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MTV2 GEARS UP FOR SEASON TWO OF “FUNK FLEX FULL THROTTLE” PREMIERING SUNDAY, MAY 8 AT 1:30PM ET/PT

MTV2 GEARS UP FOR SEASON TWO OF “FUNK FLEX FULL THROTTLE” PREMIERING SUNDAY, MAY 8 AT 1:30PM ET/PT

Funkmaster Flex Talks Shop With 50 Cent, Amar’e Stoudemire, Chris Brown, Cory Gunz, Dipset, Fabolous, Lloyd Banks, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross and The Lox

Hip hop and hot rides get revved up on MTV2 in the series return of “Funk Flex Full Throttle,” premiering on Sunday, May 8, at 1:30pm ET/PT. During season two, hip hop DJ icon and king of urban car culture, Funkmaster Flex, gets into the driver’s seat to give viewers an exclusive look at entertainers’ tricked-out whips and talk about what’s up next for some of the biggest names in hip hop who roll through.

This season the garage doors will open to feature artists including: 50 Cent, Chris Brown, Cory Gunz, Dipset (including Cam’ron, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana and Vado), Fabolous, Lloyd Banks, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross and The Lox. In addition, fans will see New York Knicks All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire talk to Flex about his off-the-court passion for upgraded rides and get an inside look at the newest muscle cars as Flex and the Full Throttle team also check out the New York International Auto Show.

Throughout the season, Flex and the crew bring viewers along as they complete expert customization projects in the garage that take over-the-top ideas and make them into auto realities. Taking their skills to new heights, the team has been asked to customize a 2011 Mustang to be featured in a race car video game. From sneakers to friendly wagers, viewers will watch as the Full Throttle team finds inspiration for these rides in the most unlikely places.

For more Full Throttle features, viewers can log on to http://www.mtv.com/shows/full_throttle/series.jhtml to check out sneak peek clips, highlights from each episode and find out more information about the man behind the mic, Funkmaster Flex. Also, starting on Friday, April 15, Full Throttle fans can head online to enter 2011 Funk Flex Full Throttle Give Away for a chance to win a 2011 Ford Mustang GT customized by Funkmaster Flex. To enter, visit fullthrottle.mtv2.com before the entry period closes on June 26.

Funkmaster Flex – recently named the #1 Radio DJ by The Source Magazine – is a world renowned DJ and current host of a hit radio show on HOT97 in New York. Not content with just holding the title of ‘King of Radio,’ Flex appeared on “Yo! MTV Raps” throughout the 1990’s. He has hosted “Ride with Funkmaster Flex” and “Fast Machines with Funkmaster Flex” on Spike TV, showcasing the latest innovations in car pimping and celebrity car customization. In addition, Flex has gone on to develop and promote an annual eight-city Funkmaster Flex Custom Car & Bike Show Tour.

“Funk Flex Full Throttle” is Executive Produced by Chris McCarthy, Eric Conte and Paul Ricci. Candida Boyette serves as Executive In Charge for MTV2. Funkmaster Flex and Lee Harris serve as Executive Producers along with Serife Turhan, Pamela Gimenez with Running In Heels, LLC.

About MTV2

Available in approximately 80 million homes and with the highest concentration of males 12-24 and 12-34 on TV today, MTV2 is man’s best friend. Since its launch in 1996, the network has reflected the subversive interests and behaviors of young men with a compelling and diverse programming line-up inspired by ordinary guys who do extraordinary things. MTV2 is part of MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom, one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.