I’m a WRITER before anything else, and I busted my ASS on this Dipset piece for UGHH! I spoke to Funk Flex, Shiest Bub and more and went soooo in depth about the rise and fall of the dopest rap group of my era.
None of these deserve their own posts soooo here’s stuff like me and G-Eazy at a Pink Dolphin party, me on the carpet for the CLAWS premiere, a party I hosted BET Weekend, me at DJ Khaled‘s listening session, a cool shout out from Funk Flex, me at the MTV Movie Awards, me and Amber and Rosenberg at a birthday party, Too $hort at REVOLT, me and Ty at 24‘s listening session, on the set of “What U Like” (which Zombz made a cameo in!) and me and Demetrius Shipp Jr. backstage at Powerhouse.
You know the drill – none of these things in the last two months really deserve their own post, but they’re pretty damn cool so I have to share.
Over at Hot 97, Gucci Mane, Jeezy, Common, Noreaga, The LOX and the one-and-only Erykah Badu rolled through. I also hit up Tyler The Creator‘s Camp Flog Gnaw in LA, went bowling with Ty Dolla $ign and 24Hrs, hung out at MGK‘s sold out NYC show and celebrated the launch of Jimmy Jazz‘s Timberland collab, the “Sesame Chicken” boot, with Laura Stylez, Bodega Bamz, Joell Ortiz and more.
Thank you to J.O. Vanguard, who put together my official birthday bash this year! Of course couldn’t have anyone but the boss man and fellow Leo himself on the 1′s and 2′s!
For those of you who have grown up listening to Funk Flex every night on Hot 97 – and even those who haven’t – the infamous “Funkmaster Flex Night” drop that plays at the start of the show is one you can recognize anywhere. What many don’t know, however, is that it’s not just any old drop – it’s actually a sound clip from a 1993 episode of Late Night With David Letterman! And the funnier part? It was actually kind of a diss from Letterman!
That fall, actress Rosie Perez was sitting on Letterman‘s couch, discussing how she’d directed Lisette Melendez‘s “Goody Goody” music video, and how she cast the male lead after spotting him at one of Flex‘s parties.
I hit up YG and A$AP Ferg‘s Best Coast Connection Tour in Philly, Club All Star in Jersey with Dave East, Nas and Funk Flex and Rae Sremmurd, Big KRIT and Joey Bada$$ stopped by Hot 97!
I’ve been getting a million and one texts asking what’s going on with Flex and Jay Z, and if you haven’t been keeping up by the minute on social media, you’re probably confused too. Let me briefly explain…
In early 2013, Jay Z‘s Life + Times site reached out to Flex for an interview about the app he was about to release to debut his new mixtape, and would then house all music and videos from his website, as well as key articles. He explained to them the process and everything going on, and then…nothing. No article was ever published, and a couple of months later – Hov debuted Magna Carta Holy Grail on an app. Flex did not see this as a coincidence.
Now that Flex has reunited the Diplomats (who’ve infamously feuded with Jay in the past,) he has been working on a major tour and projects for the guys, and Life + Times once again reached out to get the 411. This apparently set Flex off, as he felt it would be a similar situation to the app fiasco, and instead of granting the interview, he went on air on Hot 97 and blasted the site and its owner/his former friend, Jay Z. He also mentioned that it’s funny they’d want an interview, since it was Jay‘s very own 40/40 club that once specifically told him that he cannot play any Dip Set records.