RIP Combat Jack

So, for those who don’t know, I’m a big podcast guy, son. Like, for someone who’s a musician, I spend waaay more time listening to podcasts, man. In any case, out of all of the podcasts in the known universe, the Combat Jack Show is always one of my go-to listens. With that being said, I’m sad to hear about the death of Reggie Ossé aka Combat Jack. Now, while I was aware of his cancer diagnosis, I didn’t expect him to go so soon, fam. All in all, Rest In Peace to one of Hip Hop‘s podcast pioneers, bruh.

Ok, back in October, Jack came out of the blue and told the world that he was recovering from colon cancer surgery. At the time, that news was shocking because us fans didn’t know he was sick. Anyway, in my eyes, even though I’ve personally seen the affects of cancer on loved ones, I thought Jack was going to be alright. Now, my sentiments were mainly based on Jack’s own demeanor. I mean, even though he knew he was in a precarious position, he still had a good attitude about everything. Real talk, he refused to let the cancer dim his light, son. All I know is, his outward composure was commendable as fuck, man.

Moving on, although Jack is now gone, his influence can’t be denied, fam. Listen, outside of his history as a prominent lawyer in Hip Hop, he founded one of the culture’s most recognizable podcast brands, fam. Hell, as of right now, who isn’t on the Loud Speakers Network, bruh? Currently, they have The Read with Kid Fury and Crissle, The Brilliant Idiots with Charlamagne Tha God and Andrew Schulz, Lip Service with Angela Yee and many more. In addition, they also had Tax Season with Taxstone before his unfortunate legal situation. Now, when I add on Mogul, his Chris Lighty documentary on Spotify, it’s clear that this man had a MAJOR impact on the zeitgeist, son.

In the end, shout-out to Mr. Ossé for everything he’s accomplished, man. Ultimately, I hope he realized his impact while he was here, fam. By and by, he was a real torchbearer for Hip Hop and that should never be forgotten. Once again, RIP to Combat Jack. LC out.

Taxstone Done F*cked Up

Damn, Taxstone. Damn, son. What the fuck, man? How’d this shit happen, bro? Someone please tell me Tax didn’t really get himself involved in this Troy AveRonald McPhatterIrving Plaza nonsense. Listen, I know Tax and Troy have had beef for a while now, but c’mon son, this situation was a bad look for everyone involved. On the real, if the NYPD is right about the evidence they have against Tax, he’s absolutely going back to jail. At this time in his career, that would be a fucking shame, son.

Now, as a refresher, in May of last year, there was a shooting at New York City‘s Irving Plaza. During a T.I. concert, Troy Ave got into some type of altercation, which resulted in him getting shot, his bodyguard getting killed and him being filmed firing more shots in the crowded venue. After the incident, Troy was arrested and accused of attempted murder. Despite the charges against him, he maintained that he was acting in self-defense after wrestling the gun away from the man who killed McPhatter.

Moving on, no one really knew the root cause of the drama and a lot of different names were thrown into the pot. At first, random sources claimed Maino had something to do with the violence. However; that rumor was quickly dispelled. With all of that being said, Tax’s name always kept floating around. Apparently, his name wasn’t just ringing out in the streets. As it seems, the police were also keeping tabs on him this entire time.

So, after claiming they found his DNA on the murder weapon, cops arrested Tax and charged him with weapon possession. As of yet, they haven’t charged him with McPhatter’s death, but I wouldn’t be surprised if that’s the next step. To make matters worse, the original gun owner already told police he left the gun with an associate of Tax back in October of 2015. Keep in mind, Tax is a convicted felon who’s on the hook now for a gun charge in New York. Shit, it might be a SUPER wrap for him, son.

Look, all I want to know is, why would Tax get himself involved in this type of fuckery? I listen to his Tax Season podcast often and he’s CONSTANTLY talking about leaving his old life behind. Yes, he talks a lot of shit, but he’s also made it clear that he considers himself a retired goon now. In just one year, he’s turned himself into an influential podcast figure and music A&R. Why risk all of that over some stupid ass beef with a local rapper?

At this point, it doesn’t matter what the problem is between Tax and Troy. This one situation has set both of their careers off course and someone lost their life in the process. What the fuck for, man? Hood bullshit should never be the reason we block our blessings and ruin our opportunities. There’s literally nothing to gain from this type of war, son. Nothing at all, man.

In the end, I don’t know what else to say, son. Ultimately, I wish Tax the best and hope this scenario isn’t as black and white as it seems. It would be a damn shame for him to come this far and throw it all away, man. That is all. I’m out.

Paris OD’d On Kim Kardashian

Listen, I’ve never been a fan of the Kardashian family, but wow, son, Paris completely stepped out of bounds. The newly unearthed story of Kim Kardashian’s robbery is so wild, it legit sounds like some movie shit. Honestly, I’m confused as to how something so bonkers could happen to someone at Kim’s fame level. I have so many questions, man. So many damn questions. Let me see if I can talk my way through this.

First, for those who are unaware, Kim was robbed of $10 million worth of jewelry at a Paris hotel. Now, on face value, when I hear a story like that, I automatically think someone got lucky by stealing a suitcase or something. However; in this case, the situation was WAY more dangerous. Apparently, a couple of gunmen dressed up like police, put the pistol to the concierge and made him take them to Kim’s residence. From there, the gunmen tied Kim up in a bathroom and ran off with her shit. Like, I didn’t make up any part of this story, son. That’s actually what’s being reported, man.

All I want to know is, where the fuck does this type of shit happen, bro? Where was her security? Why wasn’t the security at the hotel better? Look, it’s entertaining to make fun of the Kardashian family, but this ain’t the time for jokes, man. This really could’ve been a hazardous scenario. Do we even know if her kids were with her at the time? So many loose ends to tie up, no pun intended, though.

Ultimately, I don’t really have much else to say. Nobody deserves to face that type of potential violence. On the real, armed people need to be around celebrities at all times. No one can ever guess when some overzealous fools might try to reenact some nonsense they saw in a Quentin Tarantino film. At this point, I’m just looking for a simpler time when I could make fun of the Kardashian’s for being media whores. This type of incident is way too real for the streets they reside on. Everybody needs to be safe, though. Word to Taxstone. Good day.

P.S. Like my homegirl LeShay said, this story better NOT end up on Kim’s reality show. This ain’t the type of shit that should be exploited for ratings. Then again, that family put Lamar Odom‘s issues on blast, so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised if it does. All I know is, I agree with my fiancée: that stolen jewelry is waaaay too hot for the theives to be able to safely lay low. I hope it was worth it, son. I hope it was all worth it.