The long-running hip-hop podcast Combat Jack Show will post its final show this week, a "cathartic" reunion of regulars, ex-hosts and frequent guests who gathered to pay tribute to the late founder Reggie Ossé, producers tell Billboard.
"It was closure," says Jonathan Mena, the show's producer. "It's what he would've wanted."
After Ossé died of colon cancer at age 53 in late December, producers of the 7-year-old show, which has interviewed stars from Ice Cube to LL Cool J, struggled with how to move forward. They finally decided to record a final broadcast last Thursday night, including co-hosts Dallas Penn and Premier Pete and longtime guests such as producer Just Blaze, social critic Jamilah Lemieux and Deric "D-Dot" Angelettie (also known as The Madd Rapper).