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Take It Personal (Southern Tribute Pt. 1)

Sunday, February 24th, 2019


Episode 40 is the first installment of our Southern Tribute. This has been in the making for awhile now, but like our West Coast Classics, tackling an entire coast is not easy. On part 1, we set the tone with some favorites before we take a ride down to Houston to celebrate the Geto Boys. They are arguably, the most influential Southern rap group of all-time. After posting up in H-Town, we head north to East Point, home of Outkast. Andre and Big Boi didn’t put the south on the map, but they did put everyone on notice.

When the east and the left coast were dominating hip-hop, the south was all but forgotten. Then, a group named Organized Noize became responsible for ushering in the Dirty South movement and the rest is history. There is a lot to cover and we’re just getting started. On upcoming episodes we’ll be covering Miami bass and labels like Rap-A-Lot, No Limit, Wreckshop, Swishahouse, Cash Money, Suave House, Slip-n-Slide and Hypnotized Minds to name a few. For now, sit back, relax and enjoy the long ride!

Take It Personal (2nd Year Anniversary Special)

Saturday, December 15th, 2018

We’re officially two years deep in this podcast game and we got 37 episodes, 12 tributes and 20 guest interviews to show for it. In two short years, we somehow landed the greatest producers of all-time like DJ Premier, Pete Rock and Erick Sermon. We’ve spoken to some legendary MC’s like KRS-One, Masta Ace, Pharoahe Monch, Ras Kass and were fortunate enough to chopped it up with Roc Marciano, Evidence, Planet Asia, Slug, Apathy and Bonz Malone to name a few. We covered Philly hip-hop, Brooklyn hip-hop, Indie hip-hop, West Coast hip-hop and produced extensive tributes for DJ Premier, Pete Rock, Native Tongues, KRS-One, Prodigy, Atmosphere, Pharoahe Monch and Wu-Tang Clan. Plus, we Respect(ed) The Architects twice while covering LL Cool J, Public Enemy, Beastie Boys, Slick Rick, Big Daddy Kane, Eric B. & Rakim, Run-DMC, EPMD and Boogie Down Productions.

On Episode 37, our 2nd anniversary special, we take a break from all the tributes and interviews and deliver you music that’ll bound to wreck your body and say turn the party out. We got classics from Nice & Smooth, Gang Starr, X-Clan, 3rd Bass, The Beatnuts, M.O.P., Wu-Tang Clan, Black Moon, plus a very special treat for all you 90s R&B fans out there. These shows are made with lots of love, and you, the listener always show us that love back. This episode is for you! Thank you for being apart of our extended family and for keeping hip-hop alive. Happy Holidays!

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Interview: Erick Sermon Keeps It 100%

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

We have one of the most exciting, informative and legendary guest interviews in the show’s history – Erick Sermon! The Green-Eyed Bandit is an open book and doesn’t hesitate to “go there” on many topics you’ll want to hear about. We talk about the early years of meeting PMD and landing their first record deal for $1500. We talk about how Russell brought them to Def Jam and then how Clive Davis forked over a cool 4 million to sign Erick after Music had dropped.

We talk about touring with Run-DMC. We talk Craig Mack, Biggie, 50 Cent, Lyor Cohen, Ludacris, Nas and of course, Redman. We touch on the PMD beef and the possibility of a reunion. Erick says his best years of his life was when they broke-up and he went solo. We find out that Erick and Ice Cube were best friends and that E helped him prepare for going solo as well. We find out that Dr. Dre had originally turned down the opportunity to remix “The Platform” by Dilated Peoples, so E stepped in and cashed out after making the beat in just 30 minutes. We also learn many great (GOAT) producers turned down to work with Shaq, but Erick was game.

We talk about Erick’s rim shop and what it meant to Atlanta and specifically, the hip-hop scene. And yes, Keith Murray kicked David Banner out of the shop once too! Erick doesn’t hold back about anything. Whether he was messing around with Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes or Wendy Williams, he goes there. We learn Eric B. is still the guy to get things done and was responsible for getting Marvin Gaye’s family to clear the sample. We talk Def Squad and learn Erick isn’t a big fan of their cover of Rapper’s Delight. We find out how Red & Meth also derailed the Def Squad.

