Brooklyn’s The Rub crew (DJ Eleven, DJ Ayres, Cosmo Baker,) have just completed a fascinating series of mixes entitled Hip Hop History. Beginning a couple of years ago, the idea was to create a mix for each year from 1979 onward, consisting of each year’s big bangers and underground classics, presenting an ongoing reflection of how the music and culture has developed, (or some would say degenerated!) over the past 30 years. The final instalment, for 2009, has just been posted.
You can download the entire set of mixes, along with full track listings, from here:
Big respect to The Rub team for taking the initiative. It’s an incredible achievement.