Ride with Funkmaster Flex
|Ride with Funkmaster Flex|
|Starring||Funkmaster Flex, Various Celebrities|
|Theme music composer||Funkmaster Flex|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Original language(s)||American English|
|No. of seasons||2|
|Production company(s)||Spike TV Originals|
|Distributor||CBS Television Distribution|
|Original network||Spike TV|
|Original release||September 1, 2003– September 1, 2004|
|Related shows||Fast Machines with Funkmaster Flex|
Ride with Funkmaster Flex (Sometimes referred to as FMF) is a TV show that was produced by MTV Networks. The show aired from 2003–2004, lasting approximately one year. and was originally shown on Spike TV and RedMoxie. It was also broadcast on MuchMusic and ESPN with licensing agreement to MTV Networks.
The show was hosted by Hip-Hop DJ and car Lover, Funkmaster Flex. The program documents the subculture of automobiles that are popular in the Hip-Hop culture, and Hollywood celebrities. In each episode, host Funkmaster Flex shows viewers the interior of automobiles with the most well-known celebrities.
Flex goes for test-drives with them in their favorite backseat paradise.
Ride with Funkmaster Flex follows the likes described to as Cribs with cars, with other celebrities featured, including Eminem, Donovan McNabb, Queen Latifah, 50 Cent, Ja Rule, Lil' Kim, Ludacris, Dave Chappelle, Gene Simmons, Ashanti, Wyclef Jean, Moby, Dave Navarro, Travis Barker and Mariah Carey.
Flex also travels to America's biggest car shows to check out and document the latest innovations in automotive technology, and plans to try out new hydraulic systems, rims, engines, and other high-valued accessories. Flex and his team of car experts explain to viewers how they can implement these innovations and customize their ride to keep up with the latest trends in car customization.
Flex has done turntables with Travis Barker, Moby, Dave Navarro and many others.
- It was also the first Hip-Hop Influenced Urban Automotive reality show that paved the way for shows like Pimp My Ride, Unique Whips, King of Cars, Street Customs, Automotive Rhythms, Fast Machines with Funkmaster Flex, Unique Autosports: Miami and many more.
In its first season on Spike TV, Ride with Funkmaster Flex was a hit with the network's target demographics. The series drew 150% more viewers who were male 18-34 and 100% more male 18-49 compared to the timeslot the previous year on Spike TV. (source: Nielsen Media Research Data)
Flex does his sounds on turntables then the cars show up in New York with CGI Engines and the Logo Ride with Funkmaster flex with logo and funk flex in the car.
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