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Take It Personal Podcast (Ep 11: with Apathy)

Friday, June 16th, 2017

Episode 11, I didn’t think we’d make it after our vainglorious DJ Premier 6-hour tribute, but with some much needed time-off –we’re back. Apathy of The Demigodz joins us, and what was supposed to be a 20 minute interview turned out to be 75 minutes unedited. Ap gets personal with us, holding nothing back, while discussing everything from his come-up, the trials and tribulations of an indie rapper, being courted by Jimmy Iovine, signing with Atlantic records, being a Freemason, his production process, his mental health, his love for Don Mattingly, all the way to his future projects, including his collaboration with O.C., Perestroika. Of course, a Take It Personal episode has to include dopeness, so we’ve included music by Ghostface Killah, Shyheim, Kurious, De La Soul, Black Moon, Fashawn, Open Mike Eagle, Brother Ali and a bunch of slept-on goodies and new heat rocks to keep you entertained. –Jason Gloss

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Waka Flocka Flame, Celph Titled, and The Tim Dog Effect

Friday, November 5th, 2010

(Or How We Can Learn To Stop Worrying And Bump The Bomb)…

Waka Flocka Flame “Live By The Gun”

Celph Titled “Eraserheads”

Producer/rapper/author J-Zone ((Read about his upcoming book in his guest blogger entry.)) helmed a short-lived but excellent blog over at Dante Ross’s site; his writing is filled with praise for “guilty pleasures,”  rappers whose simplistic or seemingly ignorant approach results in their absence from high-minded discussions of great music. J-Zone asserts that personality is key and the right combination of charisma, humor, and eccentricity is often more memorable than artistic pretense or technical prowess. He reasons that certain “bad” rappers are able to infuse their personality into the very structure of a song; their gritty deliveries, unsophisticated lyrics, and bizarre ad-libs function as additional instrumentation; violent and/or profane content adds a visceral thrill. ((Read his post “Great ‘Bad’ Rappers” in which he explains his appreciation for the unorthodox styling of Tim Dog, but also the Disco Rick, Project Pat, and Group Home’s Malachi The Nutcracker.)) I call this “The Tim Dog Effect” after the  Bronx emcee of “Fuck Compton” fame that J-Zone praises for his ability to turn his bare-bones rhymes and even a series of grunts ((Check “Dogs Gonna Getcha” if you don’t believe me.)) into a great song. (more…)

T.R.O.Y. Guest Blogger w/J-Zone

Monday, November 1st, 2010

I’m currently finishing my first book entitled Root For The Villain, a collection of short stories, anecdotes and essays. The book takes humorous, nostalgic and sarcastic looks at interning in hip-hop recording studios in the early 90’s, socializing and dating disasters in post-gentrification NYC, semi-famous rappers coming to my house and clogging my toilet, cassette tape and record collecting, Gadget Hoes (only the book can explain that one), androgynous fashion, relationships, what it feels like to watch rappers you grew up idolizing ruin their legacies with Myspace bulletins for $200 verses, me getting sued by my childhood idol, going back into the working world after a decade in the music business, what its like to live with your grandmother as a grown ass man and much much more.

It‘s almost like a J-Zone album, but in book form. If you‘re over 30, a curmudgeon or felt Snoop Dogg deserved an Oscar for his performance in Baby Boy, you’ll definitely relate to it. Root For The Villain is slated for a 2011 release. And now on to the lists… [ed. – lists are after the jump] (more…)

Celph Titled – There Will Be Blood feat. O.C., Sadat X, Grand Puba, A.G. & Diamond D (prod. Buckwild)

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Whether you’re a fan of Celph Titled or not, an entire album of Buckwild beats has to entice you. The label (No Sleep) that put out Buckwild’s Diggin’ In The Crates: Rare Studio Masters (1993-1997) struck another deal with Mr. Best to use some of his leftover beats for this project. Along with that deal came an unreleased DITC collabo now (Celph) titled “There Will Be Blood.”

And to quote the great Daniel Plainview, “If you have a milkshake, and I have a milkshake, and I have a straw. There it is, that’s a straw, you see? You watching? And my straw reaches acroooooooss the room, and starts to drink your milkshake… I… drink… your… milkshake!” –Philaflava

Celph Titled – There Will Be Blood feat. O.C., Sadat X, Grand Puba, A.G. & Diamond D (prod. Buckwild)

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