episode 137 is our 2nd and final installment of our Boston Tribute and it features the legendary Edo. G and Jon Anik. We've got music from Special Teams, Guru, 7L & Esoteric, Mr. Lif, Maspyke, Akrobatik, Ripshop, Reks, Insight, Big Shug, Termanology, K.T., Porn Theatre Ushers and more. Plus special guests Edo. G and Jon Anik stop by to discuss all …
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Episode 136 was originally scheduled to be just one episode, but in typical Take It Personal fashion, it's now become a 2-part Boston Tribute. We've got music from MC Keithy E, The Gang Starr Posse, Sir Jake, T.D.S. Mob, Joint Ventures, Mr. Lif, Akrobatik, 7L & Esoteric, Insight, Krumbsnatcha, Big Shug, Termanology, Reks, Scientifik, Almighty RSO, …
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On Episode 135, we've decided after a summer being stuck in the 90's and most recently, our Ultramagnetic MC's 2-part series, it's time for a quick reset. We're going back to our roots - our sweet spot - our comfort zone and giving you an episode to remind you why you started listening to Take It Personal in the first place. We've got music from Gr…
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On Episode 133, we linked up with Kool Keith and Ced Gee of Ultramagnetic MC's to discuss their legendary careers. Both originators and innovators, who helped usher in a new sound, all while laying the blueprint down for the underground. What started out an interview dissecting things in chronological order, turned into a session of guys having fun…
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On Episode 132, we're bringing you the 5th and final installment of our 90's Flashback series. This is our potpourri edition. We've got music from Prince, Missy Elliott, Jamiroquai, Weezer, Daft Punk, Rage Against The Machine, Uncle Luke, Foo Fighters, Jay-Z, Jane's Addiction, Biggie, Nine Inch Nails, LL Cool J and Janet Jackson. Plus medleys dedic…
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On Episode 131, we're bringing you the 4th installment of our 90's Flashback series. This is our Hip-hop edition with 3 masterful mixes featuring over 110+ tracks and 5+ hours of music. We got classics, anthems and remixes from Ice Cube, Redman, De La Soul, Heavy D., EPMD, Mobb Deep, Eric B & Rakim to Das EFX. The 90's were hands down the best deca…
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On Episode 130, we're bringing you the 3rd installment of our 90's Flashback series. On this R&B Edition, we have music from Mary J. Blige, Jodeci, D'Angelo, SWV, R. Kelly, Usher, Boyz II Men, plus a little hip-hop love from LL, Biggie, Nas, Jay, Mobb Deep, Foxy Brown and Lil Kim. 90's R&B was a special time for many of us and if you lived it, you …
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On Episode 129, we're bringing you the 2nd installment of our 90's Flashback series. This decade was a special time for many of us and if you lived it, you loved it! We have music from The Smashing Pumpkins, Bush, Beck, Guns N' Roses, Ice Cube, Oasis, Sublime, No Doubt, Cypress Hill and plenty more. We also have special tributes dedicated to Nirvan…
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On Episode 128, we're staying in the 90's but this time we're incorporating all types of music that defined the decade. Just like we did with the 80's flashback on Episode 78, this show feature the sounds of the 90's courtesy of Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Guns N' Roses, Radiohead, Portishead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Boyz II Men, A Tribe Called Quest, Beast…
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Episode 127 we're hitting the pause button on the golden era and giving you an entire show of new shit! If you haven't been keeping up, there's been plenty of dope hip-hop to come out in the 1st quarter of '23. On this episode, we're playing joints from Ty Farris, Napoleon Da Legend, Rome Streetz, Mickey Diamond, Meyhem Lauren, Supastition, Stove G…
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Episode 126 is chock-full of treats, you'll need to check your insulin levels after listening to. We're talking demos, bootlegs, remixes, deep cuts and classics from 1992 all the way to 1996. Originally titled the Tiramisu episode to compliment 360's Chef's Special, we thought playing The Message, talking about It Was Written at the break and givea…
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Episode 125 is an episode DJ 360 has been wanting to do since the inception of Take It Personal. After 124 episodes and over 620 hours of TIP content, our DJ finally gets his wish. We're calling this the Chef's Special. Once upon a time DJ's went on a feeling and you weren't quite sure what path the music would take you on, you just know it would t…
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Episode 124 is our tribute to David Jolicoeur aka Plug Two aka Trugoy the Dove aka 1/3 of one of the greatest groups of all-time. Please join us in this celebration as we take you on this incredible lyrical journey courtesy of Trugoy. Shouts to Pharoahe Monch, Apathy, Open Mike Eagle, Supastition & Jeru The Damaja for being a part of this tribute. …
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On Episode 123, we're finishing up our NYC Air Play series but this time giving you the college radio version. Last episode we had plenty of G-Unit, Dipset, D-Block, Terror Squad and The Roc, but this episode we're giving you Non Phixion, Screwball, Wee Bee Foolish, D.I.T.C., Juggaknots, Bumpy Knuckles, El-P and J-Live to provide the perfect balanc…
