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Redman Says Phife Dawg’s Final Album Is “RIDICULOUS” & He’s On One Of The Songs (Audio)

In 1998, Redman was among the guests on A Tribe Called Quest's The Love Movement album. He appeared alongside Busta Rhymes on The Ummah-produced "Steppin' It Up." For nearly 20 years, Heads perceived the gold-certified, Grammy-nomimated Jive Records LP would be the last from Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, and Ali Shaheed... Read more

Stretch & Bobbito Recall Expectations Around Nas’ Illmatic Release (Audio)

Last night (June 13), Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito The Barber returned to radio, in a new way. The legendary New York City duo conducted two hours of live radio via Samsung 837 approximately 26 years after the pair began with a historic eight-year run at Columbia University's WKCR 89.9FM radio... Read more

Prince Paul Recalls MF DOOM’s “Impostor” Idea & Wu-Tang’s Earliest Days (Audio)

The "devastating" Prince Paul is a living Hip-Hop legend. Although he is a self-professed "shy guy," the Long Island, New Yorker would eventually find himself winning Grammy Awards for cracking jokes around Chris Rock and elite comedians. Listening to Paul is a joy in and of itself; an experience filled... Read more

Redman Gets Real About Def Squad, Leaving Def Jam & Staying True To Self (Audio)

Approaching this Friday's release of Mudface, Redman's media campaign rages on. The MC extraordinaire appeared on The Combat Jack Show with a one-hour interview that covers Red's career with the questions so many want to know. Reggie Noble goes in, from his support of Fetty Wap, to the break-up days... Read more

DJ Red Alert Explains How The Bridge Wars Began, Tells His Story (Audio)

Fresh off of DJ Kool Herc's groundbreaking interview with The Combat Jack Show, another Hip-Hop pioneer is profiled extensively. Kool DJ Red Alert is Combat's guest this week. The Harlem, New York native (not Bronx, as often reported) opens up about his career trajectory, the radio wars evolving into "The... Read more

Pharoahe Monch Opens Up About His Darker Side On The Combat Jack Show (Audio)

Queens, New York rapper Pharoahe Monch sits down with Combat Jack  and his radio team to discuss a wide variety of topics including his asthma issues, his fascination with "scary, real, horrific," violence, and the truly personal and introspective direction behind his latest project, P.T.S.D. Pharoahe has been in the... Read more

Russell Simmons Explains Success Through Meditation, Recalls Some Vivid & Never Before Heard Def Jam Memories (Audio)

With his latest book hitting shelves (Success Through Stillness: Meditation Made Simple), Russell Simmons stops by his former Def Jam Records employee, Combat Jack's show. Beginning at the 16-minute mark, Uncle Rush enters. In the lengthy and coherent interview, Russ speaks about his storied drug days and early era as... Read more

Sauce Money Talks Jay Z’s “Disgusting” Flow, Ghostwriting & Why He Didn’t Sign To Roc-A-Fella (Audio)

It's easy to confuse Sauce Money as a Jay Z protege. After all, many Heads may have heard Sauce by way of Roc-A-Fella Records releases, as well as Jay's support of Middle Finger U. However, those who listened to Big Daddy Kane & DJ Premier's famed "Show & Prove" know... Read more

Black Thought, Talib Kweli, Killer Mike, Large Professor and More Freestyle on The Combat Jack Show (Video)

Here's a compilation of some of the best freestyles from The Combat Jack Show. Black Thought, Talib Kweli, Large Professor, Joey Bada$$, Action Bronson, Killer Mike and Maino all drop verses. Check out the video. Related: Large Professor Discusses the Making of Ether on The Combat Jack Show (Video)... Read more

Jadakiss on The Combat Jack Show (Video)

Jadakiss is the latest guest on The Combat Jack Show and he drops some jewels. He discusses the need for older Heads to be accepting of current hip-hop, Biggie getting killed during Jada's first ever trip to LA, his past beef with Diddy and more. Heavy. Check out the videos.... Read more

Talib Kweli on The Combat Jack Show, Pt. 2 (Video)

Talib Kweli discusses the origins of Black Star, meeting Biggie & 2Pac and more in part 2 of his sit down on The Combat Jack Show. Check out the video. Related: Talib Kweli on The Combat Jack Show (Video)... Read more

Talib Kweli on The Combat Jack Show (Video)

Talib Kweli breaks down why all rappers fundamentally are nerds (including himself) and it makes perfect sense. He also speaks on how getting his girlfriend pregnant was the ultimate motivation to get him to rap for real. Check out part 1 of his interview on The Combat Jack Show below... Read more

DJ Premier Speaks on His Favorite Current MCs and More (Video)

Here's one that might be a scratcher for some Heads...The legendary DJ Premier, the stalwart of hip-hop credibility, named Drake as the current MC with whom he wants to work and praises 2 Chainz rhyming ability. Check out the video of him on The Combat Jack Show below to learn... Read more

DJ Premier Discusses Mister Cee, Porn and More on The Combat Jack Show (Video)

DJ Premier talks porn, Mister Cee and more on part 2 of his sit down with Combat Jack. Check out the video. Related: DJ Premier Discusses the Genesis of 10 Crack Commandments and More on The Combat Jack Show (Video)... Read more

Large Professor Discusses the Making of Ether on The Combat Jack Show (Video)

Wow. Would you believe the version of Ether that Nas released was actually the "watered down" version?? Large Professor breaks down the inside story on the making of one of the most epic diss records ever made. Check out the video. Related: Large Professor discusses meeting Rakim and Big Daddy... Read more

Large Professor on The Combat Jack Show (Video)

Large Professor is the latest guest on The Combat Jack Show. The legendary producer/MC talked about working with Nas, meeting Rakim and Big Daddy Kane for the first time and more. Dude is full of historical gems. Check out the video (part 1 of 3). Related: Yu Mamiya & Large... Read more

Scarface on The Combat Jack Show (Video)

Scarface is the latest guest on The Combat Jack Show. He spoke about his friendship with 2Pac, the genesis of his classic Mind Playing Tricks on Me and more. Check out the video below. Related: Scarface - The HardKnock TV Interview (Video) Part 1 Part 2 Part 3... Read more