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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 360, A-Aron and Roger The Announcer is here to fill the nostalgia void in your heart.

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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 360, A-Aron and Roger The Announcer is here to fill the nostalgia void in your heart.

    Take It Personal (Ep 79: Year In Review Pt. 1) with Pharoahe Monch

    Take It Personal (Ep 79: Year In Review Pt. 1) with Pharoahe Monch

    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 Black Thought, Roc Marciano, Th1rt3en, The LOX, Griselda, Busta Rhymes, Sa-Roc, Elzhi, The Starting 5ive, MC Eiht and much more.

    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 record. We got some Spitkicker stories. We got MF DOOM stories. We got everything from Trump talk to the NY Mets, all the way to The Mandalorian. We got Pharoah f*ckin' Monch in the building!



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    • 3 hr 26 min
    Take It Personal (Ep 83: A Tribute to Mafioso Rap)

    Take It Personal (Ep 83: A Tribute to Mafioso Rap)

    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 tracks, but we also show love to mid-90s where lyricists like AZ, Jay-Z, Nas, Big Pun, Fat Joe, The Lox, Biggie and Raekwon did the sub-genre the best.

    Plus, the crew joins Johnny Calzone in a wiseguy version of name that tune. Crack open a bottle of red, razor slice your garlic, grab some gabagool and remember, leave the guns, take the cannoli's.

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    • 3 hr 3 min
    Take It Personal (Ep 82: Gone But Not Forgotten)

    Take It Personal (Ep 82: Gone But Not Forgotten)

    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 But Not Forgotten we play some of our favorites as well celebrate the life and music of these great artists.

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    • 3 hr 13 min
    Take It Personal (Ep 81: A Tribute to D&D Studios) with David Lotwin

    Take It Personal (Ep 81: A Tribute to D&D Studios) with David Lotwin

    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 N***a, Jeeps, Lex Coups, Bimas & Benz, Ante Up and DWYCK to name a few. It's responsible for many classic albums like Illmatic, Ready To Die, Enta Da Stage, Livin' Proof, The Sun Rises In the East and Return of the Boom-Bap. Whether it was produced by DJ Premier, Da Beatminerz, DJ Muggs or mixed by Eddie Sancho or Norty Cotto, the D&D stamp was official. Doug Grama and David Lotwin created hip-hop mecca. A place where stars were born and GOATs were made.

    Today, we celebrate D&D Studios and we're joined by 1-half of the D's, Mr. David Lotwin. We go behind the scenes, hear the stories, re-live the classics and play all your favorite D&D cuts. We also have special guests stopping by to share stories like DJ Premier, Russell Peters, Jeru The Damaja, Mark The 45 King and Craig-G.

    You'll hear what it was like when DJ Premier was in the studio creating classic after classic. You'll hear stories about Biggie and how Puffy went ballistic after finding a gun while recording there. You'll get to hear what it was like recording Enta Da Stage, Return of the Boom-Bap, Illmatic and other classics  You'll hear about pre-fame Jay-Z being denied at the door because there were too many people inside the studio at the time. You'll hear about the late, great Big L, Sean P, Ol' Dirty Bastard and Guru.

    On episode 71, we celebrate hip-hop. We celebrate history. We celebrate D&D Studios.

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    • 4 hr 33 min
    Take It Personal (Pharoahe Monch Interview '21)

    Take It Personal (Pharoahe Monch Interview '21)

    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 record. We got some Spitkicker stories. We got MF DOOM stories. We got everything from Trump talk to the NY Mets, all the way to The Mandalorian. We got Pharoah f*ckin' Monch in the building!

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Take It Personal (Ep 80: Year In Review Pt. 2)

    Take It Personal (Ep 80: Year In Review Pt. 2)

    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.

    Before we get business, I have to say thank you all for rocking with us for these 5 years. It really means a lot and your support continues to fuel us. Enjoy the show and RIP to the great Double K. People Under The Stairs music will forever live on!

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    • 3 hr 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
163 Ratings

163 Ratings

Bezwrap ,

So Beyond Any Expectation

Just completely blown away by this podcast. The level of curation and effort that’s put into this is really impressive. It’s like they’re making each episode just for me.

Elvis 215 ,

Take it personal show

Yo, I’ve been following philaflava for a long time. In my opinion one of the only podcasts that deliver the rawest hip hop music out here right now. Reminds me of The stretch and bobbito and Sway and Tech days. I’m an artist so when I get in my mood for some art I bang to “Take it personal” podcast to inspire me. Keep up the goodness. Love ya’ll. Peace

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Best Hip Hop Show Period!

Yo if you're looking for that classic, boom bap, lyrical, hard hitting hip hop, you need to stop right here and keep it locked. 50 straight episodes of 🔥🔥🔥 + interviews with the greatest to do it, behind the boards and the mic and the best tribute mixes!!! TAKE IT PERSONAL IS THE BEST HIP HOP SHOW OUT THERE!!! By fans for fans! One Love y'all ✌️

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