106 episodes

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 is here to fill the nostalgia void in your heart, and, as Chino XL once said, "Here To Save You All." Come to where Exit 33 meets Memory Lane at the Honeycomb Hideout, as DJ 360 and co-hosts Jason Gloss, Kevlar, A-Aron and Roger The Announcer take you on a sonic voyage from past to present and back again!

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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 is here to fill the nostalgia void in your heart, and, as Chino XL once said, "Here To Save You All." Come to where Exit 33 meets Memory Lane at the Honeycomb Hideout, as DJ 360 and co-hosts Jason Gloss, Kevlar, A-Aron and Roger The Announcer take you on a sonic voyage from past to present and back again!

    Take It Personal (Ep 65: The Remix Show)

    Take It Personal (Ep 65: The Remix Show)

    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? And don't get me started on the unreleased b-side gems. That's a whole nother episode.

    The remix is a lost art today, but in the 90s it meant something. Some remixes had different vocals, and some different beats. Some remixes were just flat-out better than the originals. Some remixes started and even saved careers for many rappers and producers.

    Remember the first time you heard On The Run? What about the incredible Stress remix? Remember hearing Mos Def on the Stakes Is High Remix?

    Episode 65 is our first installment of our Remix series. Thanks to guys like Pete Rock, Marley Marl, DJ Premier, DJ Muggs, Salaam Remi, Large Pro, Da Beatminerz, Diamond D and Buckwild to name a few, the remix became a staple in 90s hip-hop.

    We got 68+ remixes on Episode 65 and we're just getting warmed-up, too! At the break, the gang discusses the beauty of the remix. We pick our favorites in each set (3) and take you down music memory lane with stories mixed-in with some unexpected hilarity. This is easily one of our best episodes, ever!

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    • 4 hr 32 min
    Take It Personal (2Pac Tribute Mix)

    Take It Personal (2Pac Tribute Mix)

    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 absolute beast. His Death Row material is cool, but I felt like we got the real Pac before joined Suge and the gang. 

    I've always felt his voice, his delivery and his storytelling ability made him extremely special. Much like Ice Cube or Scarface, Pac was just as talented in painting that vivid tale on wax.

    This mix is JUST an appetizer(we promise). It does NOT feature everything, especially some of my favorite Pac collaborations, but it's a reminder of what we do when it comes to tributes. This summer, we'll be honoring the late Tupac Shakur.

    I strongly suggest you to revisit our West Coast Classic series (episode 14-17), where we featuring many other mini-tributes such as Ice Cube, Hieroglyphics, Golden State Warriors, Death Row Records, Pharcyde, Likwit Crew, Cypress Hill and the westcoast underground with Dilated Peoples, Freestyle Fellowship, Defari, Planet Asia, Rasco & Encore.

    While this 2Pac mini-mix is just a taste of what's coming, there are a lot of Pac songs features on West Coast Classics not featured on this mix.  Get ready to carve out a few hours cuz we got a lot to cover on our 2-part Pac tribute.

    Coming Soon:
    Take It Personal - The 2Pac Tribute (Summer '20)

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    Take It Personal (R.A. The Rugged Man Interview)

    Take It Personal (R.A. The Rugged Man Interview)

    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 the days of Jive Records and working with Rawkus. We even learn about the super-group he was once apart of with Prince Paul & Bumpy Knuckles. Like most of our interviews, we do a chronological trip back to memory lane.

    Check-out R.A.The Rugged Man's new album All My Heroes Are Dead. It happens to be our favorite of the year (so far).

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Take It Personal (Ep 64: Life of the Party) with R.A. The Rugged Man

    Take It Personal (Ep 64: Life of the Party) with R.A. The Rugged Man

    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 the days of Jive Records and working with Rawkus. We even learn about the super-group he was once apart of with Prince Paul & Bumpy Knuckles. Like most of our interviews, we do a chronological trip back to memory lane. 

    Check-out R.A.The Rugged Man's new album All My Heroes Are Dead. It happens to be our favorite of the year (so far).

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    • 3 hr 13 min
    Take It Personal (Ep 63: MF DOOM Tribute)

    Take It Personal (Ep 63: MF DOOM Tribute)

    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 infamous quarantine. There have been some amazing hip-hop moments because of it, specifically Club Quarantine with D-Nice and most recently the DJ Premier vs. RZA live battle. We hope this masterpiece will be up there with them.

    Please, be sure to spread the word if you're enjoying this tribute. Tell some friends who may not be familiar with us but love DOOM. This is all we ask of you!

    Special shouts to Prime Mister Pete Nice, Kurious Jorge, Bobbito aka Kool Bob Love, Lord Sear, Jake One, Slug & MC Serch for being apart of this.

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    Take It Personal (Ep 62: Doomsday)

    Take It Personal (Ep 62: Doomsday)

    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, we're going to continue producing episodes to keep you entertained through the madness. 

    We've got joints from Organized Konfusion, A Tribe Called Quest, The Beatnuts, Keith Murray, Common, Omniscience, Redman, De La Soul, Big Noyd, Outkast, The Roots, Finsta Bundy, Guru, Hieroglyphics, Rob-0, Boogiemonsters, Zion I, Phonte, Evidence, Lords of The Underground and Jay Electronica

    Allow us to free ya mind from all this crazy shit, at least for a few hours. Then, get ready for the biggest, baddest, muthafuckin' MF DOOM Tribute you'll ever hear! 
     
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    1. Keith Murray - Get Lifted (Remix)
    2. The B.U.M.S. - Elevations (Free My Mind)
    3. Guru - Medicine feat. Ini Kamoze
    4. Organized Konfusion - Stress (Remix) feat. Large Professor
    5. A Tribe Called Quest - Keep It Rollin' feat. Large Professor
    6. Quinton - I'm Not An MC
    7. Omniscience - Touch Ya'll (Remix) feat. Sadat X
    8. Big Noyd - Usual Suspect (Remix) feat. Prodigy
    9. De La Soul - Lovely How I Let My Mind Float feat. Biz Markie
    10. The Beatnuts - Rik's Joint
    11. Rob-O - So Many Rappers feat. Pete Rock
    12. The Roots - Proceed III feat. Bahamadia
    13. L Da Head Toucha - Too Complex
    14. K-Otix - Do You Wanna Be An MC?
    15. Common - Communism
    16. Redman - Funkorama
    17. Boogiemonsters - Recognized Thresholds of Negative Stress
    18. World Renown - Come Take A Ride/Remix
    19. Lords of The Underground - Flow On (Rumblin' Remix)/Pete Rock Remix feat. De'1
    20. AZ - Rather Unique
    21. O.C. - O-Zone
    22. Mobb Deep - Shook Ones Pt. 1
    23. Finsta Bundy - Don't Stress Tomorrow feat. D-Rock
    24. Diamond D - The Hiatus
    25. Outkast - Two Dope Boyz In A Cadillac
    26. Meyhem Lauren & DJ Muggs - Street Religion feat. Roc Marciano
    27. Phonte - Life of Kings feat. Evidence & Big K.R.I.T.
    28. Evidence - Power Cocaine feat. Slug
    29. Zion I - Cheeba Cheeba (Remix) feat. Aceyalone
    30. Hieroglyphics - Make Your Move/9th Wonder Remix
    31. Jay Electronica - Victory Is in My Clutches

    • 2 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
131 Ratings

131 Ratings

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

PAPA NAPP ,

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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Summermix

S/O for including Anotha Level in that summer mix, highly underrated album!

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