DJ Mixes

TBT: Spitkicker Mixes

While you’re here, listen to some mixtapes:

Raps from De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, Pharoahe Monch, O.C., Gang Starr and more. Full tracklist on The Rub site.

Raps from MF Doom, MF Grimm, Madvillain, Organized Konfusion, M.O.P., Jungle Brothers and more. Tracklist is on Discogs.

January 24th, 2021Categories: DJ Mixes

TBT: Check The Technique Vol 2 Mix

The Rub x Brian Coleman – Check The Technique 2

A Mixtape for Hip-Hop Junkies selected by DJ Ayres and DJ Eleven from
the new book Check The Technique Volume 2 by Brian Coleman.
(For more, visit www.WaxFactsPress.com)

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The Rub History of Hip-Hop 31 Mixes from 1979 – 2010

 

Tracklist (after the jump)

1. Wild Style – Subway Theme
2. Mantronix – Fresh Is The Word
3. Stetsasonic – Sally
4. DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – Brand New Funk
5. Lord Finesse – Funky Technician
6. The Beatnuts – No Equal
7. Masta Ace – Jeep Ass Niguh (OG + Bizcapella)
8. Company Flow – Vital Nerve (feat. BMS)
9. Smif-N-Wessun – Timz N Hood Chek
10. Jeru the Damaja – D. Original
11. Raekwon ft. Ghostface Killa & Nas – Verbal Intercourse
12. Gravediggaz ft. Shabazz the Disciple & Killah Priest – Diary of A Madman
13. Dr. Octagon – Blue Flowers
14. KMD – What A Nigga Know (remix feat. MF Grimm)
15. Kool G. Rap – On The Run (Al Capone Remix)
16. Naughty By Nature – Ghetto Bastard
17. 3rd Bass – Wordz of Wizdom
18. Nice & Smooth – Sometimes I Rhyme Slow
19. Diamond D – Freestyle (Yo That’s That Shit)
20. Black Sheep – Gimme The Finga
21. Kwame – The Rhythm
22. Ed O.G. – I Got To Have It
23. Mos Def & Talib Kweli feat. Common – Respiration
24. The Coup – Me and Jesus The Pimp in a ’79 Granada Last Night
25. Ice Cube – Once Upon A Time in the Projects

Huge thanks to Brian for writing an extraordinary book and letting us pay tribute with this mix, and to Prince Paul for coming through with the drops!


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January 23rd, 2021Categories: DJ Mixes

Rub Radio Jan 2021

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New music to start 2021 off right, from R&B to instrumental hip-hop to Afrobeats to throwback house and more! Mixed as always by Brooklyn’s premier party-rocking crew, The Rub.

Eli Escobar – zombieland
Madlib – Hopprock
Jazmine Sullivan – Girl Like Me (ft. H.E.R.)
Melii – You Ain’t Worth It (ft. 6LACK)
dvsn – So What (ft. Popcaan)
Wizkid – No Stress
Wale – Good Vibes (Za)
THEY. – Play Fight (ft. Tinashe)
Preditah – Distant Memory (ft. WSTRN)
Disclosure – Birthday (ft. Kehlani & SYD) MJ Cole Remix
Riton x Nightcrawlers – Friday (ft. Mufasa & Hypeman) Dopamine Re-Edit
Melanie C – Who I Am (Joe Goddard Remix)
Zhané – Hey Mr. DJ (Keys N Krates Flip)

January 22nd, 2021Categories: DJ Mixes, Flyers, The Rub

Twitch

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During Quarantine, I’m DJing on weekdays from 12-2 (EST) at Twitch.tv/DJAyres. Come join me!

July 17th, 2020Categories: DJ Mixes, Flyers

Heavy Warmup 18

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July 31st, 2019Categories: DJ Mixes, Downloads, Heavy Warmup

History of Hip Hop 2015


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2015 feels like it was yesterday, and this mix is chock full of anthems that still get run in the clubs and on the radio, like Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” and Desiigner’s “Panda.”  Then there are the viral hits that helped to define the current culture (think “Hotline Bling,” “Look At My Dab,” “Milly Rock.”)  But our favorites are the songs in the margins, songs like “Wavybone,” and “The Blacker The Berry,” and “Good Times.”

As always with The Rub’s History of Hip Hop series, the goal is to expand the canon to include not only the most popular songs of the year but also all of the forgotten greatness.  But most importantly it’s a banging mix from start to finish!

