Rub Radio – RIP Prodigy



This past Saturday at The Rub, Ayres played a stellar tribute set to Prodigy featuring nothing but cuts from P and Mobb Deep. We also happened to press record and it’s now live for your listening pleasure as a very special edition of Rub Radio. RIP to this true hip-hop legend. Shout out to Mike Davis for the cover art.

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Tracklist:

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


#TBT – DJ Ayres – Sun Lovers



#TBT this week comes from Ayres and his Sun Lovers reggae and dancehall mix that won a Scion free mix competition several years ago. This is fitting as it’s actually (almost) warm and sunny in NY finally and it’s June. Turn this one up loud as this mix is full of classics new and old and is perfect for this time of here. Revisit this one in full above.

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#TBT – DJ Ayres – Parent Trap



TBT this week to the O.G. Trill Dad, DJ Ayres and his Parent Trap mixtape. Trap Music was all the rage with the kids just a few years ago, but the grown ups were definitely being left out. This mix was made for all the Trill Dads and Twerkin’ Moms so they could join in on the fun! It’s always been time to get Grown and Trappy as DJ Ayres mixed the biggest and best in adult contemporary electronic trap music, including music by Diplo, Miguel, Keys N Krates, Ryan Hemsworth, RL Grime, The Rub, Sinjin Hawke & Just Blaze. Presented by Mad Decent Worldwide Radio – Ayres was twerkin’ all the mollies! Revisit this banger of a mix in full above.

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#TBT – DJ Ayres – Twelves 12″ Live Vinyl Mix



#TBT this week to DJ Ayres and the all vinyl mix he did for Southern Hospitality back in 2009 for their world renown Twelves 12: Live Vinyl Mix Series. The series was based on the premise of picking 12 of your favorite 12″s and laying it down live. Ayres went in with classics from Fonda Rae, Alicia Myers, Three Times Dope, Nu-Yorican Soul, RCMP, U.P.I. and more. Revisit this killer mix in full above.


#TBT – Ayres & Titties



With Dave Chappelle recently bringing his Lil Jon impression out of retirement, it’s only right we throw it back to 2006! Ayres & Titties mix for Money Studies has officially been re-upped. Baltimore Club forever.

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#TBT – DJ Ayres – Best Of Jay-Z Mixtape



Dj Ayres Best Of Jay Z Mixtape

One of our favorite rappers ever, Jay-Z, was born on December 4th, 1969. This now makes him now 47 years old. To honor young Hov getting ‘oh so close’ to that half century mark, we look back to a mix DJ Ayres made back in 2009 with a stack of his favorite Jay-Z tunes.

Here is what Ayres had to say back when he released this classic….

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.

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TBT this week comes courtesy DJ Ayres and his 28 min megamix of all things Mannie Fresh. We’re approaching the 5 year anniversary of the special night celebrating the catalog of Mannie Fresh at DROM and all these tunes still sound completely outstanding. You’ve got some token Big Tymers classics, Young Jeezy’s breakout single, a forever DJ weapon from Lil Wayne and so many underrated catalog anthems in this mix. This one definitely deserves the revisit and maybe even multiple listens as we head into Labor Day weekend. Get your roll on indeed.

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#TBT – DJ Ayres – 80’s Re:Union Mix



TBT this week takes us back to the sounds of the 1980’s with a killer mix from DJ Ayres. This 80’s Re:Union Mix is a deft mix of New Wave, Post Punk, Alternative and Dance music from so many favorite artists and tunes from the time period. With so much of this music approaching the 40 year old mark, it’s safe to say most of this tracklist falls into the bonafide “classics” category at this point. Madonna, David Bowie, Prince, Donna Summer, The Cure and so many other great artists are featured here. Revisit this mix below and get your 80’s fix on in a major way

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#TBT – DJ Ayres – Safe For Work II



#TBT this week comes from DJ Ayres and his 3 year old mix for The Hairpin with his Safe For Work II mix. As a follow up to the lost first volume (Soundcloud removals are oh so real), this is vibe friendly mix full of non-offensive language tunes for the office crowd. Janet, Kylie, Frank Ocean, Bjork and more all holding down this great mix of 90’s, diva house and chill feels. Revisit the stream below in full.

DJ Ayres – Safe For Work Volume 2 presented by The Hairpin by Dj Ayres on Mixcloud


#TBT – DJ Ayres – Nasty Nas



#TBT today is simple and there’s not a lot to say about this killer mix from Ayres other than it’s so much choice Nas catalog and Ayres is on the controls for 53 mins and change. New upload due to a special request so it only made sense to share it again. Stream and download are both available below.

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