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 host 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 third and final episode, Waka talks about his friendship with Chief Keef.
Combat Jack opens by giving Waka props for reaching out to Chief Keef when things got hot for him in Chicago.
Flockaveli admits that young Sosa reminded him of himself. "Damn—that's like us all over again," Waka says. "That's a young kid at the end of the day. Of course if you're young and you're coming from that... You can't fault a kid that grow up and every day he see a dead body and crack vials. That's what his life sees. So this is what he knows. He ain't have the opportunity to have a mom or daddy going to work.
"I just see people pickin' at him. I feel like that shit was me cause I had met him and he was on the same shit I was on. I'm like, that nigga don't even know what he got. At times you can't help cause you gotta let a person learn. But if you fall, I'll be the nigga to pick you up."
Keef says nobody really helped him along the way, although he does credit Busta Rhymes for giving him some real advice.
Later on Combat Jack asks the artist who once rapped "Fuck the Industry": Did you ever feel betrayed by the industry?
"The industry the industry," Waka replies. "It ain't good; it ain't bad. It's all on the person. [People say] these niggas is shady. If you weak they shady... You have to run your own life."
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