FunkMaster Flex Carshow Tour CD&DVD

Artist: FunkMaster FlexTitle: FunkMaster Flex Carshow Tour CD&DVDRating: 3 1/2 StarsReviewed by: Martin A. Berrios

As one of the biggest DJ’s in the game, Funkmaster Flex made his name really pop with his signature 60 Minutes Of Funk mixtape series. More recently he has become Hip-Hop’s auto aficionado with his hands deep into all aspects of car culture. His newest release Funkmaster Flex Carshow Tour (Koch) captures all the goings on at his recent national car tour on the DVD portion and features an East Coast heavy soundtrack to compliment the glossy visuals.

In regards to the wheels, Flex doesn’t miss a beat. The DVD showcases vintage low riders, big rimmed trucks and exotic foreign rarities. Additionally, various celebrities make cameos with their accompanying tricked out rides. Missy rolls through with her Aston Martin and 50 Cent brings out his 65’ Impala. Flex does tend to over hype everything as the host though. In shots with T.I., he talks greasy about sitting on rims smaller than 24 inches but then later cosigns Xzibit’s favoritism to a smaller wheel.

With the soundtrack Flex lines up some heavy hitters. 50 Cent and Paul wall keep it kinky on the opening “Just A Touch.” Alchemist cooks up a thick bass line as 50 talks slick about females in the mainstream. Xzibit and his lyrical goons Strong Arm Steady rep for the West on “Hurry Hurry” and the rest of the disc is filled with thirsty NYC rappers including Maino, Papoose and Jae Millz. On “Talk Of New York,” we get some vintage Nas on a Salaam Remi track. Esco gets busy as he reflects on the essence of N.Y. streets.

Overall, Carshow Tour is decent grab. If you are a true car enthusiast, this may be a little more Hip-Hop than you can stomach. If you like baller ghetto whips and the matching tough talk, then this is for you.