History of Hip Hop 2013



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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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There’s an argument to be made that 2012 was one of the greatest years in hip-hop. The Rub’s History of Hip Hop 2012 mix argues the case forcefully, with wall to wall bangers in a plethora of regional styles.

LA’s DJ Mustard produced approximately 99.9% of the songs on hip-hop & R&B radio, and Kendrick Lamar dropped a masterpiece of an LP. Future, Macklemore, and Trinidad James blew up, Big Sean, Meek Mill and 2 Chainz had monster radio records, and Kanye’s G.O.O.D. music compilation kept him on the airwaves (alongside Jay-Z and Pusha T). NOLA bounce saw a big resurgence: Nicky Da B went from local artist to international sensation with “Express Yourself,” and the “Triggaman” beat found its way into big club singles by T.I. & Lil Wayne, Trina and Meek Mill among others. ATL-style hip-hop trap and EDM-style trap began to play nice together, and DJs like Bauuer, Diplo, Lunice & Hudson Mohawke, RL Grime and Cashmere Cat all had big hybrid hip-hop-R&B-EDM-trap records. The Bay area scene also produced a bunch of hits, especially HBK Gang. Throw in a NY renaissance – French Montana, Nicki Minaj, ASAP Mob, Action Bronson, El-P, etc – and you’ve got yourself a banner year for hip-hop.

Listen to all of 33 of The Rub’s History mixes, from 1979 to 2012, at http://www.itstherub.com/category/history-of-hip-hop/.

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As The Rub’s History of Hip Hop mix series moves into the teens, the range of styles ever widens, touching on everything from classic soul samples to weird dubstep beats. (Watch The Throne had both.) Drake, Lil Wayne and Rick Ross were featured on everything; Juicy J. was putting out mixtapes at an astonishing rate, and Meek Mill had a couple of career-defining hits. J. Cole, Big Sean, Future, A$AP Mob, Odd Future and the Black Hippy crew were the new kids on the block, and Kreayshawn and YC were the year’s biggest one hit wonders. In R&B, both The Weeknd and Frank Ocean debuted in 2011. All told, it’s a pretty incredible year to revisit!

So enjoy this blast from the recent past, and remember you can catch up on all of The Rub History of Hip Hop mixes (1979 – 2011) at http://www.itstherub.com/category/history-of-hip-hop/.

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Dj Ayres Best Of Jay Z Mixtape

Jay Z was born on December 4th, 1969… he turned 49 years old just a few days ago. In honor of young Hov almost reaching a half century we look back to a mix DJ Ayres made back in 2009 with a grip of his favorite Jay Z tunes.

And tonight, December 6, 2018, we will be showing Fade to Black at The Alamo Drafthouse in downtown Brooklyn. After the movie, which documents the making of the Black Album and a star-studded concert at MSG, we’ll be playing Jay-Z songs in the bar downstairs. Tickets are still available: GET TICKETS


Fans of The Rub’s History of Hip Hop series have been asking for new episodes since 2009, and your dreams have finally been fulfilled! We pick up right where we left off, and we’ll be dropping another year every month until we’re caught up.

2010 was dominated by a few big stars – Young Money’s Nicki Minaj, Drake and Lil Wayne were on the radio and in clubs nonstop, along with huge hits by Rick Ross, Wiz Khalifa, and Kanye. Yelawolf, Big K.R.I.T. and J. Cole were the hot up-and-comers. It was Ludacris and Jeezy’s last really stellar year, and we also got surprising comeback singles from Dipset, Lloyd Banks, Nas and Big Boi. And 2010 was a great year for producers, including Lex Luger, AraabMuzik, Clams Casino, Stargate and of course Kanye West and Swizz Beats.

So enjoy this blast from the recent past, and remember you can catch up on all of The Rub History of Hip Hop mixes (1979 – 2010) at http://www.itstherub.com/category/history-of-hip-hop/.

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Rub Radio – DJ Riz live @ The Rub part 1 & 2



For our Halloween party coming up this Saturday, The Rub welcomes DJ Riz. To give you an idea of what to expect, this is a 2 hour live mix from 2011, when DJ Riz was invited by The Rub to celebrate their 11th anniversary. He played his set at breakneck speed, cramming in hundreds of songs ranging from hip hop, funk, soul, classics, trap, and much more. Don’t miss one of the best to ever do it crush the front room at The Bell House this Saturday night!

