Star and Buc Wild. Couldn’t control these cats, even with Dallas Penn on deck. In a rare interview, Star shared his past, how he was an actual street pimp in New York City in the early 1980′s, how he went to war with a handgun against a Dominican chick armed with and uzi and got sprayed up, his cocaine and mescaline fueled days, how he pimped MTV, Hot 97 and Power 105, why he has no issue with Big Tigger, how he’s never been impressed with Howard Stern, his love for DJ Vlad, what his hate is really about, how he doesn’t know who the fuck Just Blaze is, how someone who doesn’t fux with Hip Hop became a Hip Hop icon and more. This was too much. Dig in my cousin.
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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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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.
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)
If you’ve ever read The Source (back in the day) or XXL Magazine (also, back in the day) you’re familiar with Elliott Wilson‘s work. But today, you’re probably more familiar with him as the doyen of Rapradar.com and more recently as the guy who brings you “The Truth” each week via Jay Z’s Life + Times. In part 1 of this 3 part interview find out how Elliott got his own show on Jay Z’s channel, and what some of the rapper’s he’s spoken about in the The Truth videos have had to say in response.
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.
With tensions building during these past few months, due in part to the endless grind and the pressure to keep giving you that work, we decided to take a step back and have an outside person give us advice. Dr. Maya Pettiford sized up our personalities, what makes us tick, what sets us off and how we can continue to win. Reality radio doesn’t get realer.
What a show. This week’s episode of The Combat Jack Show was cray. We had Brooklyn MC, Mr. MFN eXquire, his consigliere Kenneth Montgomery and Harlem’s own Smoke DZA in the building. eXquire has come a long way since the last time he was on the show. The Universal Republic signee discusses his transition to a major label, who influenced him to sign on the dotted and his take on the current state of hip hop (Chief Keef too). Also on this ep, Up North Trip’s very own Ev Boogie and DJ 7L from Get On Down stopped by to give a sneak peek of the new Raekwon The Chef Purple Tape Box Set. This is a must have for all the stuck in the 90′s cats and hip-hop fans. Be sure to check out Complex next Monday for an exclusive feature on the box set which will also be available for purchase. Hit the play button…
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Wanted to interview Bleek for a while. Being protege to the greatest rapper is a gift and a curse, and we get into that. As well as why he started the legendary Jay-Z vs NaS beef, how he discovered Rick Ross, gave Rihanna her first shot, the rise and “fall” of the Roc and whether he knew that some considered him one of the greatest weed carriers of all time.
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No guests..No Problem…In this episode of The Combat Jack Show it was nothing but pure barbershop talk. From changing or not changing the show’s theme song to the allegations of Nasir having ghostwriters. What was Dream Hampton and FMWJ’s intention on putting that out there? Does it matter? Was it responsible? Here our take on the real and lots more. Hit the stream below and listen to “the bad boys of radio”. #FatFreeWaterEdition #Newmanati
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