As The Rub’s History of Hip Hop mix series moves into the teens, the range of styles ever widens, touching on everything from classic soul samples to weird dubstep beats. (Watch The Throne had both.) Drake, Lil Wayne and Rick Ross were featured on everything; Juicy J. was putting out mixtapes at an astonishing rate, and Meek Mill had a couple of career-defining hits. J. Cole, Big Sean, Future, A$AP Mob, Odd Future and the Black Hippy crew were the new kids on the block, and Kreayshawn and YC were the year’s biggest one hit wonders. In R&B, both The Weeknd and Frank Ocean debuted in 2011. All told, it’s a pretty incredible year to revisit!

So enjoy this blast from the recent past, and remember you can catch up on all of The Rub History of Hip Hop mixes (1979 – 2011) at

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Meek Mill – Ima Boss
Snoop Dogg – My Fucn House (ft. Young Jeezy)
Lil Wayne – John (ft. Rick Ross)
Pusha T – Body Work (ft. Juicy J)
Jay Z & Kanye West – N****s in Paris
B.o.B. – Strange Clouds
Chris Brown – Look At Me Now (ft. Busta Rhymes)
YC – Racks on Racks
Big Sean – Dance (A$$) Remix ft. Nicki Minaj
Travis Porter – Make it Rain (ft. Coco Kiss)
2 Chainz – Spend It
Future – Tony Montana
Juicy J – Who Da Neighbors
Gucci Mane – Young N****z (ft. Waka Flocka Flame)
Meek Mill – Tupac Back (ft. Rick Ross)
Young Jeezy – Supafreak (ft. 2 Chainz)
Don Trip & Starlito – 4th Song
Kreayshawn – Gucci Gucci
Meek Mill – House Party (Remix ft. Fabolous)
Jay Z & Kanye West – Otis
Nas – Nasty
Drake – The Motto
Wale – Slight Work
Tyga – Rack City (Grandtheft Bootleg)
Loverance – UP! (ft. Iamsu & Skipper)
Cam’ron – Hey Muma (ft. Vado)
Ricky Blaze – Feel Free (ft. Jim Jones & Nicki Minaj)
Jay Rock – All My Life (ft. Kendrick Lamar & Will.I.Am)
Jadakiss – Hold You Down (ft. Emanny)
Red Cafe – Fly Together (ft. Ryan Leslie)
Wiz Khalifa – Roll Up
J. Cole – Work Out
Beyonce – Party (ft. Andre 3000 & Kanye)
Young Jeezy – I Do (ft. Jay Z and Andre 3000)
Frank Ocean – swim good
Lil Wayne – She Will (ft. Drake)
DJ Khaled – I’m On One (ft. Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne)
Drake – Headlines
Big Sean – Marvin Gaye & Chardonnay (ft. Kanye West & Roscoe Dash)
The Weeknd – Loft Music
SBTRKT – WIldfire (ft. Little Dragon)
A$AP Rocky – Peso
Kirko Bang – Drank In My Cup