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==About Funkmaster Flex==
 
==About Funkmaster Flex==
A [[New York City]] native, [http://monicataylorenterprise.com/ Funkmaster Flex]<ref>Taylor, Monica. ''Ride with Funkmaster Flex Filmography/Biography''. Spike TV, 2003</ref> is associated with [[Hip Hop]]. For over a decade, he has reigned as America's No. 1 Hip Hop DJ personality, reaching more than two million listeners a week through his popular radio show on [[WQHT]] Hot 97 in New York.<ref name="HOT 97">[http://www.hot97.com/funkmasterflex/], Funkmaster Flex Biography.</ref> His turntable production talents and artist relationships have earned him five gold records for major-label mix albums like the ''60 Minutes of Funk'' and ''The Tunnel''.<ref name="Sing365">[http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Funkmaster-Flex-Biography/0FDF96C3DF9A82FB48256C1400299D5E], Funkmaster Flex Biography.</ref>
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For over a decade, he has reigned as one of the U.S No. 1 Hip Hop DJ , reaching a lot of listeners through his popular radio show on [[WQHT]] Hot 97 in New York.<ref name="HOT 97">[http://www.hot97.com/funkmasterflex/], Funkmaster Flex Biography.</ref> His turntable production talents and artist relationships have earned him five gold records for major-label mix albums like the ''60 Minutes of Funk'' and ''The Tunnel''.<ref name="Sing365">[http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Funkmaster-Flex-Biography/0FDF96C3DF9A82FB48256C1400299D5E], Funkmaster Flex Biography.</ref>
   
Funkmaster Flex has successfully connected his Hip Hop celebrity status to the automotive industry to become an evangelist of car customization culture.<ref>Century, Douglas. "You Can't Floss In Those Shoes." The New York Times 29 Sept. 2002. [http://tv.nytimes.com/2002/09/29/magazine/29FLOSS.html?scp=2&sq=Funkmaster%20Flex%20evangelist&st=cse]</ref> He uses television to showcase his passion for cars. Currently, he is excited to be working on his second season of his new show [http://www.mtv.com/shows/full_throttle/series.jhtml Funk Flex Full Throttle]<ref>[http://www.mtv.com/shows/full_throttle/series.jhtml#moreinfo MTV.com. "Funk Flex Full Throttle Show Summary." MTV 2010]</ref> - a high-adrenaline tour of music and car culture, the ultimate ride for fans who love to live in the fast lane on [[MTV]] with celebrities like [[Sean Combs|Diddy]] and [[Ludacris]].<ref>Johnson, Mitchell. "Full Throttle DJ, Funkmaster Flex Joins Forces With The United States Marine Corps to Promote Service in the Corps to Potential New Applicants." PR Newswire 9 Aug. 2010. [http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/full-throttle-dj-funkmaster-flex-joins-forces-with-the-united-states-marine-corps-to-promote-service-in-the-corps-to-potential-new-applicants-100267984.html,]</ref>
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Funkmaster Flex has successfully connected his Hip Hop conections to the automotive industry to become an evangelist of car customization culture.<ref>Century, Douglas. "You Can't Floss In Those Shoes." The New York Times 29 Sept. 2002. [http://tv.nytimes.com/2002/09/29/magazine/29FLOSS.html?scp=2&sq=Funkmaster%20Flex%20evangelist&st=cse]</ref> He uses television to showcase his passion for cars. Currently, he is excited to be working on his second season of his new show [http://www.mtv.com/shows/full_throttle/series.jhtml Funk Flex Full Throttle]<ref>[http://www.mtv.com/shows/full_throttle/series.jhtml#moreinfo MTV.com. "Funk Flex Full Throttle Show Summary." MTV 2010]</ref> - a high-adrenaline tour of music and car culture, the ultimate ride for fans who love to live in the fast lane on [[MTV]] with celebrities like [[Sean Combs|Diddy]] and [[Ludacris]].<ref>Johnson, Mitchell. "Full Throttle DJ, Funkmaster Flex Joins Forces With The United States Marine Corps to Promote Service in the Corps to Potential New Applicants." PR Newswire 9 Aug. 2010. [http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/full-throttle-dj-funkmaster-flex-joins-forces-with-the-united-states-marine-corps-to-promote-service-in-the-corps-to-potential-new-applicants-100267984.html,]</ref>
   
 
His eight-city Funkmaster Flex Custom Car and Bike Show tour keeps him constantly connected with the latest trends and styles happening in the automotive industry.<ref name="HOT 97" /> He then puts this knowledge to good use with his high-profile custom-car club, Team Baurtwell where he customizes cars for attention-grabbing personalities in film, music and professional sports including [[Danica Patrick]], [[50 Cent]], [[Queen Latifah]], [[Dale Earnhardt Jr.]] and [[Manny Ramirez]].<ref name="HOT 97" />
 
His eight-city Funkmaster Flex Custom Car and Bike Show tour keeps him constantly connected with the latest trends and styles happening in the automotive industry.<ref name="HOT 97" /> He then puts this knowledge to good use with his high-profile custom-car club, Team Baurtwell where he customizes cars for attention-grabbing personalities in film, music and professional sports including [[Danica Patrick]], [[50 Cent]], [[Queen Latifah]], [[Dale Earnhardt Jr.]] and [[Manny Ramirez]].<ref name="HOT 97" />
 
Various companies including [[Ford Motor Company]], [[Sony]] and [[Microsoft]] have noticed Flex's success and have supported his career with several marketing/endorsements deals over the years. The high-point of these relationships was the creation of the limited-production 2008 [[Ford Expedition]] Funkmaster Flex Edition which sold in dealerships nationwide.<ref>Johnson, Mitchell. "Ford and Funkmaster Flex Muscle In Hot New Expedition" Ford Motor Company Media Relations 30 Mar. 2007. [http://media.ford.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=25785]</ref> Currently, he is working with [[Flowmaster]] Exhaust, [[Royal Purple]], [[Dupli-Color]], [[Kicker Audio]], [[Lincoln Technical Institute]], [[U.S. Marines]], [[TCI Transmissions]], [[Sony]] and [[Ford]].<ref>Taylor, Aston. "Funkmaster Flex Media Website". Jayden Inc., 2011</ref>
 
   
 
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