Funk Flex Apologizes To RZA And Wu-Tang Clan For Hot 97 Tension
Funk Flex took to social media on Saturday to apologize to RZA and the Wu-Tang Clan on behalf of Hot 97 after 25 years of beef between the station and the rap legends.
The newly named Artistic Program Director of Hot 97 posted a photograph of him sitting subsequent to the RZA alongside a caption apologizing to the group.
“I WANNA TAKE THIS TIME TO APOLOGIZE TO THE @RZA AND THE ENTIRE @WUTANGCLAN !!!” Flex captioned the publish. “ALMOST 25YRS AGO THE GROUP, ME AND HOT97 HAD A DISAGREEMENT THAT TO ME NEVER GOT PUT TO BED AND I APOLOGIZE!”
He added, “LOOKING BACK AT THIS 20 SUMTHIN YEARS LATER.. WE GONNA MAKE UP FOR THE TIME WE MISSED…”
He teased some sort of collaboration between the radio station and the Wu-Tang Clan, indicating that it might be “amazing.”
RZA, Raekwon, and Masta Killa all commented on the publish. Bobby Digital and Masta Killa threw up the Wu-hand emojis, and The Chef wrote, “Nothing but love Blackman ! And that’s Reciprical !!!!!”
The difficulty between the long-lasting rap group and the radio station began again in 1997 over the group’s Hot 97 Summer time Jam reserving. Inspectah Deck defined within the 2019 docuseries Of Mics And and Males that the Clan was booked to headline the pageant without cost and have been chargeable for their very own journey to the venue in New Jersey.
He alleged that if they didn’t comply and carry out at Summer time Jam, the station would cease taking part in their information. An upset Ghostface Killah used the efficiency to name out the station by main the gang in a “F*ck Hot 97” chant.
“They didn’t play our records for like the next 10 years,” Deck mentioned. He claims different radio stations took Hot 97’s lead and affected the group’s gross sales, touring, and so on.
Wu-Tang and Hot 97 have been in a position to put the previous behind them, and the group finally returned to Summer time Jam in 2013.