An instant New York Times bestseller! Charlamagne Tha God—the self-proclaimed “Prince of Pissing People Off,” cohost of Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club, and “the most important voice in hip-hop”—shares his eight principles for unlocking your God-given privilege.
In Black Privilege, Charlamagne presents his often controversial and always brutally honest insights on how living an authentic life is the quickest path to success. This journey to truth begins in the small town of Moncks Corner, South Carolina, and leads to New York and headline-grabbing interviews and insights from celebrities like Kanye West, Kevin Hart, Malcolm Gladwell, Lena Dunham, Jay Z, and Hillary Clinton.
Black Privilege lays out all the great wisdom Charlamagne’s been given from many mentors, and tells the uncensored story of how he turned around his troubled early life by owning his (many) mistakes and refusing to give up on his dreams, even after his controversial opinions got him fired from several on-air jobs. These life-learned principles include:
-There are no losses in life, only lessons
-Give people the credit they deserve for being stupid—starting with yourself
-It’s not the size of the pond but the hustle in the fish
-When you live your truth, no one can use it against you
-We all have privilege, we just need to access it
By combining his own story with bold advice and his signature commitment to honesty no matter the cost, Charlamagne hopes Black Privilege will empower you to live your own truth.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
If you ask someone who calls himself Charlamagne Tha God for life advice, you surely expect something bold and brash. And that's what you get listening to Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create! The outspoken radio personality never sugarcoats or downplays the hard truth that the path to success is tough. But his infectious passion makes our goals feel attainable. Fueled by his strong voice, personal experiences, and inspirational outlook, Charlamagne lays out an eight-step path to reach your dreams; it feels more concrete and less pie-in-the-sky than most self-help books.
Barriers to entry are just imaginative
I’ve always been a fan of CTG and the breakfast club. However I had no idea of the magnificent back story on how he came to be “the voice of hip hop.”
CTG really puts it into perspective how the barriers to entry are just imaginative. This book is filled with great stories, humor and wisdom.
This is a easy read. I have already recommended it to every single person who is willing to listen.
Listening to the audio for the 2nd time. His narration makes it even more compelling.
I drive for a living so I really don’t have the time to actually pick up the book and read it. This audiobook is perfect. It gives insight on who this “radio guy” is and where he came from. I highly recommend this. Continue to prosper King!