this tumblr was created by a fan of the the combat jack show and its affliates
Background Illustrations provided by: http://edison.rutgers.edu/

Mr. Ben Yang has a lot to say. About a lot of people. And he got it off his chest. Ya’ll been clamoring for a West Coast guest? Here it is. Baller has stories for days. Suge Knight, Dr. Dre., Tupac Shakur, Death Row, Denzel Washington, Aftermath. He’s even got some Dame Dash and Jay Z stories. From record man to jeweler to the stars, dude doesn’t disappoint.

We also had up and coming Pittsburgh rapper Boaz come through and talk about being signed to Rostrum Records, going on tour with Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller and Kendrick Lamar, and how he’ll smoke Mr. Khalifa way tf under the table.

Internets, this is such an honor.

It’s been few years of me trying to get the legendary Chuck D on The Combat Jack Show. It took current events, plus the Freddie Foxxx episode to make this happen (thank you Bumpy!). How do I even describe this 3 hour long discussion with Chuck D and Keith Shocklee? Def Jam, Hot 97, Dr. Dre, N.W.A., Ice Cube, Tupac Shakur, Marley Marl, Flavor Flav, Eric B and Rakim, COINTELPRO, Run-DMC, the Bomb Squad, the dearth of diversity on rap radio… so much knowledge.

What I’m walking away with is how we have the power to control how we’re perceived in this culture. And how we have to stop making excuses. Now. Ladies and gents, we present to you, the Episode Without A Pause.

Reblogged from djbenhameen  1 note
djbenhameen:

Nothing much just listening to Hank Shocklee tell me some inner secrets of The Bomb Squad’s production techniques. Just another day on @combatjackshow          New episode featuring Keith and Chuck D drops tomorrow! #bombsquad #combatjackshow #chuckd #keithshocklee #dowhatyoulove #loveyourlife #blessed #thankyou #hiphop  (at my 12 year old self is screaming)

djbenhameen:

Nothing much just listening to Hank Shocklee tell me some inner secrets of The Bomb Squad’s production techniques. Just another day on @combatjackshow New episode featuring Keith and Chuck D drops tomorrow! #bombsquad #combatjackshow #chuckd #keithshocklee #dowhatyoulove #loveyourlife #blessed #thankyou #hiphop (at my 12 year old self is screaming)

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.

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.

Reblogged from djbenhameen  1 note

djbenhameen:

Just knocked out the crazy @agentcbw7 mix to accompany the already classic interview on @combatjackshow! Look for this joint very soon ask @reggieosse what we gotta do for this to drop!!! Register for the free trial!!! Do it now!!! #gettothechoppa #combatjackshow #peterock #mix #djbenhameen #djlife #love