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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Our other #FOTR this week is a full residency of DJs from one of Brooklyn’s most exciting new parties, A Party Called Rosie Perez. DJ’s Laylo, Suce & Christian Martir combined forces after years of individually playing parties and events in BK and noticing there was a void in Latin influenced nightlife and clubbing. Starting as a solo one-time one off in 2015, A Party Called Rosie Perez was a massive success immediately. Noticing the vibe catching fire and understanding the drive for the demand, they quickly turned this into a monthly traveling party around the entire borough. Fast forward to early 2017 and they celebrated their 1 year anniversary, featured in a party profile on Remezcla and are wrapping up an extremely successful 2017 with an appearance with us at The Rub. Check out their links, 1 year anniversary recap video below and make sure to get some Latin flavor in your post Thanksgiving weekend in the front room this Saturday at The Bell House!
Stay Up With A Party Called Rosie Perez:
Our first FOTR this week and one of our special guests on at our November edition of #itstherub is Santurce, Puerto Rico’s finest: DJ Velcro. In addition to being an accomplished MC and producer, Velcro is also a versatile DJ who just smashes parties. If you’re ever in San Juan, PR on a Monday night, you NEED to stop through his long running weekly party.
Check out his most recent single and video below and get ready to hear him rock on Saturday with us at The Bell House!
Stay Up With DJ Velcro:
CyHi The Prynce’s record No Dope On Sundays has a crazy list of guests – Kanye, Travis Scott, Pusha T, Schoolboy Q, 2 Chainz – but our favorite is “Nu Africa,” featuring poet Ernestine Johnson. It’s already a really dope song, with CyHi spitting about repatriation over a filthy chop of Kool & The Gang, but then Johnson’s spoken verse at the end just sends chills down your spine.
We featured rapper/singer 6LACK’s “That Far” in the spring, and now his album FREE 6LACK has arrived. On first listen it’s great, especially the bonus track “One Way,” featuring T-Pain. To be honest this one is better than anything on T-Pain’s new album.
Weirdly, both Ashanti & Roy Woods have new songs called “Say Less,” and both are pretty great! All these songs are on our That New New Q4 playlist, plus new ones by Demo Taped, Miguel and PnB Rock:
We’re launching a new series of Hip-Hop History mixes, highlighting producers. We’re starting with Mike Will Made It, a multiplatinum beatmaker who has crafted hit records over the last 6 years for Future, Ciara, Rae Sremmurd, 2 Chainz, Juicy J, Drake, Rihanna, Beyonce – pretty much all the major hip-hop and R&B artists on the radio in this decade. Mike Will has an impressive range of records in his discography, and he’s known for his signature deep 808s bubbling at a slow tempo.
Future – Turn On The Lights
Young Thug – Pacifier
Ace Hood – Bugatti (ft. Rick Ross & Future)
Rick Ross – Tupac Back (ft. Meek Mill)
Kendrick Lamar – DNA
Yo Gotti – Rake It Up (ft. Nicki Minaj)
Mike Will Made it – Bars of Soap (ft. Swae Lee)
Rae Sremmurd – No Flex Zone
Rae Sremmurd – No Type
Rae Sremmurd – Black Beatles (ft. Gucci Mane)
2 Chainz – No Lie (ft. Drake)
Rihanna – Pour It Up
Beyonce – Formation
Lil Wayne – Love Me (ft. Future & Drake)
Gucci Mane – Richest Nigga In The Room
YB – Lambo
Kanye West – Mercy (ft. Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz)
Kendrick Lamar – Humble
Schoolboy Q – My Hatin Joint
Ciara – Body Party Remix (ft. Future & B.o.B.)
Cam’ron’s legacy in rap is such that if he never released another song he would still be considered one of the greatest rap iconoclasts of all time. And while he will likely never top his epic run with Dipset from 2002-2006, he still drops good records (unlike, say, Eminem). Listening to him talk about selling drugs on Lenox Ave in the 90s is crack rap for dads. But he has bars, which may not be important to millenial rap fans but we can’t help smiling when he spits lines like
Baby turn around, yeah, you the one I called
Her friend said what you want?
