Happy Bornday @funkflex Funkmaster Flex. Born Aston George Taylor August 5, 1968. Taylor (originally from The Bronx in New York City) began DJing at local nightclubs at te age of 16. At 19, he began working with fellow Bronx native Chuck Chillout for WRKS 98.7 Kiss-FM in New York. He later left KISS, and spent a brief period at 107.5 WBLS-FM. In the spring of 1992, he began mixing and hosting his own show, a specialized rap program on Hot 97. With this, Hot 97 became the first pop station in New York to showcase rap. Flex has been with Hot 97 ever since, and currently airs nationally through syndication during weeknights & weekends.