Hip-hop pioneer Combat Jack, real name Reggie Osse, has died aged 48 after a short illness. He also made big contributions to the culture through his works on various publications including The Source, and as a host of the very popular podcast The Combat Jack Show.
View some of the tributes below. I was recently diagnosed with Colon Cancer.
The specific circumstances of Jack's death are now unknown. In October, Combat Jack announced on Twitter that he is battling cancer.
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Recording his first ever live in London episode of the Combat Jack Show back in 2016 when he was joined by special guest Kano at the Brooklyn Bowl, he made quite the impression. Today I'm still on the mend.
Reggie wrote: 'I'm about to jump on this journey to health with chemo and alternative medicine.
"Take care of your health", he tweeted. Your boy aint going nowhere though. "Keep rocking with us", he said reassuringly. Still, wanted to let y'all know the progress and my focus to #CombatCancer.
There was no better hip hop historian or interviewer than Combat Jack. "Dot" Angelettie, and Ski Beatz. He started his career in the legal affairs department of Def Jam's business and worked with top artists in the industry, Complex reported. Our prayers go out to the family at this time.