TBT this week to our History of Hip-Hop mix showcasing the heat rocks that dropped in 2008. Hard to believe some of these records are a decade old already but here we are. So many of these styles of indie and commercial rap were starting to blend in 2008 and you can start to understand how open the genre and platforms are in 2018. Check out these classic sounds from Rick Ross, Outkast, Jay-Z, Dilla, Weezy, Yeezy, Jeezy, The Cool Kids and so many others.

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#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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TBT today to our History of Hip-Hop Mix from 1997, arguably the best year of hip-hop ever. Some of the best ever laid down some bonafied classics in this 12 month period 20 years ago and they are peppered all over in this mix. Biggie flexed with the release of “Life After Death” right after he was lost to a senseless murder. Wu Tang returned with their second full length as fans were completely obsessed. Gang Starr dropped another classic LP. Master P solidified a full blown No Limit movement with the release of “Ghetto D”. Mase, MF Doom, The Beatnuts, Redman and more solidified their place in the scene with top shelf tunes as well. Check the mix in full below by stream or download.

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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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#TBT – The Rub x Okayplayer NYE 2014 Mix



#TBT this week continues our look back to our NYE Mix series with our good friends at Okayplayer. Take a listen today to our 2014 and reminisce to some bangers that haven’t really gone anywhere. Rae Sremmurd, Hudson Mohawke, Tinashe (we could use a Mustard renaissance tbh), Schoolboy Q, Juicy J, Baauer, Cam’ron and so many other tracks still sounding incredibly fresh. And while you’re bumping this today, make sure you grab your tickets for this year’s NYE bash HERE coming up in just 11 days!!!

p.s. 2017 NYE Mix is dropping next Wednesday, the 27th!

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Cam’ron & A-Trak – Dipshits
Grandtheft & Keys N Krates – Keep It 100
Hudson Mohawke – Chimes
Nicki Minaj – Shanghai
Rae Sremmurd – No Flex Zone
Salva – Drop That Bitch (feat. Kurt, Schoolboy Q, Problem & Bad Lucc)
RL Grime & What So Not – Tell Me
Juicy J – Low (feat. Nicki Minaj, Lil Bibby & Young Thug)
Keys N Krates – Are We Faded
Lil Wayne – Believe Me (feat. Drake)
Baauer – One Touch (feat. AlunaGeorge & Rae Sremmurd)
Tinashe – 2 On (feat. Schoolboy Q)
Popcaan – Love Yuh Bad
Tittsworth – After The Dance (feat. Alison Carney, Q-Tip & Theophilus London)
Tensnake – Love Sublime (feat. Fiora & Nile Rodgers)
Gorgon City – Ready For Your Love (feat. Mnek)
Para One – You Too
A-Trak – Push (feat. Andrew Wyatt)
Basement Jaxx – Never Say Never (Mark Knight Remix)
Dej Loaf – Try Me (Nick Catchdubs Remix)
James Nasty – Don’t Stop (2.0 Mix)
Spank Rock – Burning Man
Schoolboy Q – Studio (Grandtheft Edit)
Trippy Turtle – FoFo
AG Cook – Beautiful
Giraffage – Tell Me
ILOVEMAKONNEN – Tuesday (feat. Drake)


#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 – 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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#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 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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