Combat Jack’s Tedx Talk On Hip-Hop Culture (Video)

This is way too ill. Onetime lawyer for Dame Dash and Jay-Z turned online personality Combat Jack was invited to do a “Tedx” Talk, and it’s completely captivating. He talks about growing up at the very start of hip-hop, before Sugar Hill Gang, and how he saw the culture proliferate and go from a fad to a subculture to a worldwide phenomenon.

Here, Combat tackles the issue of how to deal with being an outsider to a culture that you helped create, and in 15 minutes he does so with quick stories and insights from his own personal life. If you’ve ever heard the Combat Jack show, you know how genius this guy is, so do yourself a favor and watch his short Ted Talk below. — Max Weinstein