CHARLAMAGNE THA GOD: UNAPOLOGETIC VOICE OF THE STREETS
CHARLAMAGNE THA GOD in the matter of 5 years has manifested his destiny and become one of the most powerful voices within global urban culture and whether you love him or you hate him his opinion holds more water than 98% of the Hip Hop Radio Jocks on the planet. ” "THE PRINCE OF PISSING PEOPLE OFF, THE RULER OF RUBBING YOU THE WRONG WAY, THE ARCHITECT OF AGGRAVATION" The truth is that at this point whether you are a record exec at Def Jam or the biggest rap star on the planet like "Yeezy" what Charlamagne says or thinks about the current state of the culture and its main stars will get back to you and shift your opinion on whats Good/Great/Terrible or corny as fxck.This is because Charlamagne is the voice of the people in the streets, the people who are on the ground level of the culture. Imagine if a real fan of Hip Hop was put into a real position of power to ask the real questions that we as the fans really want know,well thats Charlamagne. He is a long way away from the streets of South Carilona where he was born and raised, now he is one of the main voices within the Hip Hop culture and when he shares his opinions on people in the culture it makes waves. His come up story is incredible, from being the neighbourhood dope boy to working with Wendy Williams, eventually moving to the Breakfast Club and this where you really begin to see his power begin to take form.Now he has his own show on MTV 2 "Uncommon Sense", an incredible podcast show "Brilliant Idiots" and he uses both of these platforms to further spread his voice and influence and it seems like he is on an upward trajectory.
"WE LIVE IN AN AGE WHERE PEOPLE BELIEVE THE LIE BEFORE THEY BELIEVE THE TRUTH IF THE LIE IS MORE ENTERTAINING" He has had a lot of clashes with a lot of stars within the culture because of his brash and direct approach to asking questions and usually because the questions are controversial Charlamagne is the only radio personality who has the balls to ask the questions. We live in an era where if you "like something" then you are dick-riding and if you hate something then you are a "hater" so having someone like Charlamagne who is always 100% honest about what he thinks is a rare commodity.In a world full of the fake and pretentious Charlamagne is unapologetic about his views and this is the major reason why his perspective is so vital within the Hip Hop culture where the paradigm is to "keep it real".
Whether you love him or you hate him you can't ignore THA GOD.His opinion will continue to hold water for many more years to come and from us here at GSI we can't wait to see where he takes it.