Born of Haitian parents in Brooklyn NY Ossé entered the world of hip-hop as a music attorney and executive after graduating from Cornell University. His clients represent a list of hip-hop greats. Jay Z, Dj Clark Kent and Capone, and Noreaga were clients he represented. Ossé was also the former managing editor of the once so-called hip-hop bible The Source Magazine.
Ossé helped to lead the explosion of the podcast game with the launch of his show in 2010. His show focused on interviewing “legacy” artists such as Chuck D of Public Enemy, Ice Cube and Ice T. His focus on legacy artists was prominent however he still interviewed more contemporary artists like J Cole, Ace Hood, and G Herbo.
His show became the flagship of the Loudspeakers network and led the way to a podcast revolution. He recently did a special on the life and death of hip-hop mogul Chris Lighty who passed away under suspicious circumstances in August of 2012. The special was called “Mogul” and took into account the life of Chris Lighty leading up to his final days.
Ossé’s history as an attorney and executive created an atmosphere where his interviews were open and honest and the listener would always leave with more insight with regards to whomever he was speaking with.
The news of Ossé’s passing has sent shockwaves through the internet.
Heartbreaking. RIP Reggie "Combat Jack" Osse. Great man, storyteller and leader. Your contributions to hip hop will never ever be forgotten. Ultimate salute. pic.twitter.com/McK0F9TvYp
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Yesterday my daughter Nya was admitted to ICU at Lurie’s Children’s hospital and has not been responsive for the past 24 hours. She has had these episodes before as a result of the cancer, however this time its different. We are worried and helpless.
I really dont know what to say or what to do. As a family we are asking that you take a moment and share some positive/healing energy with Nya. We are hoping for the best.
We are currently running a fundraiser for Nya via the give forward website.
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We are truly blessed to be surrounded by individuals who have giving spirits and we are so grateful.
Nya’s family & friends are uniting to help pay for ongoing cost associated with treating a very rare brain tumor. Please show your support!
On August 1, 2010, at the age of 11, Nya Lamarre woke up with a terrible headache. She was taken to the emergency room where a tumor was detected on her brain. She was immediately transferred by ambulance to Children’s Memorial Hospital.
Nya was diagnosed with Pineoblastoma, a very rare tumor that accounts for less than 2% of all brain tumors.
Nya Lamarre, Honor Roll Student, Cheerleader, Gymnast, Practical Joker, huge Chicago Bears fan, sweet and respectful child, began the fight for her life.
Throughout this battle, Nya has exhibited amazing strength and endurance. In spite of her condition, she continues to smile and encourage others.
We are uniting to raise money to help pay for the ongoing cost associated with treating such a rare cancer.