And we finally find out why we aren’t hearing more of Erick and Redman. This description sounds like we’re giving it all away, but we haven’t even scratched the surface. You don’t want to miss this interview!

Beastie Boys, Slick Rick & EPMD Tribute

Friday, November 23rd, 2018

31 episodes ago we hit you with the first installment Respect The Architects. On II, we pay homage to the legendary Slick Rick, Beastie Boys and EPMD. In addition, we have one of the most exciting, informative and legendary guest interviews in the show’s history – Erick Sermon! The Green-Eyed Bandit is an open book and doesn’t hesitate to “go there” on many topics you’ll want to hear about. We talk about the early years of meeting PMD and landing their first record deal for $1500. We talk about how Russell brought them to Def Jam and then how Clive Davis forked over a cool 4 million to sign Erick after Music had dropped.

We talk about touring with Run-DMC. We talk Craig Mack, Biggie, 50 Cent, Lyor Cohen, Ludacris, Nas and of course, Redman. We touch on the PMD beef and the possibility of a reunion. Erick says his best years of his life was when they broke-up and he went solo. We find out that Erick and Ice Cube were best friends and that E helped him prepare for going solo as well. We find out that Dr. Dre had originally turned down the opportunity to remix “The Platform” by Dilated Peoples, so E stepped in and cashed out after making the beat in just 30 minutes. We also learn many great (GOAT) producers turned down to work with Shaq, but Erick was game.

We talk about Erick’s rim shop and what it meant to Atlanta and specifically, the hip-hop scene. And yes, Keith Murray kicked David Banner out of the shop once too! Erick doesn’t hold back about anything. Whether he was messing around with Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes or Wendy Williams, he goes there. We learn Eric B. is still the guy to get things done and was responsible for getting Marvin Gaye’s family to clear the sample. We talk Def Squad and learn Erick isn’t a big fan of their cover of Rapper’s Delight. We find out how Red & Meth also derailed the Def Squad.

And we finally find out why we aren’t hearing more of Erick and Redman. This description sounds like I gave it all away, but we haven’t even scratched the surface. You don’t want to miss this interview!

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Masta Ace & Marco Polo Interview + Exclusives

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

Episode 35 features Juice Crew legend Masta Ace and beat maker extraordinaire, Marco Polo. Their new album “A Breukelen Story” drops this Friday (11/9/18), but Take It Personal was lucky enough get the jump, so we have a handful of exclusives that can only be heard on this show! We also have new music from Pharoahe Monch, Action Bronson, DJ Muggs & Roc Marciano, Black Eyed Peas, O.C., Ghostface Killah and Apollo Brown & Joell Ortiz. Peace to Masta & Marco, and please support “A Breukelen Story” when it drops!

    1. Masta Ace & Marco Polo – Breukelen feat. Smif ‘n Wessun
    2. Masta Ace – Take A Walk feat. Apocalypse
    3. Masta Ace – Beautiful
    4. Cormega – Industry (Juice Crew Remix) feat. Craig G, Masta Ace & Kool G. Rap
    5. CunninLynguists – Seasons feat. Masta Ace
    6. Masta Ace – Think I Am feat. Big Daddy Kane & MF DOOM
    7. Masta Ace & Marco Polo – Kings
    8. Apollo Brown & Joell Ortiz – Timberland Up feat. Royce Da 5’9
    9. Marco Polo & Torae – Hold Up feat. Sean Price & Masta Ace
    10. Ghostface Killah – Watch ‘Em Hola feat. Raekwon, Masta Killa & Cappadonna
    11. DJ Muggs & Roc Marciano – Shit I’m On
    12. Planit Hank – Life In Crooklyn feat. Jeru The Damaja, Buckshot & AZ
    13. Special Ed, Buckshot & Masta Ace – Crooklyn
    14. Masta Ace Incorporated – Born To Roll
    15. Masta Ace Incorporated – Sittin’ On Chrome
    16. Keith Murray – Yeah feat. Busta Rhymes, Redman, Erick Sermon & Jamal
    17. Redman – Funkorama (Remix) feat. Erick Sermon
    18. Cypress Hill – Throw Your Hands In The Air (Remix) feat. Erick Sermon, Redman & MC Eiht
    19. Masta Ace Incorporated – Top Ten List
    20. Guru – Conflict feat. Masta Ace
    21. Masta Ace – Hold U feat. Jean Grae
    22. Jean Grae – God’s Gift
    23. Pharoahe Monch – 24 Hours feat. Lil Fame
    24. Action Bronson – Brutal feat. Meyhem Lauren
    25. Sadat X & El Da Sensei – 3 Kings & A Queen feat. RA The Rugged Man & Sa-Roc
    26. O.C. & PF Cuttin – 88
    27. Black Eyed Peas – All Around The World feat. Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed & Posdnous
    28. The Last Emperor – Clear Day feat. Masta Ace & Trugoy
    29. EDO. G. & Pete Rock – Wishing feat. Masta Ace
    30. Marley Marl – The Symphony feat. Juice Crew
    31. Marley Marl – The Symphony II feat. Juice Crew
    32. Masta Ace – No Regrets
    33. Masta Ace & Marco Polo – Get Shot

