Best of The Trackmasters



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For our fourth installment of The Producers, we’re diving into The Trackmasters’ catalog of hits! The duo of Poke & Tone were responsible for a ton of hits in the mid to late 1990s, when we were starting out DJing clubs, so these songs all hold a special place for us. Their classic sound is a chopped up breakbeat with familiar old-school samples – think Mya & Jay-Z “Best of Me” Remix, with the Biz Markie samples. But if you dig a little deeper, you find that they worked the boards on all kinds of stuff, from Kool G. Rap and Pudgee tha Phat Bastard in 1992 to super top-40 towards the end of the decade, like Will Smith “Gettin’ Jiggy With It” and Destiny’s Child “Independent Woman.” So there should be something for everyone, and we hope you enjoy the mix.

Mary J Blige – Be Happy
Foxy Brown – Get Me Home (ft. Blackstreet)
Soul For Real – Candy Rain (Heavy D & Trackmasters Remix)
Notorious B.I.G. – One More Chance (Puffy & Trackmasters Remix)
Mya – Best of Me (Trackmasters Remix ft. Jay-Z)
Mariah Carey – The Roof
Nas – If I Ruled the World (ft. Lauryn Hill)
City High – Caramel (Trackmasters Joint) ft. Eve
Cam’Ron – Horse & Carriage (ft. Mase)
50 Cent – How To Rob
Jennifer Lopez – Jenny From the Block (Remix ft. Jadakiss & Styles P)
Destiny’s Child – Independent Woman Pt 1
Jay-Z – Jigga that N*gga
Noreaga – N.O.R.E.
Nature – Natures Shine
Nas – The Message
Notorious B.I.G. – Respect
LL Cool J – I Shot Ya (Remix ft. Fat Joe, Foxy Brown, Prodigy & Keith Murray)
Kool G Rap – Ill Street Blues
Pudgee Tha Phat Bastard – Life’s A Bitch
Slick Rick – Me & Nas Bring It To You Hardest
Notorious B.I.G. – Juicy
Michael Jackson – Butterflies (Remix ft. Eve)


Rub Radio Bill Withers Tribute





Bill Withers was a beautiful singer and songwriter, and his death broke our hearts. We put together an hour of our favorite songs as a tribute. Love to everyone in these trying times.

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2017 was a year of breakout stars: Cardi B, 21 Savage, XXXTentacion, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Pump and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie all went from 0 to 100.  Of course some familiar faces continued to reign, like Migos, Future, Drake, Gucci Mane and Kendrick Lamar.  It was also a year of interesting collaborations: Pharrell had Rihanna try her hand at rapping, Jay-Z and No I.D. threw it back to the Blueprint era, and Calvin Harris competed with DJ Khaled to see who could have the most features on an album.  Overall, a super eclectic and exciting year in hip-hop!

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Rub Radio – Young Gifted and Black



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Inspired by Black History Month, The Rub presents a new mix of black excellence including Brand Nubian, Aretha Franklin, Beyonce, Public Enemy, James Brown, Meek Mill, Afro B and more!

Tracklist:

Aretha Franklin – Young, Gifted and Black
Albert King – I’ll Play The Blues For You
Big Daddy Kane – Young, Gifted and Black
Roy Ayers – Red, Black & Green
X-Clan – Raise The Flag
Jungle Brothers – Acknowledge Your Own History
Brand Nubian – Concerto in X Minor
James Brown – Black And Proud
Pastor T.L. Barrett – Nobody Knows
T.I. ft. Quavo, Meek Mill & RaRa – Black Man
Childish Gambino – This Is America
Jeezy – My President is Black (ft. Nas)
Beyonce – Freedom (ft. Kendrick Lamar)
Jackson 5 – Walk On By (Live)
Public Enemy – By The Time I Get To Arizona
Ice Cube – Endangered Species (Remix)
Stop The Violence Movement – Self Destruction
Michael Kiwanuka – Black Man In A White World
Afro B – Melanin
Black Star – K.O.S. (Determination) (ft. Vinia Mojica)

 


Love Rap Live Mix



Recorded live at House of Wax in Downtown Brooklyn, Love Rap is over two and a half hours of hip-hop love songs. From LL Cool J “I Need Love” (1987) to SZA & Travis Scott “Love Galore” (2017), this is the very best of rap romance and sexual braggadocio.

