Rub Radio April 2018

DJ Eleven and DJ Ayres go zone coasting on this month’s Rub Radio mix, taking you from the birthplace of hip-hop to the painted desert and back again just in time for their soiree at The Bell House on April 28!


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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 kick it all off on Thursday, May 10.

The first in the series is the directorial debut – and only feature length film – by legendary music video Hype Williams (Jay-Z, Kanye West, Beyonce, Drake, Missy, Notorious B.I.G., Busta Rhymes, 2pac). Released 20 years ago, BELLY features a who’s who of the hip hop world circa 1998, including DMX, Nas, Method Man, and T-Boz in starring roles and cameos by Sean Paul, Mr. Vegas, Ghostface Killah, and AZ. As highly stylized as one of Hype Williams’ music videos, this is a hip-hop movie classic!

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


TBT this week to our History of Hip-Hop mix showcasing the heat rocks that dropped in 2008. Hard to believe some of these records are a decade old already but here we are. So many of these styles of indie and commercial rap were starting to blend in 2008 and you can start to understand how open the genre and platforms are in 2018. Check out these classic sounds from Rick Ross, Outkast, Jay-Z, Dilla, Weezy, Yeezy, Jeezy, The Cool Kids and so many others.

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March 2018 Photos

Our January pictures from The Rub are up on our Facebook! All by Kenny Rodriguez

To see the rest of ’s photos from The Rub February 2018 party, visit our Facebook page.

The Rub April Flyer

The Rub March Flyer

Saturday, March 31
The Rub
DJ Eleven & DJ Ayres
special guests:
Brooklyn Took It
and Zepyhr Ann
Door by Rahnon
The Bell House
149 7th Street, BK, NY
$10 before midnight, $15 after
Door by Rahnon

3.31 – 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 Brooklyn Took It and Zephyr Ann. We hope to see you all tomorrow night!


FOTR: Zephyr Ann

Our second special guest on Saturday, making her debut in the main room, is Zephyr Ann. She’s an active member in all things culture in NY (by way of Cambridge, Massachusetts) and has been flexing here for some time now. Whether it’s via her DJing, a long stint 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 loves in a very passionate and dedicated 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 come open and close the main with us this Saturday at The Bell House. Check out a January mix from her at Le Bain in addition to all her relevant links below. And don’t miss her on the decks this Saturday at The Rub!

Stay Up With Zephyr Ann:


FOTR: Brooklyn Took It

Rub week for March is finally upon us and our first guests for this month’s event are Brooklyn Took It. They are a party crew here in BK that’s been bringing some really great vibes to the soulful and vibe-friendly party scene since January of 2015. In a reluctant way, the crew of Noms, Rogue and Jamaal Orr formed like voltron to add an exciting monthly event at Friends N Lovers, their home in Bed-Stuy. In short, “Brooklyn Took It is a dance party led by resident DJs Rogue and Noumenon who spin Classic 90’s and early 2000 Hip-Hop, R&B, Funk, Soul, Breaks, Disco, and Dancehall. The rules are simple: Come as you are, ready to dance.” Check out a mix from Nom below and don’t miss this crew in the front room this Saturday at The Bell House!

Stay Up With Brooklyn Took It


3.15 – Shifted x The Rub