Hip-hop attorney, podcaster Combat Jack dies at 48, reports say

Peter Rosenberg

Hip-Hop pioneer Combat Jack died on Wednesday after a battle with colon cancer, TMZ reported. He started his wildly popular Combat Jack Show podcast in 2010 and has earned acclaim for his wide-ranging knowledge of Hip-Hop music in particular, and the entertainment industry in general.

"I was recently diagnosed with colon cancer". He was 48 years old.

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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.

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"Combat was a visionary who changed the face, sound and direction of podcasting forever, through his work with the groundbreaking The Combat Jack Show, as well as his award winning podcast Mogul", a Loud Speakers Podcast Network spokesperson said.

The specific circumstances of Jack's death are now unknown. "Your boy ain't going nowhere though". Keep rocking with us. Highly regarded as a hip-hop historian, he later wrote for and became managing editor of The Source. Still, wanted to let y'all know the progress and my focus to #CombatCancer.

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Hot 97's Peter Rosenberg, a friend of Combat Jack, confirmed his death on Twitter. During its run, Jack invited notable guests such as Russell Simmons, Chuck D, Damon Dash, RZA, Scarface, D-Nice and many more. "Our thoughts are with his lovely family, his many friends and fans across the world".

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