Aston George Taylor Jr. (born August 5, 1968) better known as Funkmaster Flex is an American hip hop DJ, rapper, musician and producer on New York City's Hot 97 radio station, described by The Rough Guide to Hip-Hop as "one of the biggest players in the game". He plays hip-hop, R&B, old school, back in the day, 80's, reggae, dancehall and reggaeton. He is on air Monday to Thursday from 7 PM to 12 AM. For Friday and Saturday he is on the air from 10 PM to 2 AM. He is featured on ESPN NFL 2K5 and Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned.Taylor was born in the Bronx, New York, his father a sound system DJ. He got a job at age 19 working for KISS-FM DJ Chuck Chillout as a record boy. When Chillout was late for a show once, Taylor was allowed to stand in, launching his radio career. He moved on to work for WBLS, while at the same time building a reputation as a New York club DJ, getting his big break when HOT 97 took him on. By the mid-1990s, his show was being aired nationally, and he was signed by Loud Records for a series of 60 Minutes of Funk mixtapes, the first of their kind to be released by a major record label. On The Tunnel (1999, Def Jam), Flex managed to get some of the biggest names in hip hop to contribute, including Dr.Dre, Nas, Jay-Z, DMX, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, LL Cool J, Method Man, and 50 Cent.