Happy Birthday Funkmaster Flex!

Legendary DJ and radio host, Funkmaster Flex, happy birthday! After seeing him perform at clubs like The Tunnel, Home Bass and Mecca, A young Flex was hired by regional vice president Joel Salkowitz at New York's Hot 97 to host a radio show on Saturday nights boosting the flagging station's ratings. Thus, Flex became instrumental in transforming Hot 97 into the first pop station in the city to showcase hip-hop and rap. From there, Flex became a ubiquitous presence in rap music from his signature "bomb drops" on debuting new records, to hosting mixtapes and television appearances. Flex is arguably the most ...

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