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The Combat Jack Show

The undisputed #1 HipHop podcast, the Combat Jack Show features interviews with HipHop icons & the most in-depth conversations about music, news, culture & race. Listen to Russell Simmons, Chuck D, Damon Dash, Rza, Scarface, D-Nice and more share personal stories and talk exclusively about their journeys, philosophies and viewpoints.

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Nipsey Hussle & Karen Civil Episode

On this week’s episode of The Combat Jack Show, we have Los Angeles, California rising star Nipsey Hussle. We talk everything from is early beginnings in LA, his rising fame to stardom, him almost doing a long stretch in prison after “hiding out” with a warrant on his head, his beef with complex, his new $100 mixtape Crenshaw and more. Also, riding shotgun with Nipsey is the beautiful media maven Karen Civil. KC speaks on her ascension in the industry from interning with Funk Master Flex to working with the likes of Lil Wayne, Jeezy, being an integral part of the Beats by Dre empire etc. It.Does.Not.Stop.

1hr 20mins

2 Dec 2013

Rank #1

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The Kevin Gates Episode

Man, this has got to be one of the most unique interviews ever conducted on this show. It's also one I throughly enjoyed. Go ahead and press play.

1hr 6mins

27 Aug 2014

Rank #2

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The Return of Damon Dash Episode

Damon Dash is making noise. Noise inspiring to some and uncomfortable to others. No punches pulled, shots most definitely fired. Everybody gets hit. Let's go.

2hr 13mins

6 Jun 2014

Rank #3

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The Reunion Episode

Internets! This episode was in the making for a long time. While we’d preferred to have done this while our dear brother Combat Jack was still with us in the physical, you asked for it and we finally got it done...The Reunion Episode. Yes, the crew was in the building... A-King, Dallas Penn, Premium Pete, Matt Raz, DJ Benhameen, Just Blaze and LSN Captain- Chris Morrow. So much emotions as we powered through reminiscing about the early days of the Combat Jack Show. Shout out to long time friends and supporters Jamiliah Lemieux, Derrick “D-Dot” Angelettie (who stopped by), Westside Gunn, Dart Adams and more who called in to share their fond memories and moments of Combat Jack.While this may serve as the final Combat Jack Show, we will always keep the legacy alive and may you all continue to #RaiseTheBar. Thank you all for your support and we ask that you keep his family and us in your thoughts and prayers. It.Does.Not.Stop....Love!

2hr 33mins

16 Jan 2018

Rank #4

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The Return of Charlamagne Tha God Episode

On this episode we bring you The Return Charlamagne The God. We sit down and talk Black Privilege, White Privilege, his ascension to being the "King of All Media", his Brilliant Idiots podcast, his father's teachings, being woke and much more. This is definitely one of our best episodes thus far. Charlamagne's new book: "Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It" will be available 4/18 on all print and digital retailers. #RaiseTheBar

1hr 34mins

13 Apr 2017

Rank #5

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The Wendy Williams Episode

The Queen of All Media gave the Combat Jack Show a rare interview covering her rise and reign in radio, her success in television, her challenges with substance abuse, rape, the dangers of being the most feared shock jock on the dial, marriage and more. This is the full Wendy Williams experience. Internets, how you doin?

1hr 12mins

22 Dec 2015

Rank #6

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The Eric B Episode

Back story: I was hit with a bad case of insomnia this week so by the time I sat with Eric I was going on 1 hours worth of sleep in 5 days. Add to the fact that in person, Eric's presence is intimidating. I've never met anyone more serious than Eric B. With that said, you'll pick up on the nervousness in my voice.Eric takes us back to the heart of Golden Age Hip Hop and into the future. A fascinating man. A fascinating story.Internets, we present to you the Eric B episode.Hosted by @Combat_JackProduced by @JonathanMenaExecutive Produced by @MrChrisMorrow and @its_AkingEngineered by @SJKaramwww.CombatJackShow.comTwitter/IG @combatjackshow

2hr 5mins

15 Mar 2016

Rank #7

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The Angela Yee Episode

The Queen of Urban Radio drops by to give us an update on her life, why she doesn't give the cookies on the first date, her relationship with her co-members of the Breakfast Club, the return of Lip Service and more. All Hail The Queen.

1hr 43mins

9 Jun 2015

Rank #8

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The "Seven Five" Michael Dowd Episode

Michael Dowd, crowned "The Most Corrupt Cop in the History of The NYPD" and main subject of the amazing documentary 'The Seven Five' tells his tale of being a cop in the 75th Precinct in the East New York section of Brooklyn in the 1980s. Describing vividly the unexpected phenomena that was the crack epidemic, Dowd's descent from good cop to drug dealer is literally a movie dog. Put this one in your pipe and smoke it.

1hr 46mins

2 Feb 2016

Rank #9

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The Return Of Kevin Gates Episode

On his second appearance on the Combat Jack Show, Mr. "I Don't Get Tired" doesn't disappoint. All the controversies, all the hoopla, and of course, thoughts on his upcoming album 'Islah'. I can't even call this one. You've been warned.

