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 two of our three part interview with Prodigy on The Combat Jack Show, Combat examines the rift that occurred between P and Jay-Z. He consults co-host Just Blaze on the subject, who at the time was an in-house producer for Roc-A-Fella. While taking a neutral stance, Just explained the dispute subsequently led to a record with Prodigy and Memphis Bleek being scrapped.
Prodigy recounts the moment when he realized the beef wasn't worth the possible consequences. Ready to throw down when both parties were present for a nightclub event ("We keep the hammers in case we got to do something"), the two celebrated MC's made amends for their misconstrued verbal altercation. "He brought me back to reality," Prodigy confessed. "I felt stupid after that."
Prodigy's new album, Albert Einstein, is in stores now. The project boasts features from Action Bronson, Raekwon and Roc Marciano, with full production from Los Angeles veteran The Alchemist.
Check out part one of the Prodigy interview on The Combat Jack Show below.
Also check out Prodigy on Complex TV's The Process below.
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