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On Episode 122 we're going back to NYC circa 2000-2005, where mix show radio dominated the airwaves. Where clan's, posse's, crew's and clik's peaked with G-Unit, Dipset, D-Block, Terror Squad, Ruff Ryders, Murder Inc and The Roc. This was fresh-off the Nas and Jay-Z battle, when NYC was thriving again and when a kid named Justin Smith completely ch…
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Episode 121 is titled The Set-Up. After these big tributes we do on TIP, you sometimes you have to to decompress, but we can't really take our foot off the pedal too much because we're just getting started. On this show we take it back to the mid-late 90s with a lot of emphasis on 1996-97. We got bangers from Mobb Deep, Capone-N-Noreaga, Camp Lo, C…
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Episode 120 is part 2 of our J Dilla Tribute, it also marks the start of our 7th season doing Take It Personal. We started this podcast in 2016 as an excuse to get together and listen to some great music. Who knew this would bring so many people together from all walks of life? We went from talking about rappers on this show to eventually interview…
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Episode 119 is our tribute to one of the greatest producers of all-time, J Dilla. Whether you knew him as Jon Doe, Jay Dee, J. Yancey, Dilla Dog or just Dilla, you knew him as the most influential producer hip-hop has seen in the last quarter century. J Dilla wasn't just a musical genius, he absolutely reinventing the way hip-hop was being created.…
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Episode 118 is our tribute to the late, great Tame One. We love doing tributes on Take It Personal, but we absolutely hate having to do a tribute them under these conditions. We've lost many great artists over the years like Biz Markie, Kangol Kid, MF DOOM, Prince Markie Dee, Gift of Gab, Shock G, Zumbi, Black Rob, Double K, Len Hub (The Roots), Ma…
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We're joined by extended TIP member, Meyhem Lauren as we discusses some of the most important things in life, like food and music. Meyhem breaks down the new Black Vladimir album with Daringer. We also talk The Alchemist, Harry Fraud, DJ Muggs as well as Madlib. We also get into 90s fashion and what would a Meyhem Lauren interview be without talkin…
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Episode 117 is our chill-out session. We're playing some of the finest jazz, lo-fi hip-hop for your listening pleasure. Grab a bottle of your favorite brown stuff, roll-up something green and just vibe-out to an episode that we guarantee will have you pressing replay. We've got music from Blackalicious, All Natural, Common Market, Kid Abstrakt, Awo…
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Episode 116 we're cooking up marvelous shit with part-time TIP member and full-time rapper, Meyhem Lauren. After 7 shows dedicated to 1994, we're warp-zonin' 28 years to 2022 with new music by Kid Abstrakt, Cormega, Rome Streetz, Sol Messiah, Danger Mouse & Ka, Him-Lo & Giallo Point, Open Mike Eagle, Awon, The Artifacts & Buckwild, Benny The Butche…
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Episode 115 is part 7 our 1994 Tribute, our series finale. 7 episodes total dedicated to 1994 with over 21 hours of music, including 350 songs. On this episode we dive deep with the forgotten and the unknowns. We've got music from The Boogiemonsters, Dredknotz, Money Boss Players, Finsta Bundy, Three Times Dope, Top Quality, Kirk, Maestro Fresh-Wes…
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Episode 114 is part 6 our 1994 Tribute. This is our 2nd to last installment of this historic tribute we've started way back in June. On this show we first dip our toes in the commercial waters as we play the hits. We're talking Biggie, Heavy D, Bone Thugs, Snoop Dogg, Ahmad and Coolio to name a few. On the b-side we're heading down south. We're pay…
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Episode 113 is part 5 of our 1994 Tribute. We pay homage to the Wu and many Wu-affiliates. On the flipside we get into Redman, Keith Murray, Black Moon, O.C., Black Sheep, KMD, Jeru The Damaja, Hard 2 Obtain, The Beatnuts, Common, Lords of The Underground, Organized Konfusion, Gang Starr and much more. Don't forget about the TIP giveaway. There's s…
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Episode 112 is the West Coast edition of our 1994 Tribute. This XL-episode has 3 mixes dedicated to the sounds coming out the left coast like Anotha Level, MC Eiht, Warren G, Casual, Saafir, Ras Kass, The Dogg Pound, Volume 10, Jayo Felony, King Tee, DJ Quik, The Nonce, Ant Banks and Thug Life to name a few. Don't forget about the TIP giveaway. The…
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I'll save the long description because you just need to hit that play button! What you're about to listen to is one of the greatest (if not the greatest) years in hip-hop. We all know '88 is the blueprint with It Takes A Nation of Millions, Critical Beatdown, Straight Outta Compton, Great Adventures of Slick Rick, Follow The Leader, Long Live The K…
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I'll save the long description because you just need to hit that play button! What you're about to listen to is one of the greatest (if not the greatest) years in hip-hop. We all know '88 is the blueprint with It Takes A Nation of Millions, Critical Beatdown, Straight Outta Compton, Great Adventures of Slick Rick, Follow The Leader, Long Live The K…
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I'll save the long description because you just need to hit that play button! What you're about to listen to is one of the greatest (if not the greatest) years in hip-hop. We all know '88 is the blueprint with It Takes A Nation of Millions, Critical Beatdown, Straight Outta Compton, Great Adventures of Slick Rick, Follow The Leader, Long Live The K…
