Archive for the 'Podcasts' Category

Pete Rock on The Combat Jack Show

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014


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.

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Joie “Joeyie” Manda on The Combat Jack Show

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014


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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You Must Learn Podcast Ep. 1 (ft. Jeru The Damaja)

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Peter Oasis, the homie Ev from UPNORTHTRIPS and Dharmic X of Complex drop the first installment of their new You Must Learn Podcast. The inagural episode celebrates the 20th anniversary of Jeru The Damaja’s seminal, DJ Premier helmed debut, The Sun Rises In the East. To mark the occasion, Jeru walks us through the album track by track, giving background and insight into each selection on the 10-track classic.

Spotted: Complex

Lord Finesse on The Combat Jack Show

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Finesse is the man, believe that! The NYC legend is the latest guest on The Combat Jack Show.

Says Jack:

Diggin’ In The Crates co-founder Lord Finesse gives us a history lesson on his days as the Funky Technician, discovering the late great Big L, being a part of the Notorious B.I.G.’s classic ‘Ready To Die’ album, running with Puff, working closely to this day with Dr. Dre and his legal issues with Mac Miller. Of course there’s more to this, so pull up a chair because rap class is in session so you can stop guessing. PLUS, a cameo comeback by Dallas Penn. #Str8Flourishments in effect b.

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Lil Boosie on The Combat Jack Show

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Boosie Bad Azz joins Jack and company.

The Tupac of Baton Rouge was in the building looking so clean. Lil Boosie gives us this exclusive on his seven children, his relationship with Pimp C, Webbie, Bun B and Young Jeezy. How freedom feels after being out over a month. And what kept him sane all them years in jail, and where the “Boosie Fade” came from. He’s doing other interviews, but you already know where his best one is coming from. Wipe me down Internets!

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The Styles P x NMC Podcast

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Last week my brothers Meka from 2DopeBoyz, Lowkey of YouHeardThatNew and Mikey Fresh of played a few throwback joints for Styles and asked him some questions. Topics covered include working with DJ Premier on “Recognize”, the LOX mixtape classic “Who Did You Expect”, how he ended up with a beat from Havoc during the D-Block/G-Unit conflict, the importance of an atmosphere of competition amongst MCs and much more. He also speaks on his absence from “It’s All About the Benjamins” and reveals that the story Sheek Louch told about Missy cutting his verse wasn’t actually true.

Listen below and be sure to pre-order SP’s Phantom And The Ghost LP, out next Tuesday on the New Music Cartel Music Group/EMPIRE.

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Pharoahe Monch on The Combat Jack Show

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Monch joins Jack and company for a sit-down.

Says Combat:

Pharoahe Monch has been a favorite MC of mine for a long time so it only makes sense that we deliver his best interview in existence. In support of his brilliant album ‘P.T.S.D.’ we had an in studio listening session as Monch gave us his most personal interview to date. Who knew he used to carry them blammers? Who knew he was fed a deadly drug cocktail that took him to the edge of insanity? Who knew he was a heavy DipSet fan? Or liked 2 Chainz? What other MC admits getting murked on his own song? I really enjoyed this session. I hope you do too. Stand the fuck up!

Previously: Pharoahe Monch on Juan Epstein | Pharoahe Monch ft. DJ Revolution – Get Down

Pharoahe Monch on Juan Epstein

Monday, April 21st, 2014

Monch joins Ciph and Rosenberg for the latest installment of Juan Ep.

Previously: The Making of Stress: The Extinction Agenda with Organized Konfusion | Pharoahe Monch ft. DJ Revolution – Get Down