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 this episode of The Combat Jack Show, Killer Mike and El-P explain the ways they educate listeners through their music as well as other endeavors. For Killer Mike, that happens to be his own podcast Educated Villains, which he uses as a platform to enlighten listeners on issues they may not be aware of. "I just think rappers should take the time to say something," Killer Mike says. "A lot of times our messages are in our music, but because the beat and the grooves are so dope people miss it. I think that we owe the audience at this point."
Combat Jack asks El-P about a recent record he made called "Drones Over Blkyn," which the Brooklyn artist declares isn't a joking matter. "If there's any credence to the guy who wrote 'Drones Over Blkyn' a year before drones were flying over Brooklyn, then listen to me; we're going to be in fascist police state. It's happening, it's there," El-P says.
Watch the full clip above, where Killer Mike and El-P discuss historical atrocities that still occur today. Their latest collaborative album Run the Jewels is out now.
Also check out the first episode of their series from season one below.
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