#TBT – The Rub x Okayplayer NYE 2015 Mix



#TBT this week takes a look back to 2 years ago with our NYE Mix with our good friends at Okayplayer. Take a listen below and reminisce to some anthems that are holding strong. The Weeknd, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Future, Rihanna, Jamie XX, Bieber and so many others still making the club nights pop. And while you’re bumping this today, make sure you grab your tickets for this year’s NYE bash HERE coming up in a little over 2 weeks!!!

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#TBT this week to our NYE Mix collab with Okayplayer from last year that closed out 2016. Tracks included that are still killin in the clubs from Anderson .Paak, Kanye, Chance, Travis Scott and many more. What will be featured on this year’s year end mix? Gotta stay tuned for that one. In the meantime, get a 2016 refresher today and cop those tickets for #itstherub NYE 2018 right HERE.

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#TBT – DJ Ayres – The Roots Rare Sides



#TBT this week is a killer recent re-upload from DJ Ayres. Originally made as a Turntable Lab giveaway companion mix for The Roots’ release of “The Tipping Point”, it’s now up on Ayres’ Hearthis.At account for your listening and downloading pleasure. Loaded with tons of their best, more rare records from 2004 and before featuring some remixes, freestyles, Black Thought solo joints and more. Press play on this one asap.

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#TBT – Rub Radio: THXGVNG by Rok One



Get hella stuffed with this extra special Thanksgiving TBT! We’re thankful yet again for our friend Rok One, who gave us this cornucopia of plenty for Rub Radio. This THXGVG mix from Rok is loaded with love and thanks and of course, mixed to perfection. Make this your Turkey Day soundtrack today and have a happy, healthy and safe Thanksgiving weekend. And see you at The Rub on Saturday night!

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The Rub Halloween Mix for Rebel Pop Radio



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Big shout to Truthlive and Cutso for having us on their show on WiLD 94.9!

Kid Koala – Tricks & Treats
DJ Spinn & DJ Rashad – Halloween
Notorious B.I.G. – Dead Wrong (Acapella)
UZ – Trap Shit 19
Bernard Herrman – Prelude (Psycho Theme)
Busta Rhymes – Gimme Some More
Gravediggaz – Diary of a Madman
Big Pun – Leather Face
Isaac Hayes – Hung Up On My Baby
Geto Boys – Mind Playing Tricks On Me
Ray Parker Jr. – Ghostbusters
Mobb Deep – Got It Twisted (DJ Ayres Remix)
Whodini – Freaks Come Out At Night
French Montana – Freaks
Chaka Demus & Pliers – Murder She Wrote
Barrington Levy – Murderer
Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley – Welcome to Jamrock
Super Beagle – Dust A Sound Boy
Johnny Osborne – Buddy Bye
Grandtheft & Major Lazer – Number One
Armand Van Helden – Witchdoctor
Duck Sauce – Big Bad Wolf
Rockwell ft. Michael Jackson – Somebody’s Watching Me
Michael Jackson – Thriller


#TBT – Rub Radio October 2013



#TBT this week with the October edition of Rub Radio from 2013. Loaded with bangers from Killa Cam, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Danny Brown, Anna Lunoe, Tittwsworth and many more. Fresh rap cuts mixed with some cutting edge dance tunes just like always but with a sprinkle of that October magic. Revisit this one on the stream above and the direct DL below.

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Cam’ron – Golden Friends
Rick Ross, French Montana & Meek Mill – Bout That Life
Pusha T – No Regrets ft. Jeezy & Kevin Cossom
Louis Futon – Plasticccc
PCC – Do It All (Stick Em)
Yo Gotti – Fuck You ft. Meek Mill
2 Chainz – Used 2
Johnny Cinco – Wrong Nigga Money
Pusha T – Who I Am feat. 2 Chainz & Big Sean
Danny Brown – 25 Bucks
Anna Lunoe – Breathe
Canblaster – Presents ft. Para One (Edit)
Tittsworth – African Drake
Lil Silva – Salient Sarah ft. Sampha