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Take It Personal – The Crossover

Sunday, October 21st, 2018

After pumpin’ out 33 boom-bap filled episodes, we’re deviating our signature sound on #34 to present The Crossover. On this episode, we highlight the sounds of the late 90s and early 2000s. Think back when major labels were still relevant. When Def Jam was owning the charts. When No Limit and Cash Money were battling for southern supremacy. Back when you heard a beat and immediately knew if it belonged to The Neptunes, Swizz Beatz, Just Blaze, Kanye West, Dr. Dre or Timbaland. Back when the indie movement was slowly bridging the gap and when the underground starting becoming more mainstream with the help of Mos, Kweli, The Roots and Common. Back when Busta would appear on every remix and Nas Made You Look! We’re taking it back when 50 dominated the airwaves and the beefs and DMX set off that whole Ruff Ryders movement. At the break we discuss the impact this era had on hip-hop, mainstream America and we get into a heated discussion about Jay-Z. We all lived through this era. Love it or hate it, in typical TIP fashion, we guarantee to entertain while bringing back plenty of memories for ya’ll.

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Philaflava’s 250 Favorite Obscure Tracks (’92-95)

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

10 years ago, with the help of 8 other folks on Philaflava.com, we put together a list of our Top 100 Obscure Tracks. The list went viral and the blogosphere was laced with 100 mp3s that spread like wildfire across all blogs, message boards and websites alike. I love obscure shit. Who doesn’t like to be different, especially when it comes to music?

Everybody would always play the same radio singles, but you’d look for that one album cut nobody was checking for. Maybe it was that a b-side or that cassette single only remix. I love guest features. I’m a sucker for a good 90s collabo. The beauty of the music is not only enjoying it, but discovering it as well. Having it all to yourself, while you feel the rest of the world is on some other shit. It’s that feeling that I always yearned for when it comes to my hip-hop. It’s also the main reason I preferred The Source’s Fat Tape section over anything else in that mag. Though, many of the tracks listed in Fat Tape went on to become singles themselves.

The T.R.O.Y. squad has always been adamant about focusing on a specific era in hip-hop, most of us would consider it the “2nd” Golden Age we’ve had. I personally love ’92-95. To me, those were the prime years. It’s hard to match the production, get away with the sampling and really, come with the same energy today.

When I’m bored with music I always find myself going back to those 4 years. They never let me down and despite some of the music aging poorly or now that I’m older, I realize many of these lyrics were downright embarrassing, there is still something very cool about this era.  So with that said, I have put together a list of my 250 favorite obscure tracks from 1992-1995. 1996 had tons of great shit too, but to me, it was the beginning of that whole indie movement and it would take this list from 250 to 500 rather easily. One thing I’ve realized while compiling this list is that I am enamored with D.I.T.C. production, with the exception of Primo, Pete Rock, Diamond D and The Beatnuts, Buckwild completely owned shit in the 90s. I still don’t understand how he isn’t higher on most peoples list. The man always been incredible.

