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 second part of our three part interview with Busta Rhymes on The Combat Jack Show, Busta opens up about his past as a drug dealer. Seeing his parents work hard to provide for his family, Busta explains he wanted to help out too. "My mother had worked for a law firm for 25 years as a receptionist, but her hours were just so crazy," Busta recalls. "She would come home with her ankles looking like little mini pumpkins, and that shit used to be so painful. I used to hate that shit, so I ended up trying to do things to create less stress for her."
Busta brings up one specific incident during his time as a drug dealer that has stuck with him to this day. "I was fucking with some dudes out of town, and the spot got robbed," Busta recounts. "These niggas had to take a short, obviously because the spot got robbed. So they put us back in the spot with some more shit, and I robbed them."
Fast forward five years, and the budding rap star says he was confronted at a performance by the same individuals he robbed. "I get off the stage and I step straight to them because I thought it was going to be a problem," Busta says. "Nigga said to me, 'We glad you doing your thing, congratulations and all that. But if you ever end up back on this side, you going to pay for that shit you did.'"
"I laughed at that shit," Busta explains. "I said, 'You motherfuckers ain't going to never see me over there again.' Verses kept getting better and better."
Watch the full clip above, where Busta also details the breakup of Leaders of the New School. Look out for Busta Rhymes' new album E.L.E.2 (Extinction Level Event 2), which will be released later this year.
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