#TBT this week is another classic year in our History of Hip-Hop mix series. 1995 had so many rappers, crews and overall scenes sprouting in massively creative directions. Wu-Tang solo material was flowing heavy with GZA making serious noise, with Method Man, O.D.B and Raekwon right behind him. 2Pac and Biggie both we’re become dominant voices that everyone was paying attention to and Biggie’s Junior Mafia crew released one of the most quotable tracks of the entire decade in “Get Money”. Luniz, LL Cool J and Pharcyde released bonafide forever hits. TRU, Three 6 Mafia and Outkast made sure the South’s voicing was becoming very loud. And that’s really just scratching the surface.

You can revisit this mix today or come hear a bunch of 90’s classics (and more) from us at Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg TONIGHT. Hope to see you there!

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1. Real Live “Real Live Shit”
2. Smooth Da Hustler “Broken Language” feat. Trigger The Gambler
3. Luniz “I Got 5 On It”
4. Mic Geronimo “Masta I.C.”
5. Q-Ball & Curt Cazal “My Kinda Moves”
6. J-Live “Braggin’ Writes”
7. The Nonce “Bus Stop”
8. B.U.M.S. “Elevation (Free My Mind)”
9. Smif N Wessin “Sound Bwoy Bureill”
10. The Click “Hot Ones Through The Ghetto”
11. Kool G Rap “Take “Em To War feat. MF Grimm”
12. Lord Finesse “No Gimmicks” Brainstorm Remix feat. O.C.
13. Mobb Deep “Temperature’s Rising”
14. Mobb Deep “Temperature’s Rising” (The Abstract Remix)
15. Das EFX “Microphone Master” (DJ Spinna Remix)
16. Junior M.A.F.I.A. “Players Anthem”
17. Blahzay Blahzay “Danger (When The East Is In The House)”
18. Mad Skillz “Skillz In ‘95”
19. Organized Konfusion “You Won’t Go Far” feat. O.C.
20. Ten Thieves “It Don’t Matter”
21. Black Moon “Headz Ain’t Ready” (Remix feat. Smif N Wessin)”
22. Ahmad “Come Widdie feat. Ras Kass & Saffir”
23. Jay-Z “Can’t Get Wit That”
24. The Roots “Silent Treatment” (Kelo’s Remix)
25. Ill Al Scratch “Don’t Shut Down On A Player”
26. Lost Boys “Lex Coups, Bimaz & Benz”
27. GZA “4th Chamber”
28. GZA “Liquid Swords”
29. Big L “Put It On”
30. Artifacts “Dynamite Soul (Lip Service Remix feat. Mad Skillz)”
31. KRS One “MCs Act Like They Don’t Know”
32. Group Home “Up Against The Wall (Low Budget Mix)”
33. Group Home “The Realness”
34. Roxanne Shante “Queen Pin”
35. AZ “Sugar Hill” (Remix)
36. Showbiz & A.G. “U Know Now” (Buckwild Remix)
37. Da Youngsta’z “I’ll Make You Famous”
38. Ruggedness Madd Drama “Make U Go Crazy”
39. World Renoun “Come Take A Ride”
40. Notorious B.I.G. “One More Chance” (Stay With Me Remix)
41. Notorious B.I.G. “One More Chance” (Hip-Hop Remix)
42. Common “Resurrection” (Large Professor Remix)
43. Common Ressuerction” (Extra P Remix)
44. D&D All-Stars “1, 2 Pass It”
45. Shabazz The Disciple “Death Be The Penalty”
46. Raekwon The Chef “Ice Cream”
47. Method Man “I’ll Be There For You / You’re All I Need To Get By feat. Mary J. Blige” (Razor Sharp Remix)
48. Bahamadia “Uknowhowwedo”
49. Junior M.A.F.I.A. “Get Money” (Remix)
50. Junior M.A.F.I.A. “Get Money”
51. Notorious B.I.G. “Who Shot You?”
52. 2Pac “Me Against The World”
53. Young D Boyz “Keep On Poppin’ The Dope Track”
54. Broadway “Must Stay Paid”
55. Lost Boyz “Lifestyles Of The Rich And Shameless”
56. Outkast “Benz Or Beamer”
57. Da Bush Babees “Remember We” (Salaam Remi Remix)
58. GZA “Shadowboxing” feat. Method Man Redman & Method Man “How High”
59. Das EFX “Real Hip-Hop”
60. Fat Joe “Shit Is Real” (DJ Premier Remix)
61. Crooklyn Dodgers ‘95 “Return Of The Crooklyn Dodgers”
62. Big Noyd “Recognize & Realize”
63. Mobb Deep “Give Up The Goods (Just Step)”
64. Keith Murray “I Get Lifted”
65. Sadat X & Akinyele “Loud Hangover”
66. Ol Dirty Bastard “Brooklyn Zoo”
67. Mad Skillz “The Nod Factor”
68. Grand Puba “I Like It (I Wanna Be Where You Are)”
69. LL Cool J “Doin’ It”
70. Pharcyde “Runnin’
71. The Dove Shack “Summertime In The LBC”
72. The Alkaholiks “Daaam!” (Buckwild Remix)
73. Jurassic 5 “Unified Rebellion”
74. Funkmaster Flex “Nuthin’ But Flava” feat. Charlie Brown, Ol Dirty Bastard & Biz Markie
75. Lords Of The Underground “What I’m After” (Sir Charles Mix)
76. Ol Dirty Bastard “Shimmy Shimmy Ya” Rakim “Last Resort”
77. Mobb Deep “Shook Ones Pt. 2”
78. E-40 “Sideways” feat. B-Legit
79. Tha Alkaholiks “The Next Level”
80. Nine “Whucha Want?”
81. Rude Riddim Experiment “Everybody Bounce”
82. Doug E. Fresh “Where The Party At?”
83. Bone Thugs N Harmony “First of The Month”
84. TRU “Bout It, Bout It”
85. Three 6 Mafia “Tear The Club Up”

