Legendary Hip-Hop Pioneer Combat Jack Dead at 53


Combat Jack Today Hip Hop takes a huge hit as we lose legendary Combat Jack.

Reggie Ossé, also known as Combat Jack was a hip hop music attorney and executive, and also the former managing editor of The Source. He was 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 show podcast.

After 12 years of practicing law in the music industry, he retired and wrote Bling, 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 and later managing editor of The Source.

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. Jack’s co-hosts include Dallas Penn, Premium Pete, DJ Benhameen, AKing, and Just Blaze.

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

Combat Jack passed away on December 20th, 2017 after a battle with colon cancer.