Tracklist:

J-88 – Look Of Love (Excel Sample Edit)
Mary J. Blige – I Love You (Remix ft. Smif N Wessun)
Big Daddy Kane – Smooth Operator
2Pac – Do For Love
Apache – Gangsta Bitch
A Tribe Called Quest – Electric Relaxation
Common Sense – I Used to Love Her
Young Gunnaz – No Better Love
Shyne – Bonnie & Shyne (ft. Barrington Levy)
G-Unit – I Wanna Get To Know You
Eric B. & Rakim – Mahogany
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Rich Harrison VS Salaam Remi



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For the third installment of The Producer Series, we salute two kings! Rich Harrison dominated the 2000s R&B charts, bringing back funk and go-go samples on huge hits for Amerie, Beyonce, J-Lo and Usher, among others. Salaam Remi’s body of work goes all the way back to the early 90s, blending hip-hop and dancehall for crossover acts like The Fugees, Super Cat and Nas. Mixed by Dirtyfinger and DJ Ayres, this is a battle for the dancefloor! Catch The Rub live the last Saturday of the month at The Bell House.

Rich Harrison (mixed by Dirtyfinger)

Amerie – Need You Tonight
Amerie – Got To Be There
Mos Def – Undeniable
Jennifer Lopez – Whatever You Wanna Do
Jennifer Lopez – Get Right
Usher – Ride
Beyonce – Crazy In Love (CFLO edit)
Beyonce – Creole
Beyonce – Freakum Dress
Amerie ft. Jay-Z – 1 Thing
Usher – Take Your Hand
Toni Braxton – Take This Ring
Amerie ft. Foxy Brown – Talkin’ To Me
Kelly Rowland – Can’t Nobody
Che’Nelle – Summer Jam
Beyonce – Suga Mama
Missy Elliot – Can’t Stop
Tha’ Rayne – Didn’t You Know
Usher – Whatever I Want
Diddy ft. Mary J Blige – Making It Hard
Christina Aguilera ft. Steve Winwood – Makes Me Wanna Pray

Salaam Remi (mixed by DJ Ayres)

Funkmaster Flex – Six Million Ways To Die
Super Cat – Ghetto Red Hot (Hip Hop Mix)
Ini Kamoze – Here Comes The Hot Stepper (Heartical Mix)
Zhigge – Rakin in The Dough
Kool G Rap & Nas – Fast Life (Norfside Remix)
Mega Banton – Sound Boy Killing (Smoothed Out Remix)
Da Bush Babies – Remember We (Salaam Remi Version)
The Fugees – Nappy Heads (Remix)
The Fugees – Fu-Gee-La
Caron Wheeler – Star (ft. Biz Markie) (Vibes mix)
Blu Cantrell – Breathe (ft. Sean Paul)
Nas – Made You Look
Nas – The Don
Jackson 5 – ABC (Salaam Remi Krunk-A-Delic Remix)
Jazmine Sulivan – Bust Your Windows
Amy Winehouse – Tears Dry on Their Own
Miguel – Pineapple Skies
Miguel – All I Want Is You (ft. J. Cole)
Black Thought – Fentanyl

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Rub Radio December



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The Rub New Year’s party is coming up! We’ve enlisted our homie Parlé (itsparle.com) to spin the party, plus he gave us a killer set for Rub Radio! We’ll also have Hasan Insane ringing in the New Year with us, so be sure to grab your tickets before they sell out: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-rub-nye-tickets-67024254349?aff=websitesocials

Parlé set:

A$AP Ferg – Floor Seats
Three 6 Mafia – Sippin on Some Sizzurp (ft. UGK & Project Pat)
Megan Thee Stallion – Big Drank
Too Short – Blowjob Betty
Shawnna – Gettin Some Head
Pardison Fontaine – Backin It Up (ft. Cardi B)
DaBaby – Vibez
Future – Crushed Up
Travis Scott – Highest In The Room
Lil Baby – Life Goes On (ft. Lil Uzi Vert & Gunna)
Pop Smoke – Dior
Mustard – Ballin (ft. Roddy Ricch)
Jorja Smith – Be Honest (ft. Burna Boy)
Majalia – Simmer (ft. Burna Boy) Ill Blu Remix

The Rub set:

Koffee – W (ft. Gunna)
French Montana – Writing on The Wall (ft. Post Malone, Cardi B & Rvssian)
KAYTRANADA – Culture (ft. Teedra Moses)
Juice WRLD – Bandit
YoungBoy NBA – Self Control
Chance the Rapper – Handsome (ft. Megan Thee Stallion)
Lil Uzi Vert – Futsal Shuffle 2020
Whole Truth – Can You Lose By Following God
Kanye West – Follow God


History of Hip Hop 2016



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2016 was a great for both bangers and experimentation: Rae Sremmurd and Migos released their biggest singles to date, Travis Scott continued his winning streak, and Anderson .Paak blew up in the underground. D.R.A.M. and Yachty broke through with the sublimely weird “Broccoli,” Young M.A. had her moment in the spotlight with “Ouuuuu,” and Lil Uzi Vert hit radio (more from him in 2017!). Despite it being the streaming era, rap fans were blessed with some great full length albums, most notably from Chance (Coloring Book), Kanye (Pablo), and Drake (Views from the 6) plus Tribe’s comeback (We got it from here…). Top it off with a dash of Missy, a pinch of 2 Chainz, and a drop of A$AP Ferg, and you have a stellar year of hip-hop!