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July 29th, 2019Categories: DJ Mixes, The Rub

History of Hip Hop 2015


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2015 feels like it was yesterday, and this mix is chock full of anthems that still get run in the clubs and on the radio, like Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” and Desiigner’s “Panda.”  Then there are the viral hits that helped to define the current culture (think “Hotline Bling,” “Look At My Dab,” “Milly Rock.”)  But our favorites are the songs in the margins, songs like “Wavybone,” and “The Blacker The Berry,” and “Good Times.”

As always with The Rub’s History of Hip Hop series, the goal is to expand the canon to include not only the most popular songs of the year but also all of the forgotten greatness.  But most importantly it’s a banging mix from start to finish!

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July 23rd, 2019Categories: DJ Mixes, The Rub

History of Hip Hop 2014


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2014 was a banner year for a handful of rappers and producers who were familiar to hip-hop fans – Young Money, GOOD Music, Wiz Khalifa, Rick Ross, etc – but their music was evolving and absorbing influences from the margins.  Upstarts Fetty Wap, Rae Sremmurd,  Bobby Shmurda, OT Genasis, Makonnen and Dej Loaf all scored huge hits and got cosigns from the previous generation of rap stars.  DJ Mustard kept chugging along with a string of top 10 radio records in a streak which may have only been preceded by The Neptunes the decade prior.
History of Hip Hop 2014 is a rich tapestry of ATL trap, West Coast gangster rap and NYC drug dealer anthems, plus a ton of styles that defy categorization (D.R.A.M. raps over a Nintendo theme, Vic Mensa sings over deep house, Mystikal does a spot-on James Brown impression and Kanye is flipping full on gospel music).  We hope you enjoy listening to the mix as much as we did making it!
Tracklist:

Problem – Andale (ft. Lil Jon)
Wiz Khalifa – We Dem Boyz
Fetty Wap – Trap Queen
Juicy J – Low (ft. Young Thug)
Young Money ft. Drake – Trophies
Rae Sremmurd – No Flex Zone
E-40 – Choices (Yup)
OT Genasis – CoCo
Future – F*ck Up Some Commas
Salva – Drop That Bitch (ft. Kurupt, Schoolboy Q, Problem & Bad Lucc)
Kevin Gates – I Don’t Get Tired (ft. August Alsina)
Big K.R.I.T. – King of the South
Migos – Handsome and Wealthy
Bobby Shmurda – Hot N*gga
Rick Ross – Nobody (ft. French Montana)
DeJ Loaf – Try Me
IamSu – Only That Real (ft. 2 Chainz & Sage The Gemini)
DJ Mustard – No Reason (ft. YG, Jeezy, Nipsey Hussle & RJ)
Iggy Azalea – Fancy (ft. Charlie XCX)
Big Sean – IDFWU (ft. E-40)
Migos – Fight Night
Que – Rich N*gga Problems (ft. Future)
YG – Who Do You Love (ft. Drake)
Nicki Minaj – Truffle Butter (ft. Lil Wayne)
Low Pros – Muscle (ft. Juvenile)
Sage The Gemini – College Drop (ft. Kool John)
T.I. – About The Money (ft. Young Thug) Watch The Duck Remix
Kevin Gates – Break The Bitch Down (ft. K. Camp)
French Montana – Don’t Panic
Mr. Collipark – On The Table (ft. Fabo)
Mark Ronson – Feel Right (ft. Mystikal)
Kendrick Lamar – I Love Myself
Major Lazer – Aerosol Can (ft. Pharrell Williams)
Schoolboy Q – Studio (Grandtheft Edit)
Vic Mensa – Down On My Luck
Travis Scott – Don’t Play (ft. Big Sean & The 1975)
Rick Ross – Sanctified (ft. Kanye West & Big Sean)
Jeezy – Seen It All (ft. Jay-Z)
J. Cole – No Role Models
D.R.A.M. – Cha Cha
Busta Rhymes – Calm Down
Cam’ron & A-Trak – Dipshits
Run the Jewels – Close Your Eyes
Juvenile – Booty
Wiz Khalifa – Ass Drop
Rich Gang – Lifestyle (ft. Young Thug & Rich Homie Quan)
Drake – 0 to 100
Lil Wayne – Believe Me (ft. Drake)
Bas – Lit (ft. J Cole & K-Quick)
Bar Kays – Be Like Me (ft. 8 Ball & MJG)
Big K.R.I.T. – Mind Control (ft. E-40 & Wiz Khalifa)
YG – Really Be (ft. Kendrick Lamar)
Makonnen – Tuesday (ft. Drake)

May 8th, 2019Categories: DJ Mixes, Downloads, 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

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