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Grab yourself a beach towel, a few Red Stripes, a nice spliff and join us on Episode 108 Champion Sound, as we celebrate the marriage between reggae and hip-hop music. We've gathered some of our favorite reggae influenced tracks with some of our favorite hip-hop/reggae collabos and in typical TIP fashion, of course we had to sprinkle in some hidden…
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Episode 107 is breather from our recent tributes. This all-new music episode is for those not sure where to look, listen or simply don't have the time. We've curated music over the last few months to help bring you up-to-date with bangers by Danger Mouse & Black Thought, Black Star, Pusha T, Kid Abstrakt, Daniel Son, The Good People, G.S. Advance, …
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Episode 106 is going to leave most of you in neck braces. After spending the last few episodes on Kanye West, we're taking it back to the essence of Take It Personal Radio. We've got head bangers from M.O.P., Ghostface Killah, Gang Starr, The Beatnuts, Xzibit, Dilated Peoples, Mobb Deep, Big Pun, Non Phixion and Onyx to name a few. At the break, we…
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Episode 105 is part 2 of our Kanye West Tribute. This show is over 4 hours long. In total, we have delivered over 8 1/2 hours of Kanye West on this 2-part tribute. We're showcasing the production side of things to set it off. We're talking Jay, Beanie, Cam'Ron, Mos Def, Scarface, Pusha, The Game and Nas to name a few. Then we getting into some old …
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On Episode 104, we're doing something we never would have imagined doing when we initially started these tributes. Today, on Take It Personal, we celebrate the musician, Kanye West. Our collection of tributes includes DJ Premier, Pete Rock, Prodigy, MF DOOM, Black Thought, Redman, KRS-ONE, Kool G. Rap, Sean Price, Mos Def, Hieroglyphics, Atmosphere…
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We’re joined by Mr. Eon of The High & Mighty, who sits with the crew to discuss one of hip hop's greatest eras. We hear stories about how it started for them, the Masta Ace beef, working with Bobbito, The Alchemist, Rashida Jones, Beetlejuice, Kool Keith, Pharoahe Monch, Eminem and Cage. During the late 90s and early 00's, Eastern Conference Record…
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Episode 103 is the 3rd installment of our indie hip-hop tribute series. This time, we’re joined by Mr. Eon of The High & Mighty, who sits with the crew to discuss one of hip hop's greatest eras. We hear stories about how it started for them, the Masta Ace beef, working with Bobbito, The Alchemist, Rashida Jones, Beetlejuice, Kool Keith, Pharoahe Mo…
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We've done all the big tributes. We've had all the big guests. We've done more in 5 seasons than we could have ever imagined. This year on Take It Personal we'll continue to raise the bar, but more importantly, we want you all to relive your favorite hip-hop memories with us. We want to remind you all why you fell in love with hip-hop in the first …
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Episode 101 is an ode to 1990. This was a defining moment in hip-hop as the musical tides started to turn. The 80s were done, as were many of the styles and genres to come out of that decade. Rap dominated the airwaves and took over pop culture as we know it. While both MC Hammer and Vanilla Ice were at the top of the pop charts, it was influential…
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Take It Personal is back with our 1st show of 2022. On episode 100, we decided to do something a little different, something a little more personal. Each member hand picked 10 of their favorite tracks of all-time. 4 mixes in all. You, the listener, will decide which is the best 10-track mix of the 4 we play. Our Spotify listeners can vote right on …
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It's been a long time, we shouldn't have left you Without a strong podcast to step to Think of how many weak shows you slept through Time's up, I'm sorry we kept you On Episode 99, we celebrate the life and the career of Sean Price. We're joined by special guests Pharoahe Monch, Phonte, Torae, Meyhem Lauren and Peter Rosenberg, as they serve as you…
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We can write-up a teaser on how episode 98 focuses on the Golden Era with music from LL, The D.O.C., EPMD, De La, Kane, Boogie Down Productions, Brand Nubian, Ultramagnetic and DJ Quik or you can just hit play cuz you already know how TIP gets down. Don't forget to participate in our "Best Album of '91" poll while streaming this episode - only on S…
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Blu shares stories about rapping for Suge Knight, almost signing to Death Row Records and signing with Warner Brothers. He breaks down some of our favorite tracks off Below The Heavens, working with so many great producers over the years and the making of his latest album, The Color Blue. There were a lot of laughs and surprises while speaking with…
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Fourteen years ago, Blu took hip-hop by storm. Along with Exile, he gave us the modern-day classic Below The Heavens and we've all been hooked ever since. On episode 97, we sit down with Blu to discuss his lengthy catalog and career. Blu shares stories about rapping for Suge Knight, almost signing to Death Row Records and signing with Warner Brothe…
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