R.I.P. Hip-Hop Icon Combat Jack

R.I.P. Hip-Hop Icon Combat Jack

Reggie Ossé — the hip-hop attorney-turned-podcaster best known best as Combat Jack — has died. The industry icon passed away today (December 20) following a fight with colon cancer, according to various sources. He was 48.

Born in 1969, Ossé received a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center and broke into the music industry as an attorney, representing the likes of JAY-Z, Roc-A-Fella Records and more.

After leaving his law practice, Ossé served as the vice-president of audio/music DVD at MTV Networks and as managing editor of American hip-hop magazine The Source.

Ossé began his critically acclaimed podcast The Combat Jack Show in 2010, interviewing the likes of Public Enemy's Chuck D, Damon Dash, Wu-Tang Clan's RZA, Scarface, D- Nice and more.

Ossé revealed his cancer diagnosis through Twitter this past October after missing his first episode in seven years of recording. The hashtag #CombatCancer began trending after his announcement.

Find reaction to Ossé's passing from industry figures and fans below.