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 the final installment of our three part interview with Styles P on The Combat Jack Show, Styles details the impact that Diddy had on his career. While acknowledging that The LOX and Diddy had creative differences during their Bad Boy years, he says it was worth the experience. "I learned a lot from Puff. As far as his work ethic, it would be hard to find someone that could match that," he states. "He invented leaving the club and going back to the studio."
Combat Jack also asks about a recent quote that outlines the veteran rappers' annoyance in the lack of competitiveness that occurs in rap. "When you get on a track with another artist, you supposed to want to bust his ass," Styles P explains. Referring to rap as a "verbal sport," Styles harkens back to the classic 1996 record between Jay-Z and The Notorious B.I.G., and how that magnetic dynamic is lost today. "When I listen to 'Brooklyn's Finest,' I listen to two MC's that's cool but competitive, going at each other."
Styles P's new album, Float, is in stores now.
Check out the previous two installments of the DJ Premier interview below:
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