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The Man Who Saved New York with Roc Marciano

Sunday, May 13th, 2018

On episode 26, we’re joined by the man responsible for saving New York hip-hop, Mr. Roc Marciano. Fresh off Rosebudd’s Revenge Part 2 (The Bitter Dose), we discuss the past, present and future with Roc Marci. We check the status of the Metal Clergy project with Ka. We dig into his production style and sequencing. We touch on his influence on today’s rappers and even find out his opinions on certain rappers like Black Thought, Eminem, Jay Electronica, Podsnous, Kool Keith and GZA. We learn he’d like to work with Rick Ross and that his pimp hand is very strong.

We got a heavy dose of Roc jawns on this episode too, as well as music from Meyhem Lauren, Crimeapple, Apathy, Oddisee, Freeway, Breez Evahflowin’, Brother Ali, Recognize Ali, Westside Gunn, Murs, Daniel Son, O.C., Showbiz & A.G. & Phonte to name a few. Plus, DJ 360 cooks up a marvelous Marci remix. Keep it locked!

1. Roc Marciano – Respected
2. Freeway & Jake One – One Thing feat. Raekwon
3. J.U.I.C.E. – It’s All One
4. Roc Marciano – Snow (Remix) feat. Sean Price
5. Daniel Son & Giallo Point – Big Remo
6. CRIMEAPPLE & Big Ghost Ltd – Grey Poupon
7. Recognize Ali – Shiny Ski Mask feat. Daniel Son, Eto & Vic Spencer
8. Showbiz – City of The Gods feat. A.G.
9. O.C. – John Wick
10. Phonte – So Help Me God
11. Casual, Vordul Mega, Tragedy Khadafi & Roc Marciano – Think Differently
12. Roc Marciano – Emeralds
13. Roc Marciano – Corniche feat. Action Bronson
14. Meyhem Lauren – Ventian Loafers feat. Conway
15. Ill Al Skratch – Don’t Shut Down On A Player
16. Craig Mack – Get Down (Remix) feat. Q-Tip
17. Heltah Skeltah – Letha Brainz Blo
18. Fresh Daily – Video Gaming
19. Oddisee – Own Appeal
20. Murs – A Lean Story
21. Apathy – Obi Wan
22. Westside Gunn & Conway – Fendi Seats
23. Roc Marciano – Power
24. Blu & Nottz – Atlantis
25. Breez Evahflowin’ – Break The Wheel feat. Cryptic One
26. Kool G. Rap – Wise Guys feat. Lil Fame & Freeway
27. The P Brothers – Outta Control feat. Roc Marciano
28. Arch Druids – Scorched Earth Policy feat. Roc Marciano & Planet Asia
29. Ras Kass, Heltah Skeltah & Canibus – Uni-4Orm
30. Meyhem Lauren – Crossroads feat. Roc Marciano
31. Roc Marciano – Don Shit
32. Roc Marciano – Warm Hennessey (DJ 360 Remix) feat. Hus Kingpin

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KRS-One Interview

Saturday, May 5th, 2018

When the teacha talks, you listen. KRS-One stopped by Take It Personal to discuss, well, everything. This isn’t just our best interview, it’s our most favorite! KRS-One is not one to shy away from any topic, so we covered his beef with MC Shan, politics, working with R.E.M., Ced Gee’s involvement on Criminal Minded, working with DJ Premier again, his musical influence, his fame and he even laced us with an off-the-top freestyle. Don’t forget to check out the full tribute episode if you haven’t already. It contains countless classics, unreleased gems, remixes and stellar guest spots. This interview is so good, by the time that 60 minutes is up, I’m certain you’ll be wanting more Blastmaster.

The Greatest KRS-One/BDP Tribute of All-Time

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

Episode 25 was a dream come true for us. If you’ve listened to our Wu-Tang, DJ Premier, Prodigy, Atmosphere and Pete Rock tribute shows, you know we’re like Steady B and take these tributes seriously. On this 5+ hour tribute, we take you back to the days of Boogie Down Production all the way to the Blastmaster of today. We sprinkle in boom bap classics, underground anthems, guest appearances, remixes and personal favorites throughout this musical journey. It’s sometimes easy to forget greatness, but after this episode, we’re certain everyone will remember just how important, influential and accomplished KRS-One is. We’re also certain after listening, it’s going to be difficult not to reconsider your greatest MC’s rankings. We have a brand new website TakeItPersonalRadio.com where you can stream, download and view playlists for every episode we release. Enjoy our KRS-One tribute and keep real hip-hop alive!

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Take It Personal – Pete Rock Tribute & Interview

Saturday, March 10th, 2018

Episode 24 was an idea we had for a while. We all said Pete Rock deserves a proper tribute, so we’re proud to finally present the first of two installments of this Soul Brother #1 tribute. If you had asked us a little over a year ago when we started Take It Personal, that we’d have two of the greatest producers of all-time as our guests, we wouldn’t have believed it. This is truly a case of dreams becoming reality. It was an honor celebrating Pete Rock’s distinguished catalog and even a bigger honor having him as a guest on our show. We talk with Pete about Heavy D, DJ Premier, De La Soul, Dilla, Redman, Kanye all the way to his top 5 producers. He shared his thoughts on drumless beats these days. We even get the answer to a possible CL Smooth reunion. Please join us as we celebrate one of the greatest producers to ever do it – Pete Rock!

