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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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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…
 
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…
 
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, …
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
We're back and we're going back, way back. Back to the new millennium where hip-hop was thriving, the DIY backpack era started to fizzle, but the major labels swooped in and were plucking groups one by one. Collabos were in full effect and more noticeably than in years past, very cross-coast friendly. The independent game was coming off a stellar '…
 
Some of the best rappers out there are just that - rappers. Not every rapper you hear is a lyricist. When we first heard Kurupt on The Chronic, we knew this man was special. It's kind of fitting that his debut would be on Lyrical Gangbang. TIP is a bit selective with the guests we have on the show, but we love our lyricists. Whether it's Redman, Ph…
 
Kurupt joins Take It Personal Radio to discuss his lengthy career as being one of the best lyricists in the game. You'll hear stories about Snoop Dogg, Daz, Dr. Dre, Nate Dogg, KRS-One, and 2Pac. We also discuss The Horseman project, Death Row Records, his South Philly mob ties, the east/west coast beef and why he even took shots at A Tribe Called …
 
Episode 94 is our 5th and final installment of our 1993 tribute. We close-out the series with music from Souls of Mischief, A Tribe Called Quest, The Roots, Eazy-E, Ultramagnetic MC's, Kurious, M.O.P., Black Moon, Preacher Earl, Shadz of Lingo, Rumplestilkinz and Shyheim. And speaking of Shyheim, you know we had to share our thoughts on the whole D…
 
Episode 93 is our 4th installment of our 1993 tribute. On this show, we dig deep in the crates and pull out gems from Leaders of The New School, Private Investigators, Daddy-O, Boss, YZ, Mysterme, N-Tense, Poison Clan, Da Youngsta's and Mobb Deep to name a few. Plus, we hit you with classic from Outkast, Geto Boys, Eightball & MJG, Digable Planets …
 
Episode 92 is our 3rd installment of our 1993. This show is 100% dedicated to west coast and features music from Digital Underground, Cypress Hill, Tha Alkaholiks, Freestyle Fellowship, Mac Dre, Mac Mall, Spice 1, Too $hort, C-Bo, Pac, Snoop, Cube, Kam, MC Eiht and Souls of Mischief to name a few. At the break, we discuss Ice Cube's Lethal Injectio…
 
Episode 91 is our 2nd installment of our 1993 Tribute. And while many of you are patiently awaiting for that new Christmas by Kanye record, here's 3 hours of Take It Personal to remind you of when hip-hop was fun. We've got joints by A Tribe Called Quest, Biz Markie, De La Soul, Akinyele, The Beatnuts, Wu-Tang Clan, Black Moon, Now Born Click, L.O.…
 
Episode 90 is our 1st installment of our 1993 Tribute. Last year we put together a strong case as to why we thought 1995 was one of the greatest years. This time around we're paying homage to 1993, my favorite year in hip-hop. We'll got the classics, the commercial jawns, the remixes and in typical TIP fashion, the obscure records as well. We aren'…
 
We're joined by radio and TV personality, Peter Rosenberg. Whether you know him from HOT 97, ESPN or WWE Wrestling, you know Peter is never short of opinions or great stories. We get into his new album "Real Late" and we chop it up about HOT 97, WWE and all things hip-hop. This interview was a lot of fun. It was funny, nerdy, insightful and as usua…
 
With the Summer Olympics going on and episode 89 being a '92 celebration, we couldn't think of a better way to pay homage than with the legendary Sports Illustrated cover featuring the '92 Dream Team. Episode 89 is an appetizer, as we take a quick-trip down memory lane before making a hard stop on one of the greatest years hip-hop. Instead of feedi…
 
On Episode 88, we're joined by radio and TV personality, Peter Rosenberg. Whether you know him from HOT 97, ESPN or WWE Wrestling, you know Peter is never short of opinions or great stories. We get into his new album "Real Late" and we chop it up about HOT 97, WWE and all things hip-hop. This interview was a lot of fun. It was funny, nerdy, insight…
 
