By Sowmya Krishnamurthy
Funkmaster Flex enlists an all-star group of names for his new mixtape Who You Mad At? Me Or Yourself? The legendary DJ and longtime personality at Hot 97 in NYC rounds up 28 tracks from the likes of Cam’ron and Lil Wayne (“Love to a Diplomat”), J. Cole “Maine on Fire”), Wale (“Til the Sun Up”) and Fabolous (“Money Talks”).
A bevy of newcomers like Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$, Emilio Rojas and Chris Webby also make appearances as do producers Araab Muzik, Harry Fraud, DJ mustard and Statik Selektah.
J. Cole’s “Maine on Fire” (also produced by the rapper) has been getting much early attention. The moody song was recorded a year-and-a-half a go, but makes a resurgence on the mixtape. “that “Maine on Fire” is some heat as usual” said one fan on Twitter while another added, “I hate j Cole but this Maine on Fire beat is kinda tuffff.”
Prior to Who You Mad At? Me Or Yourself?, Funkmaster Flex’s last foray into music was 2005’s Car Show Tour which featured 50 Cent, Nas and David Banner. Flex has most recently been seen on VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop NY” reunion show, serving as the official show DJ and he has made cameos on VH1’s “The Gossip Game” as himself.