#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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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


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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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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Rub Radio March 2018



Hot and fresh out the kitchen, it’s Rub Radio! From funk to R&B to house to tropical vibes to rap, Ayres and Eleven give you a hearty helping of jams to whet your appetite for their party on March 31.

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Nona Hyndryx – Peel Back
Swae Lee – Hurt To Look (ft. Rae Sremmurd)
Bad Gyal – Yo Sigo Iual (ft. Fakeguido & El Guincho)
Amber Marks – Heatwave
Yolanda B Cool – Musika (ft. Kwanzaa Posse)
Basenji ft. Tkay Maidza – Mistakes (TCTS Remix)
Riton & Kah-Lo – Fake ID
Hudson Mohawke – Foxy Boxing
Lil Uzi Vert – Mood
Post Malone – Psycho (ft. Ty Dolla $ign)
YoungBoy NBA – Outside Today
Timbaland – Grab The Wheel (ft. 6lack)
Kodak Black – Codeine Dream (ft. Lil Wayne)
Young Thug & Carnage – Liger
Global Dan – Off White (ft. Rich The Kid & MadeinTYO)
King Princess – 1950


#TBT – Rub Radio March 2016



#TBT this week to 2 years ago for March 2016’s edition of Rub Radio. Instant classics from Anderson .Paak, Kanye, Thugga along with some slept on bangers from Riton, Club Cheval, Tunji Ige and more. Guess this is proof that forward thinking soul movement has be digging in like crazy for over 2 years now. Revisit this one asap today for some guaranteed ear candy.

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Rub Radio Feb 2018 – Getlive! at DAF12



DJ Getlive!, one of our favorite guests at The Rub, returns to the party this month so we gladly handed him the keys to Rub Radio. He comes with a beast of a live set from this year’s Donuts Are Forever 12, an annual J Dilla tribute party in Brooklyn.

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#TBT this week is to our February 2016 guest edition of Rub Radio from Rok One. Because he has an encyclopedic knowledge of all things rap related and makes great mixes, we thought he’d be the perfect person to make an Anti-Valentine’s Day mix last year. If you believe in holding grudges against exes who did you wrong, lyrics explicitly airing your awkward sexual predictions (hi Kanye!), and a general hostility towards the opposite sex, you’re gonna love this one! Especially if you’re cursing the way Hallmark shoves Valetine’s Day down your throat year after year.

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ROK ONE “LOVE’S GONNA GETCHA”

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For the second in our “Hip-Hop History: The Producers” mix series we present Organized Noize. Best known for producing almost all the beats on the first Outkast and Goodie Mob records, the trio of Rico Wade, Ray Murray and Sleepy Brown also crafted huge commercial hits for TLC, En Vogue, and Ludacris. Their catalog of underground classics for the entire Dungeon Family runs deep. We give you all of that, plus lesser-known songs by Joi, Brandy, Mista. This mix could have easily been twice as long!

Special extended edition with a couple of bonus tracks below:

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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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The Rub NYE Mix 2018



OkayPlayer.com just premiered our new mix of the best music of 2017, to ring in the New Year!

Calvin Harris – Rollin (ft. Future & Khalid)
Dej Loaf – No Fear
Jeremih – I Think Of You (ft. Chris Brown & Big Sean)
French Montana – A Lie (ft. The Weeknd & Max B)
Injury Reserve – See You Sweat
Joey Purp – Girls At (ft. Chance The Rapper)
Wizkid – African Bad Gyal (ft. Chris Brown)
Major Lazer – Run Up + Remix (ft. Partynextdoor, Vybz Kartel & Nicki Minaj)
Riton – Money (ft. Kah-Lo, Mr. Eazi, Davido)
Duke Dumont & Gorgon City – Real Life (ft. Naations)
The XX – On Hold (Jamie xx Remix)
Jim E-Stack – Dreamt
Vince Staples – Love Can Be (ft. Ray J, Kilo Kish & Damon Albarn)
Sinjin Hawke – They Can’t Love You
Cardi B – Bodak Yellow (UNIIQU3 Remix)
Gucci Mane – Both (ft. Drake)
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie – Drowning (ft. Kodak Black)
Future – Mask Off
Lil Uzi Vert – XO Tour Life
ASAP Ferg – Plain Jane
Jay-Z – Family Feud (ft. Beyoncé)
CyHi The Prynce – Nu Africa (Album Version) ft. Ernestine Johnson
Jidenna – Boomerang
Maleek Berry – 4 Me
Drake – Madiba Riddim
Smalltown DJs – Erased The Night (ft. Lisa Lobsinger)
SZA – Love Galore (ft. Travis Scott)
Kendrick Lamar – LOVE. (ft. Zacari)