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KRS-One & Channel Live – Mad Izm (Live 3/2/18)

Monday, March 5th, 2018

Watching KRS-One live is an experience unlike no other. Possibly the greatest hip-hop live show you’ll ever see. The energy, the connection, the catalog, the wisdom and the presence is in a league of its own. If you forgot just how great this man is, please go see him live if he is coming to your town. He hasn’t lost anything and will probably remind you that he is one of the best, if not these best rapper of all-time too. Stay tuned for the KRS-One tribute on Take It Personal coming in April –Philaflava

Take It Personal (Ep 23: The Weather Report) with Evidence

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

On episode 23, we’re joined by Evidence, who just released his 3rd solo album Weather or Not. We cover everything from his passion for photography to growing up with QDIII and Red Foo (LMFAO) as well as memories of making scrambled eggs with James “Sonny Corleone” Caan. We talk Rhymesayers, Kanye West, Dilated & Alchemist too. Is there another Step Brothers album in the works? Who are his favorite producers of all-time? What’s DJ Premier like to work with? We got the answers Sway. We even play a game of 6 degrees of Evidence.

In addition to a grip of Ev tracks, we have music from Apathy, Grand Analog, Skyzoo, Freddie Gibbs, J Dilla, A$AP Rocky, David Banner, Rapsody, Q-Tip, Kurious and Ghostface Killah. From all of us @ TIP, our hearts go out to all the family, friends and students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The gun control conversation has to be discussed all day, everyday until change is finally made. The future is ours! We dedicate this episode to all our neighbors in Parkland and our good friend James Murphy. Rest in peace.

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Brooklyn Tribute (In Memory of James)

Saturday, February 10th, 2018

Our close friend, James Murphy, and one of our biggest show supporters unexpectedly passed away on January 26. Just 3 days after his 44th birthday. James was great person who made it his purpose in life to bring joy to others. I first met him in gym class my freshman year while discussing Brand Nubian’s In God We Trust. It was hip-hop that brought us together. Hip-hop was his passion, as it is for many of us. I was fortunate to experience many great concerts with him: A Tribe Called Quest, The Roots, Run-DMC, Brand Nubian, Heltah Skeltah, all the Rock The Bell tours too, but the one I’ll never forget was Gang Starr. Guru was his absolute favorite. After the show he walked up to Guru, called him by his real name (Keith) and Guru was like, “you don’t know me like that cousin.” Of course, Guru was smiling, signed an auto and we all had our moment- a special moment we never forgot. They called James “MC Murf,” even though he was far from an emcee. He reminded a lot of us of MC Serch. James was born and raised in Brooklyn and proud of it. He was BK to the fullest. When he passed I didn’t know what to do with myself. I still don’t. Losing a close friend is never easy. We all grieve in different ways and mine was to throw myself into music. DJ 360 and myself decided the best way to celebrate James’ life was to do a Brooklyn tribute in his honor. These are tracks that I knew he loved, but also tracks we love and ones we feel capture the essence of BK. We fully intend to do an entire show dedicated to the boroughs of New York, but for now, this is a mini-mix in honor of our friend, James and the great Kings County. We will never be able to replace James, as he was truly one of a kind, but we know he is still listening to us from upstairs. Rest in power, my brother.

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DJ Filthy Rich – 90’s Reggae Hip Hop Vol. 2

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

For those of you who aren’t familiar with the 1st volume, DJ Filthy Rich had an idea to create a series of mixes containing 90’s dancehall reggae artists over 90’s hip hop beats. Everything from popular hits to obscure white label-only remixes, including his own custom blends of 90’s reggae acapellas over instrumentals from that time period. What began as a casual one-off “best of” type mix, evolved into a multi-volume obsession. Check out the mix below! –Philaflava

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Take It Personal – Episode 22 (Classic Material)

Friday, January 26th, 2018

On episode 22 we’re joined by hip-hop historian, journalist and Boston native Dart Adams, as we discuss, dissect and disagree what makes a classic hip-hop album. Are there modern day classics? Are the standards different these days? Speaking of classics, we got a few from Redman, Main Source, K-Solo, Big Daddy Kane, Outkast, Rakim, EPMD, Brand Nubian, Double XX Posse, Da Youngsta’s, Smif-N-Wessun, Big L, Ill Al Skratch, plus some new music from both Planet Asia and Evidence. Thank you for tuning in, we know you’re gonna love this one. Fly, Eagles, Fly!

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Vote Take It Personal (Best Podcast of the Year)

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

Please take a minute and head over to On This Day In Hip Hop or http://onthisdateinhiphop.com/2017-otdihh-instagrammy and vote for us. We’re up against the best of the best like Joe Budden or is it Joe Buddens? We’re up against Drink Champs and the legendary Combat Jack as well. The competition is thick, but we know Take It Personal brought something none of those shows did this year and that is classic 90’s hip-hop. 8 ridicolous interviews such as DJ Premier, Slug, Apathy, Bonz Malone and Meyhem Lauren to name a few. 8 tributes, including 6 hours to DJ Premier and Prodigy and our 17+ hour West Coast Classic series. The polling will take you a few minutes and these were all fan nominated so many of the options you won’t know (like me). Some are WTF but definitely support Black Thought for best freestyle of the year and please, vote Take It Personal because we’re the indie label against the commercial corroborate giants. Think Rawkus late 90s vs. Def Jam (Ja Rule era).

As a thank you, here is Ep 20, our New Year’s Eve edition. It features 100% music with zero talking so you can let it bang from start to finish tonight!

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