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Funkmaster Flex

Biography

Not because the early ’80s when DJs such as for example Grandmaster Flash and Afrika Bambaataa were known as two of rap’s most widely used numbers had a hip-hop DJ attained such prominent position among the people as Fresh York’s Funkmaster Flex. Through the entire 1990s he reigned over New York’s mammoth rap picture, capable of producing or breaking performers along with his high-profile placement in the top-rated radio train station in America’s best radio market, Popular 97. From the middle-’90s, he was also the every week DJ at among New York’s best night clubs, the Tunnel, and in addition acquired his radio present broadcasting on Los Angeles’ Power 106, America’s second largest radio marketplace. Furthermore, Flex started releasing commercially effective mix albums within the middle-’90s, you start with the first level of the long-running 60 A few minutes of Funk series. By the end of the 10 years, his popularity just continued to go up, getting him a sought after placement on MTV along with his very own daily present, Direct Impact. Though hip-hop DJs such as for example Eric B and Terminator X have been recognizable brands within the ’80s and ’90s, Funkmaster Flex was the initial pure DJ without the affiliated MCs to complement the popular achievement that early-’80s performers such as for example Grandmaster Flash acquired attained, harking back again to the early times of hip-hop once the DJ overshadowed the MC. The boy of the Jamaican DJ, Flex was created in Brooklyn as Aston Taylor and bought his 1st group of turntables at age group 16, affected by early NY hip-hop DJs such as for example DJ Crimson Alert. His radio profession started at KISS-FM as an helper to Chuck Chillout in the past due ’80s. When Chillout used in WBLS, Flex followed him and shortly began rotating at night clubs and celebrations, where people begun to observe his abilities. Among those captivated by his talents had been the development chiefs at Popular 97, who provided him a prominent function among the city’s best hip-hop DJs. In 1995, he released his initial major-label mix record, The Combine Tape, Vol. 1: 60 Mins of Funk, and implemented this record with two even more amounts on Loud Information by the finish from the ’90s, alongside an recording on Def Jam, The Tunnel. In 2000, he combined a assortment of that year’s biggest rap anthems for Arista, Vibe Strikes, Vol. 1, and continuing the 60 Moments of Funk series. Furthermore to his responsibilities like a radio DJ so when a successful recording designer, Funkmaster Flex in addition has served like a remixer and sponsor from the Spike Television series Trip with Funkmaster Flex. The 2005 recording Funkmaster Flex Car Display Tour presented music from your successful series.

Quick Facts


Full Name Funkmaster Flex
Date Of Birth August 5, 1968
Profession Disc jockey, Actor, Singer, Music Producer, Rapper, Television presenter, Radio personality
Nationality American
Parents Aston George Taylor Sr.
Music Songs Biggie/Tupac Live Freestyle, If I Get Locked Up, ILL Bomb, Def Jam 2000, Nuttin but Flavor, Live at the Tunnel, QBG, Flex Outro, For My Thugs, We in Here, Wu-Tang Cream Team Line-Up, Dem Want War, Millennium Thug, Thuun, Real G's, Hey Girlfriend Promo, 10% DIS, Safe Sex, No Freaks, We Be Gettin' Chips, Tudunn Tudunn Tudunn, Do You, Sad and Blue, Here We Go, Live Freestyle, Butterfly Style, Can't Ride Like Me, K.I.M. Interlude, Dope on Plastic, Respect, 6 Million Ways to Die, Crowd Participation, Six Million Ways To Die
Albums The Mix Tape, Vol. 1, The Mix Tape, Vol. II, The Mix Tape, Vol. III, The Tunnel, The Mix Tape, Vol. IV, Car Show Tour, Who You Mad At? Me Or Yourself?, Nuttin' But Flavor, Sad And Blue b/w Six Million Ways To Die
Nominations BET Hip Hop Award for Best DJ of the Year
Movies Killa Season, Clockstoppers
TV Shows This Is Hot 97, VGX Award Show, Fast Machines With Funkmaster Flex


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1 Hip-hop DJ.
2 Attended Our Saviour Lutheran High School.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Empire 2015 TV Series Funkmaster Flex
Def Jam: Icon 2007 Video Game
Killa Season 2006 Video Fred
Ride with Funkmaster Flex 2003 TV Series Host
Head of State 2003 Inaugural Ball Announcer (as DJ Funkmaster Flex)
Clockstoppers 2002 Large Mike
Direct Effect 2000 TV Series D.J. (2000-2001)
MTV Beach House 2000 TV Series

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Funk Flex Full Throttle 2011 TV Series executive producer
Ride with Funkmaster Flex 2004 TV Series producer - 2 episodes
Spike TV VGA Video Game Awards 2003 TV Movie documentary co-producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Last Castle 2001 "Ante Up Robbing-Hoodz Theory"
New Jersey Drive 1995 performer: "Flip Squad's In Da House" / producer: "Flip Squad's In Da House"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
This Is Hot 97 2014 TV Series Himself
50 Cent Talks Kendrick 'Control' Verse + Kidd Kidd w/ Hot 97 2013 Video short Himself
Love & Hip Hop 2012-2013 TV Series Himself - DJ / Himself
Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta 2012 TV Series Himself - DJ
Funk Flex Full Throttle 2011 TV Series Himself - Host (2011-)
The Best of: BlacksInActionTV.Com 2010 Documentary Himself
The Brian McKnight Show 2009 TV Series Himself
mtvU Woodie Awards 2009 2009 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony 2009 Video Game Himself - The Beat 102.7 DJ (voice, as Funk Flex)
This Is Jim Jones 2009 Video documentary Himself
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned 2009 Video Game Himself - The Beat 102.7 DJ (voice, as Funk Flex)
With the DJ 2008 TV Series short Himself
Beef 4 2007 Video documentary Himself - Hot 97 Radio
Car Wars 2007 TV Series Himself
The 3rd Annual Vibe Awards 2005 TV Special Himself
The Cut 2005 TV Series Himself
AutoRox Awards 2005 TV Special Himself - Co-Host
Fade to Black 2004 Documentary Himself
And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
52 Most Irresistible Women 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
ESPN NFL 2K5 2004 Video Game Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 2004 TV Series Himself
Last Call with Carson Daly 2004 TV Series Himself
Vibe Awards 2003 TV Special Himself
Spike TV VGA Video Game Awards 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
WWE Raw 2003 TV Series Himself - Audience Member
Party with Spike World Premiere Special 2003 TV Movie Himself
Snoop to the Extreme 2003 TV Movie Himself
Def Jam Vendetta 2003 Video Game Himself (voice)
Chappelle's Show 2003 TV Series Himself
EminemTV 2000 TV Special Himself
Pete Rock: Soul Survivor 1998 Video short Himself
MTV Jams 1996 TV Series Himself (1998-1999)

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