90's Flashback with Funkmaster Flex

This is where Flex is at his best- playing joints from the 90's. He gets excited. Flex was a big supporter of what Bobbito and I were doing on Thursday nights in the early 90's. I think he gives us our propers somewhere in here, but that's beside the point. I remember thinking how downhill hip-hop had gone by '96. But how good does it sound compared to the graveyard of drivel it is now? Totally dude!

Oh, and what's up with the whitest dude ever doing all the voice over work for crossover urban stations? What is that about? This isn't moviefone, it's a hip-hop station!

Funkmaster Flex 90's Dedication, 07.04.07 Part 1
Funkmaster Flex 90's Dedication, 07.04.07 Part 2
Funkmaster Flex 90's Dedication, 07.04.07 Part 3
Funkmaster Flex 90's Dedication, 07.04.07 Part 4


This and that said...

I took the liberty of writing down a list of all the songs that he played,

Funk Flex Playlist part 1

01 Rakim - In The Ghetto
02 Brand Nubian - Step To The Rear
03 Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Mecca and the Soul Brother
04 Tim Dog - Fuck Compton
05 Diamond D - Freestyle (Yo That's that shit)
06 Chubb Rock - Treat Em Rigt
07 Kings of Swing - Nod Your Head To This
08 EPMD - Give The People
09 EPMD - Headbanger (Ft Redman & K-Solo)
10 LL Cool J - Around The Way Girl
11 Main Source - Large Professor
12 Gang Starr - Words I Manifest
13 LL Cool J - Eat Em Up L (Chill)
14 Black Sheep - Flavor of the Month
15 Brand Nubian - All For One
16 O.C. - Time's Up
17 Main Source - Just Hanging Out
18 Main Source - Live at the BBQ (Ft Nas, Joe Fatal & Akinyele)
19 Scarface - Mr. Scarface


Funk Flex Playlist Part 2

01 The UMC's - Blue Cheese
02 Ultramagnetic MC's - Poppa Large
03 Double X Posse - Not Gonna Be Able To Do It
04 Digital Underground - The Humpty Dance
05 Queen Latifah - U.N.I.T.Y
06 Queen Latifah - Just Another Day
07 Diamond D - Sally Got a One Track Mind
08 Gang Starr - Check The Technique
09 Gang Starr - Step In The Arena
10 A Tribe Called Quest - Footprints
11 KRS-One - Outta Here
12 D-Nice - Call Me D-Nice
13 A Tribe Called Quest - Can I Kick It? (Remix)
14 Brand Nubian - To The Right
15 Brand Nubian - Slow Down
16 Boogie Down Productions - Love's Gonna Get'Cha
17 Public Enemy - Anti Nigger Machine
18 Public Enemy - Brothers Gonna Work it Out
19 Organized Konfusion - Walk Into The Sun (Remix)
20 Fat Joe - Flow Joe


Funk Flex Playlist Part 3

01 Das EFX - Kaught In Da Ak (Remix)
02 Apache - Gangsta Bitch
03 The UMC's - One To Grow On
04 Cypress Hill - Insane In The Brain
05 Big L - MVP
06 Zhigge - Toss It Up
07 Tha Alkaholiks - Make Room
08 Masta Ace - Jeep Ass Nigguh (Wack ass Remix)
09 Gang Starr - Take it Personal
10 Common - Resurrection 95
11 Ron G - Bounce
12 Main Source - Looking At My Front Door
13 Main Source - Fakin The Funk
14 Ice Cube - Amerikkka's Most Wanted
15 Special Ed - Let's Move It
16 Jeru The Damaja - D Original
17 Nas - Halftime
18 Nas - The World Is Yours
19 Nas - One Love
20 Nas - Represent
21 Jeru The Damaja - One Day
22 Jeru The Damaja - Come Clean


Funk Flex Playlist Part 4

01 Black Moon - Who Got Da Props?
02 Smif-N-Wessun - Bucktown
03 Black Moon - Ack Like U Want It
04 Black Moon - How Many Mc's
05 Black Moon - I Got Cha Opin
06 Black Moon - I Got Cha Opin (Remix)
07 Boot Camp Clik - Headz Ain't Ready
08 Smif-N-Wessun - Sound Bwoy Bureill
09 Redman - Muddy Waters Intro
10 Raekwon - Ice Cream
11 Wu Tang Clan - Bring Da Ruckus (Remix)
12 Wu Tang Clan - C.R.E.A.M
13 Wu Tang Clan - Wu Tang Clan Ain't Nothing To Fuck Wit
14 Raekwon - Incarcerated Scarfaces
15 Mobb Deep - Shook Ones Pt 2
16 Mobb Deep - Survival Of The Fittest
17 Mobb Deep - Give Up The Goods (Just Step)
18 Mobb Deep - Still Shinin
19 Wu Tang Clan - It's Yourz
20 GZA - Liquid Swords
21 Smoothe Da Hustler - Broken Language
22 M.O.P - How About Some Hardcore?
23 Common - Resurrection 95 (beat playing in the background)

oatsuzn said...

yeah I had grabbed these a couple of days ago. Tight shit. I like how he bigged yall up and awesome 2s as well. I laughed when someone requested the benjamins and Flex said "nah that's not even where I'm at right now" lol. But u right cause 1997 shit is better than what's out now...sad

Anonymous said...

