Keeping it in the Bronx, we have the incomparable Diamond D. We play his hits, he gives us the science behind them. The recipe for a classic episode. Ain’t nothing more to it.
KOOL HERC TALKS BIRTHING HIP HOP, STRUGGLING WITH DRUGS, TOP 5 EMCEES & MORE ON THE COMBAT JACK SHOW
The father of Hip Hop Kool Herc gives us a very rare interview documenting the birth of Hip Hop, how he ran the game throughout the 1970’s, how his man Coke La Rock was the very first rap emcee, the records he discovered, how he almost died for this culture, his battle with drugs, health issues and his top five emcees and deejays. This one is for the history books. We do this for the culture.
J. Cole hits The Combat Jack Show and we get some enlightening conversation from the author of the remarkable 2014 Forest Hills Drive.
J. Cole details the inspiration behind ’2014 Forest Hills Drive’, his battle with expectations, wanting to sign Kendrick Lamar when they first met and his thoughts regarding the shots-ridden “Control” verse. Cole also talks the hip hop culture shift that inspired “Fire Squad”, consciously staying out of Drake’s lane while creating his own, what happened that eventful night with Diddy, visiting Ferguson, his new outlook on life and how he became a voice of his generation.