I looked and said none of yall
Funky fresh in the flesh
A King Solomon, look at him
Not a thing bothers him
On the corner, chicken wing Gobbling
Cam always has one or two absurd samples on his shit, and on The Program it’s “Lean” (which uses a choral version of Bill Withers “Lean On Me”) and “Dime After Dime” (Cyndi Lauper “Time After Time”). On “Coleslaw” he dunks on Kanye, and… you know what, we usually don’t go long on these reviews, and we have other releases to talk about, so just listen to the tape!
Chromeo has a huge billboard in Times Square right now, so god knows they don’t need our help promoting their new single, but it’s undeniably great and jumped into the TNN playlist immediately upon release.
Jidenna, who had a massive hit with “Classic Man” last year, is back with a new EP called Boomerang. It’s real smooth, and it’s kind of hard to pick a favorite, though the title track is excellent.
Petit Biscuit is a Frenchman who makes very inoffensive house. His new record is Presence, and “Problems” featuring Lido has definitely earned a spot in The Rub warmup playlist.
Okay, look out for our new mix series launching tomorrow, and watch this space for more new music next week!
xo The Rub
Miguel has a lot of hits at this point, and “Told You So” is another sureshot, with strong 80s pop vibes – call him Miguel Jackson – and a great video. He just announced his third album, and we can’t wait.
Life is pretty great for Offset these days; first he got engaged to Cardi B, then he landed not one, but two songs on our “That New New” playlist. The Migos rapper has a brand new project with 21 Savage & Metro Boomin, Without Warning, and “Ghostface Killers” is our pick, featuring Travis Scott. And Offset is also on “Patek Water,” our favorite from Super Slimey by Future and Young Thug. So many collaborations, it’s hard to keep track! (BTW we had to look up Patek Water – Patek Phillipe is a high end Swiss watch company, and water obviously = ice).
dvsn just dropped their second album on Drake’s OVO Sound imprint and it’s real solid. The harmonies on Morning After remind us of traditional 90s R&B like Boys II Men, with 2017 production. And “P.O.V.” is especially hypnotic, with chopped and screwed flourishes thrown in on the syrup-slow soundbed.
Every week we add songs to our “That New New” playlist. Give us a follow on Spotify to hear new shit right when it comes out!
#TBT this week is another classic year in our History of Hip-Hop mix series. 1995 had so many rappers, crews and overall scenes sprouting in massively creative directions. Wu-Tang solo material was flowing heavy with GZA making serious noise, with Method Man, O.D.B and Raekwon right behind him. 2Pac and Biggie both we’re become dominant voices that everyone was paying attention to and Biggie’s Junior Mafia crew released one of the most quotable tracks of the entire decade in “Get Money”. Luniz, LL Cool J and Pharcyde released bonafide forever hits. TRU, Three 6 Mafia and Outkast made sure the South’s voicing was becoming very loud. And that’s really just scratching the surface.
You can revisit this mix today or come hear a bunch of 90’s classics (and more) from us at Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg TONIGHT. Hope to see you there!
