Our next movie showing is SCARFACE and it’s coming up quick on July 5th!

There’s no shortage of iconic films from director Brian De Palma. But 1983’s SCARFACE is its own kind cocaine-dusted brilliance, which is part of what has made it the single most influential film on hip-hop culture. Some 30 years on, this story of the vicious side of the American dream reverberates heavily throughout popular culture — so much so that it’s nearly impossible to even say this movie’s name without conjuring that singular image of Tony Montana brandishing his “little friend.”

That makes it easy to forget there is real movie here that lives up to the hype. Oliver Stone is in top form as screenwriter and director Brian De Palma paints a bloody portrait like no other. Al Pacino is absolutely magnetic as the Cuban exile who quickly moves up the ranks of a drug cartel, displacing its leader while also seducing his woman (an excellent Michelle Pfeiffer). The wealth and power come with costs, and soon Tony finds those he cared for most to be lost to him. Things just get nastier as he tries to stay at the top — and every frame of it is downright electrifying.

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

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#TBT Rub Radio – RIP Prodigy



Hard to believe it’s already been a year since we lost Prodigy. Recorded live at The Rub last June with Ayres on the decks. RIP to this true hip-hop legend. Shout out again to Mike Davis for the cover art.

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Tracklist:

Mobb Deep – Got It Twisted
Mobb Deep – It’s Mine (ft. Nas)
Mobb Deep – G.O.D. Pt. III
Mobb Deep – Trife Life
LL Cool J – I Shot Ya (ft. Prodigy)
Mobb Deep – Give Up The Goods (ft. Big Noyd)
Mobb Deep – Drink Away The Pain (ft. Q-Tip)
Pete Rock – Tha Game (ft. Prodigy)
Mobb Deep – Drop A Gem On Em
Prodigy – Keep It Thoro
Mobb Deep – Burn (ft. Big Noyd & Vita)
Mobb Deep – Quiet Storm (ft. Lil Kim)
Mobb Deep – Still Shinin’ (DJ Excel Edit)
Mobb Deep – Survival of the Fittest
Mobb Deep – Shook Ones Part Two


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TONIGHT, The Rub Movie Night is back at Alamo Drafthouse, with Menace II Society! Last month we recorded a mix inspired by our first movie, Belly, and we were all set to do it again this month but we realized we already have two mixes which are perfectly suited for the night, from DJ Eleven (last week) and our brother Matthew Africa (R.I.P.), which we share with you today.

About the movie:

Released 25 years ago in May of 1993, Menace II Society was the directorial debut of the Hughes Brothers (twins Allen & Albert – directors of cult classic Dead Presidents). Set in it Watts, CA, Menace tells the story of Caine (Tyrin Turner) and O-Dog’s (Larenz Tate) struggles against the racism, drugs, and violence that gripped the LA area at the time. The film stars a pre-Fresh Prince Jada Pinkett and Samuel L. Jackson, as well as an amazing roster of West Coast rappers, including MC Eiht, Too $hort, and Saafir.

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

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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’ll be showing our next film on Thursday, June 7.

Released 25 years ago in May of 1993, Menace II Society was the directorial debut of the Hughes Brothers (twins Allen & Albert – directors of cult classic Dead Presidents). Set in it Watts, CA, Menace tells the story of Caine (Tyrin Turner) and O-Dog’s (Larenz Tate) struggles against the racism, drugs, and violence that gripped the LA area at the time. The film stars a pre-Fresh Prince Jada PInkett and Samuel L. Jackson, as well as an amazing roster of West Coast rappers, including MC Eiht, Too $hort, and Saafir.

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

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#TBT – DJ Eleven – Gangsta Shit



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On June 7, The Rub Movie Night is back at Alamo Drafthouse, with Menace II Society! Last month we recorded a mix inspired by our first movie, Belly, and we were all set to do it again this month but we realized we already have two mixes which are perfectly suited for the night, from DJ Eleven (posted above!) and our brother Matthew Africa (R.I.P.), which we will share next week.

About the movie:

Released 25 years ago in May of 1993, Menace II Society was the directorial debut of the Hughes Brothers (twins Allen & Albert – directors of cult classic Dead Presidents). Set in it Watts, CA, Menace tells the story of Caine (Tyrin Turner) and O-Dog’s (Larenz Tate) struggles against the racism, drugs, and violence that gripped the LA area at the time. The film stars a pre-Fresh Prince Jada Pinkett and Samuel L. Jackson, as well as an amazing roster of West Coast rappers, including MC Eiht, Too $hort, and Saafir.

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

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5.26 – 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 SZN SLT and Dirtyfinger. We hope to see you all tomorrow night!

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FOTR: SZN SLT



Our other guests this month for the May edition of The Rub are repping a relatively new party, SZN SLT. This crew is made up of Donwill and Meka, 2 names that have been around and making waves for a long time now. You may have seen Donwill play a show with his rap group, Tanya Morgan, or DJing for basically every single comedy show in Brooklyn. He’s also a co-host of the monthly event “Shouting at The Screen” with Wyatt Cenac at Alamo Drafthouse as well as being the music supervisor for Wyatt’s HBO show, “Problem Areas”. Meka is a co-founder of 2DopeBoy, one of the best rap music and culture blogs ever. He’s also a very prolific DJ on the party circuit and is constantly dropping killer mixtapes like the one streaming below. Check out some links on these fellas and don’t miss their takeover in the front room of The Bell House this Saturday!

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Donwill Facebook
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Donwill Soundcloud
Meka Mixcloud
Donwill Instagram
Meka Instagram


FOTR: Dirtyfinger



One of our special guests this month for The Rub is NY DJ Dirtyfinger. He’s one of the hardest working and most active folks in the Brooklyn DJ scene and seems to always be rocking somewhere extremely fun whether it’s House of Yes, Tender Trap, Mad Tropical, Bembe or even overseas backing up the one and only Zebra Katz. He’s guaranteed to be playing somewhere in BK every week. And this Saturday he’ll be rocking with us at The Bell House for the May edition of The Rub. Check his recent live radio mix for WHCR 90.3 FM below for some worldly flavors. And make sure to click some links and give him a follow on the socials as well.

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The Rub May Flyer



Saturday, May 26
The Rub
DJ Eleven & DJ Ayres
special guests:
SZN SLT
and Dirtyfinger
Door by Rahnon
The Bell House
149 7th Street, BK, NY
$10 before midnight, $15 after
Door by Rahnon


To get pumped up for our Belly screening and afterparty, we’ve been gathering up all the songs with Hype Williams music videos. Hype has directed something like 200 clips since 1991 – he’s done 20 videos with Kanye West alone. So to keep the mix from being 10 hours long, we focused on his mid to late 90s output, basically the Belly era. And it’s a real meaningful time for us, as we went from rocking house parties to playing primetime slots in New York clubs along this same timeline.

We are screening Belly at The Alamo in Brooklyn on Thursday, May 10 to launch their our film series. And after the movie, DJ Eleven and DJ Ayres will be spinning a special set of 90s hip-hop, R&B and dancehall records at The House of Wax, inside The Alamo and free to the public! Even if you missed getting a ticket for the movie, you can still come drink and party with us from around 8:45 on, at 445 Albee Square West.

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