Best of DJ Premier Pt. 2


With most producers, part two of a “Best of Mix” would be for the rarities, the underrated album cuts, the B-sides. But with DJ Premier, The Rub could do 10 of these and never run out of bangers! Gang Starr Foundation represents heavily of course, plus Nas, Biggie, Jay-Z, KRS, Rakim, and street anthems from Screwball, Royce Da 5’9″, Rah Digga and Krumb Snatcha.

For more Rub Radio producer mixes including J Dilla, Madlib and Prince Paul, and the year by year History of Hip-Hop mixes, visit:

Jeru The Damaja – Come Clean
Heather B – My Kinda N***a (ft. M.O.P.)
Nas – N.Y. State of Mind (Pt. I & Pt. II)
The Notorious B.I.G. – Ten Crack Commandments
Gang Starr – Above the Clouds (ft. Inspectah Deck)
Group Home – Livin Proof
KRS One – MC’s Act Like They Don’t Know
Chubb Rock, O.C. & Jeru The Damaja – Return of the Crooklyn Dodgers
Gang Starr – Code of the Streets
Jay-Z – Friend or Foe ’98
Jay-Z – So Ghetto
Mos Def – Mathematics
Rah Digga – Lessons of Today
Sauce Money – Intruder Alert
Screwball – FAYBAN
M.O.P. – Stick To Ya Gunz (ft. Kool G Rap)
Royce Da 5’9”- Boom
Gang Starr – Full Clip
Tony Touch ft. Gang Starr – The Peacemaker
Rakim – It’s Been a Long Time
Krumb Snatcha – Closer to God
Devin the Dude – Doobie Ashtray

The Rub 20 Year Anniversary


Best of DJ Premier


This summer The Rub is celebrating 20 years, so for Rub Radio we’re keeping it extremely Brooklyn with the best of DJ Premier! This is just part 1, with stone cold classics from Gang Starr, Biggie, Nas and Jay-Z plus personal favorites by CNN, The Lox, D.I.T.C., Griselda and more.

Gang Starr – Just to Get a Rep
Lord Finesse – Baby, You Nasty
KRS One – Outta Here
Das EFX – Real Hip-Hop
Notorious B.I.G. – Unbelievable
Nas – Represent
Gang Starr – I’m The Man (ft. Melachi da Nutcracker & Jeru the Damaja)
Group Home – Supa Star
Jeru The Damaja – D. Original
M.O.P. – Downtown Swinga ’96
Showbiz & A.G. – Next Level (Nyte Time Mix)
Crooklyn Dodgers – Crooklyn
Jay-Z – A Million And One Questions (Premiere Remix)
D.I.T.C. – Da Enemy
Rakim – New York (Ya Out There)
Gang Starr – The Militia (ft. Freddie Foxxx and Big Shug)
Charlie Baltimore – Everybody Wanna Know
The Lox – Recognize
Common – The 6th Sense
O.C. – My World
D’Angelo – Devil’s Pie
Craig David – 7 Days (DJ Premier Remix ft. Mos Def)
Capone N Noreaga – The Invincible
Nas – Nas Is Like
AZ – The Format
Torae – Get It Done (ft. Skyzoo)
Game – Born in the Trap
DJ Premier – Headlines (ft. Westside Gunn, Conway & Benny)
Dilated Peoples – Good As Gone

20 Years of Rub Flyers

The Rub’s 20th Anniversary is Saturday, July 30, 2022. Here’s a look back at 20 years of Rub flyers:

Flyer by Desmond Williams

Flyer by Ayres

Flyer by BSTFRND

Halloween 2021

Flyer by Mills

Flyer by Mills

Feb 2020

Flyer by Mills

Jan 2020

Flyer by Mills

NYE 2020

Flyer by Julia Schneeberg

Halloween 2019

Flyer by Mills

Sept 2019

Flyer by Mills

anniversary 2019

Flyer by Julia Schneeberg

June 2019

Flyer by Mills

May 2019

Flyer by Mills

Feb 2019

Flyer by Mills

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Spotlight on Jamesy

Jamesy is playing the party this Saturday, which means it’s time to get horny for that good music! Here’s a recent live mix:

jamesy · Live @ Shapes – March 17, 2022

Good right? Go ahead and smash that TICKETS button and we’ll see you Saturday.

The Rub April


Rub Radio April 2022


DJ Shadow – 6 Days
Pusha T – Just So You Remember
Slim Thug – 3 Kings
Nigo – Lost and Found Freestyle 2019 (ft. A$AP Rocky & Tyler the Creator)
Slim Thug – Like A Boss
Masta Ace – Born To Roll
2 Chainz – Neighbors Know My Name
D4L – Laffy Taffy
Buddy – Black 2
Bas & Gunna – [Admire Her]
Denzel Curry – X-Wing
Jack Harlow – First Class
Petey Pablo – Freek-A-Leak
Fergie – Glamorous (ft. Ludacris)
Lil Silva & Sampha – Backwards

2022 Playlist

Listen on Tidal:

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Rub Radio Producers Series: Hit-Boy


A$AP Rocky – Goldie
Kanye West – Clique (ft. Big Sean & Jay-Z)
Kendrick Lamar – Backseat Freestyle
Beyonce – *** Flawless
Watch The Throne – N***s in Paris
Travis Scott – SICKO MODE (ft. Drake) / CAROUSEL
Young Money – Trophies (ft. Drake)
DJ Khaled ft. Kanye – Cold
Jay Rock – Wow Freestyle (ft. Kendrick Lamar)
Pusha T – My God
A$AP Rocky – 1 Train (ft. Kendrick Lamar, Joey Bada$$, Yelawolf, Danny Brown, Action Bronson & Big K.R.I.T.)
Big Sean – Deep Reverence (ft. Nipsey Hussle)
Benny The Butcher – Legend
Nas – Nobody (ft. Ms. Lauryn Hill)
Nipsey Hussle – Racks in the Middle (ft. Roddy Ricch)

The Rub – 2/12/22

The Rub is Back!
– Saturday, February 12 –
10 PM – 4 AM

We missed you so much that we couldn’t wait to throw you a party!

DJs: Deemehlow, Eleven, Ayres & Dirtyfinger
Door by Rahnon & Gian


The Bell House – 149 7th Street, Brooklyn

PROOF OF VACCINE REQUIRED – please have your card ready (or Excelsior pass open) when you reach the door. THE NAME ON YOUR VACCINATION CARD MUST MATCH YOUR ID. More info: