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On November 2, 2016 The "Take It Personal" Podcast was launched as the Golden Era and boom-bap-focused podcast to beat all Podcasts. Broadcasting all the way live from Del Boca Vista and brought to you by the Philaflava crew, who founded one of Complex Magazine's "Top 10 Most Influential Hip-Hop Mes…

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  • Jul 10, 2020 LATEST EPISODE
  • every other week NEW EPISODES
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Latest episodes from Take It Personal

Take It Personal (Psycho Les Interview)

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 10, 2020 95:55

Last week we hit you with the Street Level Tribute featuring both Al' Tariq and Psycho Les and now we're giving you the full isolated interviews. In addition to the Street Level discussion, we talk to Les about the brilliant production he's done throughout the years. His particular rhyme style, why they hated "You Get Props" and his favorite Beatnuts record. We also learn more about the notorious J-Lo jack move, we hear some Big Pun stories and towards the end we're joined by Al' Tariq. This was the first time in many years these guys even had a conversation, so to hear this happen in real-time, to witness the their love and admiration for one another is great. We all get to hear Les & Tariq relive their memories together that makes for one amazing show.

Take It Personal (Al' Tariq Interview)

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2020 122:35

Last week we hit you with the Street Level Tribute featuring both Al' Tariq and Psycho Les and now we're giving you the full isolated interviews. In addition to the Street Level discussion, we talk life after The Beatnuts, the God Connection album, as well as Big City and Missin' Linx. We discuss everything from the Q-Tip "beef" to working with Necro, Alchemist, Freddie Foxxx and Prodigy. We also find out Al's favorite Nirvana tracks and if there ever be a Beatnuts reunion album. You don't want to miss this!

Take It Personal (Ep 67: A Tribute to Street Level)

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2020 202:29

Episode 67 is tribute to the timeless Beatnut's classic Street Level. For the first time on Take It Personal, we decided to do an album spotlight show and what better way to relive this '94 release than with some of the guys responsible for creating it?   We get to relive this classic album track-by-track with special guests Al' Tariq aka Kool Fashion and Psycho Les. We speak to Al Tariq first and later Les joins with his own perspective. Then, in typical Take It Personal fashion, we reunite the guys for the first time in many, many years. In '94, we became immune to classic releases because they were dropping weekly, sometimes twice daily. Street Level isn’t just a classic album, it’s damn near perfect, front to back. The production is some of the finest you'll ever hear, too. While The Nuts went on to have greater success as a duo with chart-topping hits such as Off The Books and Watch Out Now, their energy and wit always seemed the best when they were a trio. In a week, we will be releasing both stand-alone interviews of Al' Tariq and Psycho Les as we discuss their solo ventures, Junkyard Juju, the reintroduction of Big Pun, J-Lo stealing their beat, plus life after The Nuts. There's even a discussion about a possible reunion.  But for now, check out our Tribute to Street Level - we know you're going to LOVE IT! www.takeitpersonalradio.com www.patreon.com/TakeItPersonal Follow us on Instagram @ takeitpersonalradio

Take It Personal (Ep 66: Justice for George)

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 5, 2020 112:31

Episode 66 is an emergency episode we felt a responsibility to produce. Whether you're in Minneapolis, Houston, Philly, New York, Atlanta, L.A., Oakland or Chicago, we see you, we feel you and we want this episode to become the soundtrack for these current times. I usually write-up a lengthy episode description, but we'll let the music do the talking. #JusticeForGeorge

Take It Personal (Ep 65: The Remix Show)

Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2020 272:31

Remember the remix? Remember buying that cassette single because you needed that b-side featuring that new remix? Remember the remix that breathed new life into a track you had just starting grown tired of? Remember hearing the debut of a new rapper on a remix? Remember splurging and buying that maxi-single because it had not just 1 remix, but 2? And don't get me started on the unreleased b-side gems. That's a whole nother episode. The remix is a lost art today, but in the 90s it meant something. Some remixes had different vocals, and some different beats. Some remixes were just flat-out better than the originals. Some remixes started and even saved careers for many rappers and producers. Remember the first time you heard On The Run? What about the incredible Stress remix? Remember hearing Mos Def on the Stakes Is High Remix? Episode 65 is our first installment of our Remix series. Thanks to guys like Pete Rock, Marley Marl, DJ Premier, DJ Muggs, Salaam Remi, Large Pro, Da Beatminerz, Diamond D and Buckwild to name a few, the remix became a staple in 90s hip-hop. We got 68+ remixes on Episode 65 and we're just getting warmed-up, too! At the break, the gang discusses the beauty of the remix. We pick our favorites in each set (3) and take you down music memory lane with stories mixed-in with some unexpected hilarity. This is easily one of our best episodes, ever! www.takeitpersonalradio.com www.patreon.com/TakeItPersonal   Follow us on Instagram @ takeitpersonalradio

Take It Personal (2Pac Tribute Mix)

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2020 46:18

One of my favorite tributes on Take It Personal has been our West Coast Classic series. Two years ago, on West Coast Classics III (episode 16), we dropped this 2Pac mini-mix. It's no secret that I'm a huge Pac fan. I know that's really not something people who love Kool Keith or MF DOOM willingly admits, but I do. From 1993-1995, Pac was an absolute beast. His Death Row material is cool, but I felt like we got the real Pac before joined Suge and the gang.  I've always felt his voice, his delivery and his storytelling ability made him extremely special. Much like Ice Cube or Scarface, Pac was just as talented in painting that vivid tale on wax. This mix is JUST an appetizer(we promise). It does NOT feature everything, especially some of my favorite Pac collaborations, but it's a reminder of what we do when it comes to tributes. This summer, we'll be honoring the late Tupac Shakur. I strongly suggest you to revisit our West Coast Classic series (episode 14-17), where we featuring many other mini-tributes such as Ice Cube, Hieroglyphics, Golden State Warriors, Death Row Records, Pharcyde, Likwit Crew, Cypress Hill and the westcoast underground with Dilated Peoples, Freestyle Fellowship, Defari, Planet Asia, Rasco & Encore. While this 2Pac mini-mix is just a taste of what's coming, there are a lot of Pac songs features on West Coast Classics not featured on this mix.  Get ready to carve out a few hours cuz we got a lot to cover on our 2-part Pac tribute. Coming Soon: Take It Personal - The 2Pac Tribute (Summer '20) takeitpersonalradio.com

Take It Personal (R.A. The Rugged Man Interview)

Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2020 76:02

Episode 64 is the 4th show we've recorded during this damn quarantine. Despite some technical difficulties and R.A. battling what we thought was the coronoavirus, we put together a 30-track homage, including a lengthy comedic and sometimes contentious interview. We discuss the new album All My Heroes Are Dead. We talk Biggie and boxing. We discuss the days of Jive Records and working with Rawkus. We even learn about the super-group he was once apart of with Prince Paul & Bumpy Knuckles. Like most of our interviews, we do a chronological trip back to memory lane. Check-out R.A.The Rugged Man's new album All My Heroes Are Dead. It happens to be our favorite of the year (so far). www.takeitpersonalradio.com www.patreon.com/TakeItPersonal Follow us on Instagram @ takeitpersonalradio

