Black Privilege - Charlamagne Tha God

Black Privilege

By Charlamagne Tha God

  • Release Date: 2017-04-18
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 1,446 Ratings


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.


  • 👍🏿

    By ryshawd
    Great read. Charlamagnes story and perspective is a testament that through hard work and faith in the most high you can achieve success and happiness in America regardless of your current circumstance or color of your skin!
  • Great Read

    By The young McCoy
    This book is great. It really has some encouraging and motivating words and quotes that definitely will stick with me for years to come.
  • Empowering, humorous, and insightful read!

    By Law_School_Fitness
    Charlamagne did a fantastic job at illustrating how you don’t have to start with favorable circumstances to pursue your passion and become successful! He does so by alluding to a litany of different anecdotes from his upbringing, detailing his pitfalls and shortcomings in a provocative, and vulnerable way! His takes are controversial and bold per usual, his philosophy and lessons are infused with humor as well. That aspect of it makes it a very fun read as well, however the icing on the cake had to be his inclusion of Hip-Hop as a positive influence in his life. He expanded on how many of the artists he listened to growing up influenced not only his thinking on the surface level, but with other life values such as religion(the Five Percenters). Lastly, I’d like to mention that this isn’t the prototypical Black American dream story either, you know when the poor black kid grows up and finally makes it out the hood to become a rapper/ball player. His story juxtaposes that common story line because his dream to make it out was a unique route. Although it included many of the stereotypical aspects of the cliche story due to Charlamagne’s mistakes being detailed, it’s still very unique due to how he discovered his passion. As well as his unconventional route to living out his passion. You find yourself getting inspired by his story, as it is very relatable, without being too cliche. Excellent read for anyone who is doubting themselves in life, especially if you are a minority. Honestly, you won’t regret reading this!
  • Classic

    By Blacktyeaffairs
    This is a instant classic
  • Love it

    By Hares1370
    I don’t read books a lot but this book is a really good read about how to look at life
  • Thumbs up!

    By Balsybelsy
    An insightful and relatable book indeed. I could barely put it down. Love the practicality of it all. God bless you!
  • Dope Book

    By Jase Dupree
    This book applies to the black man or women who walk around doubting there inner power. Tap Tap Tap In!
  • It’s a must read !!

    By Eze Uchanma
    Answers questions that I asked myself everyday as a 18 year old striving for greatness growing up in the slums of Brooklyn I highly recommend
  • Good book

    By Dmajesty46
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