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The Combat Jack Show: The Pharoahe Monch Episode


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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 knew he used to carry them blammers? Who knew he was fed a deadly drug cocktail that took him to the edge of insanity? Who knew he was a heavy DipSet fan? Or liked 2 Chainz? What other MC admits getting murked on his own song? I really enjoyed this session. I hope you do too. Stand the fuck up!


The Combat Jack Show: The Scarface Episode


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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 avoid making controversial statements, but he just can’t help himself. This is Brad Jordan like you’ve never heard before.


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 history, it’s etymology, and explains why this word will never go away, and why we should embrace rather than shun it. Also, Sean C. and L.V. talk their musical history and why we should cop their new album ‘Loud Dreams’ for only $Free Ninety Nine here. My lips is like an oowop as I start to spray it.

Talib Kweli & Ma Dukes J. Dilla Episode

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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 Grae doesn’t fuxs with him right now and why he doesn’t like doing interviews anymore. #DillaLives

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

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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 J Dilla tribute show in New York, which will also feature special performances by Phony PPL, YC the Cynic and surprise guests, with an all-Dilla set by DJ Parler following the show! Hosted by Jarobi of A Tribe Called Quest andMaureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey, Dilla’s mother, this event will be the first annual officially sanctioned Dilla tribute show in NYC to honor the legacy of the Grammy Award-winning producer, James “J Dilla” Yancey, and directly benefit the J Dilla Foundation.

Doors for this historic event will open at 6:30PM, and the show will begin promptly at 8PM. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at Proceeds will benefit the J Dilla Foundation.

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 making a then unknown Sean “Diddy” Combs into a household name. Learn as she walks us through what really happened that fateful night at the tragic CCNY event and why she wasn’t responsible. Marvel at how she decided to build Funk Master Flex into the brand that he is today. Take in her close and meaningful relationship with the late, great Chris Lighty. We only scratched the surface as to this woman’s integral role in contributing to this culture, but this episode’s lessons is an important and mostly overlooked in this thing we call rap. PLUS: Dallas Penn shares how he single handedly broke the Internets with his ingenious execution of Pologate.

The Combat Jack Show: The Russell Simmons Episode

russell-simmons-sb-loThe 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 not hung up on the word “nigga”…. so much covered that we had to end it with a lesson in meditation, literally. I’ve seen a lot in my life, but I never thought I’d see the day when a real life rap yogi would be walking us down memory lane. Please run cop Russell’s new book “Success Through Stillness: Meditation Made Simple” co-written by our very own Chris Morrow here.

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 loss, his issues with Jaz-O, how he was managed by Big Daddy Kane and why he stopped effin with Dame Dash. I also talk about why Steve Stoute might not be fuxin with me too tough these days. Whatevers.

FBS Special Delivery No. 16 – The 2014 Oscar Recap Plus True Detective & The Walking Dead Episode

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On the 2014 Oscar Recap of Special Delivery the FanBros break down last night’s historic 2014 Oscar ceremony, including all the big winners and losers from the show. Not only that but we also cover True Detective’s “After You’re Gone…” and The Walking Dead’s “Still “. As this is the next to last episode of True Detective we have some worries of whether or not they can stick the ending of the first season. The Walking Dead continues on with an episode dedicated to Daryl & Beth, and Kimson thinks that it should have been titled “Snore” instead of “Still.” Listen to the latest episode and make sure you subscribe on Itunes & Soundcloud. Shouts to everyone who took home an Oscar last night including Lupita Nyong’o and Jared Leto who had the best speeches of the night in my humble opinion.

FanBrosShow No. 40 – The Young Guru Episode

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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 is good or evil, Star Trek representing science while Star Trek is religion based, and so much more. Young Guru is there for the entire episode so check him speaking on the enormous Netflix deal, the gigantic Godzilla trailer, and the sad untimely passing of the legendary Harold Ramis. This joint is jammed packed with knowledge, as well as the insanity that you’ve come to expect from the crew, so press play and remember to subscribe to us on Itunes, Soundcloud, & Facebook. Your life will be better and your friends will respect you. Oh yeah, Happy Bornday to me and to my brother from another mother Young Guru.

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 and this is an official disclaimer that Lord Jamar’s views aren’t shared by The Combat Jack Show. But as always, we keep it #Newmanati.

The Combat Jack Show: The Cipha Sounds Episode


This week, Cipha Sounds from Hot 97 and Juan Epstein dropped by and shared his history from being Lil Kim’s DJ to opening up for Funk Master Flex at the Tunnel. He also talks how he broke Rihanna, the change in NY rap radio, why he wishes he stayed on satellite radio and how’s he’s doing big things in Hollywood via his Take It Personal improv movement. Eff their podcast? Not this episode.

Scandal Is The Best Show Ever Feat. DJ Maseo Of De La Soul (FanBrosShow)

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Scandal is the best show ever? Well now that we’ve got you reading let’s just say that after hearing Maseo of De La Soul expound upon the greatness you may be inclined to agree. Scandal is just one of the many topics that Maseo speaks upon, including why he thinks LOST is a show about sharks, what inspired the artwork and music of De La Soul & why they gave away their catalog for free and much more. Maseo does love him some Olivia Pope & the rest of the Scandal team though and he does make a compelling argument for why Scandal Is The Best Show Ever. Don Will returns to school Maseo on why Scandal is almost as good as House Of Cards & Tatiana King finally wins one in the Star Wars Vs Star Trek debate. Tune in, even with a title as crazy as that we never steer you wrong.

