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Native Tongues Tribute Part 2 featuring Mike G.

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

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Wrapping up the final installment of our Native Tongues Tribute, we bring you 7+ chock-full hours of classics, current jawns, remixes and even more collaborative efforts. Because a 7 hour show isn’t ideal for streaming sites, we decided to turn Episode 30 into an A side and B side. This should also help eliminate the anxiety of having to sit through an episode 7+ hours long too.

Special guest Mike G. of the Jungle Brothers stops by to share stories about DJ Red Alert, Chris Lighty’s OCD, the ultimate hip-house classic, touring the UK and Mike even sheds light on a possible NT reunion.

We damn near cover everything imaginable our 2-part 13+ hour Native Tongue Tribute. On part 2, we’ve included progression mixes for both De La and Tribe. We dig deeper in the Black Sheep and J. Beez catalog. We’ve got gems from Queen Latifah, Chi-Ali with the help of The Beatnuts and we even delve in to the solo work of Phife Dawg, Dres and Q-Tip.

Episode 30 has 121 tracks (210 total in the tribute), including a fresh DJ 360 remix for your listening pleasure. This episode should help cap off your summer and hopefully most of you will finish listening to this tribute by Labor Day. Take it in slowly or run through it like Emmitt Smith. Remember, we love adding little nuances, crazy samples, funny sound bites and little Easter eggs throughout our episodes, so listen and enjoy the sounds of Take It Personal. From all of us, we thank you for your continued support!

 

The Native Tongues Tribute (Part 1)

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

Every once in a while, we hit you with a tribute that requires several hours of your time. This is one of them. The Native Tongues collective are comprised of some of the most important, most influential and some of biggest innovators hip-hop has seen. With the help and hustle of Red Alert and Chris Lighty, The Native Tongues were a force to be reckoned with. The Jungle Brothers paved the way for groups like De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest and Black Sheep. Prior to The Flava Unit, Queen Latifah was this crew’s Den mother. Along with her protégé Monie Love, they were both instrumental in helping the female movement in hip-hop. The Native Tongues provided plenty of classic albums, countless anthems and produced more offspring than Joe Jackson (RIP).

The Natives helped jump-start the careers of Busta Rhymes, Chi-Ali, Mos Def, J Dilla, The Beatnuts and have influenced artists like Brand Nubian, K.M.D., Common, Bush Babees, The Roots, Slum Village, Little Brother, Kanye West, Kweli, Pharrell, Hieroglyphics, The Pharcyde, Roc Marciano, Kendrick Lamar, Pusha T, Andre 3000, Chance The Rapper and even Nas. They’ve influenced everyone. Odds are, every rapper imaginable has heard Straight Out The Jungle, De La Soul Is Dead, The Low End Theory, A Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing, Buhloone Mindstate, Midnight Marauders, or Stakes Is High and possibly has several of those albums listed among their favorites, too. The Native Tongue brand was strong despite some internal conflict, growing pains and different career paths. They left an everlasting impression on hip-hop. It is our privilege to present to you The Native Tongues Tribute Part 1. You won’t find another NT tribute like this and we’re just getting started!

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Take It Personal (Ep 28: Respond / React)

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

On episode 28, we discuss beef. Today’s beef ain’t what it used to be, so like Biggie said “What’s beef?” Pusha T vs. Drake is fun, but we remind you of when these battles meant something. And speaking of reminding, it’s time we remind everyone that Black Thought being a top 5 is no longer up for discussion. Seasons change mad things rearrange and with this summer heat we had to lace you with classics from Naughty By Nature, Heavy D, Slum Village, O.C., Main Source, Cypress Hill, KMD, Jay-Z, Big Daddy Kane and you know no TIP episode is complete without a DJ 360 remix! We also have new joints from Pusha T, Black Thought, J. Cole, Forever M.C. and an exclusive by Vanderslice & Conway.

Producer extraordinaire and professional feelings hurter, Vanderslice also stops by to talk about his upcoming album The Best Album Money Can Buy and to debut of our new segment – The Happy Recap w/Vanderslice. This is the start of summer and Take It Personal plans to keep you entertained all throughout. Grab your drinks, smokes and if you’re sweating profusely, then grab some ice cubes and rub them all over like Mookie did to Tina. Just make sure you listen to episode 28 on blast and preferably on repeat too!

