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, we revisit highlights from season one which include incredible stories from Busta Rhymes, Prodigy, DJ Premier and Scarface.
Busta describes his close connection with Q-Tip and A Tribe Called Quest, which began when the relationship with his own crew, Leaders of the New School, started to go south. "Whenever I was going through the shit that I was going through with Leaders, I would go get with Tribe to get to embrace being who I was and not having to compromise that," Busta says. "They embraced all of it, to the point where they put me on like 10 fucking features on all the Tribe albums. I was like the unofficial fifth Tribe member."
Prodigy offers a fascinating story of his own. When the rapper was just 8-years-old, he says his father kidnapped him and brought him along for a robbery. However, he wasn't aware of the situation until it was too late. "He got out the car, went in the store. I'm sitting there, I don't know what he's doing. He come out with a big ass supermarket brown paper bag full of jewelry," he says. "We get in a police chase. Now I'm thinking, 'Oh shit.' Now he's telling me what's happening. I'm like, 'Wow.'"
Be sure to catch the second installment of season one highlights of The Combat Jack Show tomorrow October 25. Also, if you enjoyed this episode, watch Styles P, DJ Premier and Busta Rhymes share memorable The Notorious B.I.G. stories below.
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