On air recently, iconic deejay and radio personality Funkmaster Flex gave a rare controversial siding with 50 Cent in G-Unit's recent conflict with Young Buck [click to read].
The Hot 97 mainstay said, "Unfortunately, I can't move with Young Buck because I'm on that thing on loyalty, man." He added, "A lot of you rappers, man, you get onto a label that's smokin' hot, and the guy at the helm is hot, man, pushin' out units! And you want to come along and live because you know if you just stay at home, drink your hot chocolate and watch Rap City, you're guaranteed to go gold without leaving your block."
The deejay expressed further skepticism to a class of newer artists, "And I watch y'all sell gold, when you should have sold 100,000 [units, and] start talkin' slick. I'm not just talkin' about [the Young Buck] situation, I'm sayin' y'all do it all the time. Let me tell you something: it's corny; that's a small man's world. You know what you show when you do that? That you was never nothin', and you was never ridin', and you was never on the team, ever!"
Flex blanketed this statement in regards to artists underneath Jay-Z [click to read], Diddy, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Jermaine Dupri [click to read], Timbaland, Fat Joe [click to read] and Lil Wayne [click to read]. Speaking to these moguls, he pleaded, "Y'all need to stop handing out these free meals to snausages [sic]."
Speaking from experience, the deejay who has released several gold albums, added that he's "very careful" about mentoring other deejays, and added that he was the biggest in the world. Flex attributed this to the legendary Chuck Chillout, a deejay who he considered to be a mentor.
The interview also alluded to Flex's displeasure with Gillie Da Kid's [click to read] problems with Lil Wayne.
Further in the interview, focusing on the highly-publicized phone conversation with Young Buck [click to read] crying to 50 Cent, Flex commented, "He's a good dude, and I know what happened." He added, "Your son can never get older than you," analogizing that whoever a rapper signs is inherently their son. "On Father's Day, buy a gift."
On his 2005 Car Show album, Funkmaster Flex featured the song "Just A Touch" which featured 50 Cent.