Legendary radio personality, turntablist and producer Funk Flex (real name Aston Taylor) once revealed why the iconic Brooklyn rapper Jay-Z doesn’t use social media. In a 2021 appearance on Gillie Da Kid and Wallo’s Million Dollaz Worth of Game podcast, the hip-hop veteran and renowned DJ revealed why the Roc Nation mogul doesn’t utilise the internet like his protégé Kanye West.
During the in-depth chat, Taylor revealed that he was close to putting Drake above Jay-Z in terms of legendary status but refrained from doing so following the many accusations of ghostwriting that have been made against the rapper. Elaborating on the Canadian emcee’s greatness, the Bronx native admitted, “You know if those reference tracks would’ve never happened, Drake would be my favourite rapper of all time,” he said. “He would’ve surpassed JAY-Z in my book. If it wasn’t for the reference tracks. If those reference tracks did not come out, Drake was the number one rapper of all time! Do not get it fucked up!”
While talking about Drake, Taylor revealed that he helped Drake stage his first first ever HOT97 freestyle revealing, “Me and Drake, we practiced that verse in the room already. He didn’t need the Blackberry because we practiced it in the room first, with no Blackberry! So, when the camera came out, he pulled out the Blackberry.” When the topic of conversation returned to Jay-Z, speaking to the podcast’s hosts, he asked them, “You know why he can’t be on social media?”
Admitting that they didn’t know, Flex unveiled, it is “Because he’s the most sensitive muthaf*cka on the planet, and he can’t take n*ggas in his comments telling him the truth. He can’t take it. He can’t open up social media. You know what Jay does? He watches social media from a fake page. I’m giving you the truth.” So, he’s up to date, he just doesn’t engage.
You can watch the Million Dollaz Worth of Game interview with Funk Flex in the video below.