Reggie Ossé, also known as Combat Jack, is a former hip hop music attorney and executive, and also the former managing editor of The Source. Currently, he is the host of the podcast The Combat Jack Show as well as host of the Complex TV show of the same name.
A first-generation Haitian-American, Ossé graduated from Cornell University. There he became a member of Kappa Xi chapter of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity. He later received his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. He has represented hip-hop producers and entertainers, such as Jay Z, Damon Dash, Roc-a-fella Records, DJ Clark Kent, Nice & Smooth, Capone-N-Noreaga, Deric "D. Dot" Angelettie, Ski Beats, and others, starting from an internship in legal affairs for Def Jam Recordings in 1989. After 12 years of practicing law in the music industry, he retired and wrote Bling, a book documenting hip-hop's history and fascination with jewelry. He also served as the Vice President of Audio/Music DVD at MTV Networks and later managing editor of The Source.
Ossé has blogged for byroncrawford.com, ihiphop.com, xxlmag.com, and his own site - daily-math.com. He began hosting The Combat Jack Show, an internet radio show dedicated to hip-hop discussions and interviews, in August 2010. Combat Jack's co-hosts include Dallas Penn, Premium Pete, DJ Benhameen, AKing, and Just Blaze.
In 2013, The Combat Jack Show became the flagship of a network of podcasts founded by Ossé known as the Loud Speakers Network, which also includes The Read, hosted by Kid Fury and Crissle, and FanBros, hosted by DJ Benhameen.
He currently resides in Brooklyn, New York with his wife and four children. He is a Buddhist and regularly attends Dharma centers in the New York City area.