The Walking Dead & True Detective Recap Episode (Special Delivery)

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The Walking Dead & True Detective Recap – “The Secret Fate Of All Life” & “Inmates”

The Walking Dead & True Detective Recap covers the newest episodes”The Secret Fate Of All Life” & “Inmates”.
Another week another Special Delivery, and this week we speak on the new episode of The Walking Dead “Inmates” plus the latest from True Detective which is entitled “The Secret Fate Of All Life.” DJ BenHaMeen & Kimsonian answer the questions that have been haunting you since last nights premieres so sit back tune in and get ready for another classic edition of FanBrosShow. As this is The Walking Dead & True Detective Recap remember that there will be spoilers from this point on.


Do you read the comic version of The Walking Dead or do you just watch the show? Which is better to you and why?

The Tech N9ne Episode


Strange Music boss chopped it up about being drug free for 8 years, his relationship with Kendrick Lamar and T.D.E., his upcoming Independent Grind Tour, how he almost became a dance for MC Hammer, his relationship with Tupac, Lil Wayne, ghosts, witches, God and more. Learn and sizzle #Fuckybergs.

Return Of The Walking Dead Episode (FanBrosShow Special Delivery)


The Return Of The Walking Dead Episode covers the latest episode of The Walking Dead entitled “After” as well as the latest episode of True Detective which is titled “Who Goes There”. Kimsonian and DJ BenHaMeen break down the first show of Season Four Part Two of The Walking Dead, and the continuing adventures of Cohle and Marty on True Detective which also returns from a short hiatus. No need to spoil anything in the description we do more than enough of that on the podcast, just make sure you subscribe to us on Itunes & Soundcloud. While you’re spreading the love make sure you like us on Facebook! We love you for it! Hit us in the comments with your thoughts on the episode and which of the two shows you think is the best one out right now. Hint: it’s not The Walking Dead.

The Flappy Bird Funk Episode Feat. The Museum Of Uncut Funk (FanBrosShow)

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The Flappy Bird Funk Episode Feat. The Museum Of Uncut Funk? On this week’s episode of FanBrosShow we welcome Loreen Williamson and Pamela Thomas, the curators of Funky Turns 40, from the Museum of Uncut Funk a new show at the Schomburg Center in Harlem. They discuss what it’s like to be black in the art collecting world, why we should focus on other narratives other than the struggle, and what is their most valued pieces of art. Also we mourn the untimely passing of Phillip Seymour Hoffman, the travesty that was the SuperBowl commercials, and Tatiana dares to name Flappy Birds the game of the week. Plus more from our new advice segment and the FanBros are looking for a social media assistant! Do you have what it takes? #simpforspiderman and visit FanBros.Com for all of your fanbros needs!

The Bobbito Garcia Episode Feat. Guest Host Jean Grae


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When I met Bobbito back in 1989, when we were both interns at Def Jam, I never imagined dude to be facing such an illustrious career. Basketball, official #Shoemanati, a&r, label owner, author, actor, filmmaker… we talk about the origins of MF DOOM, his history with kicks, memories of the legendary Stretch & Bobbito show, his documentary ‘Doin It In The Park’ … man this is too much. PLUS Jean Grae sits in as a guest co-host. Is she gonna be a permanent feature??? Tune in.

The Combat Jack Show: The Rap Genius Episode, Part Deaux


Its a New Year and Dallas Penn doesn’t show up because he’s not effn with Rap Genius. Is it because they’re perpetual douche bags? Is it because they got a slap on the wrist from Google after they cooked their SEO books? Who the fux are these guys and why do they continue to piss the rap and tech and business world off? After getting through mad bullshit, we finally get some candid talk from these #Fuckybergs.

The Combat Jack Show: The Best Of 2013 Episode



Happy New Year!!!! It’s a new year with new goals to achieve, new challenges to overcome. But before we move on, we absolutely have to look back at the greatness that was 2013. We had our #Newmanati operative Jonathan  Mena comb through hours of content to bring you some of the finest moments of The Combat Jack Show 2013. On behalf of the entire team, thank you all for making last year the magic that it was. Press the download button b, I’m out.

The Combat Jack Show: The Elliott Wilson, Danyel Smith, B.Dot ‘Rap Radar’ “Eff Your Holiday” Episode


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Eff your holiday! We got with the YN ya’ll love to hate, his boss wife Danyel and his right hand that… you also love to hate. So much GREAT convo that I don’t even know where to begin. I don’t care about what ya’lls is ‘sposed to be doing with yer family an’ schitt for the holiday, just unwrap this episode, throw it on the headphones and don’t ever let them tell you Santa Claus doesn’t exist. The Black one. #NoDaysOff

The Combat Jack Show: The Buckshot, Smif n Wessun, Duck Down Episode


Is a Duck Down event a sausage fest? Do they get chicks? It’s greater than that as Buck Shot, Tek and General Steel share their days of running with Tupac, how Duck Down almost signed Eminem, how Buck is doing way more than music and how he’s got the answers. They also speak on  Hot 97 and share some choice words for program director Ebro Darden. Also, wifey Unbelievable Kim stops by and talks about her “controversial” classic song “Santa Claus Is A Black Man”.

The Combat Jack Show: The Ebro Darden Episode, Part Deaux


The Combat Jack show once again occupied the Hot 97 portal to break bread with our friend Ebro Darden of Hot 97 fame. You know every once and a while we gotta sit down with the head honcho to have “that” conversation. We talked NYC hip hop, the state of radio, his ever growing personality and more. Want to know if Hot 97 can be the home of The Combat Jack Show? Put down that daddy yak, grab some D’usse listen to this hardbody episode. #Newmanati