The Combat Jack Show Talks Def Jam & More w/ The G.O.A.T. LL Cool J
The Combat Jack Show follows their groundbreaking chat with Raymond Santana of the Central Park Five with an end-of-year treat for fans who have been waiting for the crew to dig even deeper into hip-hop history as they serve up an exclusive interview with the G.O.A.T. himself, LL Cool J. The discussion covers everything from LL's early years as a survivor of childhood abuse to his rise as an MC. The discussion breaks down his role as a cornerstone of the Def Jam Recordings legacy and one of the most recognizable names in hip-hop, illuminating the depth of his importance to the culture. Talking life in and out of the spotlight, LL drops gems in an interview that caps a banner year for The Combat Jack Show and the Loud Speakers Network. Combat Jack delivers this interview with a quick primer on the best bits of the conversation:
We couldn't end this year right without having the G.O.A.T. on. How he survived an abusive upbringing, studied his craft with early rap pioneers in the same rap dojo with Kool G. Rap, becoming the foundation stone that became Def Jam, building with Queens' street legends, battling this rapper, that rapper and Jay Z, why he didn't sign management with Diddy, the "Accidental Racist" thing, flipping burglars in his castle and the victory of seeing his wife survive Cancer, its all here and more. From Hollis to Hollywood, this episode is most certainly blowticious. LL Cool J will forever remain hard as hell. Pause.
Check the track below to listen to the full interview with LL Cool J. Stay tuned for more from The Combat Jack Show.