Take It Personal (Ep 64: Life of the Party) with R.A. The Rugged Man

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2020 193:02

Episode 64 is the 4th show we've recorded during this damn quarantine. Despite some technical difficulties and R.A. battling what we thought was the coronoavirus, we put together a 30-track homage, including a lengthy comedic and sometimes contentious interview.  We discuss the new album All My Heroes Are Dead. We talk Biggie and boxing. We discuss the days of Jive Records and working with Rawkus. We even learn about the super-group he was once apart of with Prince Paul & Bumpy Knuckles. Like most of our interviews, we do a chronological trip back to memory lane.  Check-out R.A.The Rugged Man's new album All My Heroes Are Dead. It happens to be our favorite of the year (so far). www.takeitpersonalradio.com www.patreon.com/TakeItPersonal Follow us on Instagram @ takeitpersonalradio

Take It Personal (Ep 63: MF DOOM Tribute)

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2020 374:10

Episode 63 is our very long, but very necessary MF DOOM tribute. It clocks in at 6+ hours and features over 130 classics and collabos. It also features 7 special guests who stopped by to share stories as well as navigate you through our DOOM tribute. We're going to remember these times for years to come. What we listened to or watched during the infamous quarantine. There have been some amazing hip-hop moments because of it, specifically Club Quarantine with D-Nice and most recently the DJ Premier vs. RZA live battle. We hope this masterpiece will be up there with them. Please, be sure to spread the word if you're enjoying this tribute. Tell some friends who may not be familiar with us but love DOOM. This is all we ask of you! Special shouts to Prime Mister Pete Nice, Kurious Jorge, Bobbito aka Kool Bob Love, Lord Sear, Jake One, Slug & MC Serch for being apart of this. www.takeitpersonalradio.com www.patreon.com/TakeItPersonal Follow us on Instagram @ takeitpersonalradio

Take It Personal (Ep 62: Doomsday)

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2020 128:43

Episode 62 is our Doomsday episode. Our MF DOOM tribute is dropping next - we promise! The Doomsday title seemed to fit these days. It feels like we're all stuck in one bad Walking Dead episode. We know many of our listeners are based in California, New York and across the globe- China, Italy and Spain. While we're far from getting back to normal, we're going to continue producing episodes to keep you entertained through the madness.  We've got joints from Organized Konfusion, A Tribe Called Quest, The Beatnuts, Keith Murray, Common, Omniscience, Redman, De La Soul, Big Noyd, Outkast, The Roots, Finsta Bundy, Guru, Hieroglyphics, Rob-0, Boogiemonsters, Zion I, Phonte, Evidence, Lords of The Underground and Jay Electronica Allow us to free ya mind from all this crazy shit, at least for a few hours. Then, get ready for the biggest, baddest, muthafuckin' MF DOOM Tribute you'll ever hear!    www.takeitpersonalradio.com www.patreon.com/TakeItPersonal   Follow us on Instagram @ takeitpersonalradio 1. Keith Murray - Get Lifted (Remix) 2. The B.U.M.S. - Elevations (Free My Mind) 3. Guru - Medicine feat. Ini Kamoze 4. Organized Konfusion - Stress (Remix) feat. Large Professor 5. A Tribe Called Quest - Keep It Rollin' feat. Large Professor 6. Quinton - I'm Not An MC 7. Omniscience - Touch Ya'll (Remix) feat. Sadat X 8. Big Noyd - Usual Suspect (Remix) feat. Prodigy 9. De La Soul - Lovely How I Let My Mind Float feat. Biz Markie 10. The Beatnuts - Rik's Joint 11. Rob-O - So Many Rappers feat. Pete Rock 12. The Roots - Proceed III feat. Bahamadia 13. L Da Head Toucha - Too Complex 14. K-Otix - Do You Wanna Be An MC? 15. Common - Communism 16. Redman - Funkorama 17. Boogiemonsters - Recognized Thresholds of Negative Stress 18. World Renown - Come Take A Ride/Remix 19. Lords of The Underground - Flow On (Rumblin' Remix)/Pete Rock Remix feat. De'1 20. AZ - Rather Unique 21. O.C. - O-Zone 22. Mobb Deep - Shook Ones Pt. 1 23. Finsta Bundy - Don't Stress Tomorrow feat. D-Rock 24. Diamond D - The Hiatus 25. Outkast - Two Dope Boyz In A Cadillac 26. Meyhem Lauren & DJ Muggs - Street Religion feat. Roc Marciano 27. Phonte - Life of Kings feat. Evidence & Big K.R.I.T. 28. Evidence - Power Cocaine feat. Slug 29. Zion I - Cheeba Cheeba (Remix) feat. Aceyalone 30. Hieroglyphics - Make Your Move/9th Wonder Remix 31. Jay Electronica - Victory Is in My Clutches

Take It Personal (Ep 61: Quarantine In Quality) with Meyhem Lauren

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2020 137:20

Episode 61 was recorded prior to all this madness. We don't know how many episodes we'll be able to produce during these times, but we'll try our best to keep you entertained for awhile. Our MF DOOM and D.I.T.C. tributes are still in the works, but there is always a little calm before the storm and the next two episodes are definitely that calm. Let's all try to relax and enjoy this time we all have to ourselves as we get lost in some hip-hop music. We got 90s flavor from Tha Alkaholiks, Brand Nubian, Double X Posse, Diamond D, Ghostface Killah, Funkdoobiest, Kool G. Rap, Real Live, Royal Flush, World Renown, Yaggfu Front, The Artifacts, Al Tariq, Mic Geronimo, Big Noyd, Smoothe Da Hustler, GZA and King Just. We also got some "newer" tracks from Meyhem Lauren, Eto, Ill BIll, Vinnie Paz, Royce Da 5'9 and Grafh. Plus we had a impromptu phone call with fan favorite, Meyhem Lauren. He stopped by briefly to talk food, fitness and Florida with us. Our friend Vanderslice also hoped on a call. If you know Slice, you know he is never short on words nor has any filter. That's why we love him and ask you support his latest project Trendsetter as he plans on taking a little up north trip.  Enjoy Episode 61 and remember to wash your damn hands!   Sincerely, The Take It Personal Crew   www.takeitpersonalradio.com www.patreon.com/TakeItPersonal   Follow us on Instagram @takeitpersonalradio 1. Ghostface Killah - Poisonous Darts 2. Tha Alkaholiks - The Next Live (Remix)/Original feat. Diamond D 3. House of Pain - Word Is Bond (Remix) feat. Diamond D 4. Brand Nubian - Punks Jump Up To Get Beat Down (Remix) feat. Diamond D 5. Double X Posse - He Asked For It 6. Kool G. Rap - It's A Shame 7. Real Live - The Turnaround (Remix) feat. Capone & Tragedy 8. Capone -N- Noreaga - Halfway Thugs feat. Tragedy 9. Royal Flush - Iced Down Medallions feat. Noreaga 10. Mic Geromino - Men Vs. Many feat. O.C. & Royal Flush 11. Al Tariq - All Over The Track 12. Da Bush Babees - S.O.S. feat. Mos Def 13. Artifacts - Art of Facts 14. Diamond D - I Flip Styles feat. Sadat X & Grand Puba 15. Yaggfu Front - Left Field 16. World Renown - MC's 17. Rakim - Once Upon A Rhyme (Original) 18. Funkdoobiest - Rock On (DJ 360 Remix) 19. Meyhem Lauren - Hate 20. Meyhem Lauren - Peruvian Desserts feat. Action Bronson & Roc Marciano 21. Eto & DJ Muggs - Roses feat. Roc Marciano 22. Royce Da 5'9 - Overcomer feat. Westside Gunn 23. Grath - Agenda feat. Royce Da 5'9 24. Ill Bill - Tony's Killers feat. Gortex 25. Vinnie Paz - Hannibal 26. GZA - Short Race feat. Roc Marciano 27. Mobb Deep - Hoodlum feat. Big Noyd & Rakim 28. Big Noyd - Recognize & Realize (Part 1) feat. Prodigy 29. Prodigy - Three feat. Cormega 30. Smoothe Da Hustler - Murdafest feat. DV Alias Khrist & Trigga Th Gambler 31. Ghostface Killah - After The Smoke Is Clear feat. Raekwon & RZA 32. King Just - No Flows On The Rodeo 33. Mack Da Maniak - What Goes Up (Remix) feat. King Just & Chubb Rock 34. The Roots - Section

