Hip-Hop Pioneer DJ Combat Jack Passes Away From Cancer

Beloved hip-hop pioneer DJ Combat Jack has passed away after battling colon cancer.

The Hip-hop lawyer turned host died at age 48 on Wednesday, Dec. 20.

DJ Combat Jack Confirmed Cancer Battle

On Oct. 23, Jack made an announcement on his The Combat Jack Show to explain why he skipped his show for the first time since it began.

The hip-hop artist took to Twitter to share the unfortunate cause of his absence.

"In seven years of podcasting, I've never missed an episode. I got hit with some real life sh*t. I was recently diagnosed with Colon Cancer."

Jack was rushed to the hospital shortly after to undergo severe surgery, but was on the mend and had plans to get chemotherapy as well alternative therapy.

"I'm about to jump on this journey to health with chemo and alternative medicine. Take care of your health. Your boy ain't going nowhere though. We're gonna keep doing this. Keep rocking with us," Jack tweeted.

His Journey As Hip-Hop Artist

Reggie Osse, formerly known as Combat Jack, made a name for himself in hip-hop music during his time as a label executive and entertainment lawyer.

Jack made a career shift when he started his podcast The Combat Jack Show on New York's radio station Hot 97.

DJ Peter Rosenberg, a current co-host on Ebro in the Morning, took to Twitter to send Jack a special farewell.

Celebrities like Angela Yee, Alchemist, and Natalie Weiner also mourned the loss of the Jack and sent out their heartfelt messages on social media.

There is no hip-hop historian or interviewer that could be compared to Combat Jack. During his lawyer days, Jack assisted and sat down with artists such as Jay-z, Damon Dash, Capone-N-Noreaga, Russell Simmons, and Joe Budden.

As of writing, the specific circumstances of DJ Combat Jack's death are currently unknown.

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