At the conclusion of his Hot 97 radio show last night (July 15), Funkmaster Flex had some pointed words for long-standing Power 105.1 rival DJ Clue.
Flex ridiculed Clue over his last album sales, and claimed that the influential mixtape DJ is in dire straits financially.
“I run four businesses and you can’t pass me? You don’t feel funny?” Flex baited while DJ Kay Slay, another Clue rival, laughed in the background. “Think about that when you go home to your little apartment. Yeah you downsized I know about that. And your last album flopped; none of my albums flopped.You will always be Charlie Brown, and Lucy will always pull the football from you. That’s the name of your career. The owner of the club doesn’t call me unless you flopping, wasting time, walking around the club playin the wrong song.”
The club comment is a reference to to New York’s Club Amensia, where Clue spins records weekly. Flex will be hosting an album release party at the same venue for Rick Ross.
The rivalry intensified at the beginning of this year when Clue accused Flex of paying artists to attend his social gatherings.
“Funkmaster Flex is the only dj they made a trending topic about how horrible he is!” DJ Clue tweeted in January. “He gotta $ pay $ artists to come hang at his parties.”
Since then Funkmaster Flex has made it a point to degrade Clue every time radio slot rankings are released, as Flex continues to retain the highest rated show.
“Just do your small show because you do small numbers. I only speak facts New York,” Flex taunted last night. “His numbers are small I’m #1 by far. Nobody cares man, you’re playing exclusive bricks. You can’t listen and know if something’s good or not? Quit talking my name, you soft. Why you talk tough like you gonna run up on somebody? You soft! Look man, you can be a hot number ten. There’s nothing wrong with that. Be a number ten.”
DJ Clue took to his Twitter immediately after the broadcast, claiming that Flex has apologized before for similiar on-air rants. In addition, Clue promised to address Flex’s recent comments in person.
As a native of the Tri-State area, Funkmaster Flex’s epic rants are nothing new. In the past, he went after everyone from Benzino to Christina Milian. In my own interview with him, he out the blue claimed that Method Man was the most overrated rapper of all time! Both are men well into their 30’s with families, so the likelihood of anything physical happening is very low. New York is a competitve market, and this “battle” of sorts should work at well to motivate each man to create better shows.
Flex is a student of history, and knows that back in the day disputes like this were normally settled through DJ battles. I’m sure Flex would be up for that becaue he’s a legendary live DJ. Clue on that other hand would likely struggle to keep up. But hey you never know when an upset can happen.
The audio hasn’t hit the net yet, so relive another comical moment in DJ Clue vs. Kay Slay. What’s makes this so hilarious is that towards the end they admit they don’t even know what issue really is.