Combat Jack, Influential Hip-Hop Attorney, Writer And Podcaster, Dead At 48

Peter Rosenberg

Fugees member Wyclef Jean, 48, posted to his Instagram account: "To my Haitian brother #combatjack may your soul forever Rest In Peace u was and will always be a great inspiration to me". In October he revealed his battle against colorectal cancer, even updating concerned friends, family and fans throughout the process. Today I'm still on the mend.

"Walking is tough because I lose my breath. #RaiseTheBar #CombatCancer Let's Go!" "And thank you for everything".

During his career, he represented the likes of Jay-Z and Missy Elliott.


On Wednesday morning Twitter was filled with tributes and remembrances for Osse.

Jack's presence in the hip-hop world will be missed, as will his engaging discussion and endless wisdom. I tried to hire him 10x over the years, but he was smart enough to keep building his own empire. "I would hug this man & just feel the love", she continued in another. Osse worked as an executive at MTV and the managing editor of The Source magazine before he started the influential podcast "The Combat Jack Show" in 2010.

Since Ossé's passing was announced by NY radio station Hot 97 and others, several rappers, producers, and members of the hip-hop press have expressed their condolences on social media. R.I.P.

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