Nobody does real talk like Reggie Ossé a.k.a. Combat Jack. The former rap industry attorney, media executive, author, and Internet radio talk-show personality 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 Dallas Penn, Premium Pete, and Just Blaze, The Combat Jack Show appears every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday on Complex TV.

In part one of our three part interview with French Montana on The Combat Jack Show, the Bronx rapper recalls his days coming up making street DVDs, what inspired him to take rapping seriously, and what Max B taught him. The most revealing part comes when French reveals how he was able to piece together his strategy to take over based on what he learned profiling drug kingpins in his Cocaine City series. Though the best detail might be when he recalls the time he and Max B made $60,000 one weekend only to have Max ask him to lend him a grand the next day.

French's debut album, Excuse My French, is in stores tomorrow.

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