One of the wealthiest musician in America, and a world-class disk jokey, Ashton George Taylor is widely recognized as Funkmaster Flex. It is said that the people who are passion driven are the most successful persons living. Funkmaster Flex is one of them. Although he has inherited music in his genes, he is a self-made man. His popularity was no less when he joined movies.
Early Life & Biography
Funkmaster Flex was born into a musical family, and his father was a DJ. He had a unique taste for music since birth. Only at the age of 16, he exercised his disc Jockey skills along with his father at a local nightclub. Since then his popularity was continuously soaring, and he worked at various radio stations. At the age of 19, he switched jobs between 98. Seven kiss FM and 107. 7 WBLS-FM, in New York.
Further, he was so intensely involved with music that he even started mixing music, and hosted his show on Hot 97, which goes on air, even today on weekends. This, however, boosted his fan following. From that onwards, his frequent appearances in different clubs under Vito Bruno also helped him to achieve a live broadcast from the former.
Funkmaster had a blooming career although his personal life was not so calming. He was reportedly warned and even arrested for threatening his wife Monica and even attempting to push her from the stairs. He had a public tiff with his ex in court, regarding the custody of their son. Also, there has been a whole lot of controversies associated with him apart from this. He was born on 5th August 1968 in New York, and lead a luxurious lifestyle from his childhood.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Flex has some feathers on his crown. Today, he is a singer, hip-hop DJ, a famous musician, an American rapper, an actor, a host, as well as a music producer. He is actively serving the population from 1987 onwards, with his incredible skills in music. The world-famous record label loud records signed him in 1990, to make 60 minutes of Funk. He was the first American to host his radio hip-hop show; now a renowned name in the music industry worldwide.
He has a big name even in the gaming world too. He played a significant role in movies like The Killa Season. Also, he acted in a film which depicted his biography known as the Funkmaster Flex.
Net Worth & Earnings
In spite of living such a lavish lifestyle, Funkmaster Flex manages to keep his net worth around $18 million. Additionally, his website that features different subject matters on music, models, technology, entertainment reports, cars, sports, attracts millions of viewers every month.
Who does not know about the favorite TV show, Funk Flex full throttle, hosted by flex on MTV? His zest for work and passion for music has not let him settle even at the age of 50. Good news, we can look forward to getting more music mixtapes from him in the future.