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Take It Personal Podcast (Ep 3: Holiday Edition)

Sunday, January 1st, 2017

For some, it doesn’t feel like the holidays until we see our pals John McClain, Kevin McCallister or Ralphie Parker. Episode 3 is our holiday special and its packed with classics from OutKast, Redman, Common, Lord Finesse, Big Pun, Nas, Screwball, The Roots, Mad Skillz, The Beatnuts and L.O.T.U.G., plus new music from The LOX, Snowgoons, Meyhem Lauren and Hus Kingpin & SmooVth. And what’s our show without a little banter? We each discuss/diss our favorite years in hip-hop as well as our guilty pleasures. Stay tuned, you don’t want to miss this show!

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Take It Personal now available on iTunes

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

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Our show is now available for download on iTunes. You can subscribe and download here. There are now 5 different ways you can listen to our show.

You can now find us on Stitcher.

You can always listen to us on Soundcloud as well.

Or if you’re old school, right here on Youtube

And lastly, you can always just download the MP3 directly.

We appreciate all the support on this. Please like, share, subscribe and continue to check in, as we continue to make these shows for you.

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Take It Personal Podcast (Episode 1)

Friday, November 4th, 2016

We finally did it. It’s been years in the making but here is the return of The Philaflava Show (sorta) with co-hosts Kevlar, DJ 360 and Jason Gloss. If you enjoy good music and good laughs, check it out. Youtube and iTunes downloads will be available shortly. Stay  tuned! –Philaflava

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OpJay Interview: Meyhem Lauren

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

If you haven’t been following, our lil’ brother blog OpinionatedJay has been running weekly feature called Tuesdays with. This past week Meyhem Lauren was the guest and he talks his latest collabo with Buckwild, Action Bronson in the kitchen, his thoughts on Riff Raff, Pusha T, Aesop Rock and Lord Jamar’s latest comments about white rappers. Don’t forget to stayed tuned for more interviews dropping every Tuesdays on OpinionatedJay.com.

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Did Self- Induced Illness have too many (41) tracks on there for its own good?

Yes it did and a lot of them got over looked because of that.

Looking back would you have done anything different with the release? As much as I enjoyed it, even for me,  it was a bit overwhelming at times.

I don’t regret it because putting out all of my material on one project forced me to move forward and create new music but I definitely should have split that project into two albums.

You did How The Gods Chill with Sean Price and Roc Marciano and shortly after you all spoke about doing a collabo album. What the fuck man?

That was taken out of context. Sean was really saying that we are all fam and work closely together. We never sat down collectively and discussed doing an album.

I read online that the project between you and Buckwild came together because of Dante Ross, Action Bronson’s former manager. Considering Action and him had a very public falling out, I have to imagine your relationship with Dante Ross was a bit strained.

Buckwild X Laurenovich drops Feb 2014. In music or any other business, people don’t always see eye to eye but D and Action have no current issues. They went there separate ways but there is no beef.

If this were 2003 would Riff Raff be getting a pass?

It’s not 2003 and in 2013 Riff Raff is a big deal, so either embrace it ignore it or cry the blues to some one who will listen. I’m not directing that at you but in 2013 that’s all we can do.

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T.R.O.Y. Guest Blogger w/Meyhem Lauren

Monday, February 25th, 2013

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If you’ve been following T.R.O.Y. for awhile it’s no secret we’ve been day one supporters of Meyhem Lauren, so it was only natural we ask the big homie to help set-off  Guest Blogger for ’13 with his Top 10 Grimiest NYC Tracks of All-Time.

