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Hip-Hop Icon Combat Jack Dies At 48

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So sad.

Combat Jack, a beloved figure in the hip-hop community, has died after a battle with colon cancer.

After coming up in the industry as a lawyer at Def Jam Recordings in the ‘90s, Combat hosted his own podcast where he interviewed music staples like Damon Dash, Russell Simmons, and J. Cole.

Related: Disgraced Archbishop Cardinal Bernard Law Dies At 86

The death of the hip-hop pioneer, real name Reggie Ossé, comes months after he opened up about his cancer diagnosis in October. He was 48 years old.

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