I used the word obscure loosely here, because we all know its subjective. B-sides, remixes, posse cuts, guest features and random album cuts make up my list.  I’ll do my best to work on getting up some of those mp3s, though I am sure many of you probably already have them. Let me know what some of your favorite “obscure” cuts are from the golden age, I’m sure I am forgetting some. — Philaflava

 Philaflava’s 250 Favorite Obscure Songs (’92-95)

250. Sha’Dasious – Da Whole Shabang feat. Ram Squad, 50 Grand, Tasc-4rce
249. Preacher Earl & The Ministry ‎– Return Of The Body Snatcha
248. Souls of Mischief – That’s When Ya Lost (Remix)
247. Pete Nice & Daddy Rich – The Sleeper
246. Kirk – Uptown Style feat. Ski
245. Down South – Lost In Brooklyn
244. MC Eiht – All For The Money (1/2 Oz. Remix)
243. Special Ed – Rukus
242. Lin Que – Let It Fall
241. Supernatural – Buddah Blessed It
240. Double X Posse – He Asked For It
239. 3rd Eye – Troopers Reprezent feat. Lord Finesse, Nine, Top Quality & Zone7
238. Threat – 4-Deep
237. MC Hammer – Sleepin’ On A Master Plan feat. Kurupt & Daz
236. Dana Barros – Check It (Remixes)
235. C.E.B. – Seems You Forgot
234. UMC’s – Ill Demonic Clique
233. 8-Off – Alize For Dolo
232. Mesanjarz Of Funk – Flip Da Script feat. Lord Finesse & L-Boogie
231. Lords of The Underground – What I’m After (Remix) feat. Keith Murray
230. Funkdoobiest – Dedicated (Funkmaster Flex Remix)
229. Erick Sermon – Payback II feat. Joe Sinistr
228. Dreadknotz – Causin’ A Menace
227. Milk – Spam (Remix) feat. Ad-Rock
226. The Pharcyde – I’m That Type of Nigga (Straight Up Faded Mix)
225. 3rd Rail – Uptown
224. Ruggedness Madd Drama – Checkin Down The Menu
223. Extra Prolific – Go Back To School
222. DFC – Caps Get Peeled feat. MC Eiht
221. Finsta Bundy – Feel The High
220. Dark Sun Riders feat. Brother J – Dark Sun Riders (Ultra Jazz Remix)
219. MC Lyte – Ruffneck (Beatnuts Remix)
218. Pete Rock & CL Smooth – Death Becomes You feat. YG’z
217. Cypress Hill – Killa Hill Niggas feat. RZA & U-God
216. Pudgee Tha Phat Bastard – Doin’ MC’s Sum’n Terrible feat. F.M. & Snagglepuss
215. Funkmaster Flex – Let’s Be Specific feat. Freddie Foxx, Havoc, Raekwon, Cool Whip & Tragedy
214. Blood of Abraham – Niggaz and Jewz feat. Eazy-E & Will.I.Am
213. Private Investigators – Who Am I? (God)
212. Too $hort – Get In Where You Fit In, Part II feat. The Dangerous Crew
211. Too $hort – Get In Where You Fit In (Remix) feat. Father Dom
210. Saafir – Light Sleeper (JZ Mix)
209. Mac Mall – Pimp Or Die feat. Ray Luv & Young Lay
208. Large Professor – Hard
207. Nubian Crackers – Do You Wanna Hear It feat. The Artifacts
206. Top Quality – Magnum Opus
205. The Artifacts – Collaboration Of Mics feat. Lord Finesse & Lord Jamar
204. Ground Floor – Dig On That feat. Lord Finesse
203. The B.U.M.S. – West Coast Smack
202. Ill Al Skratch – Creep With Me feat. Mike Real
201. Positive K – Night Shift/Pimp Mix feat. Big Daddy Kane
200. Mannish – Expect That (Bird Mix/B-Zar Mix)
199. Cella Dwellas – Line 4 Line
198. Mobb Deep – Cop Hell (DJ Premier Remix)
197. Aceyalone – Headache & Woes
196. Akinyele – Checkmate
195. Brand Nubian – Steal Ya ‘Ho (Remix Vocal)
194. Fesu – War With No Mercy
193. Sham & The Professor – So-Low-Ist (Remix)
192. Too $hort – We Do This feat. MC Breed, 2Pac & Father Dom
191. Pudgee Tha Phat Man – 9 MCs feat. B.I.G., Grand Puba, Grand Daddy I.U., Macwell, Positive K, Raggedy Man & Snagglepuss
