The Combat Jack Show: The Jessica Rosenblum Episode

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Dallas talks Pologate, and the crew chop it up with legendary rap party promoter Jessica Rosenblum.



The Combat Jack Show: The Russell Simmons Episode

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From slinging dust to banging Australian soap stars, this is the ultimate American success story. The vintage stories start around the 30 minute mark.



MF Doom on The Stretch Armstrong Show, April 24, 1997

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As is usually the way, it appears that MF Doom was inspired by Stretch Armstrong‘s beat selection for this 1997 rhyme session to go home and chop-up Kool G Rap‘s “Truly Yours” drums for the recorded version of “Go With The Flow.” Peace to Megalon, who may now actually be homeless after dedicating a song to said dude’s without a permanent address.

Thanks to Dirty Waters.



Stream: 107.5 WBLS Marley Marl In Control Reunion Show feat. Kevy Kev, Clark Kent, & Pete Rock

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Respect to DJ Kool Scooby G for recording and editing this historic broadcast. Talk about “putting the band back together”…



Radio Stream: The Unkut Guide To The Best and Worst 80′s Rap Ballads

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The good folk over at PBS 106.7 FM invited me down to do a guest spot on Richie 1250‘s Stone Love program for Valentine’s Day, where I unleashed what I consider to be some of the best and worst examples of the dreaded 80′s rap ballad on unsuspecting listeners.



The Combat Jack Jack Show – The Jeff Weiss Lost Episode

Here’s a vaulted Combat Jack Show episode which talks about the “Golden Era” of Rap Blogging, if there actually was such a thing (Unkut Dot Com mention around the 37 minute mark). It’s also apparent that LA-based rap scribe Jeff Weiss is 100 miles and running from being ready for membership to the Conservative Rap Coalition with that unruly hairstyle and flannel shirt combo.



NPR Microphone Check – Marley Marl Interview

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Picture: Photo Rob

Stumbled across this NPR interview with Marley Marl from last year, conducted by ATQC’s Ali Shaheed and Frannie Kelley. Covers the usual ground but contains some gems as well, such as the fact that A Tribe Called Quest is Marley’s favorite hip-hop group. Also provides yet another variation on the story about how his drum sounds were used on “The Bridge Is Over”, which KRS-One told me was made by jacking the drums from the “Eric B. Is President” 12″.



Latee and The 45 King – Tim Westwood Session [1990]

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Latee dropping his verses from “Wake Up”, “Puttin’ On The Hits” and “This Cut’s Got Flavor” while 45 King flips a break beat on Tim Westwood‘s show? Count me in. Thanks to Palmer Stallings for finding digging this out of the tape stash.



The Juice Crew – 1990 Tim Westwood Freestyle

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Here’s a Tim Westwood sure shot from 1990, courtesy of CRC member Palmer Stallings. Biz Markie, Tragedy, Craig G, Big Daddy Kane and MC Shan all drop verses, alhough sadly there’s no sign of TJ Swan despite him apparently being in the house. Shout-out to the other radio station that crosses the signal a few times.



Unkut On Conspiracy Worldwide Radio

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“Unkut.com is a unique and more importantly necessary platform. Much like Conspiracy Worldwide Radio its visitors are devoted Rap nerds whom are passionate about preserving Hip Hop’s historical and traditional values, so it was our pleasure to invite its mastermind Robbie Ettelson on the show. We talk his role as contributing editor to Hip Hop Connection Magazine, interviewing legends, the Conservative Rap Coalition and so much more.”

You can hear me mumbling about the site and the mighty CRC at the 1 hour mark. Shout-out to Menace and Mista Montana for giving the site some shine. Other guests included Cage, Mighty Mi, Troy Ave, NORE, Krumbsnatcha and more.

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The Combat Jack Show – The Big Daddy Kane Episode

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This oughta be good…

“Kane goes deep with his history, what he thinks about Mr. Cee, how he produced the majority of ‘Long Live The Kane’ with no credits, how Doug E Fresh taught him how to rock the crowd, how some cats from The Juice Crew wasn’t fuxin with him, how he really wanted to battle KRS-One, what Madonna smells like, how he shopped a young Jay Z with no success, why he started wearing purple silks and such…”



The Combat Jack Show – The DMC Episode

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Sucks that Dallas isn’t in on this episode, considering his Queens heritage and comic book stats.



Juan Epstein with Robbie from Unkut and Cappadonna

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^ I was far better dressed than Chris Brown, natch.

While I was in NY, I snuck into the Hot 97 studios and caught-up with Peter Rosenberg for his Juan Epstein podcast. We talked about classic Unkut interviews, the Conservative Rap Coalition, the importance of Lord Finesse and much more.



The Combat Jack Show: The Roc Marciano Episode

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Essential listening for you rap fanatics out there as Roc Marciano sits down with the Combat Jack crew…



The Combat Jack Show – The Foxy Brown Episode

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Glad to see this one didn’t get shut-down by Foxy’s people:

“Foxy did this. Foxy did that.” There’s been mad talk about the Ill Na Na since like forever, and while ya’ll keep staying with your face in her puss, I guarantee you ain’t ever hear Foxy talk in first person like this. From her pops bouncing when she was 4 years old, to dating Haitian Jack at 14, her and Jay Z moving from the bench to the studio to the top, getting sucker punched with the deafness, her relationship with Nicki Minaj, that bid in jail.. I put money on it that this is the realest shit she ever spoke.