Funk Flex Teams With Simon & Schuster and Karen Hunter To Release Book About The Notorious B.I.G.

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Legendary DJ Funk Flex has teamed with publishing giant Simon & Schuster and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Karen Hunter to release a book of untold stories about the late Notorious B.I.G. An instrumental part of Biggie’s early success, Funk Flex actually gave Biggie his very first major interview on Hot 97 back in June of 1994, which you can listen to here.

“The song “Who Shot Ya” was originally an intro for Mary J. Blige’s album,” Flex reveals in an excerpt from the book. “Uptown/MCA said it was too hard. The song in its original form had a verse from Big, Keith Murray and LL Cool J, though LL never did his verse. The song still exists!”

In another excerpt, Flex reveals how Biggie and Nas met, per Lil Cease:

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IFWT Exclusive: Maino Gives Us The REAL Story Of What Happened With The Porn Star!


Maino is currently being sought out by the NYPD for questioning, after an adult film star accused him of assaulting her inside of his truck after they partied at Griffin on Monday night with Drake, Ashanti, JR Smith and more. According to the police report filed by the porn star, Mellanie Monroe, “he started punching her and fled,” but I spoke directly to Maino and her story has quite a few holes in it.

Maino explains he met Mellanie about a year and a half ago on Twitter, and they exchanged phone numbers at the time. Though they’ve briefly text messaged since then, they hadn’t actually met until the party on Monday night. Prior to meeting and even that night, what was supposed to transpire between them was always quite clear – nothing more, nothing less. While in the club, both Maino and Mellanie were on the same page, made evident from what she was saying in text messages to him, and after the party, the “after-party” was supposed to be good to go. It wasn’t the same story once they got into their awaiting SUV, however.

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#DJFunkFlexApp IFWT EXCLUSIVE: Rick Ross – Keep Doin’ That (Rich Chick)


With Rozay’s Hood Billionaire coming 4th quarter the Bawse starts to gear up with a new single featuring R Kelly. Check out below.

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Funk Flex Joins Klout/Lithium Panel For Advertisingweek!!!


Dope! Adweek is a really big magazine that all of the businesses in the world pay attention to, and the yearly conference is when the best of the best come down to talk about their experience about success in their trade, and Funk Flex is recognized as one of the top guys in this digital thing(You see our #’s!!!).

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#DJFunkFlexApp IFWT Exclusive: The Lox – No Selfies


The Lox are back with a new joint entitled “No Selfies”! Take a listen after the jump!

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IFWT EXCLUSIVE: G-Unit Funk Flex Hot 97 Freestyle


Check out new freestyle with 50 Cent, Tony Yayo, Lloyd Banks, Young Buck & Kidd Kidd after the jump.

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IFWT Interview: Ryan Leslie Talks ‘M.Z.R.T.’ Album, His Dream Collab, Allowing His Fans To Text Him & More!


Ryan Leslie has been dubbed as a “musical genius” for years now and nobody fits the description more perfectly than him. Graduating from Harvard University at the tender age of 19, R. Les knew he wanted to pursue a career in the music industry and he made it happen. Not only did he dominate the music business over the years, but he has also taken his knowledge of both social media and technology to another level, which helped contribute to his extreme success.

With the launch of his artist-to-fan platform called Disruptive Multimedia, R. Les allows his fans to contact him directly via text message (read the interview below for his phone number!) He also created an exclusive Ryan Leslie fan-club called the #Renegades. Along with a one-time $12 membership fee, you get access to his Black Mozart album along with a bunch of other dope perks including the chance to have a personable relationship with the “Diamond Girl” artist. To promote his upcoming project entitled M.Z.R.T. (pronounced “Mozart,”) Ryan will be debuting a new video every month starting in September until all of his music from the album is released.

Ryan Leslie will be bringing his #RenegadeNation tour to NYC this Wednesday, August 20th at the Bowery Ballroom located at 6 Delancey Street in New York, NY. Doors open at 7:00 PM and tickets can be purchased here. To read the full exclusive IFWT interview with Ryan Leslie to find out his dream collab, definition of a perfect date and

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#DJFunkFlexApp IFWT EXCLUSIVE: French Montana Feat. Remy Ma, Swizz Beatz & Jadakiss – MegaDeath

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Check out new heat from French featuring Remy Ma, Swizz Beatz & Jadakiss.

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All Aspiring Entrepreneurs, Future Entertainment Leaders & Industry Moguls Might Want To Hear This!!


The REVOLT TV Music Conference (RMC for short) is taking over Miami in October. Looking to hold true to becoming the number one name in music, Revolt’s turning it up for young moguls. Taking place from October 16-19, the Conference is setting out to provide an environment where technology meets influencers, music executives, entrepreneurs, songwriters, designers, producers, bloggers, students, brand managers, marketing executives, publicists, music artists and more. It is the must-attend, one-of-a-kind forum designed to help guests do one thing… understand and navigate the evolution of the music business. More info on how to attend after the jump.

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(Photos+Video) Smoke Dza Visits Rap Genius To Decode His Album, Explains ‘Riiighht’ Ad-lib & Much More!

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Harlem’s newest lyrical gem, Smoke Dza, made his way over to the Rap Genius headquarters located in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. The emcee sat down with the Rap Genius staff and a few specially invited bloggers to decode lyrics off of his album Dream.Zone.Achieve. The NY native broke down lyrics from songs including “Hearses,” “Zone,” “Fhvt Bvsturd,” “Ghost of Dipset,” “City of Dreams,” and many, many more as he sparked up using his new customized Rap Genius lighter. To join in on the fun, fellow rapper from his RFC crew Al-Doe sat alongside the Kushed God to assist in the decoding process.

To end his visit at Rap Genius, Dza explained the story behind his “riiiighhhhht” ad-lib that we all know and love him for. To hear Smoke Dza break down some of his most popular lyrics (along with some priceless stories,) click HERE. Also get a behind the scenes look into Rocko’s and my exciting trip to Rap Genius HQ with Smoke Dza! (Also big s/o to Savannah for making the whole thing possible, Jamaal Devore for the great picture/video footage and the Rap Genius staff for the dope new gear!)

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