1. Real Live “Real Live Shit”
2. Smooth Da Hustler “Broken Language” feat. Trigger The Gambler
3. Luniz “I Got 5 On It”
4. Mic Geronimo “Masta I.C.”
5. Q-Ball & Curt Cazal “My Kinda Moves”
6. J-Live “Braggin’ Writes”
7. The Nonce “Bus Stop”
8. B.U.M.S. “Elevation (Free My Mind)”
9. Smif N Wessin “Sound Bwoy Bureill”
10. The Click “Hot Ones Through The Ghetto”
11. Kool G Rap “Take “Em To War feat. MF Grimm”
12. Lord Finesse “No Gimmicks” Brainstorm Remix feat. O.C.
13. Mobb Deep “Temperature’s Rising”
14. Mobb Deep “Temperature’s Rising” (The Abstract Remix)
15. Das EFX “Microphone Master” (DJ Spinna Remix)
16. Junior M.A.F.I.A. “Players Anthem”
17. Blahzay Blahzay “Danger (When The East Is In The House)”
18. Mad Skillz “Skillz In ‘95”
19. Organized Konfusion “You Won’t Go Far” feat. O.C.
20. Ten Thieves “It Don’t Matter”
21. Black Moon “Headz Ain’t Ready” (Remix feat. Smif N Wessin)”
22. Ahmad “Come Widdie feat. Ras Kass & Saffir”
23. Jay-Z “Can’t Get Wit That”
24. The Roots “Silent Treatment” (Kelo’s Remix)
25. Ill Al Scratch “Don’t Shut Down On A Player”
26. Lost Boys “Lex Coups, Bimaz & Benz”
27. GZA “4th Chamber”
28. GZA “Liquid Swords”
29. Big L “Put It On”
30. Artifacts “Dynamite Soul (Lip Service Remix feat. Mad Skillz)”
31. KRS One “MCs Act Like They Don’t Know”
32. Group Home “Up Against The Wall (Low Budget Mix)”
33. Group Home “The Realness”
34. Roxanne Shante “Queen Pin”
35. AZ “Sugar Hill” (Remix)
36. Showbiz & A.G. “U Know Now” (Buckwild Remix)
37. Da Youngsta’z “I’ll Make You Famous”
38. Ruggedness Madd Drama “Make U Go Crazy”
39. World Renoun “Come Take A Ride”
40. Notorious B.I.G. “One More Chance” (Stay With Me Remix)
41. Notorious B.I.G. “One More Chance” (Hip-Hop Remix)
42. Common “Resurrection” (Large Professor Remix)
43. Common Ressuerction” (Extra P Remix)
44. D&D All-Stars “1, 2 Pass It”
45. Shabazz The Disciple “Death Be The Penalty”
46. Raekwon The Chef “Ice Cream”
47. Method Man “I’ll Be There For You / You’re All I Need To Get By feat. Mary J. Blige” (Razor Sharp Remix)
48. Bahamadia “Uknowhowwedo”
49. Junior M.A.F.I.A. “Get Money” (Remix)
50. Junior M.A.F.I.A. “Get Money”
51. Notorious B.I.G. “Who Shot You?”
52. 2Pac “Me Against The World”
53. Young D Boyz “Keep On Poppin’ The Dope Track”
54. Broadway “Must Stay Paid”
55. Lost Boyz “Lifestyles Of The Rich And Shameless”
56. Outkast “Benz Or Beamer”
57. Da Bush Babees “Remember We” (Salaam Remi Remix)
58. GZA “Shadowboxing” feat. Method Man Redman & Method Man “How High”
59. Das EFX “Real Hip-Hop”
60. Fat Joe “Shit Is Real” (DJ Premier Remix)
61. Crooklyn Dodgers ‘95 “Return Of The Crooklyn Dodgers”
62. Big Noyd “Recognize & Realize”
63. Mobb Deep “Give Up The Goods (Just Step)”
64. Keith Murray “I Get Lifted”
65. Sadat X & Akinyele “Loud Hangover”
66. Ol Dirty Bastard “Brooklyn Zoo”
67. Mad Skillz “The Nod Factor”
68. Grand Puba “I Like It (I Wanna Be Where You Are)”
69. LL Cool J “Doin’ It”
70. Pharcyde “Runnin’
71. The Dove Shack “Summertime In The LBC”
72. The Alkaholiks “Daaam!” (Buckwild Remix)
73. Jurassic 5 “Unified Rebellion”
74. Funkmaster Flex “Nuthin’ But Flava” feat. Charlie Brown, Ol Dirty Bastard & Biz Markie
75. Lords Of The Underground “What I’m After” (Sir Charles Mix)
76. Ol Dirty Bastard “Shimmy Shimmy Ya” Rakim “Last Resort”
77. Mobb Deep “Shook Ones Pt. 2”
78. E-40 “Sideways” feat. B-Legit
79. Tha Alkaholiks “The Next Level”
80. Nine “Whucha Want?”
81. Rude Riddim Experiment “Everybody Bounce”
82. Doug E. Fresh “Where The Party At?”
83. Bone Thugs N Harmony “First of The Month”
84. TRU “Bout It, Bout It”
85. Three 6 Mafia “Tear The Club Up”