Posts Tagged ‘the notorious b.i.g.’

Take It Personal (Ep 20: Anniversary Special)

Thursday, December 28th, 2017

Our first year is in the books! Take It Personal has released 20 episodes, including two 6+ hour tributes to both DJ Premier and Prodigy. We featured 8 exclusive interviews and dropped 8 tributes. We put together not 1, but 4 West Coast Classics, clocking in over 17 hours long. We had some fun giveaways, too. We celebrated Wu-Tang, ATCQ, Atmosphere, the architects, indie hip-hop and Philly hip-hop, but the biggest celebration we had was right here on episode 20 with you—the listeners. On Episode 20, our anniversary special, we bring it back to the essence with the music that speaks our names. The music that cold rocks a party or makes you want to cold cock somebody. It’s a non-stop celebration and best of all, we did it with your support. Thanks to all of you who called-in and chopped it up with us on the air. We had people from all over calling in and we even had a surprise call-in from Super Bowl XLVIII champion and Legion of Boom member, Walter Thurman. Your stories, your energy and your appreciation is what made this show so special for us. I’ll keep what we played on here a bit of a surprise for now, but I know EVERYONE will enjoy it! We put everything into making these shows and at the end of the day, we know, there isn’t another hip-hop podcast quite like Take It Personal. After listening to us for a year, we hope you’ll agree. Happy holidays and have a healthy New Year to all!

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A Bunch of Niggas

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

It’s crazy that 3 outta 6 rappers featured on “A Bunch of Niggas” are no longer with us. RIP Heavy D, Biggie & Guru.

Heavy D – A Bunch Of Niggas feat. 3rd Eye, Biggie Smalls, Busta Rhymes, Guru & Rob O (prod. Jesse West)

Another Heavy D, Biggie & Pac collabo, again 3 gone. Easily the one of the best collabs that ever featured these greats.

Eddie F. – Let’s Get It On feat. Heavy D, 2Pac, Biggie Smalls, Grand Puba & Spunk Bigga

Biggie vs. Star Wars – Life After Death Star

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

Biggie remixes have been done to death, no pun. But never have they been mashed with Star Wars.  Richie Branson and Solar Slim AKA Otaku Gang put in work on this one. Props for the creativity and for breathing some life after death (star) on this one. –Philaflava

Work of Mart (DJ Premier)

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

If you’ve been following us and we hope you are,  just last week we created our new Spotify playlist titled Work of Mart.

Currently 166 tracks deep and adding daily, or whatever becomes available via Spotify. Our mixes don’t have restrictions on them. What you see is what you’ll hear, meaning no tracks uploaded on our end and limited to just our PC’s. We’ve spent some time sequencing the list, though shuffle is always the safe way to go.

If you’re a Spotify member, follow us because we have a slew of other great playlists you may be interested in.

Found on SoundCloud… Jim Sharp

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

My brother sent me a link to the new Jim Sharp mix “Straighten It Out.” A nice mix full of funk and soul, but I’m also really enjoying a lot of his edits. Excellent selections and highly recommended.

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Chris Macro “Macro Dubplates Volume 3: Brooklyn VS Kingston”

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

I had mentioned Chris Macro’s “Macro Dubplates” in Wu-Weekly Post #21. Now he’s cooked up a brand new volume. It’s perfect for that end-of-summer, final bbq, labor day weekend listening experience.

Macro Dubplates Volume 3 – Brooklyn VS Kingston is available for download. 9 tracks of the highest grade Reggae-Hip Hop mashup available for free.

Featuring; Jay-Z, Notorious Big, Old Dirty Bastard, Bob Marley, King Tubby, Beenie Man, Lee Perry, Buckshot, Lil Wayne, Eek A Mouse, The Congos, M.O.P., Busta Rhymes, Dawn Penn, Blackmoon, Remy Martin, Mos Def, MC Lyte, Masta Ace, Special Ed, Wayne Smith, U-Roy, Prince Jammy and the Beastie Boys.

This is Rocksteady-Rap at it’s finest.

And in case you missed out on volumes one or two, go get them now.


Kool Keith/Biggie Smalls/Ron Jeremy – Dope Collage

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

The label that recently put out Horror City and Shadez of Brooklyn’s Pandemonium EP is back again with another Chopped comedy classic. Check it out! –Philaflava

Big Poppa By Mark 563

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

It’s been a while since Mark’s last update, but Mark 563 is back with new, nothing more than awesome sketch.



Super Saturdays: Posse Cuts (Boot Camp, Shyheim, Chubb Rock, Heavy D & Bas Blasta)

Saturday, November 20th, 2010

If you’re like me, you have a weakness for posse cuts. There is something about the pairing of different emcees together that always sparks my interest. Sometimes the collaborations are immaculate, sometimes in-congruent but many times they’re just flat out intriguing.

Posse Cuts can create careers in just 16 bars. Verses become memorable, some undeniable classics like Kane on The Symphony, Busta on The Scenario or even Prodigy on I Shot Ya (Remix). These records define an era. When an emcee went for theirs. When there was no last-minute editing so you don’t get out shined on your own shit. If you did, you did back then. Friends, favors and fun. That is what made up the posse cuts of the 90s. Whether you were label mates, crew members, weed carriers or just fans of a specific artists you reached out because you wanted to create something, not sell a record.

After the jump are 5 tracks that capture everything that you’d could ever want from posse cut. No these aren’t the greatest of them, some are truly great though. These are 5 unique posse cuts that remind you just how much fun hip-hop can be.  (more…)

The T.R.O.Y. Blog Presents Funk-O-Rama V7

Friday, September 24th, 2010
Thanks to T.R.O.Y. forum member aleph for uploading of Machine Gun Funk remix without DJ voices over it.
**dirt_dog on the covers.

01. Sadat X – The Funkiest
02. Edo. & Da Bulldogs – Stay Funky
03. 3 Steps From Nowhere – Dis Funk
04. Del The Funky Homosapien – Funk Em
05. Divine Beings – Funky Ultimatum
06. Papa Chuk – Trunk Of Funk
07. Freshco Da Flowa – Bring The Funk Thru
08. The Notorious B.I.G.- Machine Gun Funk (DJ Premier Remix)
09. Dangerous Dame – Oaktown Funk
10. Mesanjarz Of Funk – Funk In Da Trunk
11. London Posse – Funky Rhyme, Funky Style
12. Justice System – Flexin’ Tha Ill Funk