‘Rubble Kings’ Mixtape Features the Sounds That Inspired Hip-Hop

Rubble Kings
To celebrate the release of the Rubble Kings documentary, SiriusXM’s Sammy Needlz has joined forces with Rok One, DJ Tahleim, and the film’s director Shan Nicholson on a mixtape inspired by the film.
The documentary is about New York City during the late ’60s and early ’70s when gangs ruled the streets. It chronicles the story of a few extraordinary people who brought peace to their gang-ridden streets and gave birth to hip-hop culture.
The 55-minute Rubble Kings mix features a diverse selection of music — from the “anthemic soul and funk of the Black struggle, to the salsa and Boogaloo of the Latin Barrios, to the gritty and abrasive psychedelic rock of White gangland.”
Many of the songs in the mix were originally intended to appear on the documentary’s soundtrack but were omitted for various legal and budgetary reasons. Now, for the first time ever, fans can hear the songs that were originally intended for the film.
Stream the mix below and download it on the Rubble Kings website.


1. Mandrill – Peace and Love (Amani Na Mapenzi): Movement IV (Encounter)
2. Baby Huey & The Babysitters – Hard Times
3. Syl Johnson – Concrete Reservation
4. The Chi-Lites – Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
5. Les DeMerle – A Day In The Life
6. David McCallum – The Edge
7. Chicago Gangsters – Gangster Boogie
8. Ernie Hines – Our Generation
9. Johnny Pate – Brother On The Run
10. Joe Cuba Sextet – Do You Feel It?
11. Willie Colón & Héctor Lavoe – Calle Luna Calle Sol
12. Orchestra Harlow – La Raza Latina
13. Bacalao Con Pan – Irakere
14. Candido – Jingo
15. Joe Cain & His Orchestra – Kenyatta
16. Black Sabbath – War Pigs
17. Led Zeppelin – Good Times Bad Times
18. The Rolling Stones – Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)
19. The Doors – Five To One
20. The Stooges – 1969
21. Flaming Ember – Gotta Get Away
22. Elephant’s Memory – Mongoose
23. War – War Is Coming! War Is Coming!
24. Gator Soundtrack – Laying The Trap
25. Som Tres – Take It Easy My Brother Charles
26. Billy Paul – War Of The Gods
27. Ghetto Brothers – Ghetto Brothers Power
28. Booker T. & The MGs – Melting Pot
29. Incredible Bongo Band – Apache
30. Rhythm Heritage – Theme From S.W.A.T.
31. James Brown – Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose
32. The Blackbyrds – Rock Creek Park
33. Babe Ruth – The Mexican
34. The Jimmy Castor Bunch – It’s Just Begun

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