Nobody does real talk like Reggie Ossé a.k.a. Combat Jack. A former rap industry attorney, media executive, author, and Internet radio talk-show host, he now hosts The Combat Jack Show, where hip-hop's biggest names are put on the front line. The questions will be tough—and shots will be fired. Co-hosted by Just Blaze and Dallas Penn, The Combat Jack Show appears every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday on Complex TV.
This week Waka Flocka Flame visits The Combat Jack Show. In the first episode, Waka talks about how he gave up his hoop dreams and wound up becoming a rapper.
"I was nice at balling," Waka recalls, but then his plans changed because, as the Brick Squad boss puts it, "I fell in love with the streets."
Waka goes on to speak about the death of his little brother, who was killed by a drunk driver who subsequently got off without jail time. "That fucked my life up. It just made me feel like, everybody gonna pay. The mailman, the fuckin' dog, everybody—that shit possessed me."
But Waka's hard times were just beginning—like the time when he got shot. "I was feeling myself. I was in the hood. I had a new M6, got ice everywhere, $10,000 in my pocket..." Then suddenly he had a gun in his grill. And while he was handing over his jewels and watch, he tried to grab the gun. But things didn't work out so well...
"I want everybody to know the real story," he thought after the slug penetrated his flesh. "I didn't go out like no damn coward."
Click above to hear the truth as told to Combat Jack... And come back all week for more real talk from Waka.