Swizz Beatz has answered the challenge put out by Funkmaster Flex by releasing an unreleased song by the late DMX.
Funkmaster Flex has been challenging artists this summer to release new music. Jadakiss, Busta Rhymes, Fabolous, Juelz Santana have all answered the call. Just as the artists, producers aren’t safe from the Funk Flex challenge.
“I’m going to put pressure on Swizz Beatz today. I heard that there are several unreleased, never coming out DMX songs. Swizz Beatz doesn’t know that I know because someone ratted on you, Swizz,” Flex said on Hot 97. “I understand you’re on the private jet and I know what’s happening… New York City, just so you know, Swizz Beatz has the studio on the jet. I challenge you in six days to get me one of those DMX songs. That’s what New York City wants, that’s what Yonkers wants.”
Swizz Beatz who never shy’s away from a challenge, blessed fans with an unreleased DMX song which samples Big Daddy Kane’s 1988 song “Ain’t No Half-Steppin.” “When I say DMX, ya’ll say the great / When I DMX, ya’ll say the great / A lot of people they be watching, but they gon’ hate / A lot of people be talking, but they gon’ hate / But they don’t want to see the comeback of the great,” rapped Swizz Beatz to kick off the unreleased song.
As Flex filled the air waves with DMX’s unreleased record, DJ Drama decided to pull up to Hot 97. The Philly born DJ praised Flex as he stated, “you make radio sound like what it’s suppose to sound like.” Drama who has been on radio in so long due to his other ventures in the game, said Flex is providing “the energy that we need.”