During his nightly show on New York City radio station, Hot 97, Funkmaster Flex and his guest, Fabolous, discussed the tragic murder of Dipset rapper, Stack Bundles, and the negative impact associated with hip-hop. In an emotionally charged interview on Monday, June 11, Flex denounced the anti-snitching movement, calling for people to come forth with information concerning Stacks murder. Call me what you want, Im snitchin, said Flex, who also stated he was going to read out police hotline numbers on the air for anyone who had any information.
Flex also questioned the influx of hustlers in hip-hop, stating, Im starting to feel like the street element is seeping into the game too thick and too strong. I really dont care who gets offended. There used to be a separation of the music and the hustle. Im not really feeling that its separated anymore. The hustlers are managing the rappers.
Flex even went as far to place part of the blame on the success of 50 Cent. I dont know if the whole 50 Cent success has made rappers feel they have to say something negative about a person thats coming out, Flex said. His guest, Fabolous, responded by saying, 50 has said hes fueled a lot of this stuff. I seen dudes pull them hammers out on them DVDs like that until 50 did it. Im not gonna lie.
50 Cent is a different animal, Flex continued to say. He has thought out his process for the last 10 years. This dude dont move unless he thought about it and has thought about what hes gonna do, when hes gonna do it. Cause at the end of the day, for yall tryin to be like 50, hes really laughin at yall countin about 200 million on islands. I dont know if you noticed, but this dude has never really been at a nightclub or standin on a corner.