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Swizz Beatz x French Montana | Freestyles On Flex | Freestyle #110 (Video)

Definitely a ‘zone’ and a ‘feeling’ for this Funk Flex freestyle. Has there ever been hooka on the set for one of these? Okay, French, let’s go! Live overdubs provided by Swizzy… until he had to jump the track and beat the beat with some barz himself!

@ojones1

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Young Devyn ‘Riding Out’ To A Beat In The Passenger Seat (Video)

Wow! Young Devyn has been in the game since BEFORE becoming the 16-year-old phenom we’ve come to respect and check for. Seems crazy to say that an early teen has YEARS in the game, but then I think about the Golden Era (Da Youngstas, Shyheim The Rugged Child, all the way up through Buckshot Shorty and way more) and YEP! That’s how it was, and that’s how it is in real Hip-Hop.

Or, at least, how it is SUPPOSED to be. Stop with the mumblin’ young’ns… Get your BARZ up! Like Young Devyn.

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Dublin | Freestyles On Flex (Video)

This cat Dublin spits hot FIYAAAH! Noticed that they did not number this ‘Freestyle On Flex‘ though. Wonder if that’s the way now. If it means more emcees featured, with more fire BARZ, I’m for it!

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Machine Gun Kelly | Freestyles On Flex | Freestyle #107 (Video)

Daaaaaymm. MGK dropped some heavy names and took some SHOTS at folks in this freestyle. Then again, when not? Flex gave him a hot mic, and he is MACHINE GUN Kelly (not, like, make them feel good about themselves Kelly). Aggressive!

– @ojones1

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AraabMuzik Speaks A Bit On His Past, His Process, And What He Thinks Makes A Good Producer (Video)

More used to posting AraabMuzik’s work on here, with him quietly going about the business of doing beat DAMAGE! But here we hear from the G. Talking about his culture/ethnicity and where he’s from. You’ll also get a sense of where he is ‘coming from’ after watching this.

AraabMuzik passed through Hot 97 to sit down with Ebro in the Morning and discuss new music, beats, and more.

The popular producer discussed his process making music, and the quality of some producers today. He also explains what he feels makes a good producer.

– Hot97

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Russ | Freestyles On Flex | Freestyle #105 (Video)

Cocky son of a mother, right? Well, if he’s selling and getting racks and plaques AND spitting like this… Well, let’s just say it ain’t bragging if it’s true, son. Russ with the hot freestyle for the Funk Flex listenership. Check it.

@ojones1

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Angie Martinez Speaks On And Shares Her Lost Interview With 2Pac

Hmm. last time the Interwebs were abuzz with talk of 2Pac and Hot 97 in the same breath was when it was ‘the world’ vs. Funk Flex ranting about the way Pac talked & moved while he was here. Folks pretty much took the view, “Flex, it’s been decades. Let it die.”

But time and again, we see that 2Pac and all things related come up and come back to life (so to speak).

Angie Martinez Details Meeting 2pac, Interviewing 2pac & Puffy Telling Her Not To Release Interview
– The Art Of Dialogue

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Maino | Freestyles On Flex | Freestyle #104 (Video)

Maino got bars! And Flex got apologies for anyone ‘in their feelings’ who got hurt by them (guess they can still go dance over and ask ‘KeKe’ if she loves them though). HAAA!

They cracked the fourth wall and dropped the facade of ‘off top’ rhyming for this freestyle presentation (letting us see the ‘bloopers’), but still pretty good #ItsYourMain #MainoStillGotIt

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Fat Joe | Mysonne | Freestyles On Flex | Freestyle #103 (Video)

I don’t think Fat Joe has stepped to the Flex mic like this, but we know how a Mysonne freestyle for Funk Flex go… HELLA HARD! Enjoy.

@ojones1

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Juice Wrld | Freestyles On Flex | Freestyle #101 (Video)

No offense… Nah f**k that, ALL OFFENSE!

Bwaahahaa! Okay, Juice Wrld got bars. Count this as one Flex rightfully passed the mic to. Says he’s coming off the top of the head in this clip. Respek on his name if that’s truly true. But I’m digging it either way!

@ojones1

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Why Is Action Bronson’s Face Shaved? (Video)

Well, ‘Bam-Bam goes beardless’ is the headline, but he talks about other stuff: the World Cup, a new brew (Stillwater Artisanal beer), possibly some new music, definitely “F*** That’s Delicious,” and being in a forthcoming Robert Dinero film!

