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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 87: Kool G. Rap Tribute Pt. 2)

    Take It Personal (Ep 87: Kool G. Rap Tribute Pt. 2)

    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, as we'll be announcing the winners of our Michael Kreiser Hip-Hop Comic Art contest on this tribute.


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    • 3 hr 40 min
    Take It Personal (Kool G. Rap Interview)

    Take It Personal (Kool G. Rap Interview)

    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 because of Kool G. Rap. The multis, the wordplay, the humor, the violence, the voice and god-like ability to tell a story, there' is NOBODY quite like him. 

    The man of the hour sat down with us to discuss his illustrious career. We talk Marley Marl, Eric B., Kane and the whole Juice Crew. We get into his favorite mobster movies, favorite verse of all-time and we even make him pick his own top 5. We discuss Nas, Black Thought, Masta Ace, Pun and Necro. We even cover the Rawkus debacle and much more. 

    • 1 hr 59 min
    Take It Personal (Ep 86: Kool G. Rap Tribute Pt. 1

    Take It Personal (Ep 86: Kool G. Rap Tribute Pt. 1

    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 It Personal, when we do a tribute, we go all-out. So, this Kool G. Rap Tribute is a 2-parter where each episode will contain two 1+ hour mixes as well as our exclusive Kool G. Rap interview.

    Whether you like Nas, Jay, Big, Pun, Em, Black Thought or any other great lyricist, just know they're great because of Kool G. Rap. The multis, the wordplay, the humor, the violence, the voice and god-like ability to tell a story, there' is NOBODY quite like him.

    The man of the hour sat down with us to discuss his illustrious career. We talk Marley Marl, Eric B., Kane and the whole Juice Crew. We get into his favorite mobster movies, favorite verse of all-time and we even make him pick his own top 5. We discuss Nas, Black Thought, Masta Ace, Pun and Necro. We even cover the Rawkus debacle and much more.

    Don't forget to follow us @takeitpersonalradio, as we'll be announcing the winners of our Michael Kreiser Hip-Hop Comic Art contest on this tribute.

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    • 3 hr 35 min
    Take It Personal (Ep 85: Mos Def Tribute)

    Take It Personal (Ep 85: Mos Def Tribute)

    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, the endless stories and the ability to spit bars as great as singing those melodic hooks. A real dual-threat. Triple-threat when you factor in his acting chops.

    If LL Cool J is the face of Def Jam, Mos Def is the face of Rawkus. He breathed new life into hip-hop in the late 90s. Mos was the last Jedi able to carry on that Native Tongues torch. On Episode 85, we cover the catalog, the guest spots and discuss our favorite Mos Def moments.

    Don't forget to follow us @takeitpersonalradio, as we have an exciting giveaway on this episode. 

    R.I.P. Shock G

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    • 3 hr 10 min
    Take It Personal (Ep 84: Diggin' In The Crates II)

    Take It Personal (Ep 84: Diggin' In The Crates II)

    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 talk about the quintessential sounds of the early 90s, the career of Mos Def, Illadelph Halflife, Stakes Is High and whether or not we're team De La or team Tribe.

    Sit back, relax and enjoy 2 1/2 hours of phenomenal f*ckin' hip-hop.

    R.I.P. DMX

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    • 2 hr 36 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

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
168 Ratings

168 Ratings

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.

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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