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Posted: December 20, 2017

Hip-hop attorney, podcaster Combat Jack dies at 48, reports say

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Hip-hop attorney, podcaster Combat Jack dies at 48, reports say
Former hip hop attorney and Combat Jack Show podcast host Reggie Osse has reportedly died after a battle with colon cancer.

By Kelcie Willis, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

Two months after publicly announcing he had colon cancer, Reggie “Combat Jack” Ossé has died.

The Root reported that the podcaster and former lawyer was 48 years old.

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Ossé was a well-regarded attorney in the hip-hop community, mostly notably  representing JAY-Z and Roc Nation and duo Capone-N-Noreaga  in the 1990s. Highly regarded as a hip-hop historian, he later wrote for and became managing editor of The Source.

In 2010, he started his hit podcast The Combat Jack Show, where he gained new fans with his knowledge of hip-hop as a genre and a culture.

Spin reported that Ossé’s peers and other hip-hop figures shared condolences on social media.


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