Action Bronson has a brand new look! The rapper is now walking around with a shaved face. Wait til you hear the crazy story behind it.
– Hot 97

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Theo Rossi On His Early Grind, How His Experiences Still Affect Him Now, Luke Cage & Hip-Hop

…and it don’t stop.

But duuude! Start listening to Theo Rossi aka ‘Shades’ (from Marvel’s Luke Cage on Netflix) in this interview … like lean in around the 20-minute mark #WhatTheGrindRequires #Authenticity

Actor Theo Rossi sat down with Ebro in the Morning to discuss his journey, Hip-Hop & his role in Luke Cage which is available now on Netflix.
– Hot 97

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Big Daddy Kane | Freestyles On Flex | Freestyle #099 (Video)

When Cee drop that beat and let Big Daddy get ’em… they GOT! Daddy’s Home. Hope you saved the big piece of chicken because ’nuff respect is due, son!

@ojones1

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Black Thought Says “You Can’t Be Top 5 If You Don’t Write” (Video)

How effortlessly does Tariq move from topic to topic to freestyle on air? A natural!

Black Thought passed through following the release of his latest project Streams Of Thought, Vol. 1.

He spoke about the rap beef, whether he really dissed Diddy and Biggie back in the day, Kanye West, how he prepares for his freestyles, and even spits a new one for Ebro In The Morning.

– HOT 97

Great insights in this, plus SKILLS!

BLACK THOUGHT – STREAMS OF THOUGHT (VOL. 1) [EP]

@ojones1

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Pusha T Has ‘A Story To Tell’… On How Beef With Drake Got Started (Video)

So let’s get into it: What made Pusha T go at Drake to start this whole beef thing? Funk Flex gets the 4-1 on that (and more) in this talk. And for those who wonder if business plays into this…

I’m sure [Drake] is gonna put out an album that does numbers, so on and so forth. Great. But it’s not gonna be better than “Daytona.”
Pusha T

So, yeah. It’s music biz. Industry involved, but still PRIDE involved, too.

PUSHA T – DAYTONA (EP)

@ojones1

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J. Prince Speaks On His Book, Ending The Drake & Pusha T Beef, And Some Classic Stories (Video)

Dope interview. J. Prince is an O.G. and the definition of a ‘finisher’… apparently having put an end to the Pusha T vs. Drake beef. Check out this sit down.

Legend of Hip-Hop, Rap-A-Lot Records founder J. Prince stepped up to Ebro in the Morning to recount some classic stories.

He reveals how he founded the record company and gave stories behind cooling off some of the most classic beefs in history.

Prince speaks on how his son Jas Prince found Drake, how he cooled off Pimp C vs Master P beef, why he called off the Drake/Pusha T beef, his own problems with Cash Money, and much more.

His book The Art & Science of Respect: A Memoir available now.

– HOT 97

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Don Q | A1 | Freestyles On Flex | Freestyle #094 (Video)

Okay, word, worrrd! Soooo, first I want to apologize for getting the Freestyles on Flex out of order (skipped this one). But that don’t make it any less dope, right?

(Yeah, I’m right. But play this Don Q & A1 freestyle session to see how right.)

@ojones1

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Philly Freeway | Pain in Da Ass | Freestyles On Flex | Freestyle #097 (Video)

Philly Freeway & Pain in Da Ass taking the hits and still moving forward… ’cause THAT’S HOW WINNING IS DONE!! Life after The Roc got tough – health problems and such – but Allah blessed! See proof right here in the form of divine flows (but first a magnificent, tone-setting intro by P.I.T.A.)!

OKAY! HERE COMES THE PAIN!!!

@ojones1

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Nipsey Hussle | Freestyles On Flex | Freestyle #089 (Video)

What? Neighborhood Nip did a Funk Flex Freestyle??? Neighborrrrr!! Check him out, once again, being nothing like them other “Rap N!ggas” #Facts

@ojones1

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Remembering Craig Mack (Video)

Damn. Even though he wasn’t making music for the masses, we’re gonna miss him. For real, the Hip-Hop Nation is going to miss our funk futuristic boyyyy Craig Mack. The man who brought of “Flava In Ya Ear” has passed. He was 46 years young.

#RIPCraigMack

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