Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Pay Homage to a Bronx Veteran -DJ FunkMaster Flex
Aston George Taylor Jr., better known as Funkmaster Flex (born August 5, 1968 in The Bronx, New York) is a popular hip hop DJ on New York City's Hot 97 radio station, where his weekly show has a 10% market share. He is known for being the first to release exclusive records in the hip hop world. His show features live mixing and celebrity guests. He attended Our Savior Lutheran Church.( I use to go to the school when I was a child )
He is also influential in the automotive street scene, with a show on SpikeTV, Ride with Funkmaster Flex, The show is also on Kenya Television Network, Channel O (available via satellite & terrestrial TV throughout Africa) and Channel V (Australia). Other shows of his include All Muscle with Funkmaster Flex on ESPN, and Car Wars with Funkmaster Flex. He founded Team Baurtwell, a custom car club. Flex puts on an annual touring car show, the Funkmaster Flex Celebrity Car Show Tour, which includes the cars of stars such as Wyclef Jean and many others.
The LUGZ shoe company produced the FMF-1 Funkmaster Flex driving shoe, designed by Flex. He has also been a spokesman for Starter athletic gear and Greyhound.
In the videogame ESPN NFL 2K5, Flex is a celebrity adversary and is also unlockable as a free agent fullback in season mode. Flex also appeared in Def Jam Vendetta as a playable fighter.