On episode 87, we continue to honor the legendary Kool G. Rap with 2 stellar mixes and our continuation of our exclusive interview with the man himself. We also giveaway some great hip-hop comic art courtesy of michaelkreiserart.com and we even do a live pack break of '87 Topps Baseball on the show! Don't forget to follow us @takeitpersonalradio, a…
 
When you hear the term "your rappers favorite rapper", they're are talking about Kool G. Rap. Whether you consider him the G.O.A.T. or somewhere in your Top 5, there is no denying that Kool G. Rap is one most influential rappers of all-time. Whether you like Nas, Jay, Big, Pun, Em, Black Thought or any other great lyricist, just know they're great …
 
When you hear the term "your rappers favorite rapper", they're are talking about Kool G. Rap. Whether you consider him the G.O.A.T. or somewhere in your Top 5, there is no denying that Kool G. Rap is one most influential rappers of all-time. And when celebrating a god like KGR, you don't half-ass it with some 60 minute tribute mix. You know on Take…
 
If there was a poster that defined the indie hip-hop movement, it would have the face of The Mighty Mos Def on it. Whether you first heard him on My Kung Fu, The Love Song or Stakes Is High Remix, you immediately knew what you heard was special. We're talking a generational talent. Mos Def had the voice, the sound, the style, the charm, the humor, …
 
Episode 84 is definitely our sweet spot. We take it back to essence of Take It Personal Radio and bring you the obscure sounds of the 90s. We got music from Da Lench Mob, The Troubleneck Brothers, Trends of Culture, Artifacts, Organized Konfusion, Sham & The Professor, Jemini The Gifted One, Da Bush Babees & Shyheim to name a few. At the break we t…
 
Episode 83 is a tribute to "Mafioso" rap. We thought it would be fun to incorporate some of our favorite Sopranos scenes throughout this show to properly pay respects to the lost and limited art of "true" mafioso rap. There is only one Godfather and that is Kool G. Rap, so, naturally Episode 83 is laced with plenty of his best mafia influenced trac…
 
Episode 82 is a homage to the fallen soldiers in hip-hop. With overwhelming amount of new music and new artists, it’s easy to sometimes forget those who helped paved the way. Those who provided the soundtrack to our lives. Those who influenced us throughout the years. The pioneers, the legends and the young talent taken from us too soon. On Gone Bu…
 
Whether you're an 80s baby or a 90s baby, this episode is for you. Whether you grew up on the Fat Boys or the Lost Boyz, this tribute is for you. D&D Studios is the most important studio in hip-hop history. Period. It's responsible for countless anthems such as Danger, Whutcha Want, Who Got Da Props, Ain't No Nigga, Jeeps, Lex Coups, Bimas & Benz, …
 
We're also starting off the year right with special guest Pharoahe Monch. Making this his 3rd appearance on TIP, we discuss the forthcoming album A Magnificent Day For An Exorcism. Pharoahe breaks down the making of this album and what Th1rt3en is all about. He also shares the reaction some rappers like Nas and Black Thought had when hearing the re…
 
Episode 80 is part 2 of our 2020 Year In Review. We've play some of our favorites from from Boldy James, Ka, 38 Spesh, Aesop Rock, Lyric Jones, Lord Goat, Open Mike Eagle, NapsNDreds, Sankofa, Hus Kingpin, Big Ghost, Illogic, Billy Danze and Steve God Cook$ to name a few. With over 56 tracks and 3 1/2 hours of music, we wrap-up 2020 TIP style. Befo…
 
Episode 79 sets off our 5th season of Take It Personal Radio. On this episode, we're bringing you our Year In Review and since there was a lot of dope material that dropped in 2020, we're making the Year In Review a 2-parter. We're playing some of our favorites, your favorites and some of the hidden gems of 2020 on these shows. We've got music from…
 
Episode 78 is our 4th anniversary special. After the crazy year we've all had, it felt right to end 2020 with a TIP celebration. We've produced over 23 episodes, close to 90 hours of content, including 7 tributes, 2 album spotlights and some pretty memorable, informative and occasionally contentious interviews with artists like R.A. The Rugged Man,…
 
