seveneighteen Special: Hot 97’s Funk Flex Spins 90’s Hip-Hop (10th Anniversary)

Legendary Hot 97 DJ Funk Flex spins 90’s Hip-Hop for your 4th of July weekend!

On July 4th, 2007, Flex spun five hours of 90’s hip-hop on New York’s Hot 97. Playing hits from Mobb Deep, Wu-Tang Clan, Tim Dawg (!!!), Grand Puba, Boot Camp Clik, Redman, EPMD, Gang Starr, Eric B & Rakim, Scarface, UMC, LL Cool J and more, Flex was all over the map, and if you’re a 90’s kid like me, you loved every minute of it.  As you get ready for your Independence Day BBQ’s, if you’re still stuck on what music to play or don’t want to hire a DJ or rely on Spotify playlists, just throw this on and let it rock. (Warning: it’s a little East-Coast centric. Also, Flex played a lot of vinyl, so there’s some skips and live editing for the radio. So what?!?)

The entire show (excluding commercials) is here as a podcast. We also have a playlist to the show (broken up into four parts).

Happy Independence Day, everyone!

Campbell Dome Stories, Vol. 1: A History in Hip-Hop

The idea for the seveneighteen podcast came from the discussions and arguments between myself and my friends over the years, on a variety of topics ranging from sports to music to chicks (and everything in between). Many of these discussions occurred in Vlad Jones-McFly’s crib, affectionately known as the Campbell Dome.

This past Saturday was the first time we actually recorded one of these rants. We  started with who was the better MC: KRS-One, Rakim or Big Daddy Kane. From there, the conversation moved to a litany of topics, including:

  • Is LL Cool J the greatest ever? Did Canibus save LL’s career?
  • Are all rappers nowadays the same?
  • Where does Snoop (Dogg? Lion?) rank among the all-time greats?
  • 2 Chainz = Frisbee Music?
  • What happens when a Black man pulls out a book on the subway?
  • Did Nas get wack? Has Jay-Z fallen off?
  • Funkmaster Flex… love him or hate him?

Besides trimming off the last three minutes (cause it got out of hand, lol), this podcast is being presented as is. Starring myself, Vlad, his brother Mack Mittens, cousins Roger Dean and Treasure, E-Lolo and Dutch.

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