Combat Jack

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Reggie Ossé, also known as Combat Jack (born July 8, 1969 in Brooklyn, New York)[1] is a former hip hop music attorney and executive, and also the former managing editor of The Source. He is the host of the podcast The Combat Jack Show and founding partner of the Loud Speakers Podcast network. He was also the host of the Complex TV show version of the Combat Jack Show podcast.

Career[edit]

A first-generation Haitian-American, Ossé graduated from Cornell University. There he became a member of Kappa Xi chapter of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity. He later received his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center.[2] He has represented hip-hop producers and entertainers, such as Jay Z, Damon Dash, Roc-a-fella Records, DJ Clark Kent, Nice & Smooth, Capone-N-Noreaga, Deric "D. Dot" Angelettie, Ski Beatz, and others, starting from an internship in legal affairs for Def Jam Recordings[3] in 1989. After 12 years of practicing law in the music industry, he retired and wrote Bling,[4] a book documenting hip-hop's history and fascination with jewelry. He also served as the Vice President of Audio/Music DVD at MTV Networks[5] and later managing editor of The Source.[6]

Ossé has blogged for byroncrawford.com, ihiphop.com, xxlmag.com, and his own site - daily-math.com. He began hosting The Combat Jack Show, an internet radio show dedicated to hip-hop discussions and interviews, in August 2010. Combat Jack's co-hosts include Dallas Penn, Premium Pete, DJ Benhameen, AKing, and Just Blaze.

In 2013, The Combat Jack Show became the flagship of a network of podcasts founded by Ossé known as the Loud Speakers Network,[7] which also includes The Read, hosted by Kid Fury and Crissle,[7] The Brilliant Idiots, and FanBros, hosted by DJ Benhameen.[8]

Personal life[edit]

He currently resides in Brooklyn, New York with his four children.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wilson, Janday (6 October 2014). "So What Do You Do, Reggie Ossé, Host of The Combat Jack Show?". Fishbowl NY. 
  2. ^ Westhoff, Ben (11 March 2015). "Meet Combat Jack: how hip-hop's podcast king gets artists to open up". The Guardian. 
  3. ^ Sanchez, Andre (4 July 2009). "An Interview with Reggie Osse". Limité Magazine. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. 
  4. ^ Ossé, Reggie; Tolliver, Gabriel A. (2006). Bling: The Hip-Hop Jewelry Book. New York: Bloomsbury. ISBN 1582345589. 
  5. ^ http://housing.cornell.edu/campuslife/wchs/becker/upload/Reggie-Osse.pdf
  6. ^ "The Source Magazine and TheSource.com Announce New Managing Editor". PR Newswire. 11 January 2011. 
  7. ^ a b Sands, Darren (24 July 2013). "Kid Fury: The Kid Stays in the Picture: Kid Fury's Journey From YouTuber to Black Twitter Kingmaker - Pop-culture truth-teller rides the podcast wave". New York Observer. Retrieved 14 July 2014. 
  8. ^ http://sammusmusic.com/tag/combat-jack/

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