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PRhyme & Adrian Younge on The Combat Jack Show

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

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Jack, Premium Pete and DJ Benhameen are joined by return guest DJ Premier plus Royce Da 5’9 and Adrian Younge for a special PRhyme epsidoe of TCJS.

Previously: Royce Da 5’9 & DJ Premier – PRhyme Time (Video)

Video: DJ Premier & Royce Da 5’9 on Juan Epstein

Friday, December 12th, 2014

Preemo and Royce join Rosenberg and Cipha Sounds on a special PRhyme episode of Juan Epstein.

Watch a portion of the sit-down above, and listen to the full podcast below.

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LL Cool J on The Combat Jack Show

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

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We couldn’t end this year 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.

Previously: LL Cool J ft. Troy Ave – You Already

No I.D. on Juan Epstein

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

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The OG No I.D. sits down with Rosenberg and Quartermaine for a special edition of Juan Epstein.

Says Rosenberg:

Ok this is a really special podcast. For starters, No I.D. is an amazing interview and his story is incredibly inspirational. Also Ciph was called into some Hot Mixer’s meeting and my old cohost and dear friend Quartermaine happened to be visiting so he jumped in for Ciph. No I.D. goes through who his entire career, discusses the ups and downs with Common, and breaks down his incredible history with Kanye. ENJOY!

Previously: Snoh Aalegra ft. Common – Bad Things (Prod. by No I.D.)

Joaquin “Waah” Dean on The Combat Jack Show

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

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On the streets of the Tri-state, the reputation of the Dean brothers is as well known as it is respected. Dee and Wah, founders of the iconic Ruff Ryders record label that launched the career of DMX and famously rescued The LOX from Puff’s shiny suit campaign, are both shrewd businessmen, but you do not want to test their gangster. In this latest episode of the Combat Jack Show, Joaquin “Waah” Dean sits down with Jack and Premium Pete to recount his extensive  history in both the streets and the industry.

Says Combat:

You think you know the scope of the Ruff Ryders history? You heard all the stories about DMX, Eve, “The L.O.X.” Swizz Beats and the Def Jam takeover? Co-founder Joaquin “Waah” Dean takes the history back to the actual ground zero of Hip Hop with Kool Herc, to the legendary DMX vs Jay Z battle, to taking over the history and more. No shiny suits will be worn during the listening of this episode. Nothing but #BlockWork here b.

Previously: At Least One Unreleased Jay-Z, DMX & Ja-Rule Song Exists

Kevin Liles on The Combat Jack Show

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

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The OG Liles sits down with Jack and Premium Pete.

You want to hear a great story, or stories? You want to be inspired? You want to learn what it takes to be a success? Kevin Liles blessed us with so much, behind the scenes of Def Jam, working with Russell Simmons and Lyor Cohen, the deaths of Biggie, Tupac, Jam Master Jay and Chris Lighty, stories of DMX, Jay Z, Red and Meth and so much more. If you’re not ready to conquer the world after listening to this episode, you gotta check your pulse.

Previously: Joie “Joeyie” Manda on The Combat Jack Show

Funkmaster Flex on Juan Epstein

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

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Cipha Sounds and Rosenberg sit down with their OG for a special episode of Juan Epstein. I shouldn’t have to tell you that Flex has an extensive history in the New York music and club scene and was present for countless historic moments in Rap history.

A summary from Rosenberg:

FINALLY! 2 hours with Funk Flex live from Gallapagos in Brooklyn. Flex gives his entire history including how he came up, met and idolized Red Alert, made it to Hot 97 and much more. He even has some kind words for Dame Dash, explains his semi rocky relationship with Jay-Z, and tells an amazing story about begging Puff to put him on back in the day! WHAT?!

UPDATED with a video clip from the conversation below.

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Jermaine Dupri on Juan Epstein

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

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Dark skinned Jermaine swung by Hot 97 and while he thought he was gonna be plugging his artist Rolls Royce Rizzy, Rosenberg and Cipha had other plans and turned it into a Juan Ep. Dupri’s history in the game is deep.

JD came by to talk about a new dope artist he has named Royce Rizzy who you can peep right here. However, the bulk of this 75 minute Juan Ep is spent discussing the amazing career of JD. We start out discussing his role as a kid on the Fresh Fest tour, continue through the formation of Kriss Kross, stories of how he had TLC before they were on LaFace, Biggie and Da Brat talk, and much much more. Great guy. Great episode.

Previously: Jermaine Dupri ft. Ty Dolla $ign & Migos – Pull Up

DJ Clark Kent & Ronnie Fieg on Juan Epstein

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

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The NYC legend DJ Clark Kent and Ronnie Fieg of Kith join Ciph and Rosenberg on the latest installment of Juan Ep.

Rosenberg says:

DJ Clark Kent and Ronnie Fieg came by to plug their big sneaker event in Westchester on Sept 21st, but naturally we turned this into the amazing history of DJ Clark Kent. From Red Alert, to Marley, to Hov, to BIG, sit back and enjoy!!

Previously: The Neighborhood with DJ Clark Kent

Jeezy on The Combat Jack Show

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

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Mr. 17 and a half joins Jack and Premium Pete on the latest episode of TCJS.

On the eve of the release of ‘Seen It All‘, his 5th studio album, Jeezy shared his growth as an artist, what the word “leadership” means to him, his experience at Ferguson, St. Louis, moving from being a street cat to a responsible role model, his relationship with Jay Z, his thoughts on Sean “Diddy” Combs and why he’s feeling so happy these days. It’s no more “Young”, it’s now Mr. Jeezy.

Previously: Jeezy – Holy Ghost