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:


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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 Message Boards," well as authoritative subject matter blogs, T.R.O.Y and "Steady Bloggin'," the show and its brand of witty nuance and authentic reverence is here to fill the nostalgia void in your heart, and, as Chino XL once said, "Here To Save You All." Come to where Exit 33 meets Memory Lane at the Honeycomb Hideout, as DJ 360 and co-hosts Jason Gloss, Aaron Wade, Roger the Announcer and Kevlar take you on a sonic voyage from past to present and back again!