During his nightly show on New York City radio station, Hot 97, Funkmaster Flex and his guest, Fabolous, discussed the tragic murder of Dipset rapper, Stack Bundles, and the negative impact associated with hip-hop. In an emotionally charged interview on Monday, June 11, Flex denounced the anti-snitching movement, calling for people to come forth with information concerning Stack’s murder. “Call me what you want, I’m snitchin’,” said Flex, who also stated he was going to read out police hotline numbers on the air for anyone who had any information.
Flex also questioned the influx of hustlers in hip-hop, stating, “I’m starting to feel like the street element is seeping into the game too thick and too strong. I really don’t care who gets offended. There used to be a separation of the music and the hustle. I’m not really feeling that it’s separated anymore. The hustlers are managing the rappers.”
Flex even went as far to place part of the blame on the success of 50 Cent. “I don’t know if the whole 50 Cent success has made rappers feel they have to say something negative about a person that’s coming out,” Flex said. His guest, Fabolous, responded by saying, “50 has said he’s fueled a lot of this stuff. I [never] seen dudes pull them hammers out on them DVD’s like that until 50 did it. I’m not gonna lie.”
“50 Cent is a different animal,” Flex continued to say. “He has thought out his process for the last 10 years. This dude don’t move unless he thought about it and has thought about what he’s gonna do, when he’s gonna do it. ‘Cause at the end of the day, for y’all tryin’ to be like 50, he’s really laughin’ at y’all countin’ about 200 million on islands. I don’t know if you noticed, but this dude has never really been at a nightclub or standin’ on a corner.”