#TBT – DJ Ayres – Electrofied



DJ Ayres just recently re-uploaded his “Electrofied” mix that he did for 10 Deep and we’re sharing it today as a TBT. Lots of amazing classic Electro music. All tunes that played a huge part in the early does of hip-hop, break dancing and party rocking. Happy New Year…cause it’s electric.

Download: DJ Ayres – Electrofied (right click “save target as”)

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The Rub January Flyer



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Saturday, January 26
The Rub
DJ Eleven, DJ Ayres & Prince Klassen
w/ Special Guests: DJ Tara, Meka, Likwuid & Mawkus
Hosted by Clarence “Jah C” Fruster
Doors by Rahnon
The Bell House
149 7th Street, BK, NY
$15 advance tickets available now!


NYE 2019 Photos



Our NYE 2019 pictures from The Rub are up on our Facebook! All by Sho Shots.

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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/.

DOWNLOAD The Rub – Hip Hop History 2011

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The next movie in our Hip-Hop History Movie Series with Alamo Drafthouse is Fade To Black. Set against Jay-Z’s 2003 sold out concert at Madison Square Garden (and threatened final performance before retirement), FADE TO BLACK explores Jay’s career, creative process, and the making of “The Black Album”, interspersed with performance of so many of his bangers – “Hard Knock Life”, “Crazy in Love”, etc. – thrown in. Includes cameos from Beyoncé, Mary J. Blige, P Diddy, Common, Dame Dash, Missy Elliott, Funkmaster Flex, Slick Rick, R. Kelly, Q-Tip, Usher, Rick Rubin,?uestlove, Timbaland, Kanye, Pharrell, Just Blaze, Memphis Bleek, Beanie Sigel, Freeway, and Ghostface.

Join us after the movie in House of Wax for a special set of all Jay-Z songs to celebrate his birthday two days before!

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The Rub NEW YEAR’S EVE



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Monday, December 31
The Rub NYE
DJ Eleven & DJ Ayres
w/ Special Guest: Nicole Sky
The Bell House
149 7th Street, BK, NY
$50 advance tickets still available
$20 reduced entry after 1 am


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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History of Hip-Hop



As we get closer to celebrating the 14th 17th anniversary of The Rub, it’s always a time to reflect. And as our (mostly) weekly TBT section focuses on that exact notion, we’ll be reminiscing about some of the larger projects we’ve been a part of in the coming weeks. First up is our History of Hip-Hop series we did with our friends over at Brooklyn Radio. This extensive mix series looks back at some of the greatest Hip-Hop and Rap tunes of every year from 1979 all the way up until 2009, celebrating 3 decades of the music that’s been so influential to us and the rest of the world. Check out just a few favorites below. And feel free to take some time and revisit the interview with Brooklyn Radio that was done when the series was completed as well!

Get em all here: http://www.itstherub.com/category/history-of-hip-hop/


The Rub November Flyer



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Saturday, November 24
The Rub
DJ Eleven & DJ Ayres
w/ Special Guest: DJ Teeburr
The Bell House
149 7th Street, BK, NY
$15
Door by Rahnon


October 2018 Photos



Our October (Halloween Party!) pictures from The Rub are up on our Facebook! All by Sho Shots and Kenny Rodriguez.

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