Combat Jack’s True Stories Behind 25 Rap Classics

Our friend Combat Jack, real name Reggie Osse, recounted stories to Complex from his 20 year career as an entertainment lawyer who’s worked with the likes of Public Enemy, LL Cool J, and the Beastie Boys, as well as representing Jay-Z and Missy Elliot at one point.

Link: Combat Jack presents: True Stories Behind 25 Rap Classics [Complex]


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88 Responses to “Combat Jack’s True Stories Behind 25 Rap Classics”

  1. Charles Oakley Says:

    where did you find that?!

    *downloads*
    ^
    *daps*

    Honestly couldn’t tell you, it’s been on one of my cpu hard drives for years.

  2. Remixznflow Says:

    @Jihad… pay that ticket though… lol..

    its not like back in the day where you can just skip it… the network is WAY more connected now…

    word to my ‘experience’ in hicktown south carolina…

  3. Tong Po Flo Says:

    Fuck all other eras.

    ^ lies. 80’s baby >>>>>>>>

  4. landlord Says:

    S.I.C.K.VET Says:

    September 24th, 2010 at 12:18 pm
    All In All

    Thats The Way Of The World
    ^
    My favorite EWF albums.

    They always had good message music.I`m blessed to be a 70`s baby.Fuck all other eras.

    ————-

    mines:

    Spirit
    All N All
    Faces
    Open Our Eyes
    Last Days And Time (“Id Rather Have You” makes me get chills & tears)
    Grattitude
    I Am

  5. Remixznflow Says:

    ^ Yeah you right Rey I was thinking of Crunch & Munch, now that ish is the bomb

    ^
    nigga you aint never told a lie in your life…

    those little crack morsels are deliciosity in a box…

  6. Tweezy Says:

    Thanks.

  7. Charles Oakley Says:

    Nicole Wray ft. Missy Elliott – Make It Hot (prod. by Timbaland)
    usershare.net/jw0e5zdtj6oy

  8. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    *Daps the B-Day Homie*

  9. DC (District of Chase) Says:

    I got a feeling, tonight’s gonna be a good night

  10. mcb Says:

    Remixznflow Says:

    September 24th, 2010 at 12:20 pm
    @Jihad… pay that ticket though… lol..

    its not like back in the day where you can just skip it… the network is WAY more connected now…

    word to my ‘experience’ in hicktown south carolina…
    ^^^

    my pops got a ticket in florida, think he just paid it and it never transferred back to MA/his insurance. I believe.

    i wish MA offered traffic school instead of fines. i dont mind payin tickets, its the insurance that fucking kills my wallet.

  11. The Shot Clock Says:

    Nicole Wray ft. Missy Elliott – Make It Hot (prod. by Timbaland)

    ^

    beat is so ill on this. was always one of my favorites.

  12. Deen Says:

    Happy Bornday to the fake islamic warrior.

  13. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    word to my ‘experience’ in hicktown south carolina…

    word. Some hit me in South Carolina on the spur of I-365 in my work vehicle. I dumped the guard rail. The other guy frees the scence while totalling my work car. I get two tickets: one for blocking traffic and one for destroying city property (slighty denting the guard rail) I had witnesses and all.

    FUCK SOUTH CAROLINA

  14. Remixznflow Says:

    # Deen Says:
    September 24th, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    Happy Bornday to the fake islamic warrior.

    ^
    really? smh damn…

  15. Rey Says:

    # Remixznflow Says:
    September 24th, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    ^ Yeah you right Rey I was thinking of Crunch & Munch, now that ish is the bomb

    ^
    nigga you aint never told a lie in your life…

    those little crack morsels are deliciosity in a box…

    ^^^

    Hmm.. I do recall C’n’M being better than Cracker Jacks. That works.

  16. landlord Says:

    Jokes Says:

    September 24th, 2010 at 12:19 pm
    @ Land – Do you think that its a music industry thing that forces these practices on the artist? Like what Prof. Griff be saying

    ————–

    some artists are posers … some artist practice

  17. JihaD Says:

    *daps everyone*

    Yea, I’m gonna pay it, but he gave me til the 7th of Oct, which is two weeks away. Shit was a compete hustle, and it was the asshole “I could give you a warning, but…no.” that really pissed me off.

