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Charlamagne Tha God Is A Changed Man


Charlamagne Tha God recently sat down with Bill Rhoden of the HBCU 468 podcast to discuss his new book, “Shook One: Anxiety Playing Tricks On Me.” It’s no surprise that he would find influence in the hip-hop community for his second major title, Charlamagne nods to songs created by the Geto Boys and Mobb Deep, as he is the co-host of iHeartRadio’s morning show, The Breakfast Club and co-host of the Brilliant Idiots podcast. Although he has had so much success, Charlamagne Tha God has not always had a comfortable life, and that is what he discusses in Shook One: Anxiety Playing Tricks On Me.


In his younger years, Charlamagne sold crack to a woman in his hometown in South Carolina, and he regrets that decision to this day as the woman’s daughter had to forfeit her education to care for her ailing mother. Selling to her is not the only event that has caused the figure anxiety in his lifetime, Charlamagne Tha God has also suffered from racism, various fights, and being attacked which has all given him PTSD, anxiety, and a term he has coined called, Blackanoid. He explains that Blackanoid is his term for being black and paranoid in America, and is also the title of a chapter in his new book. See This Page for additional information.


Charlamagne The God has stated in recent interviews that he is aware that people are going to judge him for his past, and he’s okay with that. However, it is unfair to treat him like he is the same person he was when Charlamagne was 20, as the now 40-year-old Charlamagne has taken significant steps to grow from the boy he once was and is now a doting husband and father to three little girls.


Because of his growing family, Charlamagne is a supporter of the #MeToo Movement in the sense that he believes it is time for men to straighten out their ways with women. As his future is full of females, Charlamagne has shown his support for initiatives that empower women.



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