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Saturday, June 30
The Rub
DJ Eleven & DJ Ayres
special guests:
FOMO PARTY
and Brent Tactic
The Bell House
149 7th Street, BK, NY
$10 before midnight, $15 after
Door by Rahnon


TNN Q3



Listen to all our favorite new music from Summer 2018!


Our next movie showing is SCARFACE and it’s coming up quick on July 5th!

There’s no shortage of iconic films from director Brian De Palma. But 1983’s SCARFACE is its own kind cocaine-dusted brilliance, which is part of what has made it the single most influential film on hip-hop culture. Some 30 years on, this story of the vicious side of the American dream reverberates heavily throughout popular culture — so much so that it’s nearly impossible to even say this movie’s name without conjuring that singular image of Tony Montana brandishing his “little friend.”

That makes it easy to forget there is real movie here that lives up to the hype. Oliver Stone is in top form as screenwriter and director Brian De Palma paints a bloody portrait like no other. Al Pacino is absolutely magnetic as the Cuban exile who quickly moves up the ranks of a drug cartel, displacing its leader while also seducing his woman (an excellent Michelle Pfeiffer). The wealth and power come with costs, and soon Tony finds those he cared for most to be lost to him. Things just get nastier as he tries to stay at the top — and every frame of it is downright electrifying.

After the screening, join us for more music, dancing and drinking at the House of Wax!

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TONIGHT, The Rub Movie Night is back at Alamo Drafthouse, with Menace II Society! Last month we recorded a mix inspired by our first movie, Belly, and we were all set to do it again this month but we realized we already have two mixes which are perfectly suited for the night, from DJ Eleven (last week) and our brother Matthew Africa (R.I.P.), which we share with you today.

About the movie:

Released 25 years ago in May of 1993, Menace II Society was the directorial debut of the Hughes Brothers (twins Allen & Albert – directors of cult classic Dead Presidents). Set in it Watts, CA, Menace tells the story of Caine (Tyrin Turner) and O-Dog’s (Larenz Tate) struggles against the racism, drugs, and violence that gripped the LA area at the time. The film stars a pre-Fresh Prince Jada Pinkett and Samuel L. Jackson, as well as an amazing roster of West Coast rappers, including MC Eiht, Too $hort, and Saafir.

After the screening, join us for more music, dancing and drinking at the House of Wax!

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Elsewhere Rooftop 6/10



The Rub with special guest Evil Dee

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A new film series comes to Alamo Drafthouse, presented in conjunction with us, The Rub! Having taken the party around the world, moved umpteen records, CDs, and mixes, and released hundreds of episodes of Rub Radio, we are building on our legendary mix series – The History of Hip-Hop – by curating some great hip hop films. We’ll be showing our next film on Thursday, June 7.

Released 25 years ago in May of 1993, Menace II Society was the directorial debut of the Hughes Brothers (twins Allen & Albert – directors of cult classic Dead Presidents). Set in it Watts, CA, Menace tells the story of Caine (Tyrin Turner) and O-Dog’s (Larenz Tate) struggles against the racism, drugs, and violence that gripped the LA area at the time. The film stars a pre-Fresh Prince Jada PInkett and Samuel L. Jackson, as well as an amazing roster of West Coast rappers, including MC Eiht, Too $hort, and Saafir.

After the screening, join us for more music, dancing and drinking at the House of Wax!

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TNN 6.4



We’re running around like chickens with our heads cut off this summer so it’s been a little hard to find the time to write about all the new music coming out, but here is a big old bouillabaisse for you!

Jubilee Presents: Magic City Vol 4

Jubilee’s Magic City series is all about Miami, a city of intersectionality, where dancehall meets freestyle, electro bass meets grime, and the lineups just get better and better. There is a song on here that sounds like The Prodigy and another that sounds like Drexciya, it’s really all over the place in the best way.

DL for free here: https://soundcloud.com/jubileedj/sets/jubilee-presents-magic-city

Black Thought – Streams of Thought Vol 1.

