Funkmaster Flex Airs Out Buck, and Everyone Else…

1 07 2008

 

 

I actually feel what Flex is saying here.  Especially when he got into the whole thing about rappers writing for other rappers.  He said rappers who write for other rappers should shut up and stop trying to air out the people who they write for because its a reason why you aren’t on that record.  Yea, true plus you are playing your part.  And, you knew what you signed up for when you got in the game. This ain’t checkersor Twister we’re playing.  Personally, I think no aspiring artist should NEVER sign to another artist’s record label.  Because you will NEVER be the priority, no matter how talented you are.  There’s only one reasonable exception, Kanye West and even he has to go sit in a corner when Jay-Z comes out.  Signing to other artist’s record labels is ALWAYS a bad idea.  In Buck’s case I’m with Flex on this one.  Don’t be shouting out G-Unit every which way and forth, claiming to be bout ready to “ride” on Sloppy Joe and Game then when you get pissed say fuck em!  Thats not hot and it pisses the fan off (me)!!!!!  Ehh, here’s the news! (hiphopdx)

 

On air recently, iconic deejay and radio personality Funkmaster Flex gave a rare controversial siding with 50 Cent in G-Unit‘s recent conflict with Young Buck.

The Hot 97 mainstay said, “Unfortunately, I can’t move with Young Buck because I’m on that thing on loyalty, man.” He added, “A lot of you rappers, man, you get onto a label that’s smokin’ hot, and the guy at the helm is hot, man, pushin’ out units! And you want to come along and live because you know if you just stay at home, drink your hot chocolate and watch Rap City, you’re guaranteed to go gold without leaving your block.

The deejay expressed further skepticism to a class of newer artists, “And I watch y’all sell gold, when you should have sold 100,000 [units, and] start talkin’ slick. I’m not just talkin’ about [the Young Buck] situation, I’m sayin’ y’all do it all the time. Let me tell you something: it’s corny; that’s a small man’s world. You know what you show when you do that? That you was never nothin’, and you was never ridin’, and you was never on the team, ever!

Flex blanketed this statement in regards to artists underneath Jay-Z,DiddyDr. DreEminemJermaine DupriTimbalandFat Joe and Lil Wayne. Speaking to these moguls, he pleaded, “Y’all need to stop handing out these free meals to snausages [sic].

Speaking from experience, the deejay who has released several gold albums, added that he’s “very careful” about mentoring other deejays, and added that he was the biggest in the world. Flex attributed this to the legendary Chuck Chillout, a deejay who he considered to be a mentor.

The interview also alluded to Flex‘s displeasure with Gillie Da Kid‘s problems with Lil Wayne.

Further in the interview, focusing on the highly-publicized phone conversation withYoung Buck crying to 50 CentFlex commented, “He’s a good dude, and I know what happened.” He added, “Your son can never get older than you,” analogizing that whoever a rapper signs is inherently their son. “On Father’s Day, buy a gift.

On his 2005 Car Show album, Funkmaster Flex featured the song “Just A Touch” which featured 50 Cent.

 

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Timberland Wins Big At ASCAP Awards, EMI does too…

24 06 2008

 

Ok hmmmm, Big Ups to Timbo for winning all award for Songwriter of the Year.  But, huge ups to EMI Publishing…What Performance Rights Organization should I go with??? Leaning towards ASCAP one day, then BMI the next…hmmmm? any suggestions? Thanks ALLHIPHOP

 

-Shift Love the Kids

 

 

Producer Timbaland took home songwriter of the year last night at the 21st Annual ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Music Awards last night (June 23) in Los Angeles California.

 

The awards, which also paid tribute to legendary group New Edition, took place during an elegant ceremony at the Beverly Hills Hilton. MC Lyte and Johnta Austin hosted the event, where over 600 songwriters and publishers were on hand.

 

Although he was on his honeymoon in Aruba, Timbaland took home top Songwriter of the Year for the third time.

 

The rapper/producer wrote or co-produced four hit songs, including “Ice Box” by Omarion, “Make Me Better” by Fabolous featuring Ne-Yo, “My Love” by Justin Timberlake featuring T.I. and “Until the End of Time” by Justin Timberlake featuring Beyoncé.

 

Timbaland’s winning streak was topped only by EMI Music Publishing, which took home publisher of the year for an incredible, 14th consecutive year.

 

The win, which was based on 17 hit songs, also the 16th time in the 21-year history of the awards show that EMI has received this honor.

 

For Big Jon Platt, EMI’s President, West Coast Creative and Head of Urban in the United States, the ingredients to maintain success are quite simple.

 

“Our roster of songwriters creates the most soulful and influential music in the world, and it’s their talent and passion that has kept us on top for fourteen years,” Platt told AllHipHop.com. “And with all the great music that our songwriters are creating at the moment, I wouldn’t be surprised if they helped us stayed at the top for many years to come.”

 

The highlight of the evening came, as New Edition was honored during with ASCAP’s prestigious Golden Note award, in celebration of the pioneering group’s 25th anniversary.

 

All members were present including Bobby Brown, who delivered a classic acceptance speech to the delight of attendees.

 

Other big winners included Mims, who won Ringtone of the Year for his hit “This is Why I’m Hot,” “Make Me Better,” which also won Rap Song of the Year.

 

Other celebrities and winners included Ludacris, Akon, Keri Hilson, Kerry “Krucial” Brothers, Lil Boosie, Princess from Crime Mob, Shawty Lo, Eddie Murphy, Polow Da Don, Sylvia Rhone, Rhymefest, Rick Ross, Yolanda “Yo-Yo” Whitaker, Chaka Zulu and others.