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
"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.
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SOURCE Spike TV