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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

Onyx on Juan Epstein

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

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Fredro and Sticky join Rosenberg and Cipha for the latest installment of Juan Epstein.

Fredro Starr and Sticky Fingaz talk about the original Onyx origins (all the way back to the Profile Records days), Red Alert fronting on them, their chance meeting with Jam Master Jay that changed their lives forever, stepping to The Fat Boys over a sample clearance, Fredro Star being a legendary barber, and how they were originally gunning for Das Efx’s spot.

Previously: Onyx – TURNDAFUCUP (Video)

Chuck D on The Combat Jack Show

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Jack is just killing it with the guests lately. Chuck’s name has been in the news a bit more than usual lately after becoming embroiled in a war of words with Ebro and Rosenberg on Twitter over the ongoing debate about commercial Rap radio. Him and Keith Shocklee sat down with Jack for a whopping 3 hours, so I’m guessing Chuck had his say and then some. Hit the jump for an episode summary and stream.

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Common on The Combat Jack Show

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

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Common is the latest guest on The Combat Jack Show.

90 minutes wasn’t enough time. On the eve of releasing his tenth album ‘Nobody’s Smiling’, Common revisits his days growing up in Chicago, being inspired by Michael Jordan, house music, Chicago mayor Harold Washington, Rev. Jeremiah Wright and how this album addresses the current plight of black on black crime in the windy city. Also, what it means to reunite with No I.D., being haunted by the ghost of Emmett Til and the very real and deep mystical powers of the phenomena known as “Badu Box”. So much wasn’t covered, 90 minutes wasn’t enough, but you won’t hear this type of Common interview anywhere else on the planet.

Previously: Common ft. Big Sean – Diamonds

Pete Rock on The Combat Jack Show

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

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I can’t imagine that this is anything less than an epic episode. Click play and then peruse our In The Lab piece with the Chocolate Boy Wonder.

From Run-DMC to Kanye West, Soul Brother No. 1 been the go to guy to to make classic material. On top of that, how many countless producers he inspired, from legends like J Dilla and Kanye West to innovators like Madlib? #NeverForget the rap giants he helped birth, like NaS, and the Notorious B.I.G. Pete talks being raised by mentor/family member, the late, great Heavy D, and being encouraged to rap by Grand Puba, the true soul that went into producing “They Reminisce Over You”, and the uncredited classic hits you know but didn’t know was a Pete Rock production. Another session of Rap History is in effect, pull up a seat and learn about your culture.

Stream below.

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Joie “Joeyie” Manda on The Combat Jack Show

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

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Record executive and NYC Rap culture OG Joey “IE” Manda stops by The Combat Jack Show for a sitdown with Jack and Premium Pete. He speaks on his childhood growing up in Broolyn, writing graffiti as a kid, his beginnings in the industry as a club promoter, carrying records for Flex, his relationship with promoter Jessica Rosenblum and much more. And of course, they speak on Dame Dash’s recent attack on himself and Lyor Cohen and Dame’s characterization of them as culture vultures.

UPDATED: Dame has responded to Joie’s interview on his Instgram account, hit the jump to read his message.

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Marley Marl on The Combat Jack Show

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

The legend Marley Marl joins Jack and Company for the latest installment of TCJS.

Says Jack:

We mention others as being on GOAT super producer status, but I’m not hearing Marley Marl’s name. Which is criminal. Listen to how Marley literally changed the game and pushed the art form. Hear him talk about the discoveries of Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Kool G Rap. Learn about how he inadvertently produced his own dis track “The Bridge Is Over”, what happened to the Juice Crew, and more. After this episode, you’re guaranteed to acknowledge his place amongst the greatest whoever did it.

Previously: Lord Finesse on The Combat Jack Show | Marley Marl on Juan Epstein

Video: eMC (Masta Ace, Punchline, Wordsworth & Stricklin) – Showoff Radio Freestyle

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Team eMC stops by Showoff Radio with Statik Selektah and blesses the “Mass Appeal” and “Now Your Mine” beats.

Hit the jump to stream eMC’s appearance on the Juan Epstein podcast with Peter Rosenberg and Cipha Sounds below.

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