Number of page: 320
Publisher: Touchstone, 2017
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Instant New York Times Bestseller Charlamagne Tha God—the self-proclaimed “Prince of Pissing People Off,” co-host of Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club, and “hip-hop’s Howard Stern”—shares his unlikely success story as well as how embracing one’s truths is a fundamental key to success and happiness.In his new book, Charlamagne Tha God presents his comic, often controversial, and always brutally honest insights on how living an authentic life is the quickest path to success. Beginning with his journey from the small town of Moncks Corner, South Carolina to his headline grabbing interviews with celebrities like Justin Bieber, Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, and Hillary Clinton, he shares how he turned his troubled early life around 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. Combining his own story with bold advice and his signature commitment to honesty at all costs, Charlamagne hopes this book will give others the confidence to live their own truths.
- Antione Hygrade
- Branden McGriff
Issa 5 Star Book This is a great (and easy) read for anyone looking for advice on how to self-reflect, grow, and overcome anything the world may throw at you. Of course, like most things, you need to have a certain foundation of belief within yourself in order to truly leverage this book for your benefit.
- Bj Bost
Racist garbage. Nothing to see here.
- girardin philip
Nothing new, seemed mildly self absorbed was through it in a day
- Samuel David
Great read/study. Will continue to revisit it
- josue malvoisin
Very humorous, uplifting and inspiring Great book. This should be required reading for kids in high school and/or college.
- Ben Wong
Absolutely great read You dont have to be black to enjoy this book. Im going to access my Yellow privilege side!!!
- veronica adebayo
- DeMarcus Stokes
Amazing A must read
My Voice: A Memoir
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERAngie Martinez is the Voice of New York Now for the first time she candidly recounts the story of her rise to become an internationally celebrated hip hop radio icon In her current reign at Power 105 1 and for nearly two decades at New York s Hot 97 Angie Martinez has had one of the highest rated radio shows in the country After working her way up as an intern she burst on the scene as a young female jock whose on air Battle of the Beats segment broke records and became a platform for emerging artists like a young Jay Z Angie quickly became known for intimate high profile interviews mediating feuds between artists and taking on the most controversial issues in hip hop At age twenty five at the height of the East Coast West Coast rap war Angie was summoned by Tupac Shakur for what would be his last no holds barred interview which has never aired in its entirety and which she s never discussed in detail until now Angie shares stories from behind the scenes of her most controversial conversations from onetime presidential hopeful Barack Obama to superstars like Mary J Blige and Chris Brown and describes her emotional bittersweet final days at Hot 97 and the highly publicized move to Power 105 1 She also opens up about her personal life from her roots in Washington Heights and her formative years being raised by a single mom in Brooklyn to exploring the lessons that shaped her into the woman she is today From the Puerto Rican Day Parade to the White House Angie is universally recognized as a powerful voice in the Latino and hip hop communities My Voice gives an inside look at New York City s one of a kind urban radio culture the changing faces of hip hop music and Angie s rise to become the Voice of New York From the Hardcover edition
Somebody Scream!: Rap Music’s Rise to Prominence in the Aftershock of Black Power
For many African Americans of a certain demographic the sixties and seventies were the golden age of political movements The Civil Rights movement segued into the Black Power movement which begat the Black Arts movement Fast forward to 1979 and the release of Sugarhill Gang s Rapper s Delight With the onset of the Reagan years we begin to see the unraveling of many of the advances fought for in the previous decades Much of this occurred in the absence of credible long term leadership in the black community Young blacks disillusioned with politics and feeling society no longer cared or looked out for their concerns started rapping with each other about their plight becoming their own leaders on the battlefield of culture and birthing Hip Hop in the process In Somebody Scream Marcus Reeves explores hip hop music and its politics Looking at ten artists that have impacted rap from Run DMC Black Pop in a B Boy Stance to Eminem Vanilla Nice and puts their music and celebrity in a larger socio political context In doing so he tells the story of hip hop s rise from New York based musical form to commercial music revolution to unifying expression for a post black power generation
Radio Goes to War: The Cultural Politics of Propaganda during World War II
Radio Goes to War is the first comprehensive and in depth look at the role of domestic radio in the United States during the Second World War As this study convincingly demonstrates radio broadcasting played a crucial role both in government propaganda and within the context of the broader cultural and political transformations of wartime America Gerd Horten s absorbing narrative argues that no medium merged entertainment propaganda and advertising more effectively than radio As a result America s wartime radio propaganda emphasized an increasingly corporate and privatized vision of America s future with important repercussions for the war years and the postwar era Examining radio news programs government propaganda shows advertising soap operas and comedy programs Horten situates radio wartime propaganda in the key shift from a Depression era resentment of big business to the consumer and corporate culture of the postwar period
Conflicting Communication Interests in America: The Case of National Public Radio
Public broadcasting has changed dramatically since its founding in 1967 The growing equation of marketplace efficiency with the public interest has in Tom McCourt s analysis undermined the value of public goods and services In addition political and cultural discourse is increasingly beset by fragmentation Public radio provides an exemplary site to examine the prospects and problems of contemporary public life Beginning with a description of the events that led to the creation of National Public Radio McCourt discusses the relationship between NPR and its affiliate stations and the ways in which struggles over funding and programming have affected public radio s agenda He also examines how public radio incorporates the roles of public representatives into its operations and how its methods to determine the needs and interests of the public have changed across the system s history The social political and economic pressures that have impacted the mission and practices of National Public Radio McCourt asserts are manifest in all areas of American life Through extensive historical research he examines whether American public broadcasters as represented by NPR have succeeded or failed to engender an enlightened participatory democracy