DJ Funk Flex got dragged by a couple fans after posting an image with DJ Red Alert and YouTube’s Lyor Cohen on Tuesday, December 18th. Hours later, the legendary DJ hopped on the airwaves on Hot 97 to call out Dame Dash, who has previously called his friend Cohen a culture vulture.
“That ‘culture vulture’ word, I’m not letting that fly with me anymore,” Flex said. “Don’t apply pressure to me on the ‘gram for a friend that I post. I’m going to tell you about Lyor Cohen. He road managed for Run DMC. It’s over, no one is touching that,” Flex continued.
Dame has called many people culture vultures in the past, but Flex argues that Cohen did a lot to help advance his career.
“They cut you millions bro,” Flex explained. “They gave you a million-dollar budget for all the marketing. Def Jam Records made you bro. They changed your life. We’re gonna stop this ‘culture vulture’ talk. That’s the word you talk about your own failures. Dame Dash, I respect you for the utmost way. He helped me get out of a dark place. But bro, you are a liar. You lie because Jay-Z and Lyor aren’t on the gram to call you out on it.”
Apparently the Roc-a-Fella boss heard Funk Flex’s side and offered to discuss matters in person rather than on social media.
“Holla at me when you get a chance,” Dash wrote. “[I] prefer in person so we can speak like men but I doubt you’ll do that. Publicly live would be nice. Don’t make any excuses for not talking to me either be a man #chattypatty and turn your comments back on #doitfortheculture,” Dash wrote as the caption for his Instagram post.
Dame called Cohen a culture vulture after saying he didn’t know who he was on The Breakfast Club four months ago. “Who’s Dame Dash? You brought him up. I don’t even know him. You bring his name up, I don’t even know him. I don’t know him. I really don’t. I don’t know what to tell you,” Cohen said while on The Breakfast Club.
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Dame Dash built an amazing brand (The Roc) with Biggs and JayZ! I have a tremendous amount of respect for him as an entrepreneur! I 1,000 percent understand his cockiness! He’s self made and I know u wouldn’t believe me but Jayz would have never been noticed without Dame! But in 2018 I refuse to join the cheerleading squad with Dame in the slander! Without the DefJam machine Roccafella would have died in the wind! Roccafella was being distributed though PAYDAY/FREEZE/SLEEPINGBAG/PRIORITY RECORDS(GOOGLE IT)before DefJam!!!! Jayz would have been another great mc that faded into obscurity if he stayed in that situation! Dame made a lot of money with Lyor! All great partnerships always come to and end! Jayz went his separate way cause Dame didn’t adapt to the fact he needed to refine his personality! No one can remove u if u stay in tune to the surroundings! @duskopoppington I love u dearly my Brother… u helped me in 96 when my back was against the wall… But you are a LIAR… I was there FULLY back then and I was singed to DefJam for the tunnel album… YOU are a LIAR.. that man helped u… There are people with legitimate issues with Lyor! Dame ain’t one of them! it’s always easy to turn people against the rich JEWISH GUY that is still relevant and making money… I love u dearly bro but you foul with that Lyor energy! IM JUST TIRED OF NOT SPEAKING UP ON THIS!!!THE TRUTH IS ALL WE GOT! WHY DO WE CONTINUE TO TWIST IT! A CULTURE VULTURE CANT GET U UNLESS THE CULTURE YOU REPRESENT IS FOR SALE!!!!!! #JustMyOpinion COMMENTS OFF-THIS ISNT OPEN FOR DEBATE! #DameDashIsALiar
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@funkflex holla at me when you get a chance… I prefer in person so we can speak like men but I doubt you’ll do that…publicly live would be nice…@culturevultures_book available now #staytuned don’t make any excuses for not talking to me either be a man #chattypatty and turn your comments back on #doitfortheculture #alwaysaddresstheelephantintheroom and invite your man #liarcohan #ogculturevulture @hot97 @vanlathan @tmz @theshaderoom @cthagod @pagesix @complex @thesource @mtv @bet @dailymail @worldstar