While the songs unfortunately haven’t appeared on DSPs yet, the two joints premiered on Flex’s Hot 97 radio show on Friday morning (August 26). Busta previously teased the tracks with some braggadocious Instagram posts on Thursday (August 25).
“WE DON’T DODGE ANY CHALLENGERS GET IT FLEX!!!” Busta wrote on Instagram. “AAAAARRRGGHH!!!! TWO MISSILES TONIGHT!!! @funkflex YOU READY!!!!”
“Funk Flex, is you ready homie?” Busta said in his IG post as he laughed into the camera.
Busta is the latest rapper to be called out by the Hot 97 DJ. Flex previously called out Fabolous and Juelz Santana, with the former meeting the moment and dropping two new songs earlier in August, one of which featured French Montana. As for Juelz, he responded to Flex by teasing a new song he has in the works with Benny The Butcher.
Earlier in July, Conway The Machine was also sent a beat from the New York Disc Jockey, who demanded he rap on it following a brief social media spat sparked by Conway’s complaint about “gatekeeper” DJs in The Big Apple.
The resulting song was Conway’s “RIP Steve Smith Freestyle,” which found the Buffalo rhymer addressing his squabble with Flex, among other topics, over Biz Markie’s “Nobody Beats the Biz.”
“I challenge Raekwon and Ghostface to get me a joint,” Flex said at the time on his radio show. “They gotta be on the same song, no features.”
“I know you guys are rich, you’re doing a lot of shows,” Flex continued. “I look at your jewelry game, and car game and I understand; the Wu-Tang tour is going on. I think you should record it in Staten Island — just a request.”