The Ben Baller and Boaz Episode

Mr. Ben Yang has a lot to say. About a lot of people. And he got it off his chest. Ya’ll been clamoring for a West Coast guest? Here it is. Baller has stories for days. Suge Knight, Dr. Dre., Tupac Shakur, Death Row, Denzel Washington, Aftermath. He’s even got some Dame Dash and Jay [...]

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The Chuck D Episode feat. Keith Shocklee

Showbill by Theotis Jones Internets, this is such an honor. It’s been  few years of me trying to get the legendary Chuck D on The Combat Jack Show. It took current events, plus the Freddie Foxxx episode to make this happen (thank you Bumpy!). How do I even describe this 3 hour long discussion with [...]

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The Common Episode

Showbill by Theotis Jones 90 minutes wasn’t enough time. On the eve of releasing his tenth album ‘Nobody’s Smiling’, Common revisits his days growing up in Chicago, being inspired by Michael Jordan, house music, Chicago mayor Harold Washington, Rev. Jeremiah Wright and how this album addresses the current plight of black on black crime in the [...]

The Pete Rock Episode

From Run-DMC to Kanye West, Soul Brother No. 1 been the go to guy to to make classic material. On top of that, how many countless producers he inspired, from legends like J Dilla and Kanye West to innovators like Madlib? #NeverForget the rap giants he helped birth, like NaS, and the Notorious B.I.G. Pete [...]

The Freddie Foxxx Episode

Showbill by Theotis Jones Bumpy Knuckles stopped by to share his storied history with us. The depth of his relationship with Tupac Shakur. How Pete Rock saved his life. His deep relationship with NaS. How Chuck D literally had his life on the line for this culture. Another Steve Stoute story. And why, even though [...]

The Joie Manda Episode

Who is Joie Manda? Why is his name being mentioned so much these days? Is he a “culture vulture”? How did he get to be a representative of Black music? For someone who hasn’t done a lot of public speaking, he speaks a great deal about these questions and more on this one.

The Return of Damon Dash Episode

Showbill by Theotis Jones Damon Dash is making noise. Noise inspiring to some and uncomfortable to others. No punches pulled, shots most definitely fired. Everybody gets hit. Let’s go.

The Vashtie Episode

Showbill by Theotis Jones Vashtie Kola is perfect. How do you interview someone with no flaws? We were fortunate to squeeze out the not so perfect aspects of her life, where she grew up, the disfunction she experienced in her life, and what drove her to perfection, as well as her quirks and her discomfort [...]

The Marley Marl Episode

Showbill by Theotis Jones We mention others as being on GOAT super producer status, but I’m not hearing Marley Marl’s name. Which is criminal. Listen to how Marley literally changed the game and pushed the art form. Hear him talk about the discoveries of Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Kool G Rap. Learn about how he [...]

The DJ D-Nice Episode

Showbill by Theotis Jones Who is more Renaissance Man than Mr. Derrick Jones? The Human TR-808 gives his most descriptive interview ever. He walks us step by step to the moment of Scott La Rock’s death, and how it affected his relationship with KRS-One. He shares how, after he blew up as a solo artist, [...]

The Lord Finesse Episode

Showbill by Theotis Jones Diggin’ In The Crates co-founder Lord Finesse gives us a history lesson on his days as the Funky Technician, discovering the late great Big L, being a part to the Notorious B.I.G.’s classic ‘Ready To Die’ album, running with Puff, working closely to this day with Dr. Dre and his legal [...]

The Whoo Kid Episode

How does a man stay married and yet have license to bed a thousand plus women? How does a man get kidnapped by Big Pun, and mad other crews and stay alive? How does a man get to pal around with Michael Jackson? How does one ride shotgun with 50 Cent and not get clapped [...]

The Lil Boosie Episode

Showbill by Theotis Jones The Tupac of Baton Rouge was in the building looking so clean. Lil Boosie gives us this exclusive on his seven children, his relationship with Pimp C, Webbie, Bun B and Young Jeezy. How freedom feels after being out over a month. And what kept him sane all them years in jail, [...]

The Combat Jack Show: The Pharoahe Monch Episode

Showbill by Theotis Jones Pharoahe Monch has been a favorite MC of mine for a long time so it only makes sense that we deliver his best interview in existence. In support of his brilliant album ‘P.T.S.D.’ we had an in studio listening session as Monch gave us his most personal interview to date. Who [...]

The Combat Jack Show: The Scarface Episode

Showbill by Theotis Jones Scarface lost 100 pounds. And we’re all over the place in this interview. He plays guitar, he talks drugs and depression and Pink Floyd, he talks about his time in prison, why his son went missing earlier this year, why Rick Ross is underrated and more. He does his best to [...]

The “Nigger” Episode feat. Sean C. & L.V. and Hakim Green

What’s in a word? Obviously a lot as far as “nigger” is concerned. The media and politicians say “ban it” but how impossible is it to make the world’s most dangerous word disappear from existence? And do we really know what it means? Hakim Green of Channel Live fame walks us through this black word’s [...]

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Talib Kweli & Ma Dukes J. Dilla Episode

In this episode we have none other than Ma Dukes, mother of the late great J. Dilla. She’s joined by Brooklyn’s own Talib Kweli. We learn about J. Dilla and his posthumous legacy, his impact on hip hop culture, The J. Dilla Foundation and more. We also find out about Talib’s new album, why Jean [...]

The Combat Jack Show: Ma Dukes (J.Dilla) & Talib Kweli Teaser

Here’s the teaser for the next episode featuring the Ma Dukes the mother of the late great J. Dilla and Talib Kweli. Be sure to tune in to the full episode on Tuesday 3/25/14. #Newman On Sunday, March 23, 2014, history will be made as Talib Kweli headlines “NY Loves Dilla,” the first ever official [...]

The Combat Jack Show: The Jessica Rosenblum Episode

You think you know the history of New York Hip Hop? You really don’t know Jack until you talk to Jessica Rosenblum. Hear her talk about her role in opening the downtown NYC nightlife scene to Russell Simmons, Lyor Cohen, the Beastie Boys and LL Cool J. Listen as she shares about her role in [...]

The Combat Jack Show: The Russell Simmons Episode

The Godfather of this whole damb thing, Rush broke bread reflecting on his time as a gang member, small time drug dealer, how Hip Hop saved his life, why DJ Hollywood should be remembered in the rap history books, why Diddy is the man he his today, Rick Rubin, Lyor Cohen, Dame Dash, how he’s [...]

The Combat Jack Show: The Sauce Money Episode

One of my favorite interviews with one of the original Roc boys. Sauce talks growing up in the Marcy projects sandbox with childhood friend Jay Z, how Jay influenced him to start rapping. How he ghost wrote the Grammy winning “I’ll Be Missing You” for Diddy. He also gets personal about his struggle with weight [...]

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FanBrosShow No. 40 – The Young Guru Episode

Young Guru is one of those people in the business who is always going to tell it to you straight, and on the episode of FanBrosShow he brings that same sensibility to the spaceship. There’s so much knowledge dropped on this episode that I don’t know where to start but we speak on whether technology [...]

The Combat Jack Show: The Lord Jamar Episode

Lord Jamar talks Brand Nubian, the role that Grand Puba played and how the Nubians were able to create the classic ‘In God We Trust’ album. We also talk 5 Percenter history and where the nation is in 2014. Finally we tackle his controversial views on gays and whites in hip hop. It ain’t pretty [...]