The Rub Halloween Party



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This is a ticketed, mandatory vaccinated, indoor event at the Bell House. DJ Eleven, DJ Ayres, Khalil Livin Proof, and Broquete. 10 PM – 4 AM.


The Rub September 2021 Photos



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Best of Timbaland Pt. 2



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In our first Timbaland mix, we focused on his foundation, and in the follow up, we’ve put together a mix of absolute bangers from the height of his career. #1 hits for Missy Elliott, Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z, Beyoncé, 50 Cent, Omarion and Bubba Sparxxx, plus lesser known tracks with MIA, Shawnna, Jeezy and more.

Omarion – Ice Box (co-produced by The Royal Court)
Justin Timberlake (co-produced by Danja & J. Timberlake)
Timbaland – The Way I Are (ft. Keri Hilson & D.O.E., co-produced by Danja)
Timbaland – Give It To Me (ft. Nelly Furtado & Justin Timberlake, co-produced by Danja)
Missy Elliott – Pass That Dutch (co-produced by Missy)
Missy Elliott – Gossip Folks (ft. Ludacris, co-produced by Missy)
Ludacris – Rollout (My Business)
Jay-Z – Big Pimpin’ (ft. UGK)
Rick Ross – You Know I Got It (Reprise)
Jeezy – 3 A.M. (ft. Timbaland)
50 Cent – Ayo Technology (ft. Justin Timberlake & Timbaland, co-produced by Danja)
Timbaland – Shakin (ft. Aaliyah)
The LOX – Ryde or Die Bitch (ft. Eve & Timbaland)
Beyoncé – Partition (co-produced by Justin Timberlake, Mike Dean, J-Roc, Key Wane)
Bubba Sparxxx – Ugly
Missy Elliott – Get Ur Freak On
Timbaland – Drop (ft. Magoo & Fatman Scoop, co-produced by Craig Brockman)
M.I.A. – Come Around (ft. Timbaland)
Shawnna – Shake Dat Shit (ft. Ludacris)
Jay-Z – Jigga What Jigga Who (ft. Amil)
Tweet – Oops (Oh My) (ft. Missy Elliott)
Ginuwine – Same Ol G
Aaliyah – Rock The Boat

ICYMI: Best of Timbaland Pt 1 is HERE


Best of Timbaland Pt. 1



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The Producer Series has been so much fun to work on, and our newest entry is nothing short of magical! In hindsight, Timbaland is universally accepted as the gold standard of hip-hop and R&B production, but when he first came out of Virginia Beach in the 1990s, it was like an alien had landed on Earth, bearing otherworldly technology. The double-time drum patterns, the beatboxing, the sample flips, the synthesizers: he was truly speaking a different language. In Part 1, we’ve featured many of his early hits with Missy, Aaliyah, Jay-Z, Nas and Ginuwine, with a sprinkling of forgotten gems from Tweet, Ms Jade, Nelly Furtado and Pastor Troy.

Be on the look out for Part 2, coming at the end of September!

Aaliyah – Are You That Somebody (OG + Supafriendz Remix)
Memphis Bleek – Is That Your Chick (ft. Jay-Z & Missy Elliott)
Missy Elliott – Beep Me 911 (ft. 702 & Magoo)
SWV – Can We Get Kinky Tonight (ft. Missy Elliott)
Missy Elliott – Sock It 2 Me
Timbaland & Magoo – Luv 2 Luv U
Aaliyah – Try Again (ft. Timbaland)
Nas – You Won’t See Me Tonight (ft Aaliyah)
Pastor Troy – Are We Cuttin (ft. N.O.R.E. & Ms Jade)
Petey Pablo – Raise Up (All Cities Mix)
Jay-Z – Snoopy Track (ft. Juvenile)
Jay-Z – It’s Hot
Missy Elliott – The Rain
Tweet – Call Me
Ms Jade – Ching Ching (ft. Timbaland & Nelly Furtado)
Justin Timberlake – Cry Me A River
Ginuwine – Pony
Jay-Z – Dirt Off Your Shoulderz
Rell – It’s Obvious (ft. Jay-Z)
Nas – Owe Me (ft. Ginuwine)
Lil Kim – The Jump Off
LL Cool J – Headsprung (ft. Timbaland)
Ludacris – Potion
Cee-Lo – I’ll Be Around
Fabolous – Make Me Better (ft. Ne-Yo)
Timbaland – Grab The Wheel (ft. 6LACK) co-produced by Nes
Bryson Tiller – Sorry Not Sorry (co-produced by Millibeatz)
Aaliyah – One In A Million
Tink – Million (co-produced by AnonXmous)


The Rub 19 Year Anniversary



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This is a ticketed, mandatory vaccinated, indoor event at the Bell House. 10 PM – 4 AM, September 25, 2021.


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FINALLY we celebrate the producer of some of our favorite rap records of the past 25 years, Alan the Chemist! The breadth of this man’s career is remarkable: he started out in The Whooliganz in the early 90s, made big waves in underground hip-hop with beats for Dilated Peoples, became Mobb Deep’s in-house producer, and went on to craft hits for Jadakiss, Eminem, Nas, Cam’ron and a whole lot more. Unlike most of his peers, in 2021 he still releases at a breakneck pace, with Griselda, Action Bronson, Curren$y, Earl Sweatshirt, and the list goes on. And he raps! It was almost impossible to boil this all down into a 40 minute mix but we did it.

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Rub Radio April 2021



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1. Black Rob Medley (R.I.P.)
2. IDK – Shoot My Shot (ft. Offset)
3. MOO$H – Nice
4. Tierra Whack – Link
5. Conway the Machine – 200 Pies (ft. 2 Chainz)
6. BROCKHAMPTON – CHAIN ON (ft. JPEGMAFIA)
7. Lil Tjay – Calling My Phone (ft. 6lack)
8. FKA twigs – Don’t Judge Me (ft. Headie One & Fred again)
9. serpentwithfeet – Sailors’ Superstition
10. Jaymie Silk – Don’t Go (ft. Lia)


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During lockdown, we’ve been huge nostalgia junkies, revisiting all the great records we’ve collected over the years. Rub Radio fans have gotten a taste of our comfort food, as we’ve mixed the catalogs of J. Dilla, Trackmasters and Prince Paul in recent months in our History of Hip Hop: Producers Series. Madlib is one of our favorites, a beatmaker but also a prolific artist and even a jazz musician who has recorded under a dozen aliases. This mix just scratches the surface of his work with MF Doom, J. Dilla, Lootpack, Freddie Gibbs, Kendrick Lamar, Erykah Badu and a whole lot more, laced throughout with original sample sources.

Let us know which producers we should highlight next, at @itstherub on Twitter and Instagram!

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Rub Radio Jan 2021



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New music to start 2021 off right, from R&B to instrumental hip-hop to Afrobeats to throwback house and more! Mixed as always by Brooklyn’s premier party-rocking crew, The Rub.

Eli Escobar – zombieland
Madlib – Hopprock
Jazmine Sullivan – Girl Like Me (ft. H.E.R.)
Melii – You Ain’t Worth It (ft. 6LACK)
dvsn – So What (ft. Popcaan)
Wizkid – No Stress
Wale – Good Vibes (Za)
THEY. – Play Fight (ft. Tinashe)
Preditah – Distant Memory (ft. WSTRN)
Disclosure – Birthday (ft. Kehlani & SYD) MJ Cole Remix
Riton x Nightcrawlers – Friday (ft. Mufasa & Hypeman) Dopamine Re-Edit
Melanie C – Who I Am (Joe Goddard Remix)
Zhané – Hey Mr. DJ (Keys N Krates Flip)