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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.

Tracklist:

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

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

The Rub NYE Mix 2018

OkayPlayer.com just premiered our new mix of the best music of 2017, to ring in the New Year!

Calvin Harris – Rollin (ft. Future & Khalid)
Dej Loaf – No Fear
Jeremih – I Think Of You (ft. Chris Brown & Big Sean)
French Montana – A Lie (ft. The Weeknd & Max B)
Injury Reserve – See You Sweat
Joey Purp – Girls At (ft. Chance The Rapper)
Wizkid – African Bad Gyal (ft. Chris Brown)
Major Lazer – Run Up + Remix (ft. Partynextdoor, Vybz Kartel & Nicki Minaj)
Riton – Money (ft. Kah-Lo, Mr. Eazi, Davido)
Duke Dumont & Gorgon City – Real Life (ft. Naations)
The XX – On Hold (Jamie xx Remix)
Jim E-Stack – Dreamt
Vince Staples – Love Can Be (ft. Ray J, Kilo Kish & Damon Albarn)
Sinjin Hawke – They Can’t Love You
Cardi B – Bodak Yellow (UNIIQU3 Remix)
Gucci Mane – Both (ft. Drake)
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie – Drowning (ft. Kodak Black)
Future – Mask Off
Lil Uzi Vert – XO Tour Life
ASAP Ferg – Plain Jane
Jay-Z – Family Feud (ft. Beyoncé)
CyHi The Prynce – Nu Africa (Album Version) ft. Ernestine Johnson
Jidenna – Boomerang
Maleek Berry – 4 Me
Drake – Madiba Riddim
Smalltown DJs – Erased The Night (ft. Lisa Lobsinger)
SZA – Love Galore (ft. Travis Scott)
Kendrick Lamar – LOVE. (ft. Zacari)

December 27th, 2017Categories: DJ Mixes, The Rub

Rub Radio Aug 2017

Rub Radio for August is coming in heavy with a roundup of summer bangers. We set it off with a wealth of great new hip-hop from the likes of French Montana, Vince Staples, and Texas legends Z-Ro and Trae. Then we go into stellar new dance cuts from Kah-lo, Jim-E Stack and Claus Casper w/ Jean Phillips. Give it a spin this week before hitting The Bellhouse this Saturday night!

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Tracklist:

French Montana – A Lie (ft. The Weeknd & Max B)
Tyga – Run It Back (ft. Young Thug)
Z-Ro – He’s Not Done Yet
Trae – Thuggin (ft. Young Thug & Skippa da Flippa)
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie – Drowning (Water) ft. Kodak Black
Vince Staples – Love Can Be… (ft. Damon Albarn, Kilo Kish, Ray J & GTA)
Janet Jackson – Someone To Call My Lover (James Patrick Drum Dub)
Kah-lo – Fasta (ft. Riton)
Claus Casper & Jean Philips – Shameless
Jim-E Stack – Dreamt
Alunageorge – Turn Up The Love
Count Bass D – Too Much Pressure (ft. Snoop Dogg)
Tuxedo – July (Sly & Robbie’s Dub)

August 21st, 2017Categories: DJ Mixes, The Rub

Rub Radio May 2017

Here’s a mix of our favorite new music to get you pumped for The Rub this weekend!

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Run The Jewels – Down (ft. Joi)
Joey Badass – Devastated
Kingdom – Down 4 Whatever (ft. SZA)
Joe Goddard – Truth is Light
Sinjin Hawke – They Can’t Love You (ft. )
Riton – Money (ft. Kah-Lo, Mr Eazi, Davido)
SoulClap – The Drums (Din Daa Daa) ft. George Kranz
Tuxedo – 2nd Time Around
The Weeknd – Rockin
1-O.A.K. – Dead Wrong

May 22nd, 2017Categories: DJ Mixes, The Rub

Rub Radio March 2017

Spring time is in full effect with this March edition of Rub Radio. We all need some great new music in our lives as these temperatures start to creep up. New heat all over this tracklist from Smalltown DJs, Drake, Kingdom, Rick Ross, Jacques Greene, Calvin Harris and many more. Patio season is right around the corner and these tunes could very well be this year’s anthems.

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March 21st, 2017Categories: DJ Mixes, The Rub

Rub Radio February 2017

Rub Radio is back with new music from 2 Chainz, Kingdom and Post Malone and more. Plus Ayres & Eleven play some classics featuring Clyde Stubblefield (James Brown’s drummer), Junie Morrison (keyboards for Ohio Players and Parliament) and David Axelrod, all of whom passed away in February.

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Tracklist
Migos – Kelly Price ft. Travis Scott
Post Malone – Cold
2 Chainz – Here We Go Again
mOma + Guy – Rain Drop
Kingdom – Nothin ft. Syd
Lindstrøm – Closing Shot
Tensnake – Tazaar
Eli Escobar – Phreeky
Rihanna – Needed Me (B. Cause Instant Funk Mix)
James Brown – Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved / Funky Drummer
Ohio Players – Funky Worm
Childish Gambino – Redbone
David Axelrod – Holy Thursday

February 22nd, 2017Categories: DJ Mixes, The Rub