Funkmaster Flex has addressed Dame Dash, who reportedly referred to former Def Jam executive Joie Manda as a culture vulture.
“Right now, stick to artwork and clothing and slippers,” Flex said in a rant on New York radio station Hot 97. “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 also specifically spoke regarding the term "culture vulture."
“Culture vultures?" he says. "What is that? People who are not of his color capitalizing on the culture? Is that what is being said? Don’t try to say you ever paid me to play records. Tell the story of how you was tryin’ to pay the person next to me to get me to play records. You remember that conversation?
“[Jay Z's]‘Ain’t No’ with Foxy Brown would've died out here if Def Jam didn’t pick it up,” he adds. “There was a movie soundtrack, Nutty Professor, that picked up that single. I remember it clearly. 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 would've been Boo Boo Records, OK?
“When your label situations get signed in the ’90s, he was getting $2 to $3 million in overhead,” he continues. “He was getting million dollar video budgets. He was getting million dollar album budgets. The culture vulture cut him those checks! Who put a gun to his head to sign those deals? New York City, everybody would've took those deals and he took them and was successful at it. He’s a sore winner. The culture vulture allowed you to call yourself the cakeaholic. Def Jam let that logo live. You don’t wanna look in the mirror and take the mistakes you made! Don’t be mad at me ’cause I’m still current and you’re not. Don’t be mad ’cause I stuck up for my friend.”
Funkmaster Flex Says Dame Dash Owes Money To Curren$y & Beanie Sigel
During the rant, Flex also alludes to money he says Dash owes rappers.
“When you gonna give Beans his $11 million for State Property that you didn’t give him yet?” he says. “Is that a culture vulture? You did it to yourself. He had another label deal after the Roc and he signed Curren$y. Curren$y put out two albums. You didn’t pay Curren$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 addressed these comments on Twitter, saying, "yeeee hahahaha."
Finna light another one for @funkflex NYC whadup!!