Cosmo Baker, DJ Ayres, and DJ Eleven of The Rub present their history of hip-hop series on BrooklynRadio.com!
The History of Hip Hop 1990
• 2 hours 7 minutes 21 seconds
The History of Hip Hop 2007
• 2 hours 22 minutes 36 seconds
The History of Hip Hop 1982
• 50 minutes 29 seconds
The History of Hip Hop 1989
• 1 hour 7 minutes 21 seconds
The History of Hip Hop 2001
• 1 hour 41 minutes 49 seconds
The Rub History of Hip Hop 2017
2017 was a year of breakout stars: Cardi B, 21 Savage, XXXTentacion, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Pump and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie all went from 0 to 100. Of course some familiar faces continued to reign, like Migos, Future, Drake, Gucci Mane and Kendrick Lamar. It was also a year of interesting collaborations: Pharrell had Rihanna try her hand at rapping, Jay-Z and No I.D. threw it back to the Blueprint era, and Calvin Harris competed with DJ Khaled to see who could have the most features on an album. Overall, a super eclectic and exciting year in hip-hop!
• 1 hour 24 minutes 50 seconds
The History of Hip Hop 1986
• 51 minutes 48 seconds
The History of Hip Hop 2009
• 1 hour 38 minutes 12 seconds
The Rub Hip Hop History 2016
The Rub is back with another year of hip-hop history!
2016 was a great for both bangers and experimentation: Rae Sremmurd and Migos released their biggest singles to date, Travis Scott continued his winning streak, and Anderson .Paak blew up in the underground. D.R.A.M. and Yachty broke through with the sublimely weird “Broccoli,” Young M.A. had her moment in the spotlight with “Ouuuuu,” and Lil Uzi Vert hit radio (more from him in 2017!). Despite it being the streaming era, rap fans were blessed with some great full length albums, most notably from Chance (Coloring Book), Kanye (Pablo), and Drake (Views from the 6) plus Tribe’s comeback (We got it from here…). Top it off with a dash of Missy, a pinch of 2 Chainz, and a drop of A$AP Ferg, and you have a stellar year of hip-hop!
• 1 hour 8 minutes 6 seconds
History of Hip Hop 2015
2015 feels like it was yesterday, and this mix is chock full of anthems that still get run in the clubs and on the radio, like Kendrick Lamar's "Alright" to Desiigner's "Panda." Then there are the viral hits that helped to define the current culture (think "Hotline Bling," "Look At My Dab," "Milly Rock.") But our favorites are the songs in the margins, songs like "Wavybone," and "The Blacker The Berry," and "Good Times."
As always with The Rub's History of Hip Hop series, the goal is to expand the canon to include not only the most popular songs of the year but also all of the forgotten greatness. But most importantly it's a banging mix from start to finish!
• 1 hour 14 minutes 1 second
The History of Hip Hop 1995
• 3 hours 1 minute 26 seconds
The History of Hip Hop 2002
• 1 hour 46 minutes 31 seconds
The History of Hip Hop 1980
• 30 minutes 34 seconds
The History of Hip Hop 1991
• 2 hours 2 minutes 56 seconds
The History of Hip Hop 2006
• 2 hours 8 minutes 31 seconds
The History of Hip Hop 1998
• 2 hours 2 minutes 12 seconds
The History of Hip Hop 2008
• 1 hour 45 minutes 29 seconds
The History of Hip Hop 1997
• 2 hours 35 minutes 52 seconds
The History of Hip Hop 2000
• 2 hours 4 minutes 7 seconds
The History of Hip Hop 1979
• 45 minutes 53 seconds
The History of Hip Hop 1996
• 2 hours 31 minutes 56 seconds
The History of Hip Hop 1985
• 57 minutes 48 seconds
The History of Hip Hop 1994
• 2 hours 4 minutes 59 seconds
History of Hip Hop 2014
2014 was a banner year for a handful of rappers and producers who were familiar to hip-hop fans - Young Money, GOOD Music, Wiz Khalifa, Rick Ross, etc - but their music was evolving and absorbing influences from the margins. Upstarts Fetty Wap, Rae Sremmurd, Bobby Shmurda, OT Genasis, Makonnen and Dej Loaf all scored huge hits and got cosigns from the previous generation of rap stars. DJ Mustard kept chugging along with a string of top 10 radio records in a streak which may have only been preceded by The Neptunes the decade prior.
History of Hip Hop 2014 is a rich tapestry of ATL trap, West Coast gangster rap and NYC drug dealer anthems, plus a ton of styles that defy categorization (D.R.A.M. raps over a Nintendo theme, Vic Mensa sings over deep house, Mystikal does a spot-on James Brown impression and Kanye is flipping full on gospel music). We hope you enjoy listening to the mix as much as we did making it!
• 1 hour 20 minutes 55 seconds
The Rub - History Of Hip Hop 2011 Mix
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!
• 1 hour 10 minutes 43 seconds
The Rub - History Of Hip Hop 2012 Mix
There's an argument to be made that 2012 was one of the greatest years in hip-hop. The Rub's History of Hip Hop 2012 mix argues the case forcefully, with wall to wall bangers in a plethora of regional styles...
Complete description, download link and tracklist available here:
Listen to all of 33 of The Rub's History mixes, from 1979 to 2012, at itstherub.com/category/history...tory-of-hip-hop
• 1 hour 17 minutes 29 seconds
The Rub - History Of Hip Hop 2010 Mix
Fans of The Rub's History of Hip Hop series have been asking for new episodes since 2009, and your dreams have finally been fulfilled! We pick up right where we left off, and we'll be dropping another year every month until we're caught up.
2010 was dominated by a few big stars - Young Money's Nicki Minaj, Drake and Lil Wayne were on the radio and in clubs nonstop, along with huge hits by Rick Ross, Wiz Khalifa, and Kanye. Yelawolf, Big K.R.I.T. and J. Cole were the hot up-and-comers. It was Ludacris and Jeezy's last really stellar year, and we also got surprising comeback singles from Dipset, Lloyd Banks, Nas and Big Boi. And 2010 was a great year for producers, including Lex Luger, AraabMuzik, Clams Casino, Stargate and of course Kanye Westand Swizz Beats.
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 - 2010) at itstherub.com/category/history...tory-of-hip-hop