#TBT – Rub Radio – September 2014



#TBT this week to our Rub Radio edition from September 2014. This rap heavy mix was a bit of a precursor to some names being full blown stars in 2017. See Travis Scott, Run The Jewels, Young Thug, Big Sean, Rich Homie Quan, etc. This time 3 years ago saw the majority of the club world also doing the Shmoney dance every single night courtesy of Bobby Schmurda. Throw in some vibey tunes from Nick Catchdubs (remix of The Rub!), Keys N Krates, Kastle and CRNKN and this mix stands the test of time rather well. Revisit this one on the stream above and the free download below.

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TBT: Best of Jay-Z




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Now that everyone has had plenty of time to fully digest 4:44, we can throw it back to this “Best of Jay-Z” mix from 2009.  It’s funny to look back at the shade in the title “When Jay-Z Was Good,” but to be fair Hov was at a low point in his artistic output: post-Roc-A-Fella crew supremacy, but pre-Watch The Throne comeback.  Keeping that in mind, here’s what I wrote back when it first dropped:

“Here are a bunch of my favorite Jay-Z songs, mostly album cuts with a few freestyles and secret joints thrown in for good measure. Since Jay “retired” and came back, his music hasn’t sounded as urgent or hungry to me. He sounds like he’s coasting along, so I wanted to go back and pull out a bunch of his music that made you bob your head, marvel at his flow, puff out your chest, or even raise the little hairs on the back of your neck. The feelings you got from songs like “Where I’m From,” “D’Evils,” “1-900-Hustler” and “You Don’t Know.” Not included: #1 singles you’ve heard a million times, lazy one-take flows, lyrics about inventing the button-down shirt, songs dissing rappers who would later be signed to Jay-Z’s label, and songs produced by Eminem.”

Tracklist:

Hova Song / Intro
Where I’m From
PSA (Just Blaze Remix)
Crew Love (ft. Memphis Bleek & Beanie Sigel)
Squeeze First
Lyrical Exercise
Watch Me
Snoopy Track
Parking Lot Pimpin’ (ft. Beanie Sigel)
Threat
D’evils
It’s Like That
Coming of Age (ft. Memphis Bleek)
Coming of Age (Da Sequel ft. Memphis Bleek)
A Week Ago (ft. Too $hort)
Calling My Name
Laser in Your Ear
22 Two’s
44 Four’s (live)
Blunts and Army
Rap Game Crack Game
South Philly Niggaz
I Am Hov
Reservoir Dogs (ft. The Lox, Beanie Sigel and Sauce Money)
People’s Court
Can I Live
U Don’t Know (remix ft. M.O.P.)
Early This Morning
1-900-Hustler (ft. Beanie Sigel, Freeway & Memphis Bleek)
Young Black and Gifted
The Streets (ft. R-Kelly)
This Can’t Be Life (ft. Beanie Sigel)
Soon You’ll Understand
In My Lifetime (Big Jaz radio remix)


#TBT The Rub – Going Back To Cali



Right around a decade ago, The Rub did a Summer West Coast tour and commemorated this journey with their very appropriately titled mix, Going Back to Cali. This mix showcases a wide variety of tunes with an obvious homage to a number of artists who have been instrumental in putting the West on the map and continuing that long standing tradition of excellence. The beauty of this mix to me though it never stays in one place stylistically or regionally, and the flow of sample drops in between their modern era flips is all too slick. Revisit this mix with a listen above and see if this doesn’t make you want to hit Cali for an end of summer getaway.

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Favorite Things Vol. 1 edition of Rub Radio from last year was a new theme to an old tried and true idea. The goal is to do mixes with some of our favorite records of all time. The idea is to approach making a mix like you would back in high school, where you put on songs you love and want to share with a crush, or your best friend. Maybe time for round two of this soon? Revisit this great series kick-off from Ayres with the stream above and the free download below.

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