5 Minutes of Funk

Watch DJ Ace’s Routine for ‘5 Minutes of Funk’

5 Minutes of Funk

Lieutenant Acu Rhodes is not only one of NYPD’s finest, but he’s also a talented DJ. The 20-year veteran, who oversees Brooklyn’s 78th Precinct, doubles as a turntablist named DJ Ace.

In 2014, Ace went viral when a video of him getting busy on the tables while in uniform was shared on Facebook. Since then, he has used his skills and popularity to spread positive messages about law enforcement.

Ace recently got a chance to display his skills on Funkmaster Flex’s 5 Minutes of Funk segment on Hot 97. He threw down an impressive 10-minute routine scratching various vocal samples over classic breaks.

Watch it above.

Related: Watch DJ Precision’s Routine for ‘5 Minutes of Funk’

Watch DJ Precision’s Routine for ‘5 Minutes of Funk’

DJ Precision

Every guest on Hot 97’s 5 Minutes of Funk series brings their own strengths to the table (no pun intended). On the latest episode, DJ Precision, the youngest member of the legendary X-Ecutioners crew, delivers seven minutes of pure turntablism.

A former four-time DMC USA champion, Precision gets busy with classics like The Notorious B.I.G.‘s “Juicy,” Lauryn Hill‘s “Doo Wop (That Thing),” OutKast‘s “The Whole World,” and Prodigy’s “Keep it Thoro.”

Related: Watch DJ Riz’s Routine for ‘5 Minutes of Funk’

Watch DJ Riz’s Routine for ‘5 Minutes of Funk’

DJ Riz

DJ Riz, an original member of The Flip Squad DJ crew, has put down a creative routine for Funkmaster Flex’s 5 Minutes of Funk segment on Hot 97. The Brooklyn native mixed classic tracks as lead-ins to the songs that sampled them and used some clever wordplay in his extended 20-minute set.

Riz is currently one half of the house production team SikDuo. He also co-hosts the Rap Is Outta Control mix show on SiriusXM’s Hip-Hop Nation channel.

Watch it above.

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Watch DJ Eclipse’s Routine for ‘5 Minutes of Funk’

DJ Eclipse, an original member of the independent hip-hop group Non Phixion, has been featured on Funkmaster Flex’s 5 Minutes of Funk segment on Hot 97. The Queens-based DJ threw down an extended set consisting of mostly East Coast rap and breakbeats.

Eclipse is currently a member of the influential Rock Steady Crew. He also hosts a mix show on SiriusXM’s Hip-Hop Nation channel called Rap Is Outta Control.

Watch his routine above.

Related: Watch Mista Sinista’s Routine for ‘5 Minutes of Funk’

Watch Mista Sinista’s Routine for ‘5 Minutes of Funk’

Mista Sinista

Mista Sinista, a former X-Ecutioners member and DMC East Coast champion, has thrown down a battle-style routine for Funkmaster Flex’s 5 Minutes of Funk segment on Hot 97. The Queens-based DJ/producer performed a flawless set using mostly classic hip-hop and R&B.

Watch it above.

Related: Watch Technician The DJ’s Routine for ‘5 Minutes of Funk’

Watch Technician The DJ’s Routine for ‘5 Minutes of Funk’

Technician the DJ

Technician The DJ, the current tour DJ for The Lox, is the latest turntablist to be featured on Funkmaster Flex’s 5 Minutes of Funk segment on Hot 97.

In fitting fashion, Tech displayed precise scratching and juggling skills in a 10-minute routine. The Bronx native played mostly classic breakbeats in his set, using original 45s for part of it.

Tech recently DJ’ed for Ghostface Killah and Raekwon at the Art of Rap Festival in Las Vegas. The event saw the last performance from late Mobb Deep rapper Prodigy.

Watch his routine above.

Related: Watch DJ Mell Starr’s Routine for ‘5 Minutes of Funk’

Watch DJ Mell Starr’s Routine for ‘5 Minutes of Funk’

DJ Mell Starr

DJ Mell Starr, a mixer on Las Vegas’ Power 88, has delivered a well-executed routine for Funkmaster Flex’s 5 Minutes of Funk segment on Hot 97. The Harlem-based turntablist and producer performed a clean, 10-minute set of classic hip-hop and breakbeats.

Starr, who also goes by “The Most Dangerous” and “No Head Phones in Harlem,” was a contestant on season two of the DJ reality show, Master of the Mix.

Watch Mell’s routine above.

Related: Watch DJ Roli Rho’s Routine for ‘5 Minutes of Funk’

Watch DJ Roli Rho’s Routine for ‘5 Minutes of Funk’

DJ Roli Roh

DJ Roli Rho, an award-winning turntablist and member of the 5th Platoon and IntroBass crews, has been featured on Funkmaster Flex’s “5 Minutes of Funk” segment for Hot 97. The New York City native put down an extended routine consisting of mostly classic hip-hop and other throwbacks.

Watch the video above.

Related: Watch DJ Diamond’s Routine for ‘5 Minutes of Funk’

Watch DJ Diamond’s Routine for ‘5 Minutes of Funk’

DJ Diamond

DJ Diamond, a veteran DJ and rapper from New York, is the latest guest to be featured on Funkmaster Flex’s “5 Minutes of Funk” segment for Hot 97. His 12-minute routine consists of mostly classic hip-hop and disco.

Also known as DJ Diamond J, he is an original member of the influential X-Ecutioners crew and the rap group EPMD. Watch the video above.

Related: Watch Boogie Blind’s Routine for ‘5 Minutes of Funk’

Watch Boogie Blind’s Routine for ‘5 Minutes of Funk’

DJ Boogie Blind

DJ Boogie Blind, a member of the influential X-Ecutioners crew, has been featured on Funkmaster Flex’s “5 Minutes of Funk” segment for Hot 97.

The Harlem turntablist showed off his skills in a 15-minute routine that used mostly classic hip-hop tracks and breakbeats.

Watch it above.

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