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Funkmaster Flex Blasts Damon Dash for Selling Out, Not Paying Artists

Flex and Damon Dash
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After being dissed by Damon Dash earlier this week for defending “culture vultures,” Hot 97’s Funkmaster Flex responds with some very choice words. Flex hit the airwaves last night (June 5) to blast Dash as a sell out who never paid his own artists.

In his rant, Flex claims that Dash is washed up and out of touch with hip-hop. “Right now, stick to artwork and clothing and slippers,” he said. “Do that. That’s all you. That’s your lane. Let me do this music thing up here. I got this. Roc-A-Fella didn’t give me any money to play nothin’, always had paper. Nice try!”

Flex went on to claim that it was “culture vultures” like Def Jam Records who helped propel Dash and his then-artist Jay Z in the first place. “[Jay Z’s] ‘Ain’t No’ with Foxy Brown woulda died out here if Def Jam didn’t pick it up… Remember when the culture vulture cut you that check? I’m tellin’ you what this is ’cause I been in the game and a lot of people can’t comment on this and that’s what this cornball is banking on. If that didn’t get picked up by Def Jam you woulda been Boo Boo Records, OK?”

The DJ continued, saying that Dash, despite claiming to rep indie artists, had yet to pay his own roster like rappers Curren$y and Beanie Sigel. “When you gonna give Beans his $11 million for ‘State Property’ that you didn’t give him yet?” he asked. “Is that a culture vulture? You did it to yourself. He had another label deal after the Roc and he signed Curren$y. Curren$y put out two albums. You didn’t pay Currren$y on one song, B. Who’s the culture vulture? You didn’t pay him cause you didn’t see how digital he was. You didn’t have a computer. You were in a slipper, art coma.”

Curren$y appeared to cosign the remark on Twitter with “yeeee hahahaha.”

Hear the entire rant below.

Listen to Funkmaster Flex Respond to Damon Dash on Hot 97

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