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Rant Wars ft. Funk Flex, Jay Z, Hannibal Buress

Burress Flex Jay Z

Rant Wars ft. Funk Flex, Jay Z, Hannibal Buress

FUNK FLEX RANT #1: 

In the past few days NY DJ and radio personality FUNKMASTER FLEX (HOT97) took to the airwaves twice to rant about a personal beef with Jay Z, airing out some past bitterness (Flex is mad because he feels Jay Z grilled him about his App a couple years ago and then turned around and used that info for his own App) and a few cases of being asked by club 40/40 manager NOT to play Dipset music when he DJ’s there (because of a long running feud between Dipset and Hov). Media hopped on the first rant for obvious reasons (#1 NY Radio DJ takes on #1 NY rapper = #’s). The rant was annoying however, because as much as we do really want to know what the beef is and love celebrities airing out their laundry in public, Flex didn’t really cover much ground and spent about 8 minutes pressing the “bomb” button, which is his trademark sound effect.

Jay’s response was to not say anything publicly about the rant and to instead have news leaked that he was in talks to buy HOT97! Okay, it’s a group of investors, including Jay, but that’s the same thing that happened with the Barclay’s  deal.

Jay-Z-to-buy-HOT97

Courtesy of HipHopDX.com

Flex then dropped a second rant, again with the bombs every three words, this time talking about a text Hov apparently sent him, using capital letters for “HOV” which Flex found disrespectful, Jay trying to “son” him.

FUNK FLEX RANT #2:

Apparently, comedian Hannibal Buress has had enough and has dropped his own rant against Funk Flex’s rant against Jay Z and hilarity ensued. The comedian is mocking the DJ’s over use of the bomb sound effect as much as anything he is actually talking about. I have been to Hannibal Buress’ shows, listened to him on satellite radio and he is one of the funniest new comedians out!  As a DJ, Flex can really put a hurting on most music artists careers, but Hannibal doesn’t sing and Flex is not really in the world of comedy, so I think he’s safe. I wonder if Flex will go on a rant about Hannibal tomorrow?

If you haven’t heard Hannibal Buress’ comedy, check out his website: hannibalburess.com.

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ROSENBERG: On Second Thought, Kendrick’s Album Is A Classic

I like Rosenberg. Maybe its the bald white Jew in me (LOL), but a lot of times when he says something about an album or about something in Hip Hop, I tend to agree with him. But in this particular case, when he was saying “don’t go calling Kendrik Lamar’s album ‘Good Kid: M.A.A.D City’ a classic,” I was not on his side. I understand what he was saying, that a lot of people are too quick to label something new a “classic“, especially in this era where there is so much disposable music, but in this particular case, I think GKMC is the exception to the rule. I am glad Rosenberg took to the air, after a few more listens and totally changed his mind. He’s the man for admitting when he is wrong. Those glasses, on the other hand … smh.

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DJ Jazzy Jeff & Señor Kaos “Peter Piper” (Jam Master Jay tribute)

Peter Piper Jazzy Jeff Senor Kaos Mick Boogie
My Adidas (A Tribute To Run-DMC)Got this from the homie Mazzi (S.O.U.L. Purpose). Senor Kaos is a dope new MC on the come up. Jazzy Jeff is of course the legendary producer/DJ for the Fresh Prince whose collaborations always lead to critical acclaim. This is a good look for Senor Kaos. Jazzy Jeff is of Jam Master Jay’s generation, but it’s good to see young artists like Kaos paying homage and to the late DJ/producer who produced RunDMC, Onyx, The Afros and early 50 Cent. Who knows what he would have added to Hip Hop culture in his later days had his life not been tragically cut short in an as of yet still unsolved murder.

The song is part of Mick Boogie’s tribute to Jam Master Jay “My Adidas”, sponsored by NiceKicks and MixStream. Senor Kaos supplies the flows and Jeff gives us cuts & scratches over the original Peter Piper beat produced by Jam Master Jay. HOT97’s Funk Master Flex has called this the perfect Hip Hop beat. I have to agree. I was a kid when the original jam came out and I can still listen to this beat forever. JMJ rest in peace.

DJ Jazzy Jeff & Señor Kaos “Peter Piper” (Jam Master Jay tribute)