1. Kanye West – Dark Fantasy
2. Pusha T – Come Back Bbay
3. Black Thought – 9th vs. Thought
4. J. Cole – 1985 (DJ Premier Remix)
5. Ill Advised – 1986 feat. Paul Yams & Maylay Sparks
6. Cool C – Juice Crew Dis
7. MC Lyte – 10% Diss
8. LL Cool J – Jack The Ripper
9. Big Pun – Super Lyrical feat. Black Thought
10. Naughty By Nature – It’s On (Kay Gee Remix)
11. Naughty By Nature – It’s On (The Beatnuts Remix)
12. Pete Rock & CL Smooth – On And On
13. Diamond D – Freestyle (Yo, That’s That Shit!)
14. A Tribe Called Quest – Vibes And Stuff
15. Cypress Hill – Stoned Is The Way of The Walk
16. Vanderslice – We Got The Drop feat. Conway
17. Forever M.C. – School feat. Hus Kingpin, Rozewood, Talib Kweli & Lupe Fiasco
18. Statik Selektah – Bird’s Eye View feat. Raekwon, Joey Badass & Black Thought
19. Statik Selektah – The Imperial feat. Action Bronson, Royce Da 5’9 & Black Thought
20. Black Thought – Twofifteen
21. Beanie Sigel – Bread & Butter feat. Grand Puba & Sadat X
22. Sadat X – The Lump Lump (Remix) feat. Grand Puba & Lord Jamar
23. Slum Village – Fall N Love (OG Mix)
24. Jay-Z – You’re Only A Customer
25. O.C. – Born 2 Live
26. Big Daddy Kane – Come On Down feat. Q-Tip & Busta Rhymes
27. Heavy D & The Boyz – A Bunch Niggahs feat. Guru, 3rd Eye, Biggie, Rob-O & Busta Rhymes
28. KMD – Nitty Gritty (Remix) feat. Brand Nubian & Busta Rhymes
29. Common – Dooinit (DJ 360 Remix)
30. Chubb Rock – Three Men At Chung King feat. Red Hot Lover Tone & Grand Puba
31. Main Source – Fakin’ The Funk (Remix) feat. Neek The Exotic

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Take It Personal (Ep 27: The Reunion Show)

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

On episode 27, we’re joined by our close friend and former Philaflava Show member, DJ Krisis. We’re all feeling good on this episode thanks to some incredibly strong edibles and the sounds of the 90s. For many, this show will take you right back to high school with classics and forgotten gems from King Just, Private Investigators, Now Born Click, Da King & I, Kurious, Gravediggaz, Organized Konfusion, OutKast, Big Mike, Cash Money Click, Boogiemonsters, Trends of Culture, World Renown, KMD, plus, DJ 360 laces us with a remix of Woo-Hah. We also got a little friendly DJ battle between DJ 360 vs. DJ Krisis on this episode. Trust me, you don’t want to miss this!

Track list

1. King Just – Warrior’s Drum
2. Private Investigators – Mash Up The Mic (Remix)
3. Trendz of Culture – Off & On
4. Now Born Click – Mad Sick
5. Da King & I – Krak Da Weazel
6. Poor Righteous Teachers – Nobody Move
7. M.O.P. – How About Some Hardcore
8. Nas – One Time 4 Your Mind
9. Intelligent Hoodlum (Tragedy) – Grand Groove (Remix)
10. Kurious – I’m Kurious
11. LL Cool J – Pink Cookies In A Plastic Bag Getting Crushed By Buildings
12. Ill Al Skratch – Where My Homiez
13. Leaders of The New School – What’s Next
14. A Tribe Called Quest – God Lives Through
15. World Renown – How Nice I Am
16. The Beatnuts – Get Funky
17. Outkast – Ain’t No Thang
18. Big Mike – Havin’ Thangs feat. Pimp C
19. UGK – Ridin’ Dirty
20. Showbiz & A.G. – Next Level
21. Cash Money Click – 4 My Click feat. Mic Geronimo
22. Frankie Cutlass – Pay Ya Dues feat. Keith Murray, Busta Rhymes & Smif-N-Wessun
23. Busta Rhymes – Woo-Hah!! (DJ 360 Remix)
24. Organized Konfusion – Black Sunday
25. Gravediggaz – Nowhere To Run, Nowhere To Hide
26. Boogiemonsters – Recognized Thresholds of Negative Stress
27. Beastie Boys – So What’cha Want (DJ Muggs Remix) feat. B-Real
28. The Roots – What Goes On Pt. 7
29. Souls of Mischief – Disseshowedo
30. KMD – What A Niggy Know?
31. Lord of The Underground – Funky Child
32. Ultramagnetic MC’s – One Two, One Two
33. Onyx – Last Dayz

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Remember KMD?

