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 Privilegelays 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 Privilegewill empower you to live your own truth.
Coming from Beaufort, SC I understand and appreciate the gems that Charlamagne drops. This book spoke to me and helped me understand my process. I am destined for greatness and I’m going to continue to respect the process and grind (continue to develop my career and hobbies) as there’s no limit.55
I’m 17 and I’ve never really read a book, because most either are gonna put me to sleep or I just won’t understand it. But this was my favorite book out of the small majority I have read. Also not only did I enjoy it, but you helped me tell my truth, you taught me things, helped me take a chance to learn new things, and evolve. Recently I bought four books to help me evolve like what you have said in the book. Also you need to get someone to spell check, if you don’t already, or read over it when you finish because I saw some writing errors that someone could’ve told you about. But thank you for writing this book it helped so much.55
This book is excellent. Inspiring, educational, and thought provoking. It reminds us that we all have a purpose in life and we must unlock that purpose ourselves. It’s also a deep look into C’s past and how his past helped shaped his future for the better! I highly recommend this book for anyone who feels like they don’t have the power to change whatever situation they find themselves stuck in.55
I haven’t finish it yet but I have to say I’m already into it I see where this is going love it55
I am only eleven years old but this book is very amazing and informational this book has changed my way of thinking55
Charlemagne touches on so many topics that hit home! Reading this book at 24 has taught me that no matter what the odds look like you just have to keep pushing to accomplish your dreams. I can’t wait to read Shook One: Anxiety Playing Tricks on Me! It’s going to be great I can already feel it.55
this book like the author is out of touch with reality15