’16 Years Of The Rub’ book give away.

July 27 marks 17 years since the first night The Rub threw a party at Southpaw, and we want to celebrate with you!
We’ll be giving free ’16 Years of The Rub’ photo books to all advance ticket buyers.  All you have to do is purchase a ticket at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-rub-tickets-56930071376 and our door person Rahnon will have a book for you to take on your way out.
To preview the book, with photos by Kenny Rodriguez plus ShoShots and Ian Meyer, visit 

#TBT – Dj Moma’s Heavy Warm Up

For this week’s #TBT we warm it up with Dj Moma (one of this month’s guests!).

Our “Heavy Warm Up” mixes were a series of mixtapes dedicated to the sounds you might hear finessed in the first hour at the club.  DJ mOma is one of our closest Rub affiliates, and a hell of a DJ. Everyday People vibes on deck…

Listen and tracklist below, download (here):

It’s Alright – Queen Latifah
Ladies Night – R. Kelly
Paradise feat. Amerie – LL Cool J
Just Be Happy – Rihanna
Leaving (Always On Time Part II) – Ashanti
Amazin’ feat. Kandice Love – LL Cool J
Don’t Mess With My Man feat. Jagged Edge – Nivea
One More Drink feat. T-Pain – Ludacris
Bartender feat. Akon – T-Pain
Anything feat. Swizz Beats – Musiq Soulchild
Don’t Look Down – Jennifer Hudson
I Got Soul, I’m So Wasted – Wallpaper
Return The Favor feat. Timbaland – Keri Hilson
She’s a Bitch – Missy Elliot
Intergalactic – The Beastie Boys
My Neck My Back – Khia
Not Tonight feat. Angie Martinez, Left Eye, Missy – Lil’ Kim
Ain’t No Nigga feat. Foxy Brown – Jay-Z
It’s All Good – DMX
Everybody Bounce – DJ Spinna
Where’s Da Party At? – Doug E. Fresh
Iight – Doug E. Fresh
Deja Vu – Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz
What You Think of That feat. Jay-Z – Memphis Bleek
Excuse Me Miss Again (La La La – Kanye West Remix) – Jay-Z
Pimpin’ – Tony Yayo
Million Bucks feat. Swizz Beats – Maino
Get Right feat. Fabolous – Jennifer Lopez
Buy You a Round (Up And Down) – Verse Simmonds
Shutterbug – Big Boi
Dance With Me Remix feat. Beanie Sigel – 112
Baby feat. The Dream – LL Cool J
Girls Around The World feat. Lil Wayne – Lloyd
Paid In Full – Eric B. & Rakim
Paid In Full (Coldcut 7 Minutes of Madness Mix) – Eric B. & Rakim
React feat. Redman – Erick Sermon
It’s Like That (Funkymix) – Mariah Carey
Just a Lil Bit – 50 Cent
Why You Wanna – T.I.

June 2019 party pics.

Our June 2019 pictures from The Rub are up on our Facebook! Shot by Kevain Delpesche.

To see the rest of the photos from The Rub June 2019 party, visit our Facebook page.


Ayers & Eleven recorded a new mix of NEW sounds for the latest Heavy Hits podcast. Listen, and download the tracks via the Heavy Hits dj service HERE.

“The Rub residents: DJ ELEVEN & DJ AYRES are two of NYCs most respected DJs and you can hear why with this slick mix blurring the lines between hip hop, international, disco, house and more. Check the skills, click the heart, download the tracks and head over to the next installment of THE RUB on Saturday June 29th at THE BELL HOUSE in Brooklyn featuring guest DJs Getlive!, Ric808 and Mike Nasty.”


Young Thug ft. J. Cole & Travis Scott – The London
Tory Lanez, Quavo & Tyga – Broke Leg
Drake ft. Rick Ross – Money In The Grave
Octavian ft. A$AP Ferg – Lit
Skepta – Bullet From A Gun
Cardi B – Press
Dreamville feat. JID, Bas, J. Cole, EARTHGANG & Young Nudy – Down Bad
A$AP Ferg & A$AP Rocky – Pups
Mary J Blige ft. Nas – Thriving
Shenseea ft. Tyga – Blessed
Michael Brun, GuiltyBezy & Mr Eazi – Akwaaba Ayiti
Sinden & Todd Edwards – Deeper
Purple Disco Machine – Body Funk (Yolanda Be Cool Remix)
The Magician – Ready to Love (Mercer Radio Edit)
Soul Clap – Jupiter Crush
Kehlani ft. Ty Dolla $ign – Nights Like This (HONNE Extended Mix)
Jessie Reyez ft. 6LACK – Imported


Save The Date – June 2019

We’ll see you 6/29…
$15 advance tickets available now!
DJ Ayres & DJ Eleven + special guests Getlive!, Ric808 and Mike Nasty.

For this week’s #TBT mix we got back 9 years to Great Minds. In this mix Toronto’s Big Jacks and DJ Eleven’s pulled their favorite CLASSIC Disco, Funk and Boogie sounds… It was so good they even made 2nd mix in the series. Tracklist below, enjoy!

Listen below or download here (right click, save).

