Hip-Hop Icon Combat Jack Dead at 53 After Battling Colon Cancer

Combat Jack, a pioneer in the hip-hop community, has passed away after a battle with colon cancer.

via TMZ:

Combat hosted his own immensely popular podcast where interviewed huge music celebs like Damon Dash, NORE, Just Blaze and others. Combat’s real name was Reggie Osse, and he came up in the biz as a lawyer at Def Jam Records during its ’90s heyday.

He announced in October that he was battling cancer. He posted a video of himself in the hospital … talking to LL Cool J, who had called with well wishes.

#CombatCancer was trending after his announcement.

Tributes are pouring at the news of his passing. Combat was 53.


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