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Pharoahe Monch Tribute + Interview

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

Episode 32 has been long overdue. Pharoahe Monch is a part of the lyrical elite, and yet, still doesn’t quite receive the props he deserves. After this tribute, that WILL end today! There has never been a Pharoahe Monch tribute of this magnitude before. We felt it was not only necessary, but equally important to do. Additionally, what would a Take It Personal tribute be without the man of the hour stopping by to share some stories? We talk Paul C., Extra P, and even Kool Keith. We find out what it was like being passed on by Russell Simmons (along with Nas) and signing with Disney. We break down the Stress: Extinction Agenda album cover. We touch on his relationship with O.C. and the fact he thought the Time’s Up beat was pretty wack. We talk Rawkus, ghostwriting for Puffy, sampling, sports, what went wrong on The Equinox; yes, we went there. We asked everything and he answered everything, including the possibility of an OK reunion. We have 86 tracks displaying the brilliance of Pharoahe Monch; we’re proud as hell of this tribute, and honored to have had Pharoahe Monch as our guest. We usually say, we hope you enjoy, but it would be damn near impossible if you didn’t. This is – our Pharoahe Monch Tribute!

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Track-listing after the jump.


Philaflava Presents – The Firm: How It Should Have Been

Saturday, July 16th, 2016

Freshly compiled on our message board by Queens native Pradadon and retagged, bitrate upgraded by TheBigSleep, here is how The Firm album should have sounded. Enjoy your weekend. –Philaflava

Firm Fiasco
Phone Tap
4 In The Morning
Executive Decisions
Escobar 97 (Dirty)
La Familia
Triple Threat feat. Noreaga
Desperado (Nas verse dirty no drops)
Firm Biz (World Famous Remx)(Dirty)
I’m Leaving feat. Noreaga
Throw Ya Guns feat. Half-A-Mil


Random VLS Drops: Senswif – Elevation (1997)

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Pretty much everything i know about Senswif is from the following article.


01. Elevation (LP Version)
02. Elevation (Radio Edit)
03. Elevation (Show Mix)
04. Maintain (LP Version)
05. Maintain (Instrumental)

–>Download Elevation VLS<–



Mic Gerinomo

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

Remember how dope The Natural was? Take part in the T.R.O.Y. discussion as we share thoughts, upload mp3s and reminisce on how dope this debut really was. –Philaflava

My Tapes by Basta aka KYOZAI Pt. 5

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

You might know Basta (aka Kyozai) as being the owner of the rare cassette blog, Music-Thingz. Recently, he blessed us with a nice portion of his tape collection at philaflava T.R.O.Y. forum.

Here at The T.R.O.Y. blog, we wanted to give these tapes their deserved shine and Basta the proper recognition he’s earned, to the people outside of the philaflava forum.

I will split his tapes in several posts, giving you enough time to digest this massive work.

There will be no previews, but c’mon, the hilariously awesome covers alone warrant a download.


Underground Impact – Trapped in da Hood (1993, Philadelphia)


Sakoo – Tricks Pon Me (1992) (Brooklyn)


Warlord – It Ain’t Easy bw Nothing to Lose (199x Queens)


Posse Deep – Candy (1991)


Succes -N- Effect – Ultimate Drive-By (1992)


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