​Episode 78 is our 4th anniversary special. After the crazy year we've all had, it felt right to end 2020 with a TIP celebration. We've produced over 23 episodes, close to 90 hours of content, including 7 tributes, 2 album spotlights and some pretty memorable, informative and occasionally contentious interviews with artists like R.A. The Rugged Man…
 
Episode 77 is tribute to the '94 classic The Sun Rises in the East by Jeru The Damaja. We sit down with D. Original Dirty Rotten Scoundrel himself, as we break down track-by-track on the masterpiece he created with DJ Premier. Jeru shares some amazing stories about both Guru and Preem as well. Remember, you can stream and subscribe to to our shows …
 
Episode 77 is tribute to the '94 classic The Sun Rises in the East by Jeru The Damaja. We sit down with D. Original Dirty Rotten Scoundrel himself, as we break down track-by-track on the masterpiece he created with DJ Premier. This is our 2nd album spotlight episode, so what better way to continue the trend than with The Sun Rises in the East? In t…
 
Episode 76 is the 5th and final installment of our 1995 Tribute. We've got joints from Fat Joe, Lost Boyz, Heather B, Jamal, The Roots, Chino XL, Naughty By Nature and we finally bless ya'll with the Southern hip-hop tribute of the series. We also have our Get On Down winners announced on this episode! With 5 episodes dedicated to 1995, clocking in…
 
Episode 75 is our 4th installment of our 1995 Tribute. We start things off with some of our '95 favorites; featuring Da Bush Babees, Mobb Deep, Mad Skillz, A Tribe Called Quest and Jeru The Damaja. Then with head to west to showcase some of the best the underground and independent movement had to offer. We have music from Ras Kass, Mannish, The Pha…
 
Episode 74 is our 3nd installment of our 1995 Tribute. On this show, we take you to the Shaolin Isle, as we cover the '95 Wu classics and affiliates. On the flipside, we've got music from Fat Joe, Special Ed, Mic Geronimo, Big L, Das EFX and Ill Al Skratch to name a few. We also have some exciting news - Take It Personal is NOW available on Amazon …
 
Episode 73 is our 2nd installment of our 1995 Tribute. If we didn't already change your mind last episode about '95 being the best year, well, this might just do it! We dive into the classics, the anthems, the remixes, and then on the flipside we head to the West as we play some of it's best of '95. We're talking Dr. Dre, DJ Quik, Luniz, 2Pac, E-40…
 
Episode 72 is our 1st installment of our 1995 Tribute. We're about to make one hell of a convincing case as to why 1995 was the greatest year in hip-hop. Why it had the best production, the best singles, the best remixes and some of the best replay value in hip-hop history. And this is all coming from few guys who didn't even pick 1995, when we did…
 
Episode 71 takes it back to the 90s with music from Shyheim, House of Pain, The Artifacts, Redman, Lord Finesse and Kool G. Rap. Plus, we dug deep in the obscure record crates with Private Investigators, Now Born Click, N-Tense, Da King & I, World Renown, Joe Sinistr and Hard 2 Obtain. At the break, we share our thoughts on the new Nas album Kings …
 
Episode 70 is a little breather from our recent tributes and interviews. We got some new(er) music on deck like Felt, Blu & Exile, One Be Lo, Boldy James, Flee Lord, Mach Hommy, J.U.I.C.E., The Starting 5ive, Him Lo, AZ, Buckwild & Reks to name a few. At the break we discuss the anniversary of O.C.'s Jewelz and the group decides if this is better t…
 
During our exclusive interview with Black Thought, we discuss the upcoming Streams of Thought, Vol. 3 album. We discuss working with Danger Mouse and the late Kobe Bryant, as well as the upcoming musical he wrote and will be starring in titled "Black No More". We find out if there's a new Roots album on it's way, delve into some Roots stories such …
 
Episode 69 is part 2 of our Black Thought Tribute. We continue our exclusive interview with Black Thought, and l ace you with 2 ridiculous mixes that showcases the immense talents of Tarik Trottier. We got the classics, the collabos and even the crossover jawns. And by now, you know how TIP gets down, so expect a few surprises! We recorded our inte…
 
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