11/9 – The Rub #BowlTrain @ Brooklyn Bowl

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FOTR this week is DJ Riz. Riz has reached legendary DJ status in the game and his skills have always been nothing less than WOW inducing. The Crooklyn Clan founder has been a huge influence on our DJing since, well, basically since we started DJing. Easily in our top 5 NYC DJs of all time and it’s dope to see him continually out there working week in and week out. He was just featured on Funk Flex’s 5 mins of Funk just last week and you can peep the video below. Check it out and connect with Riz on all the socials as well.

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TBT this week takes back to our Hip-Hop History Mix from 1993. This mix reminisces the genre as it starts to truly become a pop culture phenomenom in the 90s. Hip-hop was truly a melting pot of styles in ’93 with jazzy samples of the Native Tongues movement and started to drift into the gangster sounds of the budding East Coast/West Coast beef that ended up dominating the era. There’s plenty of Hiero, Tupac, Snoop, Wu-Tang, Tribe, club classics, forgotten singles and the start of the indie era with Rawkus. Press play and take in this true blast from the past.

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1. Souls of Mischief – 93 Til Infinity
2. Cypress Hill – Insane In The Brain
3. Black Moon – Who Got Da Props
4. Lords of the Underground – Chief Rocker
5. Wu-Tang Clan – Protect Ya Neck
6. M.O.P. – How About Some Hardcore
7. Beatnuts – Psycho Dwarf
8. Onyx – Slam
9. Run DMC f. Pete Rock – Down With the King
10. KRS One – Sound of the Police
11. Fat Joe – Flow Joe
12. Masta Ace, Inc – Born to Roll
13. Snoop Doggy Dogg – The Shiznit
14. MC Breed f. Tupac – I Gotta Get Mine
15. De La Soul – Breakadawn
16. A Tribe Called Quest – Award Tour
17. Leaders of the New School – What’s Next + Large Pro Remix
18. Nubian Crackers f. Artifacts – Do You Wanna Hear It
19. Funkmaster Flex – Six Million Ways to Die
20. KRS One – Outta Here
21. Del tha Funkee Homosapien – Catch A Bad One
22. Casual – I Didn’t Mean To
23. Ice Cube – You Know How We Do It
24. Domino – Ghetto Jam
25. The Nonce – Mix Tapes
26. Freestyle Fellowship – Inner City Boundaries
27. Boss – Deeper
28. Tupac – Keep Your Head Up
29. Redman – All Night Long
30. Tragedy aka Intelligent Hoodlum – Grand Groove
31. Wu-Tang Clan – Can It Be All So Simple
32. Jeru tha Damaja – Come Clean
33. Big L – Devil’s Son
34. Ultramagnetic MCs – Two Brothers With Checks
35. Beatnuts – Reign of the Tec
36. KRS One – Hip-Hop vs Rap
37. Tupac ft Digital Underground – I Get Around
38. Snoop Doggy Dogg – Gin and Juice
39. Ice Cube ft Das EFX – Check Yo Self
40. Too Short – Don’t Fight the Intro
41. RBL Posse – Bammer Weed
42. Tha Alkaholiks – Only When I’m Drunk
43. LL Cool J – Pink Cookies in a Plastic Bag
44. Wu-Tang Clan – Method Man
45. Wu-Tang Clan – Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nothin to Fuck With
46. De La Soul – Ego Trippin (Part Two)
47. A Tribe Called Quest – Electric Relaxation

The Rub October 2017

Saturday, October 28th, 2017
The Rub Halloween Party
Ayres + Eleven with special guests DJ Kayper + Zephyr Ann + Prince Klassen
Door by Rahnon & Gian
The Bell House, 149 7th Street, Gowanus, BK
10 PM – 4 AM, 21+, $15 all night.

