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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#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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#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)


FOTR this is week is our special guest crew in the front room for NYE this year. Makossa Brooklyn Cookout is hands down one of the best summer daytime jump offs in the city since 2010. With resident DJs Wonway, Tara and Shinobi Shaw, along with host Dee Phunk + special guests, Makossa has become an institution since being birthed in backyard of Fresthetic in Williamsburg some eight plus summer’s ago. Bay Area roots from Wonway connected with Rare Form in NYC to create this bi-coastal connection that Time Out has rated as one of the best daytime parties in the city. Expect Tara and Shinobi Shaw to bring the best of all vibes to the front room NYE to light up the room and put a smile on your face as we close out 2017. Check out some vibes from one of their end of summer parties earlier this year below and follow the crew on all the relevant socials. And cop those tickets for The Rub NYE party RIGHT HERE NOW!

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#TBT – The Rub x Okayplayer NYE 2015 Mix



#TBT this week takes a look back to 2 years ago with our NYE Mix with our good friends at Okayplayer. Take a listen below and reminisce to some anthems that are holding strong. The Weeknd, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Future, Rihanna, Jamie XX, Bieber and so many others still making the club nights pop. And while you’re bumping this today, make sure you grab your tickets for this year’s NYE bash HERE coming up in a little over 2 weeks!!!

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FOTR: Statik Selektah



Veteran dj/producer Statik Selektah is our FOTR (Friend of The Rub) this week as he celebrates the release of his latest solo album, 8. This dude just continues to stay out there and busy at all times. Multiple radio show residencies (including his current stay at Shade45), now 8 star-studded solo albums and too many collaborative projects to really count have all contributed to this consistent hustle. With features from the likes of Run The Jewels, G-Eazy, Curren$y, 2 Chainz, Joey Bada$$, The Lox and so many others, 8 is out now and you can stream 6 tunes from it below.

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#TBT this week to our NYE Mix collab with Okayplayer from last year that closed out 2016. Tracks included that are still killin in the clubs from Anderson .Paak, Kanye, Chance, Travis Scott and many more. What will be featured on this year’s year end mix? Gotta stay tuned for that one. In the meantime, get a 2016 refresher today and cop those tickets for #itstherub NYE 2018 right HERE.

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FOTR: Nick Hook



FOTR this week is Nick Hook. This producing chameleon has a new project, 50 Backwoods, dropping next week with DJ Earl on Fool’s Gold and it’s shaping up to be an interesting release. The killer first single featuring vocals from Wiki just dropped last week. Nick and Earl are also heading out on a tour starting this week and hitting 9 cities total through the 23rd. Make sure to peep this new single and project (album is due this Friday!) and catch Nick out on tour.

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