Funkmaster Flex - 60 Minutes Of Funk Vol 3    
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written by Hugo Lunny    
It's that time already, 'The Final Chapter' of the world famous mixtape DJ Funkmaster Flex's '60 Minutes Of Funk' has now been unveiled and it will be his last. Did he go out on a high? Damn right he did.

Since the first 'mixtape' Flex has astounded the world with what he had to offer. The NY Hot 97 DJ has always provided mixtapes to die for and he managed to top the other tapes with this one. Almost everyone worth mentioning is on this mixtape ranging from Busy Bee to Shaquille O' Neal and practically all the tracks are brilliant. The problem though is what I've been discussing with people a lot these days, how much of the term 'freestyle' is carried on to the present day. A freestyle (in most peoples definition) is someone rhyming off of the top of their head, exhibiting skill and showing people what they can do, no pre-written lyrics or lyrics taken from previously created tracks, sadly that has ended. The 'freestyles' on Flex 3 are (to my knowledge) not freestyles although they are brilliant rhymes, one of the shortest and one of the best has to be by the man everyone seems to be loving; Canibus.

What seems to be occurring on this album is that even the most 'commercial' artists can astound you when they try to. An example of this is the freestyle by Charli Baltimore and Cam'ron, Charli manages to flow so well using references to her label (Untertainment) all the way through, Cam'ron comes off okay but in no way as well as Charli, he keeps rapping with three letter abbreviations, sometimes none of which make any sense or have any point. The album has some exclusive tracks and many, many talented artists, Mos Def, The Terror Squad, TCQ, Keith Murray, EPMD and many more put in an appearance. Exclusives include 'Wu-Tang Cream Team Line Up,' 'Thug Brothers' and more. Definitely worth being purchased.

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