Sounds like Charlton Heston is doing voiceover work again.

Nice to hear Flex go ape over Bucktown, shows what he's listening to at home

madnice said...

He gave yall a shout saying you and Bob were kings of radio in the 90s. Very hot. I dont listen to anything past 98 anyway. I can tell in like 96 you didnt really cut as much. At least on the shows I have.

Slick Rubin said...

AND he hadn't heard of Wipe Me Down...
This gives me (quite white voice + not always in touch with the BET hits) hope.

Anonymous said...

i remember back in 1993 i used to record flex playing all this shit and taping it as i used to tape you and bob..he used to be pretty swell back then.

Anonymous said...

White voice dude is Eric Edwards, he worked for Power 106 in LA in the late 90s. Apparently in urban radio, whatever Hot 97 or Power 106 does is instantly copied by every other urban station in the country. I don't get it, but at least on Power they have him saying ridiculous enough stuff that it doesn't sound cheesy and super-white.

DJ SOUL said...


thesupremeunknown said...

This sounds like it will be really good. It's mostly the 90s shit I did listen to. I definitely agree that even the stuff I didn't listen to is better than what is in the mass media today. Like T.I. taking top spot. Sad shit man. I just keep listening over and over to my old school collection and the mix shows from WBLS and KISS. That never gets old for me. Thanks to this and that for the tracklists.

Daniel said...


This is great shit, man it brings me back!!

Thanks because I never would have heard it since I stopped listening to that garbage station almost 10 years ago!

Anonymous said...

Someone please help me out

Whats the beat that Flex uses to bridge between D-Nice and Tribe in Part 2???????????????

It's killing me, remember hearing it on Zoo York Mixtape 1

Thanks in advance crate diggers

BYZE said...


Anonymous said...

After partying all day on the 4th, I heard Flex doing this live on my way home. Around the time he was playing Black Moon (part 4), I was parked in front of my apartment. I just sat there inside my Jeep, blasting the radio.

But just think how good this mix could have been if Flex cut down on all the explosions and talking over the records?

Skalp said...

thanks a lot for that post Stretch, you made my day! :)

madnice said...

i agree anonymous. but thats flex over the last 15 years. its about him. but good lookin for him playin joints. he was the first i heard play krs wannabemcs and mic geronimo unstoppable late late at night
i also heard he threw away the beyond real remix instrumental
anyone got the show when pete rock was on his show cuttin up nautilus from like 93

M. D'Andrea said...

Yeah, i agree completely...back then i was a little "sketched out" by what hiphop was evolving into....these days...i'm loving that late '90's hiphop...just reminds me of a certain time in my life...lots of memories...and some really good music too...my ipod's full of it right now!...i was living in NY at the time and listened to nothing but KCR and Hot 97....oh those days...Aiight Thanks Brother...

M. D'Andrea said...

as far as the "white dude" voice over...i used to think the same exact thing....that's so f..king funny!!!!

Anonymous said...

ay dios mio......complete and utter bliss shits so bittersweet, knowing that life will never be that good again...damn

M. D'Andrea said...

yo...can i leave one more comment please??...when i was living in NYC from '97-'00...i really wasn't feeling flex all that much i guess due to the era of Bad Boy and all that "glam-hop" he was primarily spinning....yo, these mixes you posted really make me see him in a new light....I mean I always respected him...but never heard him do anything like this!!!...oh my God!!!!...this is ALL i'm listening to right now...He's totally in the fucking building!!!!!!!! Thanks Again!!!!

speedie_wonder said...

Re:'Whats the beat that Flex uses to bridge between D-Nice and Tribe in Part 2???????????????'

Haha! It miffed me for ages too. Its the 'spirits mix' of ATCQ can I kick it. Where is the busta freestyle I wonder?!

Thanks for the mix tapes.

ruben said...

the song between d nice and tribe can i kick it tribe spirits mix its on the 12 in

andrea macedo said...

holly shit :)

Anonymous said...


- og thumbs up for the first comment listing the trax

Al Roker said...

I hate you Peter Rosenberg

Shamrock said...

Word is bond! Thank's for this post! It's good to know not everybody listen to shit like Shop Boyz, Jeezy and Young Buck. Thanks for keepin it real!

nation said...

he's supposed to be doing it again tonight (and apparently did it last night)

for what it's worth... i had this tracklist up a few days before you made this post... it's packed with downloads to the songs played on the july 4th set... not that you would need it.


that guy that commented first ripped me off, bad

bestmixever said...

