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, a number of guests from season one share stories of their time in the streets before they became the stars they are now. Busta Rhymes reveals that before he started taking rap seriously he was a drug dealer. He recalls one specific incident that could have ended badly for him, but he figured out a way to make it work. "I was fucking with some dudes out of town, and the spot got robbed," Busta says. "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."
Gunplay also shares his own moments of illegal activity. According to the 34-year-old rapper, he could have been killed during an altercation that took place in the middle of the street. "We got into a shootout in front of a radio station. Five or six bullet holes through my car," he says. "There's a lot going on that music takes a backseat."
If you enjoyed this episode, watch season one highlights with Busta Rhymes, Prodigy, Scarface, Waka Flocka Flame and more below.