Take It Personal (Shawn J. Period Interview)

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 13, 2020 68:00

Episode 60 is the 2nd installment of our indie hip-hop tribute. This time we’re joined by Shawn J. Period, a major player in the indie movement. Shawn has given us with countless classics and we discuss each and every one of them. Only on TIP will you get to hear Shawn tell his story like this. We discuss his days on Big Beat, his first group Down South and his collabos with Mos Def, Heltah Skeltah, Bush Babees, Mad Skillz and The Artifacts. www.takeitpersonalradio.com www.patreon.com/TakeItPersonal Follow us on Instagram @takeitpersonalradio

Take It Personal (Ep 60: Indie Hip-Hop Tribute Pt. 2) with Shawn J. Period

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 6, 2020 331:26

Episode 60 is the 2nd installment of our indie hip-hop tribute. This time we’re joined by Shawn J. Period, a major player in the indie movement. Shawn has given us with countless classics and we discuss each and every one of them. Only on TIP will you get to hear Shawn tell his story like this. We discuss his days on Big Beat, his first group Down South and his collabos with Mos Def, Heltah Skeltah, Bush Babees, Mad Skillz and The Artifacts. This is an XXL episode clocking in over 5 ½ hours of music and discussion. We got joints from Company Flow, Kool Keith, Mos Def, Blackalicous, Talib Kweli, Non Phixon, MF DOOM, J-Live, Aceyalone, Lootpack, Styles of Beyond, Wee Bee Foolish, The Arsonists, Eminem, People Under The Stairs, 7L & Esoteric, Jedi Mind Tricks, Natural Elements, Godfather Don, Buc Fifty, Defari, Juggaknots, Aesop Rock, Rasco, Royce Da 5’9, Pharoahe Monch, Common, Sir Menelik, Mr. Lif, Atmosphere and so much F*CKING MORE! We’re talking 5 ½ hours of music, with over 100 tracks of quintessential indie era anthems. If you were all up on IRC, AOL or Prodigy chat, copped records at Fat Beats after a slice of Joe's Pizza, maybe ordered from Sandboxautomatic or Hiphopsite and repped labels like Fondle ‘Em, Rawkus, Def Jux, Stones Throw, Hydra, GuessWyld, Eastern Conference, ABB, Anticon, Hiero or Rhymesayers, then THIS episode is for your! Sincerely, The Take It Personal Crew www.takeitpersonalradio.com www.patreon.com/TakeItPersonal Follow us on Instagram @takeitpersonalradio

Take It Personal (Ras Kass Interview)

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 19, 2020 41:36

On Episode 58, we continue with Part 2 our Homage to Collabos special. We’re joined by one of the greatest lyricists to bless the mic, Ras Kass. We discuss collaborating with Xzibit, DJ Premier, Dr. Dre and Saafir. We learn about his relationship with Coolio and the initial concerns with appearing on Chino XL’s Riiot. We find out 2Pac once requested 50 tickets to his show and learned what happened with The Horseman. www.takeitpersonalradio.com www.instagram.com/takeitpersonalradio www.patreon.com/TakeItPersonal

Take It Personal (Ep 59: Til My Tape Popped)

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 13, 2020 153:41

Episode 59 is a homage to 80s hip-hop. This show plays like your favorite mixtape, as we selected classic album cuts and anthems from the old school, as well as the Golden Era. We reminisce over all things 80s, including movies and our embarrassing choice of apparel. DJ 360 hits you with mixes featuring Run-DMC, Schoolly D, Ultramagnetic MC’s, MC Lyte, Big Daddy Kane, Public Enemy, Stezo, Steady B, Just-Ice, The D.O.C., Tuff Crew, Eric B. & Rakim, Stetsasonic, BDP, Jungle Brothers, Gang Starr, Ice-T, T-La Rock & EPMD to name a few. The crew debates some of our favorite movies like Goonies, The Breakfast Club, Back To The Future, Coming To America, Die Hard and Stand By Me. But most importantly, we celebrate the 80s in true Take It Personal fashion. Take It Personal x T.R.O.Y. Blog give you the ultimate throwback to the 80s. Be sure to follow us on Instagram @takeitpersonalradio for all the latest updates, giveaways and exclusives! www.takeitpersonalradio.com www.patreon.com/TakeItPersonal

Take It Personal (Ep 58: A Homage to Collabos Pt. 2) with Ras Kass

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 30, 2020 184:52

The passing of Kobe Bryant have gutted so many of us. The last few days have been joyless and while we recorded this show prior to his death, we felt a last minute edit was in necessary to properly pay respects. On Episode 58, we continue with Part 2 our Homage to Collabos special. We’re joined by one of the greatest lyricists to bless the mic, Ras Kass. We discuss collaborating with Xzibit, DJ Premier, Dr. Dre and Saafir. We learn about his relationship with Coolio and the initial concerns with appearing on Chino XL’s Riiot. We find out 2Pac once requested 50 tickets to his show and learned what happened with The Horseman. We got music by Big L, Tha Alkaholiks. Mic Geronimo, Fat Joe, Lord Finesse, Mobb Deep, DMX, Noreaga, The Roots, Organized Konfusion, Ras Kass and we show extra love to The Abstract. RIP Kobe www.takeitpersonalradio.com www.patreon.com/TakeItPersonal

Take It Personal (Spice 1 Interview)

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2020 54:07

On Episode 57, we’re joined by the legendary Spice 1. His resume runs deep and features some of the biggest and best collabos such as Jealous Got Me Strapped, The Murda Show, Dusted N Disgusted, Nuthin But The Gangsta, Santa Rita Weekend, Hard 2 Kill and the I Got 5 On It remix to name a few. Spice 1 shares stories about working with 2Pac, Method Man, MC Eiht, E-40 as well as some of his favorite collabos he’s done. We also talk Menace To Society, his Houston roots and his newest album Platinum OG. www.takeitpersonalradio.com www.patreon.com/TakeItPersonal