Do yourself a favor and get acquainted with one of the realest and truest throwbacks hip-hop has today. Check out his debut double album Self Induced Illness available  on Amazon. You can also download his two must-own mixtapes Respect The Fly right here or Mandatory Brunch Meetings here. –Philaflava

10) Onyx – Walk in New York
“NYPD CAN SUCK MY DICK!”
 9) ODB – Brooklyn Zoo
Dirty sets the tone of the song from the second that it starts.
 8) Shabazz The Disciple – Crime Saga
This record is perhaps the most detailed and descriptive crime story ever. Shabazz has a flow that is unmatched on this record.
7)  Cormega Feat. Mike Delorian – Fuck Nas
Even though this track was a diss record specifically about Nas and nature it embodies the general sound of that grimy Queens NYC rap that raised me. “Fuck gold chains and sneakers I had that when cocaine was cheaper”
6) M.O.P. – Cold Word
“Slum ass wanna be hard ass nigga / cornball butter soft lard ass nigga!” Nobody keeps in grimier then Fame and Billy I could have picked 10 M.O.P. songs if I wanted to compose this list but I decided to go with this one. “It’s a cold world so bitch nigga dress warm!”
5) Tragedy Khadafi Feat. Imam Thug – True Confessions
“Clappin Co’s bustin PO’s right in their knee caps” Not only is this track a grimey NYC street life anthem but the skill level and wordplay that Trag and Imam hit you in the head with is flawless. This beat epitomizes the sound of real inner city gorilla rap.
4) 50 Cents – Thicker Then Water
 “Move during the jux you know I’m gon’ shoot so you gonna pay me or the hospital duke/ don’t call me to feature I don’t wanna rap with ya I brought my knife in the club I came to scrap with ya!
3) Capone & Noreaga Bloody Money.
Even though Parole violators has the grimiest lyrics on the War Report ” Bloody Money is undisputably a NYC street anthem and should be listened to at a high volume while drinking Hennessy or cleaning a fire arm.
2)  Kool G Rap – Take ‘Em To War Feat. MF Grimm &  B One
Take em to war “Grimm gimmie the infrared and semi and I’m puttin red dots on niggas foreheads and making muthafuckas Indian you got beef go get yourself a wreath because its murder cause I put holes in my beef like fuckin white castle burgers.”
 1) Mobb Deep – Shook Ones Pt. 2
This record was special not only because the production and rhymes were flawless but because it was also a commercial success and caused a whole wave of NYC street anthems to drop soon after.
–@MeyhemLauren

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T.R.O.Y. Presents – Sounds Like The 90s Vol. 18

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

A little over three months have past since the last volume and the only reasoning for that is the music. Towards the end of the year and the beginning of the year the music industry slows down and resets. During that hiatus there were quite a few tracks definitely worthy of your attention. So while this version may not contain the newest of the new, it does showcase what I feel is a nice lead-in, to what may be a pretty solid year in hip-hop. We got one of the newest groups of out Philly, Writtenhouse. New Wu of course. Two of the most promising emcees bringing back authentic NY hip-hop, Meyhem Lauren and Action Bronson. We got two Focus tribute tracks, one to Ali Shaheed Muhammad and the other to RZA. We got your Black Thought fix, along with an extremely dope J. Period remix featuring Rakim Allah. There is definitely something for everyone on Vol. 18.

Thanks to all the people that have supported this project over the years. Props to Dirt_Dog and Strategy for helping–as always. Shouts to the entire T.R.O.Y. squad and our readers. Download link and front cover are below, back cover and tracklist after the jump. – Philaflava

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Tragedy, Nas, Ak Skills, and Meyhem Lauren: Q-Boro Continuum

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Download: Meyhem Lauren “7000 Thoughts”

Relative newcomer Meyhem Lauren’s1 fierce delivery and fixation on themes like contingency, ruination, and self-annihilation brings to mind the brief but memorable discography of the late 90s Far Rockaway, Queens native Ak Skills.2  Meyhem’s emotionally charged, deceptively unrefined rhyme style is not easily mistaken for Ak’s matter-of-fact delivery, but both rappers borrow vocal and poetic techniques from the anxiously introspective exposition of Nas’s verse on “Life’s A Bitch.”3 On “7000 Thoughts,” Meyhem channels Nasty Nas at his most poignant in a manner reminiscent of Ak’s cautious explication of the pitfalls of street life on his lesser known songs “One Life To Live” and “One Thing Or Another.” Even more impressively he evokes regret and pathos in a conversational tone that hearkens further back to one of Nas’s principle influences, Tragedy Khadafi (formerly Intelligent Hoodlum).4 (more…)