Our annual Halloween costume party is always our favorite party of the year! It is also our most popular, so we highly recommend arriving at 10 PM to avoid waiting in line.

FOTR: Zephyr Ann

Our second FOTR this week is our other special guest on Saturday, Zephyr Ann. She’s an active member in all things culture in NY (by way of Cambridge, Massachusetts) and has been active for a number of years now. Whether it’s via her DJing, working at Turntable Lab, contributing think pieces for Okayplayer or teaching youth with the Building Beats team, Zephyr is constantly sharing her voice about things she’s loves in a passionate and proactive way. She’s played rooms all over the city like House of Yes, Good Room, Our Wicked Lady, Mad Tropical and more and we’re so stoked to have her join us for the first time at The Rub for our annual Halloween jump off. Check out a recent mix from her and all her relevant links below and don’t miss her on the decks this Saturday at The Bell House!

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FOTR: DJ Kayper

Our first FOTR this week is DJ Kayper out of the UK. She’s one of the most versatile DJ’s you’ll find anywhere as she has legit turtablist level skill, BBC Radio hosting experience and over the past several years has become an accomplished producer. She’s DJ’d all over the world, performed at festivals such as Coachella and Glastonbury and very recently was a finalist for the first ever Goldie Awards put on by A-Trak and Fool’s Gold. She’ll be making her first ever appearance at The Rub this coming Saturday for our annual Halloween bash and we couldn’t be more excited to have her. Check out her latest EP and all her socials below and don’t miss her set this Saturday at The Bell House!

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#TBT – Rub Radio October 2013

#TBT this week with the October edition of Rub Radio from 2013. Loaded with bangers from Killa Cam, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Danny Brown, Anna Lunoe, Tittwsworth and many more. Fresh rap cuts mixed with some cutting edge dance tunes just like always but with a sprinkle of that October magic. Revisit this one on the stream above and the direct DL below.

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Cam’ron – Golden Friends
Rick Ross, French Montana & Meek Mill – Bout That Life
Pusha T – No Regrets ft. Jeezy & Kevin Cossom
Louis Futon – Plasticccc
PCC – Do It All (Stick Em)
Yo Gotti – Fuck You ft. Meek Mill
2 Chainz – Used 2
Johnny Cinco – Wrong Nigga Money
Pusha T – Who I Am feat. 2 Chainz & Big Sean
Danny Brown – 25 Bucks
Anna Lunoe – Breathe
Canblaster – Presents ft. Para One (Edit)
Tittsworth – African Drake
Lil Silva – Salient Sarah ft. Sampha

FOTR: Chromeo

FOTR this week is Chromeo. These legendary Funk Lordz should be familiar to the readers out there as Dave 1 and P-Thugg have been making ridiculous fun and catchy music for well over a decade now. Their 80’s rooted sound and vibe has caught on in many ways since the heyday of blog house and has progressed to a point where it has transcended pop culture. As a testament to their catalog and history, possibly their most famous album just got a special 10 year anniversary reissue. “Fancy Footwork” has been re-released (as “Fancier Footwork”) with all the official remixes and packaged together with a number of special merch items. You can check out all the new items at their merch shop (click the image below) and stay connected with these guys on all the socials.

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FOTR: DJ Eclipse

Watch this video below of DJ Eclipse tearing it up on Funkmaster Flex’s turntables and you might guess he has a superstar attitude to go with his massive skills, but E is truly the nicest dude in the world. We met him at Fat Beats in the 90s, the brick and mortar epicenter of underground hip-hop, where he was the manager. Despite burning the candle at both ends, co-hosting The Halftime Show and DJing for Non Phixion, Eclipse always greeted us with a smile and a pound, and 20 years later, he’s still that humble, friendly guy. You can still catch him burning up the airwaves with the best hip-hop records you’ve never heard before, on Sirius’ Hip Hop Nation (Rap is Outta Control on Monday nights), and follow him on all the socials:

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Rap Is Outta Control Website
Rap Is Outta Control Facebook