1hr 25mins

13 Oct 2015

Rank #10

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The No Malice Episode

No Malice gives his best interview. Ever. Here. And his story is that good. Nothing else to it b. Press play and thank us later.Hosted by @Combat_JackProduced by @JonathanMenaExecutive Produced by @MrChrisMorrow and @its_AkingEngineered by @SJKaramwww.CombatJackShow.comTwitter/IG @combatjackshow

1hr 34mins

8 Mar 2016

Rank #11

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The Juvenile Episode

Juvenile discusses his role in the birth of Cash Money, his first trip to NY and performing at The Tunnel, becoming a millionaire before the major deal, and the driving force behind "Ha" and "Back That Thang Up". We also touched on reconciling with Cash Money, his thoughts on the Birdman and Lil Wayne feud, as well as his upcoming compilation mixtape, "Mardi Gras". This what y'all been waiting for, Ha!

1hr 4mins

10 Mar 2015

Rank #12

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The "What's Love Got to do With It ?" Episode feat. Dating Guru, Tennesha Wood

Internets! For all of you who have been looking for love in all the wrong places, the talkitects sit down with a dating guru so you can get your spring fling and summer jump-offs right before cuffing season gets underway.What is the correct way to ask for some casual sex in the #metoo era ? Make sure you listen up so you don't go dry.

1hr 24mins

25 Apr 2018

Rank #13

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The Shoot Your Shot Episode

So much is going on this week. The crew recaps a few things going on in the culture, new releases, the art of shooting your shot and more. #CombatCancer


19 Dec 2017

Rank #14

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The Making Of Mogul The Life & Death Of Chris Lighty

Listen to Mogul: The Life & Death of Chris Lighty on Apple Podcasts and make sure you subscribe, rate and comment. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mogul-the-life-and-death-of-chris-lighty/id1247146656?mt=2On this episode of Combat Jack Show we sit down with Loud Speakers Network own Chris Morrow and Gimlet Media's Matthew Nelson to have a roundtable discussion about the creation of Mogul: The Life and Death of Chris Lighty. Mogul is available on Apple Podcasts and other streaming services. Please subscribe, rate and comment. Join the discussion on social media using the hashtag #Mogul. #RaiseTheBar

1hr 26mins

20 Jun 2017

Rank #15

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The Combat Jack Show: The Russell Simmons Episode

The Godfather of this whole damb thing, Rush broke bread reflecting on his time as a gang member, small time drug dealer, how Hip Hop saved his life, why DJ Hollywood should be remembered in the rap history books, why Diddy is the man he his today, Rick Rubin, Lyor Cohen, Dame Dash, how he's not hung up on the word "nigga".... so much covered that we had to end it with a lesson in meditation, literally. I've seen a lot in my life, but I never thought I'd see the day when a real life rap yogi would be walking us down memory lane.

1hr 43mins

11 Mar 2014

Rank #16

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The DJ D-Nice Episode

Who is more Renaissance Man than Mr. Derrick Jones? The Human TR-808 gives his most descriptive interview ever. He walks us step by step to the moment of Scott La Rock's death, and how it affected his relationship with KRS-One. He shares how, after he blew up as a solo artist, everything dried up and he became homeless, broke and depressed. Then rebirth. Web designer, photography, one of the world's preeminent DJ's. From peddling drugs to DJing for the President. We've heard many stories about one's journey from the bottom to the top, but if this one doesn't inspire you, you're already dead. I know ya'll keep telling us weekly how the latest episode be your top 5. You need to readjust that list again.

2hr 18mins

20 May 2014

Rank #17

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The Return of Bomani Jones Episode

On this Ep we kick it with ESPN Sports commentator and host Bomani Jones. He discussed he departure from "Highly Questionable", transitioning into his new untitled ESPN show (Jan '18), his Twitter clap back skills, his views on the state of America and much more. As always, please rate, subscribe, comment and share. #RaiseTheBarPlease go to https://www.gofundme.com/4a1ziww to help our west coast bro @mistermorris55

1hr 29mins

22 Aug 2017

Rank #18

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The Nick Cannon Episode

Nick Cannon has GOT to be the hardest working man in show business. So when he took time out to grace the Combat Jack Show, you know we had to dig deep into his history, his love for comedy, his Hollywood breaks, his loves, his losses, his challenges, his relationship with Howard Stern and how many of your WCWs he actually crushed. He's only just beginning. 'Chi-Raq' hits theaters this weekend.

1hr 41mins

1 Dec 2015

Rank #19

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The Young Guru Episode

The "Most Successful Engineer In Hip Hop" makes his second appearance on The Combat Jack Show to share his thoughts on the Roc hey day, the recent Tidal Roc reunion, behind the scenes on some of his greatest hits and why Jay Z didn't get ethered by Jay Z. Plus, a very special announcement by Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson.

3hr 14mins

16 Jun 2015

Rank #20