190. Trendz of Culture – Who Got My Back (Remix) feat Method Man & Treach
189. Yaggfu Front – Slappin’ Suckas Silly (Diamond D Remix) feat. Diamond D
188. Eightball & MJG – Break ‘Em Off (Da Beatminerz Remix)
187. Mad Flavaz – Mad Flavaz feat. Erick Sermon
186. Now Born Click – Now Born Soldiers/Remix
185. Shyheim – Lickashot
184. The Artifacts – Heavy Ammunition
183. E-40 – Dusted ‘n’ Disgusted feat. 2pac, Mac Mall & Spice 1
182. King-Tee – At Your Own Risk (Marley Marl Budha Mix)
181. Buckshot LeFonque – Breakfast At Denny’s
180. Show & A.G. – Got The Flava feat. Ghetto Dwellas, Wally World & Method Man
179. Hard 2 Obtain – Local Hero
178. Funkmaster Flex – Six Million Ways To Die feat. Nine & Tragedy
177. Anotha Level – What’s That Cha Say
176. PMD – Shade Business (Beatnuts Remix)
175. Big Daddy Kane – Lyrical Gymnastics
174. Grand Puba – I Like It (Remix) feat. Sadat X
176. House of Pain – Legend (Remix)
175. Ill Biskits – God Bless Your Life
174. Naughty By Nature – It’s On (Beatnuts Remix)
173. Poison Clan – Put Shit Pass No Ho
172. The Roots – Proceed II (Butcher Mix)
171. Young Lay – Got 2 Survive feat. Mac Mall, Ray Luv & 2Pac
170. The Beatnuts – Straight Jacket
169. Souls of Mischief – Where The Fuck You At?
168. Sadat X – Escape From New York feat. Pete Rock & Deda
167. GZA – Cold World (RZA Mix) feat. Inspecah Deck, Streetlife & D’Angelo
166. YZ – (So Far) The Ghetto’s Been Good To Me
165. The Artifacts – Who Am I
164. The Legion – Jingle Jungle (Krill Mix) feat. Dres
163. Show & A.G. – Now You Know (Buckwild Remix)
162. The Notorious B.I.G., Coolio, Doodlebug Big Mike, Buckshot, Redman, Ill Al Skratch, Rock (Heltah Skeltah), Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Busta Rhymes, Menace Clan, Jamal) – The Points (Easy Mo Bee Remix)
161. 100 x – Beyond The Door/Remix
160. Original Flavor – All That (Remix)
159. Pete Rock & Deda – Press Rewind
158. The B.U.M.S. – Rain (Fredwreck Remix) feat. Saafir
157. Smoothe Da Hustler – Dollar Bill feat. D.V. Alias Khrist
156. Ill Al Skratch – Don’t Shut Down On A Player
155. Da Lench Mob – Ain’t Got No Class (Beatnuts Remix) feat. B-Real
154. Jemini The Gifted One – Funk Soul Sensation/Remix
153. Redman – A Million And 1 Buddah Spots
152. Beastie Boys – Sure Shot (Large Professor Remix)
151. Pete Nice & Daddy Rich – Kick The Bobo (Beatnuts Remix)
150. Key Kool & Rhettmattic – 5=MC 5 feat. LMNO, Ras Kass, Mean Green & Voodu
149. Ultramagnetic MC’s – Saga of Dandy, The Devil & Day/Remix
148. Mobb Deep – Peer Pressure (Large Professor Remix)
147. LL Cool J – Pink Cookies In A Plastic Bag (Easy Mo Bee Remix)
146. De La Soul – Lovely How I Let My Mind Float feat. Biz Markie
145. Lord Finesse – Brainstorm/P.S.K. (No Gimmicks Remix) feat. KRS-One & O.C.
144. O.C. – Constables
143. Mystidious Misfitss – I Be (Buckwild Remix)
142. Mysterme – Unsolved Mysterme
141. Above The Law – Game Wreck-Oniz-Iz Game feat. Eazy-E
140. KMD – What A Niggy Know (Remix) feat. MF Grimm
139. The Coup – Santa Rita Weekend feat. Spice 1 & E-40
138. Big L – Street Struck
137. Casual – Later On (Casual’s Low Down Remix)
136. Gang Starr – F.A.L.A. feat. Big Shug
135. Society – Yes ‘N’ Deed
134. Pete Rock & CL Smooth – Searching (Remix)
133. The Roots – Proceed V (Da Beatminerz Remix)
132. DJ Quik – Get At Me
131. Yaggfu Front – Left Field/Remix
130. Mic Geronimo – Hemmin’ Heads
