Rub Radio Jan 2021



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New music to start 2021 off right, from R&B to instrumental hip-hop to Afrobeats to throwback house and more! Mixed as always by Brooklyn’s premier party-rocking crew, The Rub.

Eli Escobar – zombieland
Madlib – Hopprock
Jazmine Sullivan – Girl Like Me (ft. H.E.R.)
Melii – You Ain’t Worth It (ft. 6LACK)
dvsn – So What (ft. Popcaan)
Wizkid – No Stress
Wale – Good Vibes (Za)
THEY. – Play Fight (ft. Tinashe)
Preditah – Distant Memory (ft. WSTRN)
Disclosure – Birthday (ft. Kehlani & SYD) MJ Cole Remix
Riton x Nightcrawlers – Friday (ft. Mufasa & Hypeman) Dopamine Re-Edit
Melanie C – Who I Am (Joe Goddard Remix)
Zhané – Hey Mr. DJ (Keys N Krates Flip)


Back in the early 2000s, Spitkicker was an umbrella a whole bevy of artists who came together in the Native Tongues and Lyricist Lounge days. DJ Eleven was enlisted to collab with Spitkicker on a number of mix CDs, including this one hosted by MF Doom (R.I.P.).

1 MF Doom – MF Doom Intro
2 Goodie Mob Featuring Sleepy Brown & Kurupt – Play Your Flute
3 Crown City Rockers – Crown City Rockers
4 Murs & DangerMouse – To A Black Boy
5 El Da Sensei – Course Of My Life
6 Oktober – Hell 2 Pay
7 8 Ball & MJG Featuring Bun B – The Streets
8 Pete Rock With C.L. Smooth – Appreciate
9 Audissee – Da Hop
10 Masta Ace – Good Ol’ Love
11 Supastition – Spitkicker Freestyle
12 Spectac & 9th Wonder – When I Rock
13 Pete Rock Featuring Little Brother – Give It To Ya
14 Prince Po Featuring MF Doom – Social Distortion
15 MF Doom – Doomstrumental #1
16 MF Doom Featuring Mr. Fantastic – Rap Snitches
17 Strange Fruit Project – Love Is RMX
18 Critically Acclaimed Featuring Phonte & YahZarah – Road Trip
19 Sean Price – 60 Bar Dash Freestyle
20 M.O.P. – Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
21 Graph – Graph Freestyle
22 Sub-Con – Freshman Friday 2
23 Wordsworth – Trust
24 MF Doom – Con Carne
25 MF Doom – Doomstrumental #2
26 DJ Nu-Mark Featuring J-Live – Brand Nu Live
27 The Foreign Exchange – Nic’s Groove (Back To The Basics Remix)
28 Hieroglyphics Featuring Goapele – Make Your Move (9th Wonder RMX)
29 MF Doom – MF Doom Outro
30 M.O.P. – Raise Hell


Rub Radio: Paradise Garage Tribute



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During quarantine, a list of 1000+ records Larry Levan played at the Paradise Garage made the rounds, and we had some time on our hands so we went through it and listened to a ton of disco songs. While the list turns out to be partially inaccurate, it did light a fire under us to rewatch Maestroand make a mix of a bunch of our favorite dance classics from the late 70s / early 80s.

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Best of J Dilla Vol 2



We did a J Dilla mix for our History of Hip Hop: The Producers series, but we could not fit all our favorites in just one mix! So here’s Vol 2, with Nas, Busta, Tribe, Ghostface, Slum, Badu, The Roots, Phat Kat, Guilty Simpson, Oh No and even Daft Punk!

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Nas – The Season
Ghostface Killah – Whip You With A Strap
Busta Rhymes – Show Me What You Got
Gap Mangione – Diana in the Autumn Wind
Slum Village – Fall In Love
Bilal – Reminisce (ft. Mos Def & Common)
The Roots – Dynamite
J Dilla – So Far
Guilty Simpson – Man’s World
A Tribe Called Quest – Find A Way
Yancey Boys – The Throwaway
J Dilla – Center of the Movement
Oh No – Move (ft. Roc C)
M.E.D. – Push
Common – The Movement
Daft Punk – Aerodynamic (Slum Village Remix)
Phat Kat – Dedication To The Suckers
J Dilla – Pause (ft. Frank-n-Dank)
A Tribe Called Quest – Keep it Moving
Erykah Badu – Didn’t Cha Know


Rub Radio: Best of J Dilla



History of Hip Hop: The Producers Series
Best of J Dilla (Volume 1)

Next in our Producer Series, we’ve got J Dilla! What can you say about one of the greatest beatmakers of all time, of any genre? The music speaks for itself, and we had so much fun putting together this mix that we’re going to drop another one next week. So enjoy the History of Hip Hop: J Dilla Vol 1, and watch this space for Vol 2, with Nas, Busta Rhymes, Ghostface, The Roots, Tribe, of course more Slum Village plus some secret gems!

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The Pharcyde – Drop
A Tribe Called Quest – Get A Hold
De La Soul – Stakes Is High
Common – Dooinit
Slum Village – I Don’t Know
Jay Dee – Fuck The Police
Slum Village – Raise it Up
Phat Kat – Don’t Nobody
J Dilla – The $
Jaylib – React
Jaylib – The Red
Q-Tip – Move
Q-Tip – Let’s Ride
The Pharcyde – Runnin
Slum Village – Players
Common – Funky For You (ft. Jill Scott & Bilal)
Steve Spacek – Dollar$
J-Dilla – Rico Suave Bossa Nova
J-Dilla – Think Twice (ft. Dwele)
J-88 – The Look of Love (Pt. 1) Excel Sample Edit


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We’ve been Prince Paul fans since we were kids, starting with his production for De La Soul’s first three albums. From Stetsasonic, Big Daddy Kane, 3rd Bass to Gravediggaz, Handsome Boy Modeling School & Dr. Octagon, this tribute takes you through some of our favorites from the Doo Doo Man’s storied career. Plus you get to hear some rarities from MF Doom, a very young Jay-Z and even Marvin Gaye!

Special thanks to Brian Coleman for linking us with Prince Paul – be sure to seek out his Check the Technique books and our companion mixes – and the Spitkicker crew for hooking us up with De La Soul back in the day.

Also, take a listen to Prince Paul & Open Mike Eagle’s podcast, “What Had Happened Was,” in which Paul tells the stories of albums and groups he’s worked with throughout his career: https://starburns.audio/podcasts/what-had-happened-was/

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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!

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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)