The Rub April 2019

Saturday, April 27
The Rub
DJ Eleven & DJ Ayres
w/ Special Guests: The Whooligan, DJ Bianca & DJ Brendan
Doors by Rahnon
The Bell House
149 7th Street, BK, NY
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April 19th, 2019Categories: Flyers, The Rub

Rub Radio April 2019

Rub Radio is back with a mix of new music, our first one in a while after 4 consecutive Hip Hop History mixes. Ayres and Eleven pay tribute to Nipsey Hussle (RIP), build a vibe with new disco, hip-hop and R&B then close out the set with some deep house and club records. Enjoy! And be sure to come back next month for Hip Hop History 2014.

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ODB – Good Morning Heartbreak (Intro)
Nipsey Hussle – Dedication (ft. Kendrick Lamar)
Anderson .Paak – King James
Kaytranda – Dysfunctional (ft. VanJess)
Escort – Slide
2 Chainz – 2 Dollar Bill
Melii – HML (ft. A Boogie wit da Hoodie)
Afro B – Melanin
Casanova – 2 AM (ft. Tory Lanez & Davido)
Birdman & Juvenile – Filthy Money
Gunna – One Call
Flume – Friends (ft. Reo Cragun)
Semma & Kingdom – Bittersweet
KH – Only Human
Todd Edwards – You’re Sorry
Maxwell – Shame (H508 Cyril Hahn Remix)
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Energy Fantasy (Baltra Vocal Remix)

April 19th, 2019Categories: DJ Mixes, The Rub

The Rub March 2019

Saturday, March 30
The Rub
DJ Eleven & DJ Ayres
w/ Special Guests: Uproot Andy & DJ Wonder
Doors by Rahnon
The Bell House
149 7th Street, BK, NY
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March 15th, 2019Categories: Flyers, The Rub

Hip-Hop History 2013

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Listen to all of 34 of The Rub’s History mixes, from 1979 to 2013, at http://www.itstherub.com/category/history-of-hip-hop/.

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March 15th, 2019Categories: DJ Mixes, The Rub

Love Rap Live Mix

Recorded live at House of Wax in Downtown Brooklyn, Love Rap is over two and a half hours of hip-hop love songs. From LL Cool J “I Need Love” (1987) to SZA & Travis Scott “Love Galore” (2017), this is the very best of rap romance and sexual braggadocio.

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J-88 – Look Of Love (Excel Sample Edit)
Mary J. Blige – I Love You (Remix ft. Smif N Wessun)
Big Daddy Kane – Smooth Operator
2Pac – Do For Love
Apache – Gangsta Bitch
A Tribe Called Quest – Electric Relaxation
Common Sense – I Used to Love Her
Young Gunnaz – No Better Love
Shyne – Bonnie & Shyne (ft. Barrington Levy)
G-Unit – I Wanna Get To Know You
Eric B. & Rakim – Mahogany
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February 14th, 2019Categories: DJ Mixes, The Rub

Hip-Hop History 2012

There’s an argument to be made that 2012 was one of the greatest years in hip-hop. The Rub’s History of Hip Hop 2012 mix argues the case forcefully, with wall to wall bangers in a plethora of regional styles.

LA’s DJ Mustard produced approximately 99.9% of the songs on hip-hop & R&B radio, and Kendrick Lamar dropped a masterpiece of an LP. Future, Macklemore, and Trinidad James blew up, Big Sean, Meek Mill and 2 Chainz had monster radio records, and Kanye’s G.O.O.D. music compilation kept him on the airwaves (alongside Jay-Z and Pusha T). NOLA bounce saw a big resurgence: Nicky Da B went from local artist to international sensation with “Express Yourself,” and the “Triggaman” beat found its way into big club singles by T.I. & Lil Wayne, Trina and Meek Mill among others. ATL-style hip-hop trap and EDM-style trap began to play nice together, and DJs like Bauuer, Diplo, Lunice & Hudson Mohawke, RL Grime and Cashmere Cat all had big hybrid hip-hop-R&B-EDM-trap records. The Bay area scene also produced a bunch of hits, especially HBK Gang. Throw in a NY renaissance – French Montana, Nicki Minaj, ASAP Mob, Action Bronson, El-P, etc – and you’ve got yourself a banner year for hip-hop.

Listen to all of 33 of The Rub’s History mixes, from 1979 to 2012, at http://www.itstherub.com/category/history-of-hip-hop/.

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February 13th, 2019Categories: DJ Mixes, The Rub

The Rub NYE

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Monday, December 31
The Rub NYE
DJ Eleven & DJ Ayres
w/ Special Guest: Nicole Sky
The Bell House
149 7th Street, BK, NY
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December 19th, 2018Categories: Flyers, The Rub

History of Hip Hop 2011

As The Rub’s History of Hip Hop mix series moves into the teens, the range of styles ever widens, touching on everything from classic soul samples to weird dubstep beats. (Watch The Throne had both.) Drake, Lil Wayne and Rick Ross were featured on everything; Juicy J. was putting out mixtapes at an astonishing rate, and Meek Mill had a couple of career-defining hits. J. Cole, Big Sean, Future, A$AP Mob, Odd Future and the Black Hippy crew were the new kids on the block, and Kreayshawn and YC were the year’s biggest one hit wonders. In R&B, both The Weeknd and Frank Ocean debuted in 2011. All told, it’s a pretty incredible year to revisit!

So enjoy this blast from the recent past, and remember you can catch up on all of The Rub History of Hip Hop mixes (1979 – 2010) at http://www.itstherub.com/category/history-of-hip-hop/.

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December 19th, 2018Categories: DJ Mixes, Downloads, The Rub

History of Hip Hop 2010

Fans of The Rub’s History of Hip Hop series have been asking for new episodes since 2009, and your dreams have finally been fulfilled! We pick up right where we left off, and we’ll be dropping another year every month until we’re caught up.

2010 was dominated by a few big stars – Young Money’s Nicki Minaj, Drake and Lil Wayne were on the radio and in clubs nonstop, along with huge hits by Rick Ross, Wiz Khalifa, and Kanye. Yelawolf, Big K.R.I.T. and J. Cole were the hot up-and-comers. It was Ludacris and Jeezy’s last really stellar year, and we also got surprising comeback singles from Dipset, Lloyd Banks, Nas and Big Boi. And 2010 was a great year for producers, including Lex Luger, AraabMuzik, Clams Casino, Stargate and of course Kanye West and Swizz Beats.

So enjoy this blast from the recent past, and remember you can catch up on all of The Rub History of Hip Hop mixes (1979 – 2010) at http://www.itstherub.com/category/history-of-hip-hop/.

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December 19th, 2018Categories: DJ Mixes, Downloads

16 Years of Rub Flyers

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July 26th, 2018Categories: Flyers, The Rub