129. Freddie Foxxx – So Tough (Remixes)
128. PHD – Set It feat. Havoc, Reecey & Kamikaze
127. Ultramagnetic MC’s – See The Man On The Street
126. Kool G. Rap – Fast Life (Buckwild Remix) feat. Nas
125. Mobb Deep – Up North Trip
124. Ill Al Skratch – Dr. Feel Good feat. Nine, M.O.P. & Nice & Smooth
123. Da King & I – Flip Da Script (DJ Premier Remix)
122. Onyx – Evil Streets (Remix) feat. Method Man
121. Da Youngsta’s ILLY Funkstaz – I’ll Make U Famous/Remix
120. Goodie M.o.B. – Thought Process feat. Andre 3000
119. Nine – Me, Myself, and My Microphone
118. Tragedy – Mad Brothers Know His Name
117. King-Tee – Got It Bad Yall (Remix) feat. Tha Alkaholiks
116. Bahamadia – Total Wreck
115. Black Moon – Reality (Killing Every…)
114. Poor Righteous Teachers – Nobody Move/Remix
113. Organized Konfusion – Thirteen
112. Tha Alkaholiks – No Hand Out feat. feat. Snagglepuss, Phil Da Agony & Xzibit
111. Heltah Skeltah – Blah feat. Originoo Gunn Clappaz
110. Onyx – Purse Snatchaz Part 2 feat. Smoothe Da Hustler & Trigga Tha Gambler
109. Main Source – Set It Off feat. Jadakiss, Sheek Louch, Lotto & Shaqueen
108. The Artifacts – Dynamite Soul II (Lip Service Remix) feat. Mad Skillz
107. Shyheim – Pass It Off (Underground Remix) feat. GP Wu & Big Daddy Kane
106. Bush Babees – We Run Things
105. Leaders of The New School – Classic Material (Diamond D Remix)
104. The Roots – Silent Treatment (Da Beatminerz Remix)
103. Keith Murray – East Left
102. Brand Nubian – Step Into Da Cipher feat. Serge, Mastro Manny & Snagglepuss
101. Masta Ace – The B Side feat. Paula Perry & Lord Digga
100. J-Live – Braggin’ Writes
99. Mic Geronimo – Three Stories High feat. Royal Flush
98. Too $hort – In The Trunk (Glove Compartment DJ Premier Remix)
97. Ultramagnetic MC’s – Yo Black (Buckwild Remix)
96. Casual – Me-O-Mi-O (Domino Remix)
95. Pete Rock & CL Smooth – In The Flesh feat. Rob-O & Deda
94. Gravediggaz – Defective Trip (Trippin)
93. Fat Joe – Watch The Sound (Beatnuts Remix) feat. Grand Puba & Diamond D
92. Rakim – Heat It Up
91. Tasc 4orce – Takin’ No Shorts No More
90. Strictly Roots – Begs No Friends (Remix) feat. Fat Joe & Grand Puba
89. Tha Alkaholiks – Daaam! (Buckwild Remix)
88. Shabazz The Disciple – Death Be The Penalty/Remix
87. De La Soul – Sh.Fe.Mc’s feat. A Tribe Called Quest
86. Heavy D – A Buncha Niggas feat. Gang Starr, 3rd Eye, The Notorious B.I.G., Busta Rhymes & Rob-O
85. Cash Money Click – My 4 Click feat. Mic Geronimo
84. N-Tense – Raise The Levels of The Boom
83. Trendz of Culture – Off And On (Lord Finesse Remix)
82. The Beatnuts – No Equal (Remix)
81. Boogiemonsters – Recognized Thresholds of Negative Stress/Remix
80. Cypress Hill – Throw Your Hands In The Air (Remix) feat. Erick Sermon, Redman & MC Eiht
79. Pete Rock & Deda – Can’t Wait
78. Joe Sinistr – Under The Sun
77. Chi Ali – Let The Horns Blow feat. Dres, Phife Dawg, Trugoy & Al Tariq
76. Blood of Abraham – Stabbed By The Steeple
75. O.C. – Word…Life (Remix)
74. Mic Geronimo – Time To Build feat. DMX, Ja Rule & Jay-Z
73. Brand Nubian – Love Me Or Leave Me Alone (Remix)
72. De La Soul – Ego Trippin’ Part III
71. Digable Planets – Where I’m From (Remix)
70. Quinton – I’m Not An Emcee
69. Pete Rock & CL Smooth – Get On The Mic (Remix)
68. Erick Sermon – The Ill Shit feat. Kam & Ice Cube
67. Black Sheep – Similak Child (Homogenized Remix)
66. Das EFX – Hard Like A Criminal
65. House of Pain – Word Is Bond (Remix) feat. Diamond D
