Entrepreneur, techie, writer and geek, we went with non rapper dude Anil Dash for this episode. I totally enjoyed where this one went, so many gems dropped about Silicon Valley, how we either create value or waste endless hours on social media, and of course, how the evils of racism affect who and how we interact with online. I knew we’d learn something but I had no clue this would be so fun. Throw on the headphones and learn b!
Another Special A3C episode in which the legendary Bun B sits live on stage to discuss various topics, and in which DJ Maseo, the original Plug 3 from the legendary De La Soul crew gets pulled from the crowd and onto our stage to talk De La history, fatherhood, grandfatherhood, the differences between Hip Hop in 1988 and in 2013 and more.
King Asiatic Nobody’s Equal. It’s not every day we get to sit with a legend. Kane goes deep with his history, what he thinks about Mr. Cee, how he produced the majority of ‘Long Live The Kane’ with no credits, how Doug E Fresh taught him how to rock the crowd, how some cats from The Juice Crew wasn’t fuxin with him, how he really wanted to battle KRS-One, what Madonna smells like, how he shopped a young Jay Z with no success, why he started wearing purple silks and such… This one is a marathon, but with Kane, ain’t no half steppin’.
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.
Joe at his most zen, talks candidly about the women in his life, who takes his sex pics, Eminem’s impact on him, his upcoming reality tv show, why he throws rude twitter chicks out his shows, why nothing no longer bothers him and his SlaughterHouse brotherhood.
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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Gangsta Gibbs talks about his recent trip to Russia, and how his own town of Gary, Indiana was hating on him. The real question is what’s going on with him and CTE boss Young Jeezy?
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.
In part three of the Rap Genius episode Dallas gets to the bottom of why he thinks people have a problem with Rap Genius, and them getting funding to grow. Classic material. #Newmanati!!!
The battle continues, as the crew from Rap Genius defend their right to participate in hip hop, the culture they love and “define”.
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.
It’s only right that sneaker fiends Dallas Penn and Premium have their own show. Free your mind, and your feet will follow. #Shoemanati!
We got a surprise call from MMG’s very own Gunplay as he chills house arrest style. He talks about accountants cleaning up their offices, MILFs vs GILFs, playing Black Ops and how he might could be the new millenium Old Dirty Bastard. Btw, Happy Birthday ODB!!!
“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)
In which the undisputed GOAT of rap journalism YN talks about the Internets game changers and who he feels are some of today’s blog top dogs. Full interview drops next week.
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!!!!