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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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    • 4.9 • 178 Ratings

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 98: No One Can Do It Better)

    Take It Personal (Ep 98: No One Can Do It Better)

    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 Spotify!

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    • 2 hr 24 min
    Take It Personal (Blu Interview)

    Take It Personal (Blu Interview)

    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 Blu, and we think you'll agree with us when we say, this is one of our best interviews, ever.



    And now, our interview and tribute with our boy, Blu.

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    • 1 hr 29 min
    Take It Personal (Ep 97: Blu Tribute) feat. Blu

    Take It Personal (Ep 97: Blu Tribute) feat. Blu

    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 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 Blu, and we think you'll agree with us when we say, this is one of our best interviews, ever.

    For our Florida listeners, we teamed  up with the Laughing Spree Fest - Florida's biggest comedy festival at the Sunset Cove Amphitheater in Boca Raton December 3-4. We'll be giving away tickets to a few lucky listeners to this mega comedy festival featuring 20 performers including Bryan Callen, Jim Norton and Andrew Schulz. Tickets on sale now and if you enter promo code TIPLAUGH, you'll save $5 off each ticket.

    And now, our interview and tribute with our boy, Blu.

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    • 4 hr 6 min
    Take It Personal (Ep 96: In The Year 2000)

    Take It Personal (Ep 96: In The Year 2000)

    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 '99 with the release of Operation: Doomsday, but powerhouse labels like Interscope, Def Jam and MCA started to infiltrate and influence while changing landscape of hip-hop.

    Outkast released Stankonia. Eminem dropped he Marshall Mathers LP and the Wu came with the underwhelming The W. Each week we were force-fed videos by Black Eye Peas, Wyclef Jean, Jay-Z and Mystikal. 2000 was a pivotal time in music. The Rawkus dominance was slowly winding down and many of our favorite rappers starting yearning more and more for that commercial success, indirectly alienating their fan bases. Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre controlled much of the market and Dre's 2001 album, which released in 1999, made everyone rethink their production. No longer were the days of lo-fi beats or low-budget anything. Production had to be sonically rich, with heavy bass lines, strings, powerful synths and sporting soulful vocals.

    On episode 96, we play some of our favorites that came out in the new millennium with music from Ghostface Killah, Xzibit, Dilated Peoples, Zion I, Blackalicious, Screwball and M.O.P. to name a few. At the break, we reminisce about 2000, The Spitkicker Tour, burning CDs off Napster and Limewire, Sega Dreamcast and select or sleeper albums of the year.

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    • 2 hr 24 min
    Take It Personal (Ep 95: Kurupt Tribute) feat. Kurupt

    Take It Personal (Ep 95: Kurupt Tribute) feat. Kurupt

    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 G******g.

    TIP is a bit selective with the guests we have on the show, but we love our lyricists. Whether it's Redman, Pharoahe Monch, Black Thought, KRS-One, Jeru The Damaja, Ras Kass or Roc Marciano, we don't want to just throw them a tribute, we want to pick their brain and extract those amazing stories as well.

    On episode 95, you'll get those amazing stories from Kurupt. He goes into great detail about the Death Row dynasty. We hear about Dre, Snoop, Daz, Nate and Pac.

    We also touch on topics most don't, such as his return to Death Row Records when everyone had jumped ship. We discuss the South Philly mob ties he had at Antra Records and why he took shots at A Tribe Called Quest.

    We get into just about everything and on top of that, we have 3 stellar mixes sandwiched in episode making sure they'll never be another Kurupt Tribute quite like this one. Who is crazy enough to create a 6 hour tribute? Take It Personal Radio.


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    • 5 hr 53 min
    Take It Personal (Kurupt Interview)

    Take It Personal (Kurupt Interview)

    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 Quest. Next week we'll be releasing our supersized Kurupt Tribute, so stay tuned because that is one tribute you won't want to miss!

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    • 2 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
178 Ratings

178 Ratings

Hiddenhandmusic ,

Love the show

I have been searching for a real hip hop podcast to listen to, as a lot of great ones has come and gone. This one fits the bill, especially the tribute episodes. I like those the most, they’re long and full of good music.

Godgifted1 ,

Exceptional!

The interviews and the deep analysis of the music and artists is unparalleled. Go back and listen to older episodes for some fantastic tributes.

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.

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