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The Ice T Episode

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Ice T’s been around for a while and came through the show to share his journey from the death of his parents in New Jersey to encountering gang culture in Los Angeles. From drugs to robberies to rapping to a record deal. A step by step of how the Body Count song “Cop Killer” changed his whole life, and how he and Coco (she’s here too) managed to keep their marriage alive. There’s a whole lot here. Ice T, uncensored.

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.

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 www.websterhall.com. Proceeds will benefit the J Dilla Foundation.

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

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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.

The Combat Jack Show: The Cipha Sounds Episode

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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.

The Tech N9ne Episode

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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.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

The Combat Jack Show: The Keith Clinkscales Episode

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Revolt TV’s CEO Keith Clinkscales talks about how the revolution is being televised. One day after the passing of his father, former Globetrotter Alvin Keith, Clinkscales talks about VIBE and it’s intimate relationship with Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G., his long relationship with Puff, how he was a part of Lebron James’ announcement and his his biggest victory to date: how he beat cancer.

It’s not just rapper dudes over here. Put your book down and learn something!

The Combat Jack Show: The Anil Dash Episode

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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!

The Combat Jack Show: The Marc Ecko Episode

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Marc Ecko walks us through his extraordinary journey, how he came up from being a naive Hip Hop fan to becoming a household name, his run with Diddy, why Bobby Kondors has him scared to blow trees today, the Barry Bonds baseball thing, why the education system has him mad and why you should run cop his book ‘Unlabel: Selling You Without Selling Out’. He’s not Che Guevara with bling on, but he’s Complex.

Run cop ‘Unlabel: Selling You Without Selling Out’ here.

The Combat Jack Show: The Adam Mansbach and J.Period Episode

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New York Times bestselling author Adam Mansbach (Rage Is Back, Angry Black White Boy, Go The Fuck To Sleep) and mixtape dj and producer J.Period (March 9: B.I.G. Tribute, J.Period & NaS: Best of NaS) were this week’s guests where we chopped about being white and aware of white privilege, whether no graffiti on the NYC transit lines is a good or bad thing, Mansbach teaming up with Sam Jackson, J.Period becoming music supervisor to the Brooklyn Nets, whether there’s really hope for a true post-racial America and more. Smart talk, no filler. Let’s go.

The Combat Jack Show: The Big Daddy Kane Episode

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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’.

The Combat Jack Show: The Return of Just Blaze Episode

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It’s been a hectic summer for the Cheat Code. Deals, touring, doing interviews with other radio shows and finding more creative ways to spending his money took Justin away from us for several episodes but he’s back! Just talks the real reason he’s not on MCHG, how them other radio shows butchered his interviews, his deal at Capitol, the MTV VMAs and a whole lotta other shit. Let’s go!

The Pastor Troy and Shaheem Reid Episode

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Shaheem Reid now of Life + Times fame tells us how he landed his recent Oprah Winfrey interview, how he’s become an a&r man without an office and how life is great after MTV. Pastor Troy has gone full movie director without the Kickstarter as he tells us about his upcoming ‘We Was Homeboys’ movie project. Plus, Dallas Penn is back!!!

The Spike Lee Episode

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Spike Lee talks about the controversy behind his Kickstarter campaign, the ills of gentrification in his beloved Brooklyn, his relationship with Mike Tyson, why Halle Berry is the actor he’s most proud of putting on, why he still hasn’t seen ‘Django Unchained’, his instrumental role in making Jordans the hottest sneaker ever made, what ever happened to Matty Rich, why Michael Jordan now wears mom jeans, how his movies (like his upcoming ‘Old Boy’) is getting bloodier, and a whole lot of other ish. It’s easy to take this man for granted, but looking at the impact he’s had on our culture, we gotta do the right thing and give Mars Blackmon his props.

Support Spike Lee’s Kickstarter for his new flick here.