Best of Funkmaster Flex
At the top of any list of things New Yorkers take for granted has to be the fact that, six nights a week, Funkmaster Flex comes over the radio to mix the best hip-hop hits of the past 30 years. (Though the rest of the world shouldn’t be allowed to sleep, either, as those same shows stream live on the Hot 97 website.) Since coming to the station, the Bronx-born DJ who came up carrying crates for KISS FM host Chuck Chillout has become its most recognizable voice, hyping new releases with his unmistakeable yell and dropping bomb sound effects for added emphasis. On the occasion of his induction into the New York State Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame, we've compiled a playlist of our favorite songs to have appeared on Flex releases like The Tunnel and The Car Show Tour, in addition to songs that the man worked on during his days at Nervous Records.