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Funkmaster Flex, Johnny Nunez and Ralph McDaniels honored in New York


Funkmaster Flex (left), Johnny Nunez (center) and Ralph McDaniels were recently honored in New York at Katra nightclub. Sponsored by Inspired In New York and the CME group, this event commemorated the work of these three gentleman and honored their contributions to hip-hop. They also received proclamation awards from Queens assemblyman William Scarborough.


Johnny Nunez, an acclaimed celebrity photographer, has worked with celebrities ranging from the Obamas and Oprah Winfrey to Jay-Z and Kanye West. Nunez was very deserving of the award and drove home his message of networking as a key to his success.

To check out an exclusive video interview with Johnny Nunez and see how he made it big click here.


Ralph McDaniels, an acclaimed music video director, DJ and VJ who co-hosted the music video program “Video Music Box” in the early ’80s, was recognized for his contributions to hip-hop. His remarks were focused on inspiring others to speak out and use new media to voice what is really going on in hip-hop instead of waiting on mainstream media to provide coverage. “Use your cameras and your microphones,” McDaniels said. “There is power there and the people are listening.”


Funkmaster Flex, a hip-hop DJ, musician and producer on New York City’s Hot 97 radio station, was honored as well.


Flex, who’s a celebrity from his work in hip-hop and pop culture, was also highlighted by Kool DJ Red Alert, who made a guest appearance and gave words of support.