Funkmaster Flex Goes In On Jay-Z No Holds Barred (Article&Audio)

Funkmaster Flex Calls Jay Z A "Commercial, Corporate Rapper" In New Rant

by Jay Balfour

“In 2015 you are a commercial, corporate rapper that drops a little catchphrase every three months,” Funk Flex says.

After threatening to take aim at the rapper a second time yesterday after his initial rant about Jay Z and Life + Times stealing his app idea was released on Thursday (January 15), Funk Flex returned to his radio show last night and blasted Jay for a text message he sent and his status as a “commercial, corporate rapper” in 2015.

“I did an interview for Life + Times whatever,” he started, recapping the original rift. “I talked about the app or whatever. Yes, I feel like I was jacked but it was okay. He OG. Anything for the OG. I understand his personality, what it is. We good. We move on. App and everything came out. All I did was support and support it real big because it was a big accomplishment. Great for the movement. Yes, I go to the 40/40 club and security’s always complaining when I play Dipset records. Is that petty? Yeah. Cornball move? Absolutely.”

Referencing his own rant on Thursday, Flex went on to call out Jay Z for the way he reached out personally to try and reconcile the issue.

“I said my piece Thursday, I kind of left it alone after that,” he said. “My phone is getting called private and I know ’cause whenever he does call me he calls me private. So it’s cool, I’m alright with that. Makes sense. Then he texts me and spells his name in capital letters. Now, some people said, ‘Hey, maybe it was the phone that automatically capitalized it or something.’ You should have lowercased bruh. You should have redid that and lowercased it. Even though I have this respect, I have such respect, I’m not gonna let somebody try to handle me. For the simple fact, in 2015 bruh, I don’t do the caps in the texts. I don’t work for you. I’m not a worker. I want you to understand what my opinion is of this in 2015. In 2015, you are a commercial, corporate rapper that drops a little catchphrase every three months. There’s nothing wrong with that, I think that’s super dope. Don’t talk to me funny in the text bro. I don’t work for you. I’ma tell you why I am the only deejay, radio personality that can talk like this. You know why? For the simple fact, we not scared of you. This radio station doesn’t need you or care. Actually, the whole company doesn’t need you. You can’t call the bosses like you do other things.

“I can have my opinion bruh because look, when you address a rapper, I’ma give you what you do: you wait for a hot song to come out, you jump on the remix, and then you throw a shot,” Flex added. “Which I respect by the way. If you ever plan on taking a shot like that at me or any sublim, I will be on this radio every day going at you. I just want you to understand, just ’cause I’m talking a little lower bro, that’s what it is.”

Switching lanes, Flex called out Jay Z for not congratulating Roc Nation artist J. Cole on the recent commercial success of his new album.

“By the way, on another tip, why don’t you sometime congratulate J. Cole on that 300,000 he shot out and stop acting like that album don’t exist?” he said.

Wrapping up, the Hot 97 deejay offered, “Moral of the story bro, this is my city. You ain’t above me bro: your talk game and your happy game and your dumb laugh. That laugh is disrespect and people he does it to you should take it as that too. That’s some clown like—he’s clowning you.”

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