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Legendary Hip-Hop Podcast Host Combat Jack Dead At 48

Legendary Hip-Hop Podcast Host Combat Jack Dead At 48

Faces Of Black Twitter: Meet Reggie Ossé

Photo of Reggie Ossé taken by Shayan Asgharnia for Okayplayer.

Reggie Ossé, better known as legendary hip-hop podcast host Combat Jack, has passed away after a battle with colon cancer. He was 48.

READ: Legendary Hip-Hop Podcast Host Combat Jack Is Fighting Colon Cancer

Ossé’s death was confirmed by New York radio personality Peter Rosenberg, who took to Twitter to express his condolences  to the podcast host.

“Hip Hop has lost one of its most important historians and voices…we had serious ups and downs but I was so happy we had made things good…Rest In Peace to my friend Combat Jack…,” Rosenberg wrote.

Ossé had announced that he was diagnosed with cancer back in October.

“Internets, what’s up? It’s your man Combat Jack. In 7 years of podcasting, I’ve never missed an episode. I got hit with some real life sh*t. I was recently diagnosed with Colon Cancer. I was rushed to the hospital, had some pretty severe surgery. I’m on the mend right now. I’m about to jump on this journey to health with chemo and alternative medicine. Take care of your health. Your boy ain’t going nowhere though. We’re gonna keep doing this. Keep rocking with us. #RaiseTheBar #CombatCancer Let’s Go!”

A former hip-hop music attorney and executive, as well as the former managing editor of The Source, Ossé, led the Combat Jack Show podcast alongside co-hosts Dallas Penn, Premium Pete, DJ Benhameen, AKing, and Just Blaze.

READ: Faces Of Black Twitter: Meet Reggie Ossé

A number of fans and friends of Ossé’s have also expressed their condolences on Twitter including Elliott Wilson, Rob Markman, Action Bronson, The Alchemist, and DeRay Mckesson.

We offer our condolences to Ossé’s family and friends during this time.



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