The famed Hip Hop icon made the post #COMBATCANCER via Instagram on October 25th now less than two months after the post he has lost his battle with colon cancer.

Just who was Combat Jack?

Combat Jack whose real name is Reggie Osse was a graduate of both Cornell and Georgetown University, he received his law degree from Georgetown and became an attorney at Law. He rose to fame in the early 90's as a hip-hop attorney and executive for Def Jam records for 12 years where he represented producers and artiste such as Jay-z, Damian Dash, Ski Beatz and DJ Clarke Kent among a slew of others.

He made a name for himself in the industry before moving on to hold a number of elite positions.

After his retirement he went on to become an author and took on several executive roles within the hip-hop entertainment community, he was Vice President of Audio/Music DVD at MTV Networks and managing editor of The Source. He launched his podcast “The Combat Jack Show” in 2013, the show featured popular hip-hop personalities and artists and addressed topics ranging from politics, social justice and a long list of provocative topics. The show was the first of a network of podcasts founded by Osse called Loud Speakers Network. Among the podcasts were Angela Yee’s “Lip Service”, The Read, hosted by Kid Fury and Crissle The Brilliant Idiots and Fan Bros hosted by DJ Benhameen.

The industry says goodbye

After news of Combat Jack’s death was made public several members of the hip-hop fraternity have been paying tribute to the fallen icon who they say represented hip hop well. LL Cool J and Wyclef Jean showed their love via twitter and Instagram, Jean, former member of the group Fugees posted a photo of the two with the caption “To my Haitian brother #combatjack may your soul forever Rest In Peace u was and will always be a great inspiration to me”

LL Cool J also wrote via twitter “ My last conversation with my brother @Combat_Jack rest in power brother.

you fought the good fight. I salute you. Cool J also included a video of him facetiming Osse while he was on his hospital bed.

Other celebrities who paid their respects were Naturi Naughton of the hit tv show “Power”, civil Rights activist Deray McKeeson and radio personality and author Charlamane Tha God.

Combat Jack is among the a long list of Americans who have battled with cancer in 2017 and unfortunately is among the list of those who have lost that battle. A true hip hop icon, a champion for black culture and hip hop culture he will no doubt be missed by the community, rest in peace #combatjack.