Take It Personal (Ep 57: A Homage to Collabos) with Spice 1

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2020 211:37

The art of collaborating is nothing new. It’s actually more prominent than ever, but mainly to mask the lack of talent these days. Guest spots can offer important co-signs, sometimes a necessary one. Whether it’s initiated by the label or the artist, “the collabo” was a beautiful thing in the 90s. There’s an unwritten rule that if you gave a verse, you’d later receive a verse. The “friends and favors” card was often used back then. Collabos helped gain exposure, the ability to cross-sell and increased your album sales. Sometimes, you jumped started your career off a guest appearance, like Busta Rhymes on ATCQ’s Scenario. If you had the pull, the budget or just wanted to put on someone from your own camp, you did that. Classic collabos helped launch the careers of Nas, Big L, Redman, Keith Murray, AZ and Snoop Doggy Dogg. You had memorable collabos verses from Kid Hood (Scenario Remix), LL Cool J (Rampage), Biggie (Flava In Ya Ear Remix), Inspectah Deck (Above The Clouds), Capadonna (Winter Warz), R.A. The Rugged Man (Uncommon Valor), Foxy Brown (I Shot Ya Remix), Kendrick Lamar (Control) and just about every Big Pun, Jadakiss, Andre 3000, Black Thought and Canibus verse. On Episode 57, we’re joined by the legendary Spice 1. His resume runs deep and features some of the biggest and best collabos such as Jealous Got Me Strapped, The Murda Show, Dusted N Disgusted, Nuthin But The Gangsta, Santa Rita Weekend, Hard 2 Kill and the I Got 5 On It remix to name a few. Spice 1 shares stories about working with 2Pac, Method Man, MC Eiht, E-40 as well as some of his favorite collabos he’s done. We also talk Menace To Society, his Houston roots and his newest album Platinum OG. A Homage To Collabos features some of favorites, some remixes and some really obscure collabos. It’s also sequenced in a 6 degrees of Kevin Bacon kind away to help with the flow. We’ll be releasing A Homage To Collabos Pt. 2 with Ras Kass next week to show you 2020, we ain’t playing no more! www.takeitpersonalradio.com www.patreon.com/TakeItPersonal

Take It Personal (Ep 56: New Year's Eve Edition)

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2019 98:37

This is our New Year's Eve Edition of episode 56. 100% music and 0% talking. We put out a NYE version every year so you can let it ride in your whip or at one of your house parties on New Year's Eve! 1. Diamond D - Fuck What You Heard 2. Grand Puba - That's How We Move It 3. Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth - The Creator 4. Das EFX - Jussumen 5. Showbiz & A.G. - Soul Clap feat. Diamond D 6. EPMD - Crossover 7. LL Cool J - Nitro 8. De La Soul - Ring Ring Ring 9. Ice Cube - Jackin' For Beats 10. Nice And Smooth - Hip Hop Junkies 11. Redman - Tonight's Da Night 12. Common - Soul By The Pound (Remix) 13. Dr. Dre - A Nigga Witta Gun 14. Beastie Boys - Pass The Mic 15. Souls of Mischief - '93 Til Infinity (Remix) 16. Method Man - Method Man 17. KRS-One - Hip Hop vs. Rap 18. Funkmaster Flex - 6 Million Ways To Die feat. Nine 19. Snoop Doggy Dogg - Serial Killa feat. The D.O.C., RBX & Tha Dogg Pound 20. Ice Cube - Really Doe 21. Digital Underground - The Return of The Crazy One 22. Tha Alkaholiks - Make Room 23. The Beanuts - Psycho Dwarf 24. Lords of The Underground - Funky Child 25. A Tribe Called Quest - Oh My God 26. Leaders of The New School - What's Next 27. Erick Sermon - Stay Real 28. Diamond D - You Can't Front feat. Sadat X & Lord Finesse 29. Funkdoobiest - Wopbabalubop takeitpersonalradio.com

Take It Personal (Ep 56: 3rd Year Anniversary Special)

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2019 175:31

We’re officially 3 years deep in this podcast game and we got 56 episodes and a bunch of tributes and great interviews to show for it. In three short years, we’ve landed the greatest producers of all-time like DJ Premier (twice), Pete Rock and Erick Sermon. We've interviewed legendary MC's like KRS-One, Redman, Masta Ace, Pharoahe Monch, Casual, Del and were fortunate enough to chopped it up with Roc Marciano, Evidence, Murs, Planet Asia, Ras Kass, Slug, Apathy, Open Mike Eagle, Supastition and Bonz Malone to name a few. We covered Philly hip-hop, Brooklyn hip-hop, Indie hip-hop, West Coast hip-hop, Southern hip-hop and produced extensive tributes for DJ Premier, Pete Rock, Nas, Jay-Z, YO! MTV Raps, Native Tongues, KRS-One, Prodigy, Redman, Hieroglyphics, Atmosphere, Pharoahe Monch and Wu-Tang Clan. Plus, we Respect(ed) The Architects while covering LL Cool J, Public Enemy, Beastie Boys, Slick Rick, Big Daddy Kane, Eric B. & Rakim, Run-DMC, EPMD and Boogie Down Productions. We also tackled New Jack Swing, acid jazz as well as Miami Bass. There isn’t much we haven’t covered or won't cover. We take great pride in being diverse, while keeping it classic. On Episode 56, our 3rd anniversary special, we take a break from all the tributes and interviews and deliver you music that’ll bound to wreck your body and say turn the party out. It’s a celebration! Thank you for being a part of our extended family and for keeping hip-hop alive. Happy Holidays!

Take It Personal (DJ Premier Interview)

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2019 103:25

Many people as well as publications are calling this best DJ Premier interview in years. We can tell you all the reasons why you should listen, but we're talking DJ Premier! When the G.O.A.T. talks, you just listen. DJ Premier goes in-depth about the new album. We talk plenty about Guru, their relationship, the misunderstandings and the family bond. We collabos with Nas, Pete Rock, De La Soul, Q-Tip, Bun B, K-Rino. We discuss the artists featured on One of The Best Yet, as well as those who weren’t on the album but felt they should be. There was nothing off-limits and DJ Premier opened about Solar like we've never heard before. Of course, we had to have a little fun, so, we made Preem choose his best work outta Livin' Proof, The Sun Rises In The East or Hard To Earn.

Take It Personal (Ep 55: Speak Ya Clout) with DJ Premier

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2019 264:29

I can tell you all the reasons why you should listen to our DJ Premier interview, but we're talking DJ Premier! When the G.O.A.T. talks, you just listen. DJ Premier goes in-depth about the new album. We talk plenty about Guru, their relationship, the misunderstandings and the family bond. We collabos with Nas, Pete Rock, De La Soul, Q-Tip, Bun B, K-Rino. We discuss the artists featured on One of The Best Yet, as well as those who weren’t on the album but felt they should be. There was nothing off-limits and DJ Premier opened about Solar like we've never heard before. Of course, we had to have a little fun, so, we made Preem choose his best work outta Livin' Proof, The Sun Rises In The East or Hard To Earn. Episode 55 also features plenty of '19 music with Gang Starr, Benny The Butcher, Murs, Pharoahe Monch, Brother Ali, Little Brother, Diamond D, DJ Shadow, Apollo Brown, Meyhem Lauren, Westside Gunn, Rapsody, Freddie Gibbs, Him Lo, Skyzoo & Pete Rock, Black Moon, Big Shug, Ghostface Killah, Supastition, Darc Mind, Your Old Droog, Elcamino, Apathy, Ras Kass and much more. takeitpersonalradio.com