Saturday, January 6th, 2018

A common misconception seems to be who makes up the Native Tongues collective. The core isn’t as big as you think. There are affiliates like L.O.N.S., The Beatnuts, Brand Nubian and influenced groups like Black Star or Da Bush Babees too. But the NT O.G.’s were responsible for countless classics. Many of which, I’m sure make up some of your favorites. For years, every time there was new group that sounded like they influenced by the Tongues, that group was immediately heralded as the next Tribe. It happened early on with The Roots, then Slum Village and then Little Brother. We desperately wanted a group to fill that void for us, but none could match up to ATCQ. Out of all the groups I mentioned, I have always felt KMD could have carried that torch. Even though they came out around the same time and shared a label with L.O.N.S. and Brand Nu, KMD felt very much like they were from the Native Tongues school. From the lyrical content to the production, it felt very familiar. Back then, everyone was loosely affiliated. You had Prince Paul working with both De La, Latifah and 3rd Bass. You had The Beatnuts working with Pete Nice, Chi Ali, Kurious and Common. Everybody was somehow related. KMD had a short lived career, but their two albums gave every indication that they could have carried on that Native Tongues tradition. There are a lot of similarities between Q-Tip and MF Doom too. Age, personalities, reclusiveness, creativity, production and dopness.

Check out our Complex collabo where we lace you with the 100 Best Native Tongues Songs.

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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Take It Personal (Ep 20: Anniversary Special)

Thursday, December 28th, 2017

Our first year is in the books! Take It Personal has released 20 episodes, including two 6+ hour tributes to both DJ Premier and Prodigy. We featured 8 exclusive interviews and dropped 8 tributes. We put together not 1, but 4 West Coast Classics, clocking in over 17 hours long. We had some fun giveaways, too. We celebrated Wu-Tang, ATCQ, Atmosphere, the architects, indie hip-hop and Philly hip-hop, but the biggest celebration we had was right here on episode 20 with you—the listeners. On Episode 20, our anniversary special, we bring it back to the essence with the music that speaks our names. The music that cold rocks a party or makes you want to cold cock somebody. It’s a non-stop celebration and best of all, we did it with your support. Thanks to all of you who called-in and chopped it up with us on the air. We had people from all over calling in and we even had a surprise call-in from Super Bowl XLVIII champion and Legion of Boom member, Walter Thurman. Your stories, your energy and your appreciation is what made this show so special for us. I’ll keep what we played on here a bit of a surprise for now, but I know EVERYONE will enjoy it! We put everything into making these shows and at the end of the day, we know, there isn’t another hip-hop podcast quite like Take It Personal. After listening to us for a year, we hope you’ll agree. Happy holidays and have a healthy New Year to all!

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Take It Personal – Episode 7: Passing The Torch

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

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Episode 7 might sound more like Drink Champs cuz we were highly intoxicated while recording this, but the music, like always, is on point Phife. We don’t necessarily have a theme this show, but we do focus on MC’s making dope music these days. It’s our passing of the torch episode, so-to-speak. We got joints from Your Old Droog, Nick Grant, Apathy, Killer Mike, Action Bronson, Roc Marciano and Milano Constantine to name a few. And it wouldn’t feel right dropping this show on March 9th without paying homage to Biggie, so keep it locked as we try to entertain you once again on Take It Personal.

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A Tribe Called Quest – Grammy Performance

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Easily the highlight of the ’17 Grammy Awards. Thank you ATCQ, Anderson Paak, Busta Rhymes and Consequence for the legendary performance. This was much NEEDED! –Philaflava

Take It Personal Presents – Sounds Like The 90s Vol. 25

Friday, December 16th, 2016

From all of us at Take It Personal, we truly thank you for the overwhelming support you’ve given us so far. We’re only a few shows in, but we will continue to deliver these every few weeks as long as you continue to listen. Episode 3 drops next week, but here is a brand new Sounds Like The 90s to hold you over. Happy holidays to all of you. Let’s hope ’17 is a lot kinder than 2016 has been to us. –Jason Gloss

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Sounds Like The 90s Volume 25

01 MC Serch – Take It Personal Intro
02 Snowgoons – The 90’s Are Back feat. O.C., DoItAll, UG, Sticky Fingaz, Dres, Nine, Sonny Seeza, Ras Kass & Psycho Les
03 Vinnie Paz – Nineteen Ninety Three
04 Ras Kass – Bardom feat. KRS-ONE
05 A Tribe Called Quest – Ego
06 Sadat X – We Strive feat. Dres
07 O.C. – Time’s Up (DJ 360 Remix)
08 The LOX – Move Forward (prod. DJ Premier)
09 Dave East – It Was Written
10 Apollo Brown & Skyzoo – Basquiat On The Draw ft. Conway & Westside Gunn
11 Hus Kingpin & SmooVth – Mega Genesis feat. SageInfinite
12 Meyhem Lauren – 5 Wagon feat. Action Bronson
13 DJ Rude One – Murder Paragraphs feat. Roc Marciano
14 Supastition – Take It Personal Interlude
15 Reks – Gone Baby Gone
16 CZARFACE – Two In The Chest
17 Mikey D – The Rhyme Heaterz (The Symphony XXI) feat. R.A. The Rugged Man, Craig G. & Canibus
18 Ryu – Happy Days feat. Jams, Gravity Christ & Bishop Lamont
19 The Game – I Grew Up On Wu-Tang

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