If you’re a fan of Howard Stern, you know about King Of All Blacks. He stopped by to talk about his relationship with Stern going back to 1987, the status of his Sirius XM 101 Black on Black Show, how he came up as a fancy negro and whether or not he plays a minstrel role on the Stern Show. Brothers Eric and Jeff Rosenthal of Its The Real Fame talk about their first rap mixtape ‘Urbane Outfitters” with DJ Drama… I didn’t know they could really rap. ‘Urbane Outfitters, Vol. 1″ is out now!
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Crustified Dibbs breaks down why Eminem took his spot, why he jerked Attorney Reggie Osse out of $10,000, the time the Notorious B.I.G. smacked the schitt out of his man, how it was nothing for him to grow up with murderers and killers in his home, how he went from being the most wanted emcee to no one returning his calls, who at Jive Records is a Fuckyberg, how minor leagues money is better than the major leagues and why he remains one of the most respected lyricists in the game.
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This week, we welcome the Super Thug aka N.O.R.E. and get to the bottom of the long standing “beef” between P.A.P.I. and “super attorney” Reggie Ossé. Noreaga speaks on his history with Mobb Deep, Notorious B.I.G., Tragedy, Capone, Chris Lighty and other rap luminaries. Plus, Nore tells us about his trip to the fat farm to visit the late, great Big Pun. Get ready for Combat!!!
Sak passe Internets!!! This week, Grammy award winning and former Haitian presidential candidate Wyclef Jean sets the record straight about the #YELE charity organization accusations, the Ducati and pum pum shorts incident, intmate music making moments with Lauryn Hill, carrying Haiti on his back. the legacy of the Fugees and drops a freestyle that you’ll need Rosetta Stone to decipher through. Please remember, it’s #YELE not #YOLO!
The “People’s Choice”, DJ Envy stops by to talk about his role as the devil’s advocate on the Breakfast Club, his recent admission of infidelity to his wife, how other dj’s ain’t playing right, getting a gun pulled on him by Nas, and tells us his strategy to “kill a muthafucker breathin’”. We also get a call from The Boondocks TV series character Uncle Ruckus, who asks us for a handout and waxes poetic on the day’s race-related hot topics.
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In her most in-depth interview ever, Love and Hip-Hop creator Mona Scott-Young discusses the passing of her former Violator Management partner and friend Chris Lighty; addresses the criticisms of Love & Hip-Hop head on; talks about when rap stars like LL Cool J and Busta Rhymes were real larger than life stars and how she’d really like to work with Maino. We went Hollywood on this one.
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.
It’s the Box That Rocks! Ralph McDaniels, founder of the seminal Video Music Box talks thirty years of history. Highlights include how Big Daddy Kane shot someone causing him to miss “The Symphony” video shoot, how we wasn’t fucking with Mr. Magic at first, gunplay at NaS’s “It Ain’t Hard To Tell” video shoot, running with a young and grimy Russell Simmons, allowing a young Jay-Z to play hype man for the Notorious B.I.G. and how really good he is in these streets. This is #RapHistoryMonth b. #Newmanati.
Pusha T discusses the differences in working with The Neptunes and Kanye, why Big Daddy Kane > Rakim, how Big Sean is really a problem within the G.O.O.D Music camp, why rappers like Rick Ross can’t ever really get away from the streets, how he can’t ever be right with Consequence, how he threw a shot at Combat, the possible name for the next Clipse album and more.
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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.
New York Times Pop Culture critic Jon Caramanica helped us kick off 2013 as he talks about his journey to the Grey Lady, how artists like Rick Ross are able to survive in Hip Hop’s “post truth” era, how Chief Keef is just as important to the culture as your favorite rapper’s favorite rapper and more. We’re back. Newmanati!
2012 was a great year for The Combat Jack Show. When Premium Pete’s assist yielded Bun B as our first guest last January, the pressure was on to deliver great guests, quality interviews and dope content. Week after week.
Week after week, we sent out tweets, dm’s, emails, texts and phone calls to cats we felt would keep the momentum going. Personally, I was looking to interview individuals that not only expanded the general boundaries of what we call Hip Hop culture, but also provide compelling stories. I wanted people that would mesh as well as clash with Dallas Penn and Pete, who was going to be the next #fuckyberg and who was #Newmanati. There were week’s when we had no one lined up, week’s cats we thought confirmed dropped out on the eleventh hour, week’s when cats just showed up and weeks when we would lock an “A” list talent on some timing, luck, hard work and magic shit.
Magic like when Cheat Code Just Blaze who was on a guest in December ’11 decided to join our team in April. Like when cats we fux with reached out and said they wanted to be on. Like how we hadn’t yet had a member of the Wu on and ended up connecting with the RZA. We and the RZA really connected b. I still can’t believe we did what we did this year. The magic never stopped.
It’s impossible to capture the very best of this year in one post, and with the limited time in which to compile a complete and comprehensive list, but Matt Raz and exec producer Chris Morrow did a helluva job pulling up some memorable moments. #Salute them. #Salute also to the team that made 2012 so special, Theotis Jones for the artwork and Showbills, SahBaun for his work on the website, executive producer Chris Morrow, Dwayne Crawford for production, Christina “Shoom” Issacs for additional production, Ken Gibbs, Jr. and his team on the incredible work on our videos, Alwayz Ambitious, Jerome and Renaldo, Alex Norman and PNC Radio, Peter Oasis, JasFly and Ny Delight. StandOut FT, Kelly, Akim, Chuma, Chi, Kai and Kara… if I forgot any one, please hit me and I’ll apologize and quickly add you to the list.
#Salutes to Dallas Penn, Premium Pete, Just Blaze, DJ Benhameen, A-King and Matt Raz. I have the best team money can’t buy.
And most importantly, #Salutes to you for creating this space ship. You could’ve been anywhere in the world but you’re here with us. Thank you.
Dream them dreams…
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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That time of year again.
The Allindstrom.com Hip-Hop Award Season is BACK! This year we’ve brought Joe La Puma of Complex Magazine, B. Dot of Rap Radar, Combat Jack, Jayson Rodriguez of XXL, and Jeff Sledge to debate to best of the year. In our first video we debate if theres a bigger rookie than Chief Keef, and it’s Nas vs Pusha T vs Big Sean for Most Improved.
Ladies get a delighted double date from the likes of @RealLifeKaz and Bomani Jones ends things on an awkward but delightful note. Props to Ebony for the top 5 podcast nod.
Will adidas change the shoe game for 2013? Listen to Jon Wexler, the Global Director for Entertainment and Influencer Marketing at adidas drop knowledge on how he came up from an entry-level marketing position to signing deals with some of the hottest celebrities in Pop culture. G Roc from The Shoe Game co-hosted episode 4 with exclusive details from the latest Jordan brand ‘Dare to Fly’ event in NYC showcasing the new Air Jordan 28. Shout out to Reebox’s Marketing Rep, Ari for being in studio and sponsoring those Court Victory Pump “Nautical Pack” Grey/Blue and the USC colorway from Pump Omni Lite’s “Revival Pack.”
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