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Take It Personal Podcast (Ep 6: Philly Hip-Hop Tribtue)

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

Episode 6 is our longest one yet and for good reason. This isn’t your typical Philly hip-hop show, this is the official Philly hip-hop tribute show. Chock-full of Illadelph classics, along with our special tour guides Vinnie Paz, Maylay Sparks, Baby Blak, CHOPS, Todd Wolfe and MarQ Spekt to help navigate you through the two one fifth. Unlike the ewoks, our episode VI won’t disappoint. So whether you’re from Philly, know of Philly or even like Philly, you can’t front on our music. We’re more than just cheese steaks, soft pretzels and Rocky Balboa, we’re home of some of the greatest musicians ever. If you’re a fan of Schoolly D, Steady B, 100x, Bahamadia, Freeway, Tuff Crew or The Roots — we got you!

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No Marci Beaucoup (Roc Marciano)

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Roc-Marciano-Marci-Beaucoup-cover

​It’s no secret that I’m a huge Roc Marci fan. I hold that dude in high regard and he is responsible for me still giving a fuck about New York hip-hop these days. His first two albums are personal favorites of mine and I have no problem having that whole “modern classic” argument with anyone when it comes to Marcberg. I still haven’t taken Reloaded out of my car and its been over a year now. While most people are rocking Christmas tunes I’ll rock “We Ill,” “Death Parade” or “Deeper” as they are some marvelous winter anthems.

Last month, Roc blessed with the Pimpire Strikes Back mixtape just to get our feet wet for his 3rd official release. Some of it was met with mixed reviews as many of us weren’t used to Roc having this many co-pilots. After a few listens though, you could tell it was vintage Roc over melodic backdrops such as “”Sincerely Antique,” “Bruh Man,” “Sacrifice,”  or the Max B inspired “Ice Cream Man.” I loved the mixtape, as do most I believe. It was a little different than what we’ve come to expect but undeniably fresh.

Now that Marci Beaucoup has released I’ve given it my undivided attention and a handful of listens. Now, let me say off the bat it’s not nearly as disappointing as the title of this post. And by no means is it worthy of sleeping on, but I won’t front either, the shit ain’t what I expected nor what I would have wanted from Roc Marciano at this point. ​ My takeaway so far is this, yes if we’re ranking all of his releases and taking into account Pimpire, then this release right here is his Attack of the Clones. Last week Jay-Z ranked his albums and this album is definitely Roc’s Dynasty.

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Freeway Sorts Through Fan Mail

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Stream – Freeway and Jake One “Stimulus Package Outro (Fan Mail)”

It is 2010. Freeway is home alone for a change, taking a break from the studio grind. He has been through his share of personal and professional tribulations, but his recent mixtape collaboration with producer Jake One and a new contract with Rhymesayers Entertainment points to a bright and productive future. In his post-State Property, post-Hajj days, he is grateful that he is still rapping and touring. Hearing from his fans is one of the purest blessings he receives while working in show business.

Unlike AZ, whose 2001 song titled “Fan Mail”1 was rapped entirely from the perspective of the letter writers, Freeway’s rhymes in The Stimulus Package outro track  includes a first person narration of the process of receiving, reading, and reacting to the messages. Freeway’s choice to integrate such exposition into his verses (he also included unrhymed ad-libs between verses) has the effect of knocking down formal barriers between the artist and the fan. (more…)

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  1. Read my analysis of AZ’s ” Fan Mail” if you missed it. []

Sounds Like The 90s Vol. 13 (2010)

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Nope, you’re reading the title right. If I’m being completely honest here, the real reason for the delay was I was just waiting on some good music in 2010. Being that most of the tracks I select for compilations are current I didn’t just want to throw something together and label it SLT9s.

For the past two years I’ve taken ample time in creating this series. In selecting the right tracks, to sequencing them, to finding the best quality mp3s available. I still don’t know if there has been an abundance of dope music in ’10, but there is there plenty of time left. We’re always open to suggestions so continue to leave comments or shoot us an email with the goodness.