The Bar Kays – You’ve Made A Change In My Life
Goldie Alexander – Spend My Life With You
One Way – Shine On Me
Larry Graham – Sooner Or Later (Big Jacks’ edit)
Dayton – The Sound Of Music (European mix)
Kleeer – Tonight
The Funkacise Gang – Funkacise
Ritchie Family – All Night All Right
Kashif – Lover Turn Me On
Dayton – Out Tonight (Frankie Rodriquez’ Nightly Club Mix)
Unlimited Touch – Searching To Find The One
Final Edition – I Can Do It (Anyway You Want)
Vernon Burch – Get Up
Carrie Lucas – Dance With You
Gaz – Sing Sing (Big Jacks’ Edit)
Carmen – Time To Move
The Sylvers – Reach Out
Dcup – To Be In Love
Aretha Franklin – Jump To It
Lenny Wiliams – You Got Me Running
Carl Bean – I Was Born This Way (Instrumental)
Chic – Soup For One
Chaka Khan – Fate
Chic – Chic Cheer
Nick Straker Band – A Little Bit Of Jazz
Northend featuring Michelle Wallace – Happy Days
Geraldine Hunt – Can’t Fake The Feeling
Orange Krush – Action
Teena Marie – I Need Your Loving

#TBT – The Glamorous Life

For this week’s #TBT mix we dig deep and revisit Eleven and Ayres’ The Glamorous Life. This mix was the first of three and featured classic Boogie / R&B / New Jack Swing cuts from the likes of Sheila E, Bobby Brown, SOS Band, Vanity, Gap Band + so many more.

Listen below or download here(right click, save).


Subscribe to Hip-Hop History in iTunes

2014 was a banner year for a handful of rappers and producers who were familiar to hip-hop fans – Young Money, GOOD Music, Wiz Khalifa, Rick Ross, etc – but their music was evolving and absorbing influences from the margins.  Upstarts Fetty Wap, Rae Sremmurd,  Bobby Shmurda, OT Genasis, Makonnen and Dej Loaf all scored huge hits and got cosigns from the previous generation of rap stars.  DJ Mustard kept chugging along with a string of top 10 radio records in a streak which may have only been preceded by The Neptunes the decade prior.
History of Hip Hop 2014 is a rich tapestry of ATL trap, West Coast gangster rap and NYC drug dealer anthems, plus a ton of styles that defy categorization (D.R.A.M. raps over a Nintendo theme, Vic Mensa sings over deep house, Mystikal does a spot-on James Brown impression and Kanye is flipping full on gospel music).  We hope you enjoy listening to the mix as much as we did making it!

Problem – Andale (ft. Lil Jon)
Wiz Khalifa – We Dem Boyz
Fetty Wap – Trap Queen
Juicy J – Low (ft. Young Thug)
Young Money ft. Drake – Trophies
Rae Sremmurd – No Flex Zone
E-40 – Choices (Yup)
OT Genasis – CoCo
Future – F*ck Up Some Commas
Salva – Drop That Bitch (ft. Kurupt, Schoolboy Q, Problem & Bad Lucc)
Kevin Gates – I Don’t Get Tired (ft. August Alsina)
Big K.R.I.T. – King of the South
Migos – Handsome and Wealthy
Bobby Shmurda – Hot N*gga
Rick Ross – Nobody (ft. French Montana)
DeJ Loaf – Try Me
IamSu – Only That Real (ft. 2 Chainz & Sage The Gemini)
DJ Mustard – No Reason (ft. YG, Jeezy, Nipsey Hussle & RJ)
Iggy Azalea – Fancy (ft. Charlie XCX)
Big Sean – IDFWU (ft. E-40)
Migos – Fight Night
Que – Rich N*gga Problems (ft. Future)
YG – Who Do You Love (ft. Drake)
Nicki Minaj – Truffle Butter (ft. Lil Wayne)
Low Pros – Muscle (ft. Juvenile)
Sage The Gemini – College Drop (ft. Kool John)
T.I. – About The Money (ft. Young Thug) Watch The Duck Remix
Kevin Gates – Break The Bitch Down (ft. K. Camp)
French Montana – Don’t Panic
Mr. Collipark – On The Table (ft. Fabo)
Mark Ronson – Feel Right (ft. Mystikal)
Kendrick Lamar – I Love Myself
Major Lazer – Aerosol Can (ft. Pharrell Williams)
Schoolboy Q – Studio (Grandtheft Edit)
Vic Mensa – Down On My Luck
Travis Scott – Don’t Play (ft. Big Sean & The 1975)
Rick Ross – Sanctified (ft. Kanye West & Big Sean)
Jeezy – Seen It All (ft. Jay-Z)
J. Cole – No Role Models
D.R.A.M. – Cha Cha
Busta Rhymes – Calm Down
Cam’ron & A-Trak – Dipshits
Run the Jewels – Close Your Eyes
Juvenile – Booty
Wiz Khalifa – Ass Drop
Rich Gang – Lifestyle (ft. Young Thug & Rich Homie Quan)
Drake – 0 to 100
Lil Wayne – Believe Me (ft. Drake)
Bas – Lit (ft. J Cole & K-Quick)
Bar Kays – Be Like Me (ft. 8 Ball & MJG)
Big K.R.I.T. – Mind Control (ft. E-40 & Wiz Khalifa)
YG – Really Be (ft. Kendrick Lamar)
Makonnen – Tuesday (ft. Drake)

For this week’s #TBT mix we’re taking it back to 94…
As you know The Rub has finally brought back the History of Hip Hop series. Our next mix is 2014 so let’s take a look at that golden era 20 years before that shaped it all. So many absolute classics in one year, and with over 100k plays on Mixcloud it’s obvious these sounds are still as important as ever.

Download: History of Hip-Hop 1994 (Mixed by DJ Ayres)

Tracklist after the jump!

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April 2019 Photos

Our April 2019 pictures from The Rub are up on our Facebook! All by Kenny Rodriguez.

To see the rest of Kenny Rodriguez’s photos from The Rub April 2019 party, visit our Facebook page.