    JihaD

  18. CiCi The Intern Says:

    This was dope… great read.

  19. D. Billz Says:

    # landlord Says:
    September 24th, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    Masonry takes certain shit and mix it with more sinister shit.

    ————-

    @T1900

    your getting original Masonry confused with FREEMasonry

    there is an explicit difference…

    the Egyptian order did once practice a purer form of masonry and were the original builders.. the European FREEMasons and Scottish Order, are the ones who poisioned the original Doctrine b…

    ^ That’s why we only gave their asses 3 degrees when there’s really 9.

  20. DC (District of Chase) Says:

    Happy B-day Jihad

  21. Charles Oakley Says:

    The Pharcyde – Passing Me By Instrumental
    usershare.net/1ec8ptz7cdbe

  22. mcb Says:

    JihaD Says:

    September 24th, 2010 at 12:29 pm
    *daps everyone*

    Yea, I’m gonna pay it, but he gave me til the 7th of Oct, which is two weeks away. Shit was a compete hustle, and it was the asshole “I could give you a warning, but…no.” that really pissed me off.

    JihaD

    ^^^
    one time a cop said to me
    “alright im gonna cut you a break, ill put you were going 70 (or 75 or something) instead of 80.”

    I was like what the fuck, thats nota break… and thats how fast I WAS GOING.

  23. mcb Says:

    Charles Oakley Says:

    September 24th, 2010 at 12:33 pm
    The Pharcyde – Passing Me By Instrumental
    usershare.net/1ec8ptz7cdbe
    ^^^
    OOOOHWEEEEEEEE

  24. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    ^ That’s why we only gave their asses 3 degrees when there’s really 9.

    ^THIS. This is what I was getting at. The order didn’t call themselves Masons. That’s why I didn’t use the term. They were oracles of math.

  25. Remixznflow Says:

    @Charles

    whats the name of that first record you linked?

  26. Charles Oakley Says:

    Ins Her Ation by Da Ranjahz

  27. Remixznflow Says:

    *daps billz*

  28. Charles Oakley Says:

    produced by Preemo, Cee-Lo on the hook, I believe that group was on ROC for a minute

  29. mcb Says:

    “One of the shorts, however, got a lot more attention than the rest: a two-and-a-half minute video of pop star Katy Perry singing a reworked version of her 2008 hit “Hot N Cold” with Elmo. The issue: the perception that Perry’s outfit wasn’t appropriate for a show geared toward children ages one to six”

    word?

  30. Charles Oakley Says:

    Insp* Her Ation by Da Ranjahz

  31. Remixznflow Says:

    # Charles Oakley Says:
    September 24th, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    produced by Preemo, Cee-Lo on the hook, I believe that group was on ROC for a minute

    ^
    thanks… im real picky about the info in my library…

  32. CiCi The Intern Says:

    Masons don’t hurt anybody… cBBBBBBc.

  33. CiCi The Intern Says:

    mcb Says:

    September 24th, 2010 at 12:37 pm
    “One of the shorts, however, got a lot more attention than the rest: a two-and-a-half minute video of pop star Katy Perry singing a reworked version of her 2008 hit “Hot N Cold” with Elmo. The issue: the perception that Perry’s outfit wasn’t appropriate for a show geared toward children ages one to six”

    word?
    ^^

    Booby.

  34. black brokaw Says:

    JihaD Says:

    September 24th, 2010 at 12:29 pm
    *daps everyone*

    Yea, I’m gonna pay it, but he gave me til the 7th of Oct, which is two weeks away. Shit was a compete hustle, and it was the asshole “I could give you a warning, but…no.” that really pissed me off.

    JihaD

    ^was this before or after you were sipping latte frapuchinos with ts1900 for 2 hours?

  35. Casket Face Says:

    miss info let gucci beat after the interview

  36. Kufi smacks Says:

    miss info let gucci beat after the interview
    ^^^^^^^

    Ha!

  37. Kufi smacks Says:

    ” Yo it’s hard to settle down when you meet a girl every night” ~ Tony Yayo ~ So high.

  38. Kufi smacks Says:

    ” Yo it’s hard to settle down when you meet a girl every night” ~ Tony Yayo ~ So high.

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