Peace to my T.R.O.Y. fam for helping me gather some of these joints. Special shouts go to to Strategy, Blake Reznik, Meyhem Lauren, Ide, Skavenger,Verge, Open Mike Eagle and Dirt Dog for the ill cover. Enjoy Volume 13 and stay tuned for plenty more to come in 2010. –Philaflava

T.R.O.Y. Presents – Sounds Like The 90s Vol. 13

1. Freeway & Jake One – Throw Your Hands Up
2. Black Thought – Contract On The World feat. Dice Raw & Porn
3. The LOX – Slow Down (You’re Killin’ Em)
4. Smiley The Ghetto Child – I’m Legend (prod. DJ Premier)
5. Freddie Gibbs – The Ghetto
6. U.G. – Beat Yo Ass
7. Big Noyd – New York Lights
8. Meyhem Lauren – 7000 Thoughts
9. Roc Marciano – Snow
10. Mobb Deep – Whole Lotta Thug (prod. Alchemist)
11. Sadat X – Turn It Up feat. Pete Rock
12. Consequence – Let U Live feat. Pharoahe Monch
13. Ski Beatz – Prowler 2 ft. Jean Grae, Jay Electronica, Joell Ortiz & Mos Def
14. Wu-Massacre – Dangerous
15. U.G. – My Soldiers feat. Steele & Casual
16. Open Mike Eagle – Unapologetic feat. Nocando
17. Planet Asia & Goldchain Military – Organic Food (prod. Large Professor)
18. Tanya Morgan – Cheesesteak
19. Meyhem Lauren – Treat Her Like A Prostitute feat. Thristin Howl III
20. Brotha Lynch Hung – Meat

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Is Philly the 2nd most important city to Hip-Hop?

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

I’m just speaking for me, not the blog but I also believe it’s a very legit question too. When you put it down on paper and realize all of the Philly legends, microphone masters, turntable technicians, classics hits and summer anthems it’s an argument worth making.

Obviously, NYC is number one but when you think about how Philly changed the game and continues to deliver the top talent what city/state takes its spot? L.A? Atlanta? Jersey? Houston? Detroit? Think about it…

Here are just some (not complete) of some Philly representatives.

Schoolly D
Steady B
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
DJ Cash Money
Three Times Dope
The Roots
Beanie Sigel
Freeway
Kurupt
Bahamadia
Jedi Mind Trick
Dice Raw
Eve
CHOPS
Peedi Crakk
Cassidy
Rosco P. Coldchain
Gillie Da Kid
Sandman
iCON
Chief Kamachi
Reef The Lost Cauze
Outerspace
Maylay Sparks
Baby Blak
Young Chris
Truck North
Ram Squad
Mountain Brothers
100x
Tasc4orce
Jamal (Illegal)
Dat Fat Cat Clique
The Kartel
Last Emperor
Da Youngsta’s
Munk Wit Da Funk
Grand Agent
Known Rulers
High & Mighty
Philly’s Most Wanted

So what do you think? Click here to vote

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Sounds Like The 90’s Volume 10

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Last month we were a little late with this so it’s only right we make up the difference by dropping this early. Volume 10 is full of heat rocks and should appeal to just about every kind of hip-hop fan out there. We got some new joints by Dynas, Baby Blak, Skyzoo, Ghostface, Masta Killa & Big Boi. Recently I discovered Fresh Daily and was taken back by his album that I had to lace ya’ll twice!

And if you forgot what its like to hear an emcee blackout make sure you listen to Ali’s “Best@it.” We appreciate feedback, good or bad so be sure to let us know what you love, hate or would like to hear on upcoming volumes.

And remember we’re always looking for gems to lace these compilations so be sure to email us heat @ blog.philaflava@gmail.com. And for coverage on current hip-hop make sure to visit our sister blog Steady Bloggin. Enjoy! –Philaflava

Sounds Like The 90’s Volume 10

1. Fresh Daily – Supaspectacular!
2. Bro Ali – Best@it feat. Freeway & Joell Ortiz
3. Sha Stimuli – Move Back feat. Freeway & Young Chris (prod. Just Blaze)
4. Dynas – The Future feat. DJ Jazzy Jeff
5. Baby Blak – Evolution (prod. L.G.)*
6. De La Soul – La La La
7. Fresh Daily – Video Gaming
8. Skyzoo – Return of The Real (prod. Just Blaze)
9. Raekwon – Surgical Gloves (prod. Alchemist)
10. Boycott Blues – Da Math feat. Consequence & Insight
11. O.C. & A.G. – Think About It
12. Masta Killa – Things Just Ain’t The Same
13. Dynas – Family Jewels feat. Slick Rick*
14. KRS-One & Buckshot – Oh Really? feat. Talib Kweli (prod. Marco Polo)
15. Ghostface Killah – Guest House feat. Fabolous
16. Big Boi – Fo Yo Sorrows feat. Too $hort & George Clinton

*T.R.O.Y Exclusive

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Props to Strategy for assisting in the tagging of all these tracks and of course Kalel. The man who has been the mastermind behind all these dope album covers for the past 10 months.

Unfortunately, Volume 10 will be the last for Kalel. He’s blowin’ up, making moves and leaving us for bigger and better things. We wish him the best and want to thank him for everything he’s done for T.R.O.Y.

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