Take It Personal (Ep 54: Nas vs. Jay-Z)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2019 324:14

When we decided to tackle the greatest hip-hop battle of all-time, we knew it had to be special. It had to be something unlike we've ever witnessed before, even though the battle took place nearly 20 years ago. It was important to re-create the magic and the memories and celebrate two of the most decorated veterans in hip-hop. This epic episode plays like a Scorsese film. But, unlike most films, this gladiator battle has 4 acts. Each mix has been carefully curated to bring out the best in each opponent. We found a way to breathe new life into this battle of rap dominance and New York supremacy. From the little nuances, sound bytes, samples and scratching throughout this episode, if you don't get chills, you might not have a pulse. Take It Personal covers the battle of Nas. vs. Jay-Z like never before. Whether you're Team Nas or Team Jay-Z, we guarantee you moments where you'll feel conflicted, startled and even celebratory. So much goes into making these types of shows, so, please continue to spread the word, share these episodes and support us, but first, enjoy our Nas vs. Jay-Z battle! www.takeitpersonalradio.com www.patreon.com/TakeItPersonal

Take It Personal (Ep 53: YO! MTV Raps Tribute) with Doctor Dre

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2019 220:15

It’s not every day you get to go back to your old school and talk with your teachers. Today, we got that chance to speak to one of them. Doctor Dre was the only doctor I knew growing up besides Dr. Spock. Dre, along with Fab Five Freddy and Ed Lover, were instrumental in our early exposures to hip-hop. They helped educate and they definitely helped entertain us. If not for YO! MTV Raps, many of us wouldn’t have even known these classic rap videos existed. There was no internet back then. Certainly nothing remotely close to Youtube. If you didn’t catch Music Box, Pump It Up, Rap City or Yo!, chances are, you just missed out! While Fab Five Freddy took on the more serious role as the teacher who dropped knowledge all day, it was the fun-loving duo of Doctor Dre and Ed Lover that really captivated you. They had you laughing from the start of the class to the end of it. They left you wanting more. Doctor Dre knew how to kick dunn language, like on Knowledge Me, and he and Ed both knew how to have fun like Back Up Off Me. There has never been a team like Doctor Dre and Ed Lover and considering how the music industry is today, especially MTV, there never will be. Before mainstream TV really embraced hip-hop, before you had In Living Color, Martin, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air or New York Undercover, it was YO! MTV Raps that was pivotal in the hip-hop movement in mainstream America. On this episode, we pay homage to YO! with 2 ridiculously dope DJ 360 mixes. We also speak to the great Doctor Dre. We talk about his early days at Adelphi University with Chucky D and Flavor Flav. We talk Original Concept, Def Jam and some interesting stories about Rick Rubin. We cover touring with the Beasties, how Bill Cosby did a very Bill Cosby thing when on YO!. We find out Don Cornelius felt threatened by their success. We talk about RUN-DMC not giving Dre the proper credit all the way to dropping an album on Def Jam in ‘88 along with Slick Rick and Public Enemy. We talk a lot of P.E., even Dre’s love/hate relationship with Flavor Flav. We cover a lot of ground here. From Who’s The Man, to who was the man behind the selections on the the soundtrack. But - what would this interview be without the amazing history and stories of YO!? We take you to the final episode, where that infamous freestyle session goes down between Rakim, Chubb Rock, Erick Sermon, MC Serch, KRS-One, Redman, Method Man, Large Professor, Special Ed and Craig Mack. We learn who Doctor Dre felt had the best verse on that iconic episode. So much and more. Don’t miss our YO! MTV Raps Tribute Show featuring Doctor Dre! www.takeitpersonalradio.com www.patreon.com/TakeItPersonal

Take It Personal (Ep 52: The Ruffhouse Show)with Chris Schwartz

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2019 172:20

Episode 52 pays homage to Philly's own Ruffhouse Records. Home of Cypress Hill, Lauryn Hill, The Fugees, Tim Dog, The Goats, Kris Kross, and once, DMX and Nasty Nas! This interview driven episode features Ruffhouse CEO Chris Schwartz. We discuss how Schoolly D was an intricate part in helping Ruffhouse get started. We learn about Fugees' early struggles before their monstrous success. We find out Chris passed on Arrested Development, The Roots and House of Pain. We learn how Tommy Motolla took back Nas. We talk Kool Keith, Tim Dog, Lauryn Hill, Mountain Brothers, The Goats and everything Ruffhouse-related. If you've read Chris Schwartz's book "Ruffhouse", you're going to love this episode. If you haven't, then you're really going to love this episode. Be sure to check it out https://www.amazon.com/Ruffhouse-Streets-Philly-Top-Charts/dp/1635765994 What would a TIP episode be like without a dope mix? We got all the classics and then some for you at the break. For all things Take It Personal: www.takeitpersonalradio.com If you would like to support the show: https://www.patreon.com/TakeItPersonal

Take It Personal (Tajai of Souls of Mischief Interview)

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2019 33:57

If you haven’t checked out our Official Hieroglyphics Tribute, it’s available on all streaming platforms as well as our website. This interview is one of four featured on the tribute. We interviewed Del, Domino, Casual & Tajai and we’ve got stories for days! Tajai’s breaks down his feelings towards the group’s sophomore album and the importance of each album sounding different. Takeitpersonalradio.com

Take It Personal (Ep 51: A Jazz Thing)

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2019 144:57

Episode 51 we pay homage to jazz music. There is no hip-hop without this great artform. We've got joints from Digable to De La. We've also have Freestyle Fellowship, Blackalicious, Madkap, Organized Konfusion, Sound Providers, Damu The Fudgemunk, Artifacts, Buckshot LeFonque and Siah & Yeshua DapoED to name a few. Remember, on Soundcloud you can now download each episode for free. Our website has all the track lists for each episode and we just released a few new tees for the fall. For all things Take It Personal please visit takeitpersonalradio.com Jazz ain't the past, this music's gonna last. And as the facts unfold, remember who foretold! - Guru

Take It Personal (The Official Hiero Tribute - Music Only Edition)

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2019 207:36

Ask and you shall receive. This is our Official Hieroglyphics Tribute (Episode 50) with 3 1/2 hours of non-stop Hiero. No talking, no interviews, just 100% music! takeitpersonalradio.com hieroglyphics.com

Take It Personal (Del & Domino Interview)

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2019 95:08

If you haven’t checked out our Official Hieroglyphics Tribute, it’s available on all streaming platforms as well as our website. This interview is one of four featured on the tribute. We interviewed Del, Domino, Casual & Tajai and we’ve got stories for days! We talk about Del doing shrooms with Q-Tip. We find out Ice Cube wasn’t a fan of Gang Starr and thought Kool Keith was too weird Del explains what it was like not only being cousins with Ice Cube, but their musical similarities and his involvement earlier on in his career. We learn about Del’s feelings towards the Gorillaz, while Domino breaks down just about every Hiero collaboration imaginable. 135 minutes of unfiltered Hieroglyphics! Takeitpersonalradio.com

Take It Personal (Casual Interview)