It's kind of funny to listen to this--it's a true timeline of the '90s. It starts off all hyped up on the early '90s tip. By the time we slide into the late '90s it's all mid-temp tales of ghetto misery. Sort of the Illmatic effect.

Blacktop said...

Nice, thanks for getting some of these links back up. These Funkmaster Flex mixes are the sh!t.
This is all stuff I enjoyed back in the day, but none of it got radio play where I'm from. Good to hear people still rockin' it.
Thanks for the music, peace.

pOiNtPuShEr said...

Damn. This was Craaaaazzzzzzyyyy. This took right back to the real essence of the 90s in NY. Dope post.

citizenseph said...

i wanna download this; tell me something.

Anonymous said...

LOVE THE mix.. i was looking for a nice mix like this and thank god for this site..even though there are allot of mixes out this is straight up "dont hurt ya neck" mix ..thnxk

by the way right click and save target as to download the mix...

Big Twizz said...

Does anyone know where else I can get Funk Flex playlist? I'm looking for his classics and more early 90's playlist. Good look.

jamie said...

can't stop listening to this over and over, thanks for hosting!




1. KRS-One - Krs One Attacks
2. KRS-One - Higher Level
3. KRS-One - A Friend
4. KRS-One - P Is Still Free
5. KRS-One - MCs Act Like They Don't Know
6. Jadakiss - Can't Stop Me
7. Swizz Beatz Feat Fatman Scopp - Let It Loose
8. 50 Cent - Get It In
9. Busta Rhymes Feat Young Jeezy & Jadakiss - Conglomerate
10. Yung Joc Feat Jadakiss - So Fly
11. Jadakiss - Blood Pressure
12. Jadakiss - Knock Yourself Out
13. Lee Carr Feat. Jadakiss - Stilettos Remix
14. Eminem Feat Dr. Dre & 50 Cent - Crack A Bottle
15. Junior Reid Feat Lil Wayne - Ghetto Youths Rock
16. Lil Wayne Feat Junior Reid - Pom Pom
17. Fabolous Feat Junior Reid - Gangstas Don't Play
18. T.I. Feat Rhianna - Live My Life Remix
19. T.I. - 24's
20. DJ Drama Feat Busta Rhymes & T.I. - Cannon
21. T.I. - Big Things Poppin
22. T.I. - Top Back
23. T.I. - ASAP
24. Yung LA Feat. Young Dro & T.I.
25. The Alliance Feat Fabo - Tattoo
26. Young Jeezy - Who Dat
27. Shawty Lo - Dunn Dunn
28. Young Jeezy Feat Nas & Jay-Z - My President Is Black Remix
29. Yung Joc Feat Gorilla Zoe - We Bottle Poppin
30. Gorilla Zoe - Tryna Make A Jug
31. Gorilla Zoe Feat. Young Jeezy - Hood Figga
32. Young Jeezy - Trap Star
33. Young Jeezy - I Love It
34. Young Jeezy - Crazy World
35. Swizz Beatz - That Oprah
36. Ruff Ryders- Bust Your Guns
37. Swizz Beatz Feat Lil Wayne, R Kelly & Jadakiss - It's Me Snitches Remix
38. Elephant Man Feat Swizz Beatz - Jump
39. Rupee - Jump
40. Busta Rhymes Feat Ron Browz - Arab Money Remix
41. Junior Reid - Bubblers
42. Cutty Ranks - Six Million Ways To Die
43. Demus & Pliers - ????
44. Buju Banton - Them A Bleach
45. Admiral Bailey - ????
46. Shabba Ranks - Murder She Wrote
47. Santogold - Shuv It
48. Jay-Z - Brooklyn We Go Hard
49. Jim Jones Feat Oshy - Blow The Bank
50. Cassie Feat Fabolous - Super Model
51. Ricky Blaze Feat Ron Browz - I Feel Free
52. Beyonce - Single Ladies
53. Ryan Leslie Feat Fabolous & Cassie - Addicted
54. Ryan Leslie - Diamond Girl
55. Swizz Beatz Feat Lil Wayne - Up In The Club
56. Ron Browz - Pop Champagne Remix
57. Common Sense - The Bitch In You
58. Pete Rock & CL Smooth - One In A Million
59. Lord Of The Underground - Flow On (Pete Rock Remix)
60. Common Sense - Resurrection (Pete Rock Remix)
61. Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Lots Of Lovin
62. Public Enemy - Shut Em Down (Pete Rock Remix)
63. Pete Rock & CL Smooth - The Main Ingredient
64. Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Skinz
65. Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Take You There
66. Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Mecca & The Soul Brother
67. Jeru The Damaja - Can't Stop The Prophet (Pete Rock Remix)
68. Public Enemy - Nighttrain (Pete Rock Remix)
69. Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Reminisce Over You
70. Das EFX - Jussumen (Pete Rock Remix)
71. Run DMC Feat Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Down With The King