64. Spice 1 – Jealous Got Me Strapped feat. 2Pac
63. Big L – Da Graveyard feat. Lord Finesse, Ghetto Dwellas, Grand Daddy I.U., & Jay-Z
62. Ras Kass – Etc. (Extended Mix)
61. Sunz of Man – Five Arch Angels
60. Private Investigators – Mash Up The Mic (Remix)
59. The Notorious B.I.G. – Come On (Original Mix) feat. Sadat X
58. King Just – Warrior’s Drum
57. Lord Finesse – Shorties Kaught In The System/Remix
56. Organized Konfusion – Bring It On (Buckwild Remix)
55. Smif-N-Wessun – Cession At Da Doghille feat. Heltah Skeltah, O.G.C. & Buckshot
54. E. Bros – Funky Piano
53. Now Born Click – Mad Sick
52. The Beatnuts – Hellraiser/Remix
51. MC Serch – Back To The Grill (Remix) feat. Red Hot Lover Tone, Chubb Rock, Nas & O.C.
50. Beastie Boys – Get It Together (Buckwild Remix) feat. Q-Tip
49. Heavy D – Yes Y’all
48. Troubleneck Brothers – Back To The Hip Hop
47. Black Moon – Murder MC’s
46. The Artifacts – It’s Getting Hot (K-Def Remix)
45. Brand Nubian – Punks Jump To Get Beat Down (Remix) feat. Diamond D
44. The Alkaholiks – All The Way Live feat. Q-Tip & King Tee
43. Urban Thermo Dynamics – My Kung Fu
42. KRS-One – Higher Level
41. InI & Pete Rock – To Each His Own feat. Q-Tip & Large Professor
40. Aceyalone – Mic Check (Kemo Mix)
39. World Renown – How Nice I Am
38. The Roots – Proceed III feat. Bahamadia
37. Das EFX – Microphone Master (Dome Cracker Mix)
36. Dr. Dre – Puffin’ On Blunts And Drinkin’ Tanqueray feat. Lady of Rage, Daz & Kurupt
35. Red Hot Lover Tone – 4 My Peeps (Buckwild Remix) feat. Organized Konfusion, M.O.P. & B.I.G.
34. The Beatnuts – Are You Ready feat. Grand Puba
33. Funkdoobiest – Rock On (Buckwild Remix)
32. Casual – I Didn’t Mean To/Remix
31. Funkmaster Flex – Nuthin But Flavor feat. Charlie Brown, ‘Ol Dirty Bastard & Biz Markie
30. Young Lay – All About My Fetti feat. Mac Mall & Ray Luv
29. Kool G. Rap – Take ‘Em To War feat. MF Grimm & B1
28. Nas – The World Is Yours (Tip Mix)
27. Gang Starr – Gotta Get Over (Extra P Remix)
26. Common – Resurrection (Extra P/Large Professor Remix)
25. Lord Finesse – Actual Facts feat. Sadat X, Large Professor & Grand Puba
24. O.C. – O-Zone
23. The Notorious B.I.G. – Machine Gun Funk (DJ Premier Remix)
22. Del Tha Funkee Homosapien – The Undisputed Champs feat. Pep Love, Jay Biz & Q-Tip
21. Eightball & MJG – Friend or Foe feat. E-40, Mac Mall & Big Mike
20. King-Tee – Freestyle Ghetto feat. Xzibit, MC Breeze & The Alkaholiks
19. Eddie F. – Let’s Get It On feat. Heavy D, Grand Puba, 2Pac & Notorious B.I.G.
18. Ahmad, Ras Kass & Saafir – Comewiddit (Joe Quixx Remix)
17. Kurious – Mansion And A Yacht feat. Sadat X & Mike G
16. Tragedy – Street Life (Return Of The Life Mix)
15. Nas – One Love (One L Main Mix) feat. Sadat X
14. Redman – Funkaroma
13. Bas Blasta – The Rhythm feat. Lord Finesse, Fat Joe, JuJu, & Godfather Don
12. Common – Soul By The Pound (Thump Long Mix)
11. Gang Starr – ALONGWAYTOGO
10. M.O.P. – Rugged Neva Smoove (Premier Remix)
09. KRS-One – Hip-Hop vs. Rap
08. Kool G. Rap – Fast Life (Norfside Remix) feat. Nas
07. Brand Nubian – Allah U Akbar/Remix
06. Souls of Mischief – ’93 Til Infinity (Remix)
05. Ras Kass – Remain Anonymous
04. MC Eiht – Nuthin’ But The Gangsta feat. Spice 1 & Redman
03. Organized Konfusion – Stress (Remix) feat. Large Professor
02. Diamond D – You Can’t Front feat. Sadat X & Lord Finesse
01. Ultramagnetic MCs – Raise It Up/Remix feat. Godfather Don

