For the second in our “Hip-Hop History: The Producers” mix series we present Organized Noize. Best known for producing almost all the beats on the first Outkast and Goodie Mob records, the trio of Rico Wade, Ray Murray and Sleepy Brown also crafted huge commercial hits for TLC, En Vogue, and Ludacris. Their catalog of underground classics for the entire Dungeon Family runs deep. We give you all of that, plus lesser-known songs by Joi, Brandy, Mista. This mix could have easily been twice as long!

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The Rub January Flyer

Saturday, January 27
The Rub
DJ Eleven & DJ Ayres
with guests
Uproot Andy, Sammy Needlz & Brent Tactic
The Bell House
149 7th St. BK NY
door by Rahnon

TNN: 1.16.18

A ton of new music is out so we’re just going to run through some of our favorite loosies:

Keys N Krates – Do What U Do

Keys N Krates are back with a fresh sound for 2018 on their new single. This one is way more in the mid-tempo Kaytranada world than their usual trapper fare – and listen, we’re here for both styles! But it’s a really fun release to set off their big US tour. Go see them, you will be blown away, we promise!

Gent & Jawns – Champion Sound

New Gent & Jawns is in entirely the opposite direction – “Champion Sound” is a full on dubstep laser fest, sure to start a mosh pit.

Jay Rock – King’s Dead ft. Kendrick Lamar, Future & James Blake

Rob Pursey said it best – “Yo Kendrick – so you think you’re the only one who can do stupid voices? Hold my beer” – Future. This is another single from the Black Panther and it’s a little extra, IDK maybe it will grow on us?

Kami – Payload

Really really infectious! This one feels like a hit.

Ryan Hemsworth & NewAgeMuzik – Four Seasons

This is airport reggae of the very highest caliber.

Lil Uzi Vert – Mood

Out of everyone in the mumble generation, Lil Uzi Vert delivers with the most consistency and most charisma.

Kali Uchis – After The Storm (ft. Tyler the Creator and Bootsy Collins)

Brent Tactic always sends us cool stoney R&B, and this one is especially dope.

TBT today to our History of Hip-Hop Mix from 1997, arguably the best year of hip-hop ever. Some of the best ever laid down some bonafied classics in this 12 month period 20 years ago and they are peppered all over in this mix. Biggie flexed with the release of “Life After Death” right after he was lost to a senseless murder. Wu Tang returned with their second full length as fans were completely obsessed. Gang Starr dropped another classic LP. Master P solidified a full blown No Limit movement with the release of “Ghetto D”. Mase, MF Doom, The Beatnuts, Redman and more solidified their place in the scene with top shelf tunes as well. Check the mix in full below by stream or download.

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That New New 1.8.18

Lil Wayne and Drake over this monster beat from Jay-Z’s 4:44 album, what more could you want? Are you not entertained? OK fine, here are three more great songs for the new year, plus a try-hard Justin Timberlake single.

A few months back we did a mix of all Mike Will productions, and he’s been cooking up beats and releasing music at such a furious pace, we could probably do another one now and it would be just as good. “Bring It Back” is by Trouble, featuring Drake, but the star of the show is Mike’s super weird blown-out synth loop, which sounds like a whale song put through a distortion pedal.

Big shout to Bastard Jazz; we sometimes take them for granted because they live in our neighborhood and, like us, do a show on Brooklyn Radio, but they consistently put out great, groovy music. Chico Mann and Captain Planet “Ariwoko” is a real crispy afro-latin jam, just what you need to get your mind right. Get it here:

You probably already know about “All The Stars,” Kendrick Lamar and SZA’s song from the forthcoming Black Panther soundtrack. No longer industry underdogs, these are two superstars, not necessarily reinventing the wheel at this point but still so much better than anything else on the radio right now.

Listen to these records plus new Bruno Mars with Cardi B and the aforementioned Justin Timberlake single in our freshly minted for 2018 playlist:

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#TBT – Rub Radio – Best of 2 Chainz

#TBT this week is a look back at the Rub Radio we threw together with a mix of all our favorite 2 Chainz verses (at the time…2017 was lit with tunes from the artist formally known as Titty Boi). This mix goes from his first big hit with Playaz Circle in 2007 all the way through his solo records and collabos with DJ Mustard, Kanye, Drake and Major Lazer. This one deserves a strong revisit, especially with it being a new year and it’s cold AF outside.


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The Rub NYE 2018


The Rub NYE Mix 2018 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)

#TBT – The Rub x Okayplayer NYE 2014 Mix

#TBT this week continues our look back to our NYE Mix series with our good friends at Okayplayer. Take a listen today to our 2014 and reminisce to some bangers that haven’t really gone anywhere. Rae Sremmurd, Hudson Mohawke, Tinashe (we could use a Mustard renaissance tbh), Schoolboy Q, Juicy J, Baauer, Cam’ron and so many other tracks still sounding incredibly fresh. And while you’re bumping this today, make sure you grab your tickets for this year’s NYE bash HERE coming up in just 11 days!!!

p.s. 2017 NYE Mix is dropping next Wednesday, the 27th!

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Cam’ron & A-Trak – Dipshits
Grandtheft & Keys N Krates – Keep It 100
Hudson Mohawke – Chimes
Nicki Minaj – Shanghai
Rae Sremmurd – No Flex Zone
Salva – Drop That Bitch (feat. Kurt, Schoolboy Q, Problem & Bad Lucc)
RL Grime & What So Not – Tell Me
Juicy J – Low (feat. Nicki Minaj, Lil Bibby & Young Thug)
Keys N Krates – Are We Faded
Lil Wayne – Believe Me (feat. Drake)
Baauer – One Touch (feat. AlunaGeorge & Rae Sremmurd)
Tinashe – 2 On (feat. Schoolboy Q)
Popcaan – Love Yuh Bad
Tittsworth – After The Dance (feat. Alison Carney, Q-Tip & Theophilus London)
Tensnake – Love Sublime (feat. Fiora & Nile Rodgers)
Gorgon City – Ready For Your Love (feat. Mnek)
Para One – You Too
A-Trak – Push (feat. Andrew Wyatt)
Basement Jaxx – Never Say Never (Mark Knight Remix)
Dej Loaf – Try Me (Nick Catchdubs Remix)
James Nasty – Don’t Stop (2.0 Mix)
Spank Rock – Burning Man
Schoolboy Q – Studio (Grandtheft Edit)
Trippy Turtle – FoFo
AG Cook – Beautiful
Giraffage – Tell Me
ILOVEMAKONNEN – Tuesday (feat. Drake)