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Reggie “Combat Jack” Ossé (1969 – 2017), host of the popular hip-hop podcast “The Combat Jack Show.”

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The show featured interviews with hip-hop stars such as Common

Reggie Ossé, better known as “Combat Jack,” host of a popular hip-hop podcast, has died from colon cancer at the age of 48, according to multiple news sources.

Osse’ hosted the hip-hop podcast, “The Combat Jack Show.”  Originally an internet radio show, the podcast featured many prominent hip-hop personalities as guests. Common, Ice Cube, and RZA had appeared on the show. Osse’ was known for his encyclopedic knowledge of hip-hop.

Osse’ started his career as an entertainment lawyer representing Jay-Z, DJ Clark Kent, and other hip-hop figures. He moved on to become the managing editor for the magazine “The Source.” 

Many paid tribute to “Combat Jack” on social media. 

Questlove tweeted: Dude. #CombatJack’s Dame Dash vs Just Blaze episodes was a game changer for me. w the exception…

Rapper Redman on Twitter: R.I.P Combat Jack frm the @combatjackshow 
One of the Best Radio Shows i ever did ! And you were and still the COOLEST the most DEDICATED radio host, to Help This CULTURE stay A Float ! Thank you for all the knowledge you put me on Jack ! 

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