Growing up as a private DJ in the Bay Area most of my life, I learned to respect those that contributed to the hip-hop game and all that it has to offer. Charlamagne Tha God is one such radio personality that everyone in the music industry and DJ world respects. Charlamagne grew up in South Carolina and a teenager, he sold drugs and was arrested for doing so. Later on in life, he got his first big break co-starring with Wendy Williams on her radio show. In 2010, he started hosting The Breakfast Club for Power 105.1 in New York. The show also stars Angela Yee who I personally was a fan of when she was on Shade 45 before Calloway took the morning show over. Bill Rhoden from The Undefeated podcast has a great article about Charlamagne discussing his second book titled: Shook One: Anxiety Playing Tricks On Me which if you are not familiar with the title, these are snippets of titles to classic hip hop songs from Mobb Deep and the Geto Boys.
Charlamagne’s latest book chronicles his journey with anxiety and PTSD. Charlamagne says that he attended therapy sessions and relied on the faith of God to get him through his troubles. In the book, he also details how he is trying to change his life and how people cannot judge him for his past mistakes as he is now a family man and husband.
The article also mentions the “Blackanoid” phenomena which Charlamagne dedicates as one of the chapters in his new book. The term stems from being black and paranoid in America which Charlamagne also admits going to therapy for.
Charlamagne also talks about the #MeToo movement which is related to the fight against sexual harassment and assault stemming from the work place and in Hollywood. In regards to the movement, Charlamagne acknowledges that his life is full of females with his daughters and his wife currently in his life.
Charlamagne also shares his views with the current state of the NFL. He says that he cannot support the NFL since they have shown a lack of care towards “black and brown” people.