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.
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…
17 episodes… and we are just getting started. Joe Budden breaks down the “Budden ranch” patiently waits for the edits from VH1′s highly anticipated Love & Hip-hop NY. Our dating series continues when we turn up Kei. Aside from classifying lesbians, bossing up on Just Blaze, drankin Jamison out of the bottle and coming out in 94; Kei chops it up on bagging bitches, women having bi-sexual tendencies. Nagressive is born with the collaboration of Just Blaze, Kei, and NY’s poor delivery and annunciation of aggressive. Shit gets wild this week. NY is now the pegged as the lesbian narcissist. Unwind, turn up but more importantly get familiar with Reality Check; the organic podcast sure to delight.
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.
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.
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.
The organic podcast sure to delight is now dating; week 13 starts off with another diversity moment with producer Chris Marrow where we revisit Asian men and potential prospects. Props to Malibu Red for having us drunk on the first date with Brad. As you can imagine things got rapidly turnt when Brad gets placed on the hot seat about his likes, wants, interest, going the distance and cuffing season. Charlie Murphy makes a cameo appearance but NYdelight survives. Things get awkward with Just Blaze as he explains throat cheese, his ever changing avi’s and men with vaginas among others things. Jas and NY bond over similar interests and thoughts. Definitely another delightful installment of Reality Check!
In preparation for his upcoming Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors album, Big Boi got ready for combat, reflecting on getting boo’d in NYC at the Source Awards, how OutKast influenced the Notorious B.I.G., the difference between creating an album with 3 Stacks and going dolo, the time someone passed him some laced weed and why he no longer freestyles on radio shows. We also get a surprise call from Gunplay as luxuriates in his time of house arrest.
Vicious Lies & Dangerous Rumors drops December 11th.
Showbill by Theotis Jones
News w/ MattRaz
- Mayor Bloomberg announced plans to ban food donations to homeless shelters because the city can’t assess their salt, fat, sugar, or fiber content. - newyork.cbslocal.com
- 64 year old Henry Hamilton was found dead in his home last week alongside two empty prescription drug bottles and a living will which included the words “do not revive – fuck Obama”. -theroot.com
- The Bolivian City of El Alto has announced plans to amputate the hands of thieves and chemically castrate rapists as part of a new judicial system which will employ trained doctors to carry through with the judgements. - nydailynews.com
“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.
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.
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!!!!
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