Tracklist:

Kanye West – Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1 (ft. Kid Cudi)
Chance The Rapper – No Problem (ft. Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz)
D.R.A.M. – Broccoli (ft. Lil Yachty)
Travis Scott – Pick Up The Phone (ft. Young Thug & Quavo)
Gucci Mane – Both (ft. Drake)
Migos – Bad & Boujee (ft. Lil Uzi Vert)
Wiz Khalifa – Bake Sale (ft. Travis Scott)
YFN Lucci – Everyday We Lit (ft. PnB Rock)
Young M.A. – Ooouuu
Fat Joe & Remy Ma – All The Way Up (ft. French Montana & Infared)
Kanye West – Fade (ft. Post Malone & Ty Dolla Sign)
Chance the Rapper – All Night (ft. Knox Fortune)
ASAP Ferg – Strive (ft. Missy Elliot)
Drake – One Dance (ft. Wizkid)
DJ Khaled – For Free (ft. Drake)
Mac Miller – Dang (ft. Anderson .Paak)
A Tribe Called Quest – The Space Program
De La Soul – Pain (ft. Snoop Dogg)
J. Cole – Change
Anderson .Paak – Come Down
YG – FDT (ft. Nipsey Hussle)
YG – Why You Always Hatin (ft. Drake & Kamaiyah)
Trinidad James – Just A Lil Thick (She Juicy) ft. Mystikal & Lil Dicky
E-40 – Slappin (ft. Nef the Pharoah and D.R.A.M.)
Snoop Dogg – Don’t Know (ft. Too Short)
Joey Purp – Girls At (ft. Chance the Rapper)
Schoolboy Q – Whateva U Want (ft. Candice Pillay)
Rae Sremmurd – Start A Party
DJ Khaled – I Got The Keys (ft. Jay-Z & Future)
Lil Uzi Vert – Money Longer
Dae Dae – Spend It
Big Sean – Bounce Back
Rae Sremmurd – Black Beatles (ft. Gucci Mane)
Travis Scott – Goosebumps (ft. Kendrick Lamar)
Drake – Pop Style (ft. The Throne)
Schoolboy Q – That Part (ft. Kanye West)
YFN Lucci – Key To The Streets (Remix ft. 2 Chainz, Migos & Trouble)
Drake – Child’s Play
Future – Low Life (ft. The Weeknd)
French Montana – Lockjaw (ft. Kodak Black)
Kanye West – Real Friends (ft. Ty Dolla $ign)


Rub Radio October 2019



Rub Radio October 2019 is a fat pumpkin full of hip-hop treats, from trap to twerk to pop to backpack rap! Be sure to come party with us at The Bell House on October 26. Buy your tickets right here.

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Lil Tjay – F.N.
Dreamville – Costa Rica
DaBaby – RAW Shit (ft. Migos)
Chance The Rapper – GRoCERIES (ft. TisaKorean)
Travis Scott – Highest in the Room
Lil Tecca – Did It Again
Lizzo – Truth Hurts Remix (ft. DaBaby)
IDK – Lilly
Polo G – Pop Out Remix (ft. Lil Tjay, Lil Baby & Gunna)
Big Sean – Berzerk (ft. A$AP Ferg & Hit Boy)
Saweetie – My Type Remix (ft. Jhene Aiko & City Girls)
Anderson .Paak – Jet Black (ft. Brandy)
Big K.R.I.T. – Addiction (ft. Lil Wayne & Saweetie)
Gang Starr – Family & Loyalty (ft. J. Cole)
Skyzoo & Pete Rock – It’s All Good
Danny Brown – 3 Tearz (ft. Run The Jewels)


Rub Radio September 2019



Rub Radio this month is mixed by DJ M!LLS, who will be playing the party on Saturday, September 28.  (Plus he has been designing our flyers for the last two years!)  The mix is chock-a-block with summer bangers, perfectly wrapping up the season, and even teases a handful of future hits going into fall.

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