Just to get our bias out of the way: Black Thought has alway been the most skilled boring rapper, a very good performer who resonates with music fans who think rap flows peaked with the Juice Crew, and/or people who discovered hip-hop when they saw The Roots on tour supporting Dave Matthews. Imagine a version of The Roots that never collaborated with Rahzel, Scott Storch, Erykah Badu, Peedi Crakk, Jill Scott, Beenie Sigel… so yeah that’s kind of why we don’t normally check for Black Thought solo work, aside from that mind bending 11 minute freestyle he dropped on Funkmaster Flex last December. BUT you know what, this EP is pretty good and you’re not us so you might really love it! WTF do we know?

The Internet – Come Over

God, imagine being as effortlessly good at music as The Internet! We honestly love everything they do.

Oneohtrix Point Never – Age Of

Super minimal, experimental electronic music, like if Aphex Twin was drugs, this would be the come down. Super chill and interesting.

All this plus Tierra Whack, J Hus and new Drake on our TNN Q2 playlist:

Postscript:

If you’re wondering why Kanye West and Pusha T’s albums didn’t make it into TNN, there are a few reasons, primarily that the music would have to be banging as fuck to make up for all the nonsense Kanye’s been spouting for the last 6 weeks. There’s so much great music coming out right now, so there’s really no reason to feed into that TMZ Hollywood reality shitshow. Meaghan Garvey’s review on Pitchfork says it so much better than we can:

https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/kanye-west-ye/amp/?__twitter_impression=true


#TBT – DJ Eleven – Gangsta Shit



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On June 7, The Rub Movie Night is back at Alamo Drafthouse, with Menace II Society! Last month we recorded a mix inspired by our first movie, Belly, and we were all set to do it again this month but we realized we already have two mixes which are perfectly suited for the night, from DJ Eleven (posted above!) and our brother Matthew Africa (R.I.P.), which we will share next week.

About the movie:

Released 25 years ago in May of 1993, Menace II Society was the directorial debut of the Hughes Brothers (twins Allen & Albert – directors of cult classic Dead Presidents). Set in it Watts, CA, Menace tells the story of Caine (Tyrin Turner) and O-Dog’s (Larenz Tate) struggles against the racism, drugs, and violence that gripped the LA area at the time. The film stars a pre-Fresh Prince Jada Pinkett and Samuel L. Jackson, as well as an amazing roster of West Coast rappers, including MC Eiht, Too $hort, and Saafir.

After the screening, join us for more music, dancing and drinking at the House of Wax!

COP YOUR TICKETS!!


5.26 – Skip-the-line Tickets



We’ve got 50 more skip-the-line tickets available now for tomorrow night’s party at The Bell House. $15 (all in…no fees) jumps you right past the line and straight through the door to the festivities. If you can’t get any of these tickets in time, don’t worry…there will be plenty of tickets at the door. Special guests this month are SZN SLT and Dirtyfinger. We hope to see you all tomorrow night!

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FOTR: SZN SLT



Our other guests this month for the May edition of The Rub are repping a relatively new party, SZN SLT. This crew is made up of Donwill and Meka, 2 names that have been around and making waves for a long time now. You may have seen Donwill play a show with his rap group, Tanya Morgan, or DJing for basically every single comedy show in Brooklyn. He’s also a co-host of the monthly event “Shouting at The Screen” with Wyatt Cenac at Alamo Drafthouse as well as being the music supervisor for Wyatt’s HBO show, “Problem Areas”. Meka is a co-founder of 2DopeBoy, one of the best rap music and culture blogs ever. He’s also a very prolific DJ on the party circuit and is constantly dropping killer mixtapes like the one streaming below. Check out some links on these fellas and don’t miss their takeover in the front room of The Bell House this Saturday!

Stay Up With SZN SLT:

Donwill Facebook
Donwill Twitter
Meka Twitter
Donwill Soundcloud
Meka Mixcloud
Donwill Instagram
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