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 spotlight a favorite guest from season one, Joey Bada$$. The Brooklyn rapper gets into a number of topics, including why he prefers building with another artist in the studio as opposed to making a song over the Internet. "Nowadays, with the Internet being present, everybody just want to send you a track," he says. "You hop on a verse and it sounds fake. It sounds like it was recorded in two different places. Verses is totally different from each other. Fuck that. That's not how I am."
Later on Combat Jack asks Joey about when he performed "Waves" on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last year. Only 17 at the time, the Brooklyn rapper says he had a few butterflies in his stomach. But once he hit the stage, it was game time. "That feeling was different from like a BET look or MTV look," he says. "That was just different because me being put in front of a different crowd. That just felt great."
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