Funkmaster Flex Rides Back for Season II on Spike TV 'Ride With Funkmaster Flex' Returns for a Second Season on Spike TV



Sunday, May 2 at 8:00PM ET/PT



Mariah Carey, Tracy McGrady, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Cedric The Entertainer, John

Madden, Donovan McNabb, Dave Chappelle, Tyra Banks, Moby, Missy Elliott,

Goldberg, Wyclef, Baby and Cash Money Millionaire's, Ashanti, Russell Simmons,

Dave Navarro - Among Those Scheduled to Appear in Season II



    NEW YORK, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Ride With Funkmaster Flex, Spike TV and
 RedMoxie's successful original series starring legendary DJ and car aficionado
 Funkmaster Flex, returns for a second season of 13 new episodes Sunday, May 2
 (8:00-8:30pm ET/PT).
     "From incredible car customizations for Missy Elliott, Tracy McGrady and
 Paulie Sr. to showcasing the fleets of Goldberg, Wyclef and Dale Earnhardt Jr.
 -- season two is bigger, better and full of the automotive insights and elite
 celebrity guests that only Flex and Spike TV can deliver," said Monica Taylor,
 Executive Producer, RedMoxie.
     "Funkmaster Flex is a dynamic talent and his energy, passion, and
 knowledge for cars resonates directly with our audience," said Kevin Kay,
 Executive Vice President, Programming & Production, Spike TV.
     Flex will also branch out of the car world and into other modes of
 transportation in Season II as he goes helicopter shopping with Mariah Carey,
 tricks-out a golf cart with Cedric The Entertainer, gets the inside scoop from
 John Madden in his infamous Madden-Cruiser, and hits the streets of Manhattan
 in some lowrider bikes with fellow DJ Moby.
     Flex will once again hit the road for a taste of what's hot in the ride
 culture. From racing ATVs in the Nevada desert, to hanging out with stunt car
 experts, to hitting the track in some Carroll Shelby classic rides, Funkmaster
 Flex is among the most hands-on hosts on the air.
     "The goal is to take the audience with him as he brings the latest and
 greatest in the automotive world, and whether it's getting hints on tricking
 out their own rides or taking a look at the fantasy vehicles of the stars, the
 viewers are in the shotgun seat with Flex on this ride," said Executive
 Producer Lashan Browning, RedMoxie.
     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 Men 18-34 and
 100% more Men 18-49 compared to the timeslot the previous year. (source:
 Nielsen Media Research Data)
     Ride With Funkmaster Flex, premiering last August, is the first ever car
 show of its kind. Flex, described by the New York Times as "the evangelist of
 hip hop car culture," is the recognized dean of car customization in the music
 and sports world. In Season II, the biggest names in entertainment and sports
 will once again ride with Flex including Mariah Carey, Tracy McGrady, Dale
 Earnhardt Jr., Cedric The Entertainer, John Madden, Donovan McNabb, Dave
 Chappelle, Tyra Banks, Missy Elliott, Goldberg, Wyclef, Ashanti, Baby and Cash
 Money Millionaire's, Russell Simmons, David Navarro, and Moby.
     Ride With Funkmaster Flex is produced by RedMoxie. Emmy nominated Producer
 Monica Taylor (Live with Regis and Kathie Lee) and film and TV Producer Lashan
 Browning serve as executive producers of the series.
     Funkmaster Flex is the founder of "Team Baurtwell," the highest profile
 custom-car club with members including Shaquille O'Neal, Queen Latifah, 50
 Cent, DMX, Tyson Beckford, Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliott, and Faith Evans.
     Spike TV, the first network for men, is available in 87 million homes and
 is a division of MTV Networks. MTV Networks owns and operates the cable
 television programming services MTV: Music Television, MTV2, Nickelodeon/Nick
 at Nite, TV Land, VH1, CMT: Country Music Television, and Spike TV, as well as
 The Digital Suite from MTV Networks, a package of thirteen digital services,
 all of which are trademarks of MTV Networks. MTV Networks also operates and
 offers joint ventures, licensing agreements and syndication deals whereby its
 programming can be seen worldwide.
 
 

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