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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 • 202 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 121: The Set-Up)

    Take It Personal (Ep 121: The Set-Up)

    Episode 121 is titled The Set-Up. After these big tributes we do on TIP, you sometimes you have to to decompress, but we can't really take our foot off the pedal too much because we're just getting started.

    On this show we take it back to the mid-late 90s with a lot of emphasis on 1996-97. We got bangers from Mobb Deep, Capone-N-Noreaga, Camp Lo, Common, Royal Flush,  EPMD, Smoothe Da Hustler, M.O.P., Sadat X & Diamond D. 

    At the break we discuss Uptown Saturday Night, Stone Crazy, Hell On Earth and The Soul In The Hole soundtrack. 

    This replay value is 10x on episode 121, so start your first listen today because by the weekend you'll be running this back like Barry Sanders.

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    • 2 hr 43 min
    Take It Personal (Ep 120: J Dilla Tribute Pt. 2)

    Take It Personal (Ep 120: J Dilla Tribute Pt. 2)

    Episode 120 is part 2 of our J Dilla Tribute, it also marks the start of our 7th season doing Take It Personal. We started this podcast in 2016 as an excuse to get together and listen to some great music. Who knew this would bring so many people together from all walks of life? We went from talking about rappers on this show to eventually interviewing the very best of them. Rappers we grew up idolizing, we were "giving them their flowers" before that became a played-out word with our titanic tributes.

    We're putting the explanation point on the remarkable young career James Yancey had. This extra large episode features 3 mixes clocking in over 4+ hours with early Jay Dee production as well as collaborations with Madlib, Phat Kat, Illa J, Q-Tip, Common, Frank-n-Dank, Chino XL, Royce Da 5'9, DOOM, Raekwon, De La Soul, The Roots and Black Star to name a few.

    This 2-part tribute features over 125 Dilla tracks and has a runtime of 7.5 hours. This is simply our way saying, J Dilla changed our lives.



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    • 4 hr 22 min
    Take It Personal (Ep 119: J Dilla Tribute Pt. 1)

    Take It Personal (Ep 119: J Dilla Tribute Pt. 1)

    Episode 119 is our tribute to one of the greatest producers of all-time, J Dilla. Whether you knew him as Jon Doe, Jay Dee, J. Yancey, Dilla Dog or just Dilla, you knew him as the most influential producer hip-hop has seen in the last quarter century. J Dilla wasn't just a musical genius, he absolutely reinventing the way hip-hop was being created. His passion, imagination and the prowess displayed on each track is something we'll never be able to duplicate. To put it bluntly, J Dilla was simply ahead of his time.

    On part 1, we're playing the essentials from The Pharcyde, De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, Common, The Roots, Janet Jackson, Q-Tip and of course Slum Village. We also focus on the solo career of Dilla as well as the collaborations with Madlib, Ghostface Killah, MF DOOM and Jay Electronic.

    Whether we're talking about Pete Rock, Preemo, Q-Tip, RZA or even Madlib, you can immediately identify their signature sound. They hold a special place in our hearts, but J Dilla's place in different. His music hits different. We can't think of a better way to close-out 2022 than with this 2-part tribute in honor of James Dewitt Yancey.

    Like Joni Mitchell says "You don't know what you've got til it's gone."

    • 2 hr 55 min
    Take It Personal (Ep 118: Tame One Tribute)

    Take It Personal (Ep 118: Tame One Tribute)

    Episode 118 is our tribute to the late, great Tame One. We love doing tributes on Take It Personal, but we absolutely hate having to do a tribute them under these conditions. We've lost many great artists over the years like Biz Markie, Kangol Kid, MF DOOM,  Prince Markie Dee, Gift of Gab, Shock G, Zumbi, Black Rob, Double K, Len Hub (The Roots), Malik B, DJ Kay Slay, Coolio, Takeoff, Pop Smoke, Hurricane G, Ecstasy, Blacastan and Don Newkirk to name a few. And it feels like we're still getting over the loss of Prodigy, Phife Dawg, Sean Price, Pimp C and Guru. 

    On this episode, we're honoring the art created by Rahem Brown, better known as Tame One, one half of the Artifacts and an intricate part of New Jersey hip-hop movement. Tame entered our lives in the early 90s with witty lyrics, an appreciation for graffiti and a passion for hip-hop. He went on to give us two remarkable albums with El Da Sensei as the Artifacts before he took a journey into his solo career. On this tribute we're showcasing everything from the early days with El and Redman to the Eastern Conference days. We got everything from the Leak Bros to The Weathermen to all his great collabos with artists like Del, Sean Price, Hussein Fatal, Yak Ballz and Govna Mattic.

    This is our Tame One Tribute. We hope you enjoy it!

    RIP Tame One

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    • 3 hr 50 min
    Take It Personal (Meyhem Lauren Interview)

    Take It Personal (Meyhem Lauren Interview)

    We're joined by extended TIP member, Meyhem Lauren as we discusses some of the most important things in life, like food and music. Meyhem breaks down the new Black Vladimir album with Daringer.

    We also talk The Alchemist, Harry Fraud, DJ Muggs as well as Madlib. We also get into 90s fashion and what would a Meyhem Lauren interview be without talking about his incredible passion for food? We learn about his love for Common's Resurrection, The Soul In The Hole soundtrack, plus Southern artists like Last Mr. Biggs and UGK. As always, it's great times when Meyhem stops by. Enjoy!

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    • 54 min
    Take It Personal (Ep 117: You Gots To Chill)

    Take It Personal (Ep 117: You Gots To Chill)

    Episode 117 is our chill-out session. We're playing some of the finest jazz, lo-fi hip-hop for your listening pleasure. Grab a bottle of your favorite brown stuff, roll-up something green and just vibe-out to an episode that we guarantee will have you pressing replay.

    We've got music from Blackalicious, All Natural, Common Market, Kid Abstrakt, Awon, Binary Star, Last Jazz Club, People Under The Stairs, MF DOOM, Digable Planets, The Artifacts, Little Brother, Zion I and Blu & Exile to name a few.

    But before we get started, we have to take time to acknowledge the late, great, Tame One. This is becoming way too familiar, but we've lost yet another legend in hip-hop. Episode 118 was scheduled to be our J Dilla Tribute, but we felt honoring Tame One next was the only logical choice. So, Episode 118 will be our Tame One Tribute followed by our 2-part J Dilla Tribute. 

    RIP to Hurricane G, Takeoff and Tame Dizzle.

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    • 2 hr 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
202 Ratings

202 Ratings

Benny da golfer ,

Mad fly

Incredible podcast. Love the respect and the flavor these guys give to the gold age of growing up. You need to listen if you love real hip hop!

Loweski ,

A must have for any hip hop fan

Take it personal is one of the best hip hop podcasts on the planet. It reminds me of the college radio shows I grew up listening to (WHPK and WNUR.) The music selection is AMAZING, surprising and always bumping. The Mixing is impeccible and makes you rewind just to hear the beat blends. Best of all, it is clear that these guys are doing this out of pure love for the music. A MUST LISTEN for any hip hop fan.

Monkey Shines ,

Simply the best hip hop show out there

Every episode is as authentic as it gets. They will dig up tracks that will make you remember exactly where you were the first time you heard it. No skips on these episodes.

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