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  1. For more coverage and information on Meyhem Lauren, check Unkut and Steady Bloggin. []
  2. Click here for more information on Ak Skills, plus downloads. []
  3. Though it has been overshadowed by AZ’s stellar debut verse, Nas’s verse from “Life’s A Bitch” is one of his best ever, in this blogger’s humble opinion. []
  4. Two great examples of Tragedy’s ingenius everyman approach are the remixes of “Street Life” and “Grand Groove.” []

T.R.O.Y. Guest Blogger w/Sean Price

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

We’re bringing back our Guest Blogger features, and who better to resurrect this shit than Sean Price? A master of ceremony, wit, charisma, and fitted caps, Sean Price is one of the few remaining active throwbacks we’ve got. –Philaflava

Sean Price’s Top 5 Duck Down Releases

1. Black Moon – Enta Da Stage – The genesis
2. Heltah SkeltahNocturnal – My 1st rapbook
3. Smif-N-WessunDah Shinin’ My 1st pro verse
4. Sean PriceMonkey Barz – The pain, the getback, the empty pockets
5. Skyzoo & IllmindLive From The Tape Deck – Classic 5 mic shit

Sean Price’s Top 5 Collabos*

1. Boaz – Goodfellaz feat. Sean Price
2. Jedi Mind Tricks – Blood Runs Cold feat. Sean Price
3. Roc Marciano – Snow Pt. 2 feat. Sean Price
4. Kimbo Slice – Abortion feat. Flood Diesel
5. Timeless Truth – Priceless feat. Sean Price

*Heltah Skeltah collabos not included

Look for him to drop Mic Tyson early ’11 as well as collaborations in super groups GMR (Grown Man Rap) with Roc Marciano, Meyhem Lauren and Freddie Foxxx and Random Axe with Guilty Simpson and Black Milk.

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Sounds Like The 90s Vol. 14 (May ’10)

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

Back again on that Tribe shit. Props to Dirt_Dog for cookin’ up another dope cover for this series. This is the 14th installment of SLT9s and as I promised last month we don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. We got new music by J-Live, Celph Titled, Jay Electronica, Capone-N-Noreaga, Truck North and Andre Nickatina. Speaking of Nickatina (Dre Dog), if you’re a fan of his music definitely check out Khan! The Me Generation, which happens to be one of the more enjoyable releases of ’10. While “Blind Genius” might not appeal to everyone, I do my best to diversify my bonds on these compilations. My goal is to have something on here for everyone, so whether you like one track, half the tracks or grow to like them all, then this compilation has served its purpose. Peace and enjoy! –Philaflava

T.R.O.Y. Presents – Sounds Like The 90s Vol. 14

01. J-Live – The Way I Rhyme
02. Ras Kass – Release Yourself
03. Celph Titled – Styles Ain’t Raw feat. Apathy & Chino XL (prod. Buckwild)
04. Ellis – Hardcore feat. Legin
05. Meyhem Lauren – Animal Science feat. Roc Marciano
06. Roc Marciano – Thugs Prayer
07. Jay Electronica – Ghost of Christopher Wallace feat. Puff Daddy
08. U-N-I & Ro Blvd. – Pulp Fiction Part 1 feat. Fashawn
09. Little Brother – Revenge feat. Truck North & Meridian
10. Truck North & 3rd – Out There (prod. DJ Premier)
11. Vado – Kick In The Door
12. Joell Ortiz – Project Boy (prod. DJ Premier)
13. Capone-N-Noreaga – The Reserves feat. Raekwon
14. Diaz Brothers – Gone Too Soon (Guru Tribute)
15. Brother Ali – Breakin’ Dawn Boys feat. Fashawn
16. MURS – I Used To Luv H.E.R. (prod. 9th Wonder)
17. Andre Nickatina – Blind Genius

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