Combat Jack, one of the most popular personalities today, has been a fixture of Hip-Hop culture in a variety of capacities. With his long-running podcast and radio program, The Combat Jack Show, and other ventures, the entertainment attorney and author had plenty to share at a recent TED Talk event in Brooklyn.
Combat Jack, also know as Reggie Ossé, appeared at the TEDxGowanus event as a speaker as part of the Gowanus area's focus on creating awareness in the Brooklyn neighborhood. Combat Jack's talk, titled “Living Inside and Outside the Hip-Hop Revolution,” touched upon the evolution of the culture and art form.
Combat Jack also shared details about how he discovered Hip-Hop music via mixtapes, how his former client Jay Z influenced him and others before becoming a global icon and other fine points about growing up in and around Hip-Hop culture. Other key points of the talk was Combat Jack sharing how he still concerns himself with standing out in certain areas as a Black man, being a father and husband, and much more.
Do yourself a favor and carve out 15 minutes of your day to watch this talk. The jewels Combat Jack drops are priceless.
Hit the jump to see Combat Jack's TEDxGowanus talk video regarding Hip-Hop culture and its power of influence.