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2019 40:16

If you haven’t checked out our Official Hieroglyphics Tribute, it’s available on all streaming platforms as well as our website. This interview is one of four featured on the tribute. We talk to Casual about getting a deal with Pharoahe Monch to losing the same deal with Pharoahe Monch. We talk about the infamous Hiero vs. Hobo Junction battle and we break down the classic Fear Itself. Check, check it out! Takeitpersonalradio.com

Take It Personal (Ep 50: The Official Hiero Tribute)

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2019 398:45

If you’re going to Hiero Day, EPISODE 50 is going to enhance your experience exponentially. If you aren’t attending, this is the next best thing. We interviewed Del, Domino, Casual & Tajai and we’ve got stories for days! We talk about Del doing shrooms with Q-Tip to Casual freestyling with Pharoahe Monch at the Gavin. Of course, we touch on Casual vs. Saafir and the impact it had on battle rap. We find out Ice Cube wasn’t a fan of Gang Starr and thought Kool Keith was too weird (ya don’t say?). Del explains what it was like not only being cousins with Ice Cube, but their musical similarities and his involvement earlier on in his career. We learn about Del’s feelings towards the Gorillaz, while Domino breaks down just about every Hiero collaboration imaginable. We talk I Wish My Brother George Was Here, ’93 Til Infinity, No Need For Alarm, Fear Itself, Like It Should Be and No Man’s Land. We discuss their rap dominance prior to being dropped by the label. Tajai’s breaks down his feelings towards the group’s sophomore album and the importance of each album sounding different. Special guests Slug, Murs, Apathy, J-Zone, The Grouch & Breakbeat Lou also share their feelings on the Hiero collective and lace us with some of their fondest memories of the music. You’ll hear many gems and plenty of "LOL" moments, as well as plenty rewind moments on our Official Hiero Tribute show. EPISODE 50 can be a fast burn or a slow one, we just hope the burn lasts forever because Hiero is forever! https://takeitpersonalradio.com https://hieroday.com https://hieroglyphics.com

Take It Personal (Ep 49: The Crossover - Summertime Edition Pt. 3)

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2019 165:01

Episode 49 concludes our Crossover (Summertime Edition) series. We've got music from O.C., Large Professor, Grand Puba, The Beatnuts, MC Eiht, The Pharcyde, Naughty By Nature, Dilated Peoples, Atmosphere, Little Brother and Too $hort to name a few. Plus, during the break, we got the debut of Dick Knickerbocker on our “name that tune” segment. What should have been an easy game, turned into the most difficult and at times, embarrassing game we’ve ever played on the show. Enjoy part 3 and stay tuned for #50!

Take It Personal (Ep 48: The Crossover - Summertime Edition Pt. 2)

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2019 182:46

Episode 48 continues to rock ya mind, soul and body with Pt. 2 of The Crossover – Summertime Edition. We've got music from Jeru The Damaja, Nice & Smooth, LL Cool J, K.M.D., Smif-N-Wessun, Nas, Gang Starr, Ghostface Killah, Common, Bahamadia and Lord Finesse to name a few. Plus, during the break we foolishly thought it would be easy to pick 3 of our all-time favorite verses, so check that out and share with us your (3) favorite verses with us in the comment section below. We're gonna hit you with Pt. 3 to round out our Summertime trilogy, then get ready for the big 5-0 show!

Take It Personal (Hieroglyphics Tribute)

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2019 47:06

Oakland is a city filled with dynasties teams. You had the Raiders, the A’s and most recently, the Warriors. But this Oakland collective, better known as the Hieroglyphics Crew, had a dynasty of their own. Founded by Del the Funky Homosapien, this was squad rolled deep, very deep. They were like the Wu before the Wu even existed. Hieroglyphics featured many  personalities and styles ranging from Del, Casual, Pep Love, Domino, Opio, Phesto, Tajai, A-Plus, Jay-Biz, Mike G, Snupe, Extra Prolific to Toure. Their 3rd eye logo is immediately recognizable as are many of their classics cuts. This mini-mix is from our West Coast Classic series, and while we only scratched the surface, this Hiero tribute serves as a great reminder of the their dominance in hip-hop. Oaktown is full of legends like Rickey Henderson, Bill Russell, Kamala Harris, Tom Hanks, Mark Hamill, Bruce and Brandon Lee, Gary Payton, Marshawn Lynch, 2Pac, Paul Pierce, MC Hammer, Tony! Toni! Tone!, Frank Oz, The Pointer Sisters, Too $hort, Mac Dre, Clint Eastwood, Zendaya, one-time Hiero affiliate Mahershala Ali , and the muthaf*ckin' Hieroglphics crew!

Take It Personal (Ep 47: The Crossover - Summertime Edition)

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2019 184:16

Episode 47 embodies every possible emotion you could experience in summertime. Whether you’re posting up on the stoop cursing at the heat, dippin’ in the streets or dippin’ in the pool, we got you covered. Whether you’re at the beach, a BBQ or going thru summer love, we got you! Music is often associated with our memories and we bring back a lot of them for ya’ll on this one. With classics from Soul of Mischief, Original Flavor, Ill Al Skratch, De La Soul, Slum Village, Warren G, Naughty By Nature, Suga Free, Ice Cube and The Roots, we got you plenty COVERED! Grab a nice cold one and turn this shit way the f*ck up!

Take It Personal (Redman Interview)

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2019 97:22

We could write-up a colorful description to entice you to listen, but we’re talking about Redman. If you know how Take It Personal does interviews, you know we cover just about everything. We ask the questions most don’t and know sh*t most don’t. Reggie Noble is charismatic, energetic, honest, informative, appreciative and in typical Redman fashion, HILARIOUS in this interview! Remember for more info, all of our shows and downloads, you can check us out @ TakeItPersonalRadio.com.

Take It Personal (Ep 46: Redman Tribute Part 2)

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2019 283:20

There aren’t many rappers deserving of a 7 hour tribute, but we’re talking Redman here. On part 2, we air our exclusive Redman interview along with countless hours of music covering his looseys, remixes and ridiculously dope collabos. We remind you how the Def Squad was a force to be reckoned with. The chemistry between Erick, Keith and Redman was a thing of beauty. We also have the Wu features, the collabos with Tame One, Kris Kross, Pete Rock, M.O.P., Meth, Eightball, Scarface and Snoop Dogg. And you know we had to throw in some surprises, too. I once said in jest we’re the “King of The Tributes,” but after this, Preem, Pete Rock, Pharoahe Monch, Wu-Tang, KRS-One, Prodigy, Atmosphere, Southern, West Coast, Indie, Philly Hip-Hop and The Native Tongues tribute, it just might be the truth.