PART 1
https://www47.zippyshare.com/v/jckvGICM/file.html

PART 2
https://www107.zippyshare.com/v/GuZglXAZ/file.html

 

Take It Personal – Episode 33 with Open Mike Eagle

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

We’re joined by the multi-talented Open Mike Eagle on episode 33. We find out how OME linked up with Project Blowed. We found out the Philaflava message board played a big role in his come up. We discuss the music, the comedy, the famous friends, doing podcasts, possibly doing Halle Berry and learn about his influences, including love for 80s commercials.

Occasionally, we get asked to beef up the talking segments, so on episode 33 (Pardon The Interruption) we do just that. Thanks to extended show member and producer extraordinaire, Vanderslice, who recently fought off the grim reaper, for sitting in with the crew during our hot topic discussion. We take on various topics ranging from dead rappers to female rappers all the way to the recent beef with Eminem and MGK. This episode, unlike the previous ones, focuses on newer music too! We got joints by Bun B, Everlast, Nine, Apathy, Czarface & MF DOOM, Atmosphere, and Roc Marciano to name a few. RIP Mac Miller!

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Take It Personal Tees On Sale For Just $14

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

We finally have a storefront where you can purchase your own Take It Personal tee. There is a STORE tab directly on our website takeitpersonalradio.com. We have a variety of color options. Tee styles ranging from Classic, Tri-Blend, V-Neck, Hoodies, Tanks and in all sizes too. We also have some other cool swag available like mugs, notebooks for our emcees and stickers! The best part is for the next 3 days all of these items are on sale and tees start at just $14. Pick your logo, color, t-shirt style and size. We made it super easy and now anyone from anywhere can order a shirt and have it delivered right to their doorstep. Anyone who cops and rocks, be sure to tag us and we’ll definitely shout you out on the next episode of Take It Personal!

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Pharoahe Monch Tribute + Interview

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

Episode 32 has been long overdue. Pharoahe Monch is a part of the lyrical elite, and yet, still doesn’t quite receive the props he deserves. After this tribute, that WILL end today! There has never been a Pharoahe Monch tribute of this magnitude before. We felt it was not only necessary, but equally important to do. Additionally, what would a Take It Personal tribute be without the man of the hour stopping by to share some stories? We talk Paul C., Extra P, and even Kool Keith. We find out what it was like being passed on by Russell Simmons (along with Nas) and signing with Disney. We break down the Stress: Extinction Agenda album cover. We touch on his relationship with O.C. and the fact he thought the Time’s Up beat was pretty wack. We talk Rawkus, ghostwriting for Puffy, sampling, sports, what went wrong on The Equinox; yes, we went there. We asked everything and he answered everything, including the possibility of an OK reunion. We have 86 tracks displaying the brilliance of Pharoahe Monch; we’re proud as hell of this tribute, and honored to have had Pharoahe Monch as our guest. We usually say, we hope you enjoy, but it would be damn near impossible if you didn’t. This is – our Pharoahe Monch Tribute!

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