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 Prodigy on The Combat Jack Show, the Mobb Deep lyricist detailed his relationship with his father. A tough yet tragic individual, Prodigy explained his father became addicted to heroin at the age of 14 and was unable to keep himself out of trouble when P was a child.
The HNIC tells the story of how his father "kidnapped" him for an unexpected nightcap that ended in the back of a cop car. While the infamous incident shook up his family unit, Prodigy says "fearlessness" was instilled in him through his father's actions. "He grew up tough," says P. "And he wanted his son to be tough like him."
Prodigy's collaborative album, Albert Einstein, with producer/rapper The Alchemist comes out tomorrow.
Also, check out this related Complex TV video where Prodigy breaks down the Illuminati.
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