Take It Personal (Ep 45: Redman Tribute Part 1)

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2019 147:45

Redman is one of a kind. I really can’t think of another rapper like him. Not in style, not in sound and definitely not with his personality. As I told Redman during our interview, it’s hard to name another rapper of as likable as him. Redman is ridiculously funny, constantly entertaining and his energy is through the roof. Not to mention, he is honest to a fault. You have to love those qualities in a person, let alone a rapper. In terms of rapping tho, he’s been doing this officially since 1990. That’s almost 3 decades! Most rappers don't have that kind of longevity and certainly most haven't been able to maintain a career without their skills deteriorating. If you listen to Redman today, he’s as sharp as he was back when he debuted with EPMD. During this 2-part tribute, we pay homage to Redman aka Funk Doctor Spock aka Mr. Reggie Noble. We cover the classics, the remixes and both the hip-hop and R&B collabos. We got all the Def Squad collabos too. We cover the joints with Cypress Hill, KRS-One, Boyz II Men, Wu Tang, D'Angelo, LL Cool J all the way to MC Eiht. A rapper of this magnitude deserves a proper tribute, which is why we decided to make this into a 2-parter. On Part 2, we feature our Redman interview, as well as few more necessary mixes to help properly celebrate his career. You can currently stream that interview on our Vevo channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfOs8fo0nIk if you don’t wish to wait for part 2. Part 1 is just a taste, so stay tuned as we got more dope shit in store for our Redman tribute.

Take It Personal (Ice Cube Tribute)

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2019 35:01

Ice Cube was the best rapper from 1990-1992. I don’t feel that’s up for debate. Some may point out his work on Straight Outta Compton, but it’s hard to overlook Slick Rick in 1988. In 89, while Cube was prepping the release of his debut album with The Bomb Squad, The D.O.C. took home both the MVP and Rookie of The Year honors. But after that, it was all Ice Cube and he had one hellava run. That 3-year run solidified him among the very best in hip-hop history. If you’re wondering who took the honors of after that, I’d have to give it to Snoop (93), then Nasty Nas (94), then Big (95). But let’s get back to Ice Cube, aiight? Ice Cube released 3 consecutive classic albums, 4 if you want to count his EP (Kill at Will). And it’s not like he just put out consecutive classics like Redman, Scarface, Jay-Z or ATCQ, I’d argue that AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted and Death Certificate are the TWO best back-to-back debut and sophomore releases by any rapper, ever. The magnitude of those releases can’t properly be articulated. They were flawless. They were influential. The had this tremendous impact too, and not just in hip-hop, but in the world we live in. These album helped mold us, even shape the way we think about certain things. It gave us insight on issues we had no idea about. Ice Cube, like Slick Rick, was as fantastic storyteller and his ability to carry a story was truly special. The Predator is classic material, but not in the same vein as the previous efforts. Lethal Injection was the last really great Cube album. I know nostalgic is a muthafucka and we always have a soft spot for our favorites but if we’re being honest with ourselves, the Ice Cube we knew and loved had taken a great detour after 1993. After his movie dominance, it only made sense Hollywood would take him away from music, which explains why his next album didn’t drop until half a decade later. You have great rappers but if they don’t have the right producer their work can fall on deaf ears (see what I did there?). The Bomb Squad and Sir Jinx were monumental in making Ice Cube as great as he was during this era. We don’t cover everything on this mix outside of those prime years and while this was originally featured on West Coast Classic II (Episode 15), there was plenty more Ice Cube played throughout our 17+ hour West Coast Classic tribute series. I know people are quick to say Dr. Dre, Snoop and Pac, but in my eyes, Ice Cube is the most important rapper to come from the west coast. If he isn’t among your top 10 rappers of all-time, you either don’t know (new jack Hype Beast sissy) or simply forgot. After you listen to our Ice Cube Tribute Mix, you’ll have no other choice but to include him in your list.

Take It Personal (Ep 44: Beats, Baseball & Brews Pt. 2)

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2019 158:14

Episode 44 is a continuation of our Beats, Baseball and Brews theme. On part 2, we talked to actor, director and sometimes rapper, Stu Stone. We delve into his recent film “Jack of All Trades,” and discuss the nostalgia of baseball cards, rapping with Jamie Kennedy, acting in Donnie Darko and touring Iraq with Paul Wall. And since Stu is from T-Dot, we had to play some Canadian hip-hop this episode. We also have throwbacks from Black Moon, Artifacts, Krown Rulers, Wee Bee Foolish, Big Daddy Kane, Das EFX, Showbiz & AG, Heltah Skeltah and Fat Joe. Plus, new music by DJ Premier, Your Old Droog and Horror City. This was a fun episode with a panel of discussion, great music and special guest Rhymecology dropped a gem on us. Please remember, our shows are available on takeitpersonalradio.com, where you can stream or download them directly. We post all the track listings there too. Take It Personal can be heard on Spotify, iTunes, Google Play, iHeart Radio, SoundCloud, Stitcher, PlayerFM and anyplace that hosts great podcasts. We also have an exclusive VEVO channel where you can stream our exclusives interviews like Redman, Murs, Erick Sermon, DJ Premier, KRS-One, Slug and Pharoahe Monch. To all of you who listen, support and motivate us, we can’t thank you enough!

Take It Personal (Murs Interview)

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2019 86:25

Murs is more than just a rapper. He’s a dedicated father, hip-hop historian, an avid wrestling fan, amazing story-teller, and now, proud owner of a new cherry & waffles stout beer. We caught up with Murs while he was dealing with an unpleasant stomach bug, but being the professional that he is, Murs stuck it out for over 90 minutes with us. His stories are fascinating. Whether he is talking about DJ Quik cooking chicken soup for him, Brother Ali being scared of shellfish or El-P throwing down in a Denny’s parking lot, this interview is packed with gems for days. We also discuss everything from Living Legends, Def Jux, Strange Music, Warner Brothers, Paid Dues, 9th Wonder, Will Smith and the possibility of Felt 4 with Sluggo. Murs is a down-to-earth, self-deprecating, fun-loving guy, who is exactly the same both on and off record. He is relatable, likable and extremely personable. Be on the look out for his upcoming album with 9th Wonder titled The Illiad Is Dead And The Odyssey Is Over. He is also on hitting the road so be sure to check for him if he is coming to your city! Thanks to Murs and to all of you who listen, support and rock with Take It Personal!

Take It Personal (Ep 43: Beats, Brews & Baseball) with Murs

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2019 205:17

Episode 43 celebrates some of our favorite things in life. So, it only made sense to title this episode Beats, Baseball and Brews. And who better to have a chat with about these things than the homie Murs? Besides being a dope rapper, he’s a dedicated father, hip-hop historian, an avid wrestling fan, amazing story-teller, and now, proud owner of a new cherry & waffles stout beer. We caught up with Murs while he was dealing with an unpleasant stomach bug, but being the professional that he is, Murs stuck it out for over 90 minutes on the phone. His stories are fascinating. Whether he is talking about DJ Quik cooking chicken soup for him, Brother Ali being scared of shellfish or El-P throwing down in a Denny’s parking lot, this interview is packed with gems. We also discuss everything from Living Legends, Def Jux, Strange Music, Warner Brothers, Paid Dues, 9th Wonder, Will Smith and the possibility of Felt 4 with Sluggo. Murs is a down-to-earth, self-deprecating, fun-loving guy, who is the same both on and off record. He is relatable, likable and extremely personable. In addition to the Murs interview music, we got new joints by Erick Sermon, Jack Jones, Meyhem Lauren, Vinnie Paz & Tragedy Khadafi, Ill Bill & Stu Bangas, plus music from J-Live, Main Source, Ultramagnetic MC’s, The Beatnuts, King Tee, Ras Kass, Ice Cube and Phonte. Be on the look-out for his upcoming album with 9th Wonder titled The Illiad Is Dead And The Odyssey Is Over. Murs is currently on the road touring, so check for him if he is coming your way too. Thanks to Murs and to all of you who continue to listen, support and rock with Take It Personal!

