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    (August 5, 1968- )
    Born in The Bronx, New York
    Birth name is Aston George Taylor Jr.
    Disc Jockey for New York's Hot 97
    Formed the group The Flip Squad (1995)
    Appeared on Yo! MTV Raps
    Hosted 'Ride with Funkmaster Flex' on Spike
    Hosted 'Funk Flex Full Throttle' on MTV
    Appeared on VH-1's 'This is Hot 97'
    Recorded albums 'The Mix Tape I - IV' and 'The Tunnel'
    He named his website In Flex We Trust.
    His 'This is Hot 97' show lasted only eight episodes before getting cancelled.
    He guested on three episodes of Empire as himself.
    He has feuded with rival Power 105 personalities DJ Envy and Charlamagne Tha God.
    He was arrested for alleged assault and phone harassment towards his estranged wife (2012).
    A petition was started online to get him to step down from hosting his Hot 97 radio program.
    He promised to air an exclusive sampling of Meek Mill's answer diss track to rapper Drake's 'Charged Up' at the height of the two rappers' feud.
    During the actual broadcast, he told listeners that he was in possession of reference tracks that 'exposed' Drake's usage of ghostwriters for his music.
    After spinning songs by Fetty Wap, Rihanna, and Future, it became clear he had nothing, enraging listeners who felt they had been duped.
    He was born to Jamaican immigrants.
    He was DJing at the age of 16.
    He popularized the use of the 'bomb drop' sound effect over recordings.
    He was credited with making Jay-Z a household name.
    He became host of the first hip hop radio show on Hot 97, which was a New York-based pop radio station at the time.
    He is a huge car enthusiast and has hosted several shows intertwining his love of custom cars with hip hop celebrity culture.
    The 'Freestyle' sessions he hosts on Hot 97 still attract major personalities and regularly go viral, often reaching a million plus views.
    A video of him tearing up talking about Tupac 'lying on' Biggie on Instagram was widely parodied.
    His on-air persona is riotous, engaging, and funny without coming off as self-righteous, endearing him to listeners.

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