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Rub Radio September 2018



The Rub boys start things off with Mac Miller (R.I.P.) and then get
right into the new shit by Lil Baby, Ciara, Cassius, Sleepy Brown and
more! Just in time for their party this Saturday, Sept 29 at The Bell
House.

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Tracklist:

Mac Miller – Red Dot Music (feat. Action Bronson)
Travis Scott – R.I.P. SCREW
Youngboy NBA – Head On (feat. Kevin Gates)
Lil Baby & Gunna – Drip Too Hard
Cardi B – I Do (feat. SZA)
Mnek – Correct
Naeem – Sway(e)ed
Ciara – Level Up
A-Trak feat. Todd Terry – DJs Gotta Dance More (Cassius Burnin’ Mix)
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Energy Fantasy
Tuff City Kids feat. Joe Goddard – Reach Out (Osborne Remix)
Silk City – Electricity (feat. Dua Lipa)
Sleepy Brown – If You Want It (feat. Scar)


Rub Radio August 2018



This month Rub Radio shares the decks with one of our favorite guests, Kevlove, who will be bringing the heat at The Bellhouse on Saturday, August 25. Kev brings a smooth ass set of new joints from D.R.A.M., Childish Gambino, PNB Rock, and The Rub bats cleanup with tracks by Tyga, RL Grime, Ryan Hemsworth and more!

KevLove Guest Mix

Trippie Redd – Oomps Revenge
The Carters – LOVEHAPPY
Childish Gambino – Feels Like Summer
D.R.A.M. – Best Hugs
Jay Worthy, King Most & LNDN DRGS – Westside Party
YG – Slay feat. Quavo
PnB Rock – Nowadays
Krept & Konan ft Jhene Aiko – Wrongs
Stefflon Don – Senseless
YNW Melly – Wine For Me
Roses Gabor – Illusions (feat. Sampha)
Mac Miller – Ladders

The Rub Mix

DJDS – I Get By (ft. Amber Marks & Vory)
Drake – Don’t Matter To Me (ft. Michael Jackson)
Tyga – Taste (ft. Offset)
Jacques Greene – Nordschleife
RL Grime – Shoulda
How To Dress Well – The Anteroom / False Skull 1
Ryan Hemsworth – Think About U (ft. Joji)


TBT: The Rub European Tour Mix



2006 Tour mix!

The Rub – Internationally Known (Intro)
Brand Nubian – The Travel Jam
The Roots f Peedi – Long Time Coming
Mary J Blige – Gonna Breakthough
Spoonie Gee – The Godfather
Crash Crew – We Are Known as Emcees
The Sequence – Funk You Up
Starski – Live at the Fever
Pitbull ft Lil Jon and Sean Paul – Bojangles remix
B Legit & Too $hort – So International
DJ Eleven – Hyphy megamix
Too $hort & Snoop Dogg – Keep Bouncing
E-40 feat. Keak Da Sneak – Tell Me When To Go
(Cosmo Baker Snakes & Martyrs Remix)
The Bar-Kays – Let’s Have Some Fun
Marvin Gaye – T Plays It Cool
Lupe Fiasco – Pimp Hand (Make Sure)
Level 42 – Starchild
De La Soul – A Rollerskating Jam Named Saturdays
(What Your Life Can Truly Be Mix)
Afrodisiac Sound System – Afroheat 4
West Street Mob – Let’s Dance
Rick James – Ghetto Life (DJ Eleven Remix feat Busta Rhymes)
Bobby LaBeat – Partay People
Smith ‘N Hack – To Our Disco Friends
Tuff Crew – What You Don’t Know
Moby – Love City
Kraftwerk – Tour De France
Masters at Work f. Puppah Ras-T & Denise – Work
(DJ Ayres Chinkuzi remix)
Hollow Point – Infamous
Bounty Killer – Gal Fi Get (Remix)
Samir – Na Na Na
DJ Ayres – La Da Dee
Rick Ross – Hustlin (Sinden remix)
Sinden & Solid Groove – Overbooked
Twista feat. Saigon – Ass Whoop
Trae – Real Talk
KLC – Holla At Me
Ray Cash feat. Scarface – Bumpin My Music Remix
Sean Paul & Mr. Vegas – Hot Gal Today
Beenie Man – Battery Dolly
Sizzla – Give Them The Ride
Tanya Stephens – Handle The Ride
Terror Fabulous – Love Me If You Love Me
GLC – Chi State of Mind