I took this audio from a tape I recorded from Funk Master Flex’s show on Hot 97, a few weeks before “Beats, Rhymes and Life” came out. I remember not liking Consequence’s presence on new Tribe material and now catching him say “get dropped like Fat Lip” in this freestyle makes me like that era ATCQ even less, minus Tip and Phife on Phony Rappers. Peter Rosenberg’s recent post about the reason why he wanted to be there reminded me that Flex had a great show for a long time and now it’s crazy because I see Ford truck billboards with his name on them and he’s the best commercial radio hip hop dj of all time.


Q-Tip, Phife, and Consequence Freestyle – Funkmaster Flex/Hot 97 – July 1996