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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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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…
 
Episode 68 is reminder to always think big. This was a long time in the making and sometimes, dreams become reality. Black Thought isn't just one of our favorites, he is arguably the greatest rapper in the game. And despite where he might be on your top list, there is no doubt that after you listen to our Black Thought Tribute, he will be bumped up…
 
Last week we hit you with the Street Level Tribute featuring both Al' Tariq and Psycho Les and now we're giving you the full isolated interviews. In addition to the Street Level discussion, we talk to Les about the brilliant production he's done throughout the years. His particular rhyme style, why they hated "You Get Props" and his favorite Beatnu…
 
Last week we hit you with the Street Level Tribute featuring both Al' Tariq and Psycho Les and now we're giving you the full isolated interviews. In addition to the Street Level discussion, we talk life after The Beatnuts, the God Connection album, as well as Big City and Missin' Linx. We discuss everything from the Q-Tip "beef" to working with Nec…
 
Episode 67 is tribute to the timeless Beatnut's classic Street Level. For the first time on Take It Personal, we decided to do an album spotlight show and what better way to relive this '94 release than with some of the guys responsible for creating it? We get to relive this classic album track-by-track with special guests Al' Tariq aka Kool Fashio…
 
Episode 67 is tribute to the timeless Beatnut's classic Street Level. For the first time on Take It Personal, we decided to do an album spotlight show and what better way to relive this '94 release than with some of the guys responsible for creating it? We get to relive this classic album track-by-track with special guests Al' Tariq aka Kool Fashio…
 
Episode 66 is an emergency episode we felt a responsibility to produce. Whether you're in Minneapolis, Houston, Philly, New York, Atlanta, L.A., Oakland or Chicago, we see you, we feel you and we want this episode to become the soundtrack for these current times. I usually write-up a lengthy episode description, but we'll let the music do the talki…
 
Remember the remix? Remember buying that cassette single because you needed that b-side featuring that new remix? Remember the remix that breathed new life into a track you had just starting grown tired of? Remember hearing the debut of a new rapper on a remix? Remember splurging and buying that maxi-single because it had not just 1 remix, but 2? A…
 
Remember the remix? Remember buying that cassette single because you needed that b-side featuring that new remix? Remember the remix that breathed new life into a track you had just starting grown tired of? Remember hearing the debut of a new rapper on a remix? Remember splurging and buying that maxi-single because it had not just 1 remix, but 2? A…
 
One of my favorite tributes on Take It Personal has been our West Coast Classic series. Two years ago, on West Coast Classics III (episode 16), we dropped this 2Pac mini-mix. It's no secret that I'm a huge Pac fan. I know that's really not something people who love Kool Keith or MF DOOM willingly admits, but I do. From 1993-1995, Pac was an absolut…
 
Episode 64 is the 4th show we've recorded during this damn quarantine. Despite some technical difficulties and R.A. battling what we thought was the coronoavirus, we put together a 30-track homage, including a lengthy comedic and sometimes contentious interview. We discuss the new album All My Heroes Are Dead. We talk Biggie and boxing. We discuss …
 
Episode 64 is the 4th show we've recorded during this damn quarantine. Despite some technical difficulties and R.A. battling what we thought was the coronoavirus, we put together a 30-track homage, including a lengthy comedic and sometimes contentious interview. Check out part 2 that features our interview! We discuss the new album All My Heroes Ar…
 
Episode 63 is our very long, but very necessary MF DOOM tribute. It clocks in at 6+ hours and features over 130 classics and collabos. It also features 7 special guests who stopped by to share stories as well as navigate you through our DOOM tribute. We're going to remember these times for years to come. What we listened to or watched during the in…
 
Episode 63 is our very long, but very necessary MF DOOM tribute. It clocks in at 6+ hours and features over 130 classics and collabos. It also features 7 special guests who stopped by to share stories as well as navigate you through our DOOM tribute. We're going to remember these times for years to come. What we listened to or watched during the in…
 
Episode 62 is our Doomsday episode. Our MF DOOM tribute is dropping next - we promise! The Doomsday title seemed to fit these days. It feels like we're all stuck in one bad Walking Dead episode. We know many of our listeners are based in California, New York and across the globe- China, Italy and Spain. While we're far from getting back to normal, …
 
Episode 61 was recorded prior to all this madness. We don't know how many episodes we'll be able to produce during these times, but we'll try our best to keep you entertained for awhile. Our MF DOOM and D.I.T.C. tributes are still in the works, but there is always a little calm before the storm and the next two episodes are definitely that calm. Le…
 
We’re officially 3 years deep in this podcast game and we got 56 episodes and a bunch of tributes and great interviews to show for it. In three short years, we’ve landed the greatest producers of all-time like DJ Premier (twice), Pete Rock and Erick Sermon. We've interviewed legendary MC's like KRS-One, Redman, Masta Ace, Pharoahe Monch, Casual, De…
 
Many people, as well as publications are calling this best DJ Premier interview in years! We can tell you all the reasons why you should listen, but we're talking DJ Premier! When the G.O.A.T. talks, you just listen. DJ Premier goes in-depth about the new album. We talk plenty about Guru, their relationship, the misunderstandings and the family bon…
 
I can tell you all the reasons why you should listen to our DJ Premier interview, but we're talking DJ Premier! When the G.O.A.T. talks, you just listen. DJ Premier goes in-depth about the new album. We talk plenty about Guru, their relationship, the misunderstandings and the family bond. We collabos with Nas, Pete Rock, De La Soul, Q-Tip, Bun B, K…
 
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