Due to popular demand (and a last minute cancellation by Brooklyn’s own Joey BadA$$ and Dyme-A-Duzin) there were no special guests on this week’s show—but we did get to have the Cheat Code Just Blaze call in to talk about his current smash hit “Higher” with Baauer, Dallas Penn recapped his LoEnd Theory event, we got to interview two new potential interns and delivered a hilarious prank call to Premium Pete’s aunt, in which the cable company encourages her to start watching BET. Plus, DJ Benhameen continues to kill with his mixes. It don’t ever stop. #Nemanati!
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Raekwon stopped by to drop some Lost Jewels on the crew as we tried to cram 20 years of rich history into one show. We talked about his love for house music, what makes him and Ghost stand out from the rest of the clan, living under the Rza dictatorship, how he made the Ralph Lauren Snow Beach ‘Lo piece a classic and what his name is via the Wu-Tang Name Generator. The Chef also drops a few bars on beats supplied by Just Blaze. Verbal intercourse indeed.
The Major Leagues vs the Minor Leagues. Program Director of New York’s famed radio station Hot 97 Ebro Darden comes on the Combat Jack Show after a heated Twitter exchange with CJ to discuss the current state of radio, wtf is up with its playlist, why certain records don’t get air play during primetime, why records by Trinidad James get love over New York City artists, what’s really going on with Hip Hop culture and an apology to Sean Price. #OccupyHot97 indeed.
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We switched it up a bit to sports talk with rising star Bomani Jones of ESPN and SB Nation fame. How he went from teaching at college, being a music writer, the image of the Black athlete in America, his run on terrestrial and satellite radio, how New York Knicks fans are “funny” and how to detect crazy from women online. We also got a surprise visit from Kazeem Famuyide of Hip Hop Wired and Rhymes and Dimes.
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After sitting through like 15 interviews that day to promote the December 11th release of Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, Big Boi ended his busy press day with the best crew in town.
Sneaker Fiends Unite Podcast Episode 3 with special guest Thomas Decoud of The Atlanta Falcons Hosted By Dallas Penn and Premium Pete.
After exchanging a few heated tweets with Dallas Penn, the crew from Rap Genius accepted an invitation to appear on The Combat Jack Show and explain their reason for creating the site that recently received a $15M infusion of VC funding and a nice write up in the NYT. Needless to say, this was one of those must have hip hop conversations.
Dallas Penn and Premium Pete are back with special guest Special Guest G-Roc Of TheShoeGame.com. #Shoemanati!
A week before the release of his highly anticipated album Mic Tyson, Sean Price and his Duck Down label’s president and co-founder Dru Ha stopped by the Combat Jack Show. Sean had an emergency and had to bounce as Dru walked us through close to 20 years of Boot Camp history, their alliance with Tupac, beef with The Notorious B.I.G., the definition of a truly independent record company, how Eminem got away and more. As he ran a real life one last year, Dru breaks down how his music run isn’t a race but a marathon.
Sean Price’s ‘Mic Tyson’ is available now.
“I don’t give a fuck, but I care so much.”
In the last part of the Elliott Wilson interview we learn that Just Blaze committed to his tech column in XXL Magazine due to a bet, how Elliott keeps EVR hot, and what Combat and YN have to say about the connection between rap beef and real beef.
Hate Elliot Wilson, aka YN because of his self-branding? Looked up Rapradar.com on Alexa and found that it’s not getting as much as the next site documenting the culture? Guess what fuckybergs? Yellow Nigga could care less, and knows that his “old ass” is making new shit around the clock while you’re still wiping the cold out of your eye. Watch and learn, young folk. Watch and learn … (Part 2 of 3)
Amidst the hype surrounding their reported $15 million dollars and numerous e beefs (including one with our very own Dallas Penn) the Rap Genius posse stopped by to clear the air and share what they’re really about. And whether they’re the fuckybergs the Internets think they are. DP stayed swinging though. Who won in the end? You be the judge.
It’s an honor to be recognized by cats like Al Lindstrom. It feels good to be on the other side of the interview. I had fun with this.
In this weeks Allindstrom.com feature video, we talk with online radio superstar Reggie “Combat Jack” Osse. We discuss his start in the music industry, working with celebrity clientele (including a hilarious story about Stevie J), how he came up with the name Combat Jack, and his new found love with radio. This is one of our most engaging interviews of the year and a must watch.
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Super shout out to the homie Alex Ciccimarro (@Signiture718)
In the second part of Fab’s appearance on our 100th episode, watch as he discusses why he took a hiatus from Twitter, his thoughts on marriage, his hustling days and going from bologna sandwiches to McDonald’s in central bookings, putting Young Jeezy on and why he doesn’t mess with reality shows that tough anymore. … Newmanati!!!!
Part 2 of this ground breaking episode, in which we share with you fuckybergs, how messed up in the head we are. Nuts on the brain b.
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