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Prodigy Tribute Show w/DJ Premier, Meyhem Lauren & Ras Kass

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

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After our 6+ hour DJ Premier show, we swore we were done with tributes for a while. Then, on June 20th, hip-hop suffered another tremendous loss. We usually celebrate the careers of the artists we do tributes on, but in this show, we wanted to celebrate the life of Albert “Prodigy” Johnson as well. Like the Preem tribute, this was no easy feat. Prodigy’s career was remarkable filled with longevity and a ridiculously extensive catalog. He started making music as a teen and went out doing exactly what he loved at aged 42. This tribute was an emotional one, and we know many of you will get to re-live moments when you first heard these Mobb classics. If there is one thing our listeners should know by now about Take It Personal, it’s that we take it SERIOUSLY! We have 5 extraordinary guests, each one sharing unique, personal stories about Prodigy. Shouts out to DJ Premier, Bonz Malone, Meyhem Lauren, Domingo and Ras Kass for being a huge part of this proper send-off. You all helped make this a masterpiece. And since this is another 6+ hour one, we decided to break it up into two parts. Please make sure you listen to it in its entirety- I promise, you don’t want to miss anything our guests had to say or any of the joints we played. P may be gone, but his music lives forever. RIP P! — Philaflava

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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


Kamakazee – Head On (Promo Cassette 1995)

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Here is the other gem skater4041 dropped on us. It’s the Queensbridge duo Kamakazee (KL & Solo). Some of you might remember them as 1/2 of the group Screwball. This promo has been one of the tougher finds and now our journey ends. K-Def or Marley, I’m not 100% sure who is behind it but all I know is the beats knock. T.R.O.Y.’s lacing you with the goodies before the weekend. –Philaflava

Kamakazee – Head On (Promo Cassette 1995)


A1 Snakes In The Grass
A2 Spread It Around
A3 Da Rocks Y’All
A4 Shakedown
A5 Goodlife
A6 Mo Murder Mo Crime
B1 House O’ Hitz Crew feat. Hostyle & Black Poet
B2 Rhyme Crime Profession
B3 Orgy Style
B4 Devastating
B5 Head On
B6 Bridge 95

MC Shan vs. Marley Marl Pt. 3

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

New video of Marley’s response to the latest response. Now this is getting crazy. Please keep it on wax fellas. –Philaflava

Nas – The Making of Illmatic

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Now in twenty-deca, it’s been about 16 years since Nas first dropped this classic LP. Illmatic shattered the hip-hop scene, and remains the epitome of T.R.O.Y. era rap. What solo albums can you think of coming close to this gem?

Courtesy of our man fatboybrandon at Philaflava, we now have this short little documentary in .mp4 format for you to download. “You can import the mp4 file into iTunes and convert it for your iPod or iPhone if you like. I try to keep a bunch of classics to travel around and watch regularly.”

This E.P.K. aired originally on an episode of Video Music Box (before Illmatic’s official release), the first television program dedicated to airing almost exclusively hip-hop videos, and focusing on an urban market. The show was hosted by Ralph McDaniels, local television personality and pioneer in hip-hop media. He is now an on-air personality for Hot 97, as well as executive-producer and co-host for The Bridge, which chronicles the history of hip-hop. Video Music Box aired on New York's WNYC-TV, the only television station to be owned by a city, until mayor Giuliani sold its rights to the Dow Jones & Co. The station is now owned by Pax TV, according to IMDB.

Anyways, there is great footage of the artists that went into making one of the all-time greatest albums, and not just Nas–the production team comprising Pete Rock, Q-Tip, Large Professor, and DJ Premier is probably the greatest assembling of producers ever for a single record, and they are all interviewed here. The EPK also offers a glimpse at Queensbridge and the people who surrounded Nas growing up in his infamous (like that pun?) neighborhood.

“The way he comes with his ideas, and the way he hits it, you know what I’m saying–it’s clearly poetry.”- Q-Tip. “With all the producers we have on the album, you know–Nas himself–you know, that’s hip-hop.”- Large Pro.

Again, props to fatboybrandon on the upload. Be sure to check out his awesome blog, Crates of JR, for more hip-hop goodies, articles, music, and videos. Also, props go out to the Youtube user 1X4YourMind on uploading the EPK to Youtube–if any of you are interested, he has a bunch of other hip-hop video gems in his channel.

— Teddy C.D.