Take It Personal (Ep 42: Southern Tribute Pt. 3)

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2019 357:40

Episode 42 is the 3rd and final installment of our Southern Tribute. We could have easily spent 3 more episodes trying to cover everything, but we did our best in the 14+ hours trying to rep the South proper. Part 3 pays homage to the powerhouse labels such as No Limit, Cash Money, Suave House, Swisherhouse and Hypnotize Minds. We also got classics by Eightball & MJG, Fat Pat, DJ Screw, Arrested Development, Big Mike, K-Rino, Goodie Mob, Lil Keke, Willie D, Killer Mike, Big Boi, Ludacris, Curren$y, Z-Ro, Tru, Pastor Troy, Juvenile, T.I., Devin The Dude, DMG, Tela, Lil Wayne and Fesu to name a few. After compiling the West Coast Classic series, the South was long overdue. Thanks to all the artists featured on these 3 very long episodes, you are the reason this happened! Thanks for your years of work, your classic material and your love for the South. We hope the wait was worth it!

Take It Personal (New Jack Swing Tribute)

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2019 52:04

Our 2nd anniversary show we featured a phenomenal New Jack Swing tribute. As if 90s R&B wasn't already the best, thanks to guys like Teddy Riley, Dr. Freeze, and Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, we were blessed with this amazing style better known as New Jack Swing. We usually stick to hip-hop on Take It Personal, but given the nature of our anniversary show, we had to freak a little something extra for those R&B fiends out there. Enjoy!

Take It Personal (Miami Bass Tribute)

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2019 82:55

The Miami Bass movement was extremely prominent in the 80s and 90s, thanks to legendary artists like 2 Live Crew, MC Shy D, Planet Patrol, Gucci Crew, Anquette, Poison Clan and Clay D. The DJ’s also played a significant role in the movement as well, like Mr. Mixx, DJ Magic Mike, DJ Laz, Uncle Al, Jam Pony Express, Felix Sama, Power Supply and Jealous J (Jim Jonsin). While most people think Uncle Luke when talking about Miami Bass, the scene was so thick as Andre would say. Before you had Pitbull, Flo Rida, Kodak Black, Rick Ross, Ace Hood, DJ Khaled, Stitches, Lil Pump or XXXTENTACION, you had this great music featured on our 1 hour and 23 minute mix. We know our core audience is prominently east coast (bias) and we all know where hip-hop started. If you’re a fan of Take It Personal, you’ll know we cover everything and take pride in showcasing music from all over. But it’s important to listen, understand and appreciate what other regions like the South have to offer. We don’t expect you to love everything we play, but everything played on this tribute was played for a reason. This is an extensive timeline of Miami Bass themed music and while the Miami sound evolved and featured less bass as the years went on, all these tracks capture an important time in music, especially in the MIA. This is our Miami Bass Tribute. We hope you all enjoy it!

Take It Personal (Ep 41: Southern Tribute Pt. 2)

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2019 318:36

Episode 41 is the 2nd installment of our Southern Tribute. On this episode we pay homage to the legendary Scarface, U.G.K. and the Miami Bass movement of the 80s and 90s. This extra-large show also features music from 2 Live Crew, DJ Magic Mike, Poison Clan, MC Shy D, Rick Ross, Eightball & MJG, Devin The Dude, Young Buck, Lil Wayne, Slim Thug, Trae The Truth, Jeezy, Big Boi, Trick Daddy and many more. Stay tuned for part 3, where we continue to show the South love, while focusing on No Limit, Cash Money and Swisherhouse Records. Not to mention, we got some nice surprises for ya before we take you out with the fader!

Take It Personal (Outkast Tribute)

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 5, 2019 84:20

This is our isolated Outkast tribute mix from Episode 40. Organized Noize helped usher in the “dirty south” movement and Outkast took hip-hop to a whole new level. There are special groups like ATCQ, De La, Wu, N.W.A., Beasties, EPMD, P.E., Run-D.M.C., The Roots, Mobb Deep, Geto Boys and Gang Starr to name a few, but Outkast is right there with the best of them. They are without a doubt, one of the most important groups of all-time, in all of music.

Take It Personal (Ep 40: Southern Tribute Pt. 1)

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2019 169:27

Episode 40 is the first installment of our Southern Tribute. This has been in the making for awhile now, but like our West Coast Classics, tackling an entire coast is not easy. On part 1, we set the tone with some favorites before we take a ride down to Houston to celebrate the Geto Boys. They are arguably, the most influential Southern rap group of all-time. After posting up in H-Town, we head north to East Point, home of Outkast. Andre and Big Boi didn’t put the south on the map, but they did put everyone on notice. When the east and the left coast were dominating hip-hop, the south was all but forgotten. Then, a group named Organized Noize became responsible for ushering in the Dirty South movement and the rest is history. There is a lot to cover and we're just getting started. On upcoming episodes we'll be covering Miami bass and labels like Rap-A-Lot, No Limit, Wreckshop, Swishahouse, Cash Money, Suave House, Slip-n-Slide and Hypnotized Minds to name a few. For now, sit back, relax and enjoy the long ride!

Take It Personal (Ep 39: Good Music) with The Good People

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 5, 2019 155:23

Episode 39 features good music along with The Good People. They just released their new album “Good For Nuthin” and it's already being heralded as Album of The Year by many. We chop it up with both Saint and Emskee and discuss the album, their come and drop a few joints off the album too. We also have bangers from Real Live, Smoothe Da Hustler, Al Tariq, PMD, Sir Menelik, Killarmy, Chino XL and ridiculous DJ 360 remix, plus new music by Da Buze Bruvaz, Justo The MC, Pharoahe Monch and an exclusive by Apathy!

Take It Personal (Ep 38: 2018 Year In Review)

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2019 378:04

Our Year In Review show features our favorites joints from 2018. It's our longest episode ever, so you might have to limit your consumption to an hour a day for the next week or so. We break down our favorite albums, we hand-out our MVP awards to the best rapper and producer of the year and play armchair A&R suggesting some of our dream collabos. We also have the man who absolutely bodied all his ’18 features and has created quite the buzz for himself lately, Pharoahe Monch. Pharoahe shares with us his favorite albums and collabos of ‘18 and what’s in store for 2019. And since we were in the super group mindset, Pharoahe tells us some funny stories about the short-lived Psychic Friends featuring himself, Black Thought, Common and Jeru The Damaja. All that and more on episode 38 of your favorite hip-hop podcast!

Take It Personal (Ep 37: New Year's Eve Edition)

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2018 132:10

This is our New Year's Eve Edition of episode 37 and its 100% free of any talking. We put out a NYE version every year so you can let it ride in your whip or at one of your house parties on New Year's Eve! We got classics from Nice & Smooth, Gang Starr, X-Clan, 3rd Bass, The Beatnuts, M.O.P., Wu-Tang Clan, Black Moon, plus a very special treat for all you 90s R&B fans out there. Thank you for being apart of our extended family and for keeping hip-hop alive. Happy New Years!

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