Funkmaster Flex
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Birth name

Aston George Taylor Jr.


August 5, 1968 (1968-08-05) (age 52)
The Bronx, New York City, United States


Hip hop


DJ, rapper, record producer, actor, radio host

Years active



Nervous Records (1993)
Wreck Records (1993)
Loud Records (1997-2001)

Associated acts

Big Kap, The Flip Squad, Nine, Fat Joe, Biz Markie, KRS-One, Big Pun

Aston George Taylor Jr. (born August 5, 1968), better known by his stage name Funkmaster Flex, is an American DJ, rapper, record producer, actor and host on New York City's Hot 97 radio station. In 1992, he became host of the first hip hop radio show on Hot 97 in New York, which was a pop radio station at the time. He is well known for his signature "bomb drop" sound effect over records.

During the mid-1990s, Flex signed to Loud Records and released a series of mixtapes entitled 60 Minutes of Funk. All four mixtapes in the series were certified gold by the RIAA in the US. 

Discography[edit | edit source]

Albums[edit | edit source]

  • 1995: The Mix Tape, Volume 1
  • 1997: The Mix Tape, Volume II
  • 1998: The Mix Tape, Volume III
  • 1999: The Tunnel (with Big Kap)
  • 2000: The Mix Tape, Volume IV
  • 2005: Car Show Tour
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