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 Wale on The Combat Jack Show, Folarin talks about being left for dead by the music industry. Combat and Dallas ask the MMG rapper about how it felt after his debut album, Attention Deficit, flopped, Interscope dropped him, and Kid Cudi uttered those famous words, "We don't fuck with you musically."
Although he does refer to it as "that dark time," Wale downplays the situation, saying that he was still getting 10 bands for just walking into a club. His explanation for why people were still fucking with him personally even when they weren't fucking with him musically? "Because I'm Wale." He goes on to talk about hooking up with Rick Ross and dropping his smash hit, "Lotus Flower Bomb."
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