What Would Jesus Do If He Were a Jock?

If Jesus were around today he would have been a radio personality/DJ. I want you to understand exactly what I just said so I will repeat it again. Jesus would have been a radio personality/DJ.

How did I come to this conclusion? Well, Jesus was a public servant. He is an example of a man who truly came to serve. The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan says, “We should not want public office or positions of power so that we can become big shots. We should want public office and positions of power so that we can serve.”

Jesus himself said, “He who would be great among you, let him be your servant.”

What would Jesus do if he was a jock? He would be a public servant. He would serve the needs of the people. If you’re a radio personality/DJ and you don’t feel that you are a public servant then you need to do us all a favor and dress like Bin Laden and go running up to the White House with a backpack on screaming JIHAD! The people have needs, so those of us in service are only good if we can use our power to satisfy the needs of those whom we serve.

Let’s be clear, we all know the radio personality/DJ game is a thankless business. The hours are long and the money is short. Most of us probably wouldn’t be doing it if we didn’t have a genuine love for what we do.

Think about the headaches you go through when dealing with program directors who don’t even live the lifestyle. Think about having to compete with other radio personalities and DJs who are so far outside the demographic you are targeting that they think Day 26 is a four-week weight loss program guaranteed to have you 20 pounds lighter on the 26th day. Even worse, they think Shawty Lo is an artificial sweetener for young kids with diabetes.

I ask Mass Communication majors all the time, “Are you getting involved with radio because you have a genuine love for the game?” “Do you want to be involved because you have a genuine need or desire to make the lives of others better?” If not, then I would strongly suggest another profession; something that does not have you directly affecting the lives of the people that hear you on a daily basis.

I know there are some radio personality/DJs out there right now saying, “Man Charlamagne sit your ass down somewhere, I’m just here to collect my little piece of a paycheck and keep it moving.” Well, my friend, that is why your ratings suck. That is why you still don’t have that shift you wanted at the station. That is why no one is returning your calls about that air check you sent out. That is why you can’t get any more than $200 to spin at a party and that is why the streets of the city you are in don’t f**k with you. The reason is because you have not embraced the divine position that God has put you in, the position of public servant.

A lot of times we get caught up in our own hype and we stop serving the needs of the people. We start thinking it’s all about us. DJs play what they want to hear or what they’re feeling instead of really checking the pulse of the city and seeing what the people want to hear. I know DJs that won’t play local records that are smash hits on the radio just because the artist hasn’t personally come to holla at them and rub their balls.

Message to those DJs: Your purpose in life will only be found in service to others and in being connected to something far greater than your punk ass ego. And you wonder why local artist want to fight your ass now. It’s called karma from not doing your divine duty as a public servant.

I also have an issue with DJs who don’t play records because they are directly affiliated with certain crews. DJ Khaled shouldn’t stop playing G-Unit music just because they have issues with Fat Joe. Now they have thrown Khaled into the so-called beef, but that is only because Khaled chose sides and stopped playing G-Unit music. It’s the same thing with Whoo Kid. He shouldn’t stop playing Fat Joe’s records because Joe has a so-called beef with 50. When you start getting caught up like that, you as a DJ are totally abandoning the needs of the people.

You mean to tell me no one has called Khaled’s show and requested a G-Unit record? No one has called Whoo Kid and requested a Fat Joe record? I’m sure they have and when these DJs don’t play the records because they can’t swallow their false sense of pride to serve the needs of the people what does that listener do? They switch stations. That listener goes somewhere where their needs can be served.

Law 20 in the 48 Laws of Power says, “Do not commit to anyone, it is the fool who always rushes to take sides. Do not commit to any side or cause but yourself.” If you are a truly a public servant committing to yourself or your cause is not a problem because your cause is to serve the needs of the public and not the needs of the crew you wear on a chain around your neck. Whenever you DJs and radio personalities get put in a situation where you have to make a decision between your ego and the needs of the people simply ask yourself, “What would Jesus do if he was a jock?”

If Jesus was in New York spinning in a club or on the radio and he knew that the people where demanding Southern music, he wouldn’t purposely play hours of everything else and only do a 15 minute Southern set—especially when those 15 minutes where the only time the club got live. Jesus would serve the needs of the people because a true public servant comes to serve!

When it comes to being a radio personality/DJ there are forces greater than your ego that are always at work. Do you think Jesus would get caught up in radio station beef? Jocks not talking to other jocks in the streets because they work at rival stations. I hate to see jocks throwing shots at each other because anything can and will happen in this business and that jock you are dissing could be your co-worker one day or better yet your boss!

Malcolm X was a public servant and so was Martin Luther King Jr. You never saw them dissing each other even though they didn’t agree with each other’s approaches. Do you know why? Because even with different approaches they where fighting for the same cause. That cause was the betterment of those who needed it, a cause we are still fighting for today. Instead of throwing shots at each other and fighting for positions in the ratings, radio stations should be coming together and devising ways to make the city you are in the best city it can possibly be.

What would Jesus do if he was a jock? That is the question. Jesus would use his platform to teach. He would give the people food for thought to digest. I know every day I approach the mic I make it my duty to give the people a jewel. I make it my duty to plant a seed in someone’s brain. P.E.A.C.E. can be an acronym for Please Educate Allah’s Children’s Everyday! That is why you come on the radio six days a week—damn near every day—because God is giving you a chance to teach and that is the duty of a public servant!

I encourage all radio personalities/DJs to get on your job. The people in the city you are in need you. Stop going to the station just to collect a check. God put you in the position you are in for a reason. You have the power to change lives. There is a reason they call it radio programming. You are psychologically programming people’s mental states through the radio.

DJs, those BDS spins mean the world to an artist! You can single handedly change someone’s life by simply playing a record enough times! Don’t abuse your power, people! If you have any doubts about your position, simply ask, “What would Jesus do if he was a jock?” The answer to that question lies in service to the public.

Charlamange tha God

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  • dex

    You goin’ over they heads wit this one C

    • http://www.facebook.com/maxprofit Max Profit

      “I know DJs that won’t play local records that are smash hits on the radio just because the artist hasn’t personally come to holla at them and rub their balls.”

      You hit the nail right on the head.

  • dex


  • http://www.justice.gov.za GO-Getta’

    Spin every track with “halleluja” phrase on it

  • Worley

    Jesus would be working in satellite radio because the corporate game at the mainstream level dictates what records the DJ must play. DJs/radio personalities don’t have much say in that equation.

    As for Khaled and Whoo Kid: those two jokers are not independent DJs. They are hacks that certain crews co-opted because of their positions at various radio stations. They took the money and now they have to do their bosses’ bidding.

  • OG Matt Herbz

    If Jesus were a “jock” he would most certainly strike your bitch ass down for referring to yourself as God. I don’t care what the 5% say, you are no more a God than me or the next one. If Jesus were on Earth today, he’d say “Turn off the muthafucking radio and do something.”

    –OG Matt Herbz–

    • Hanch


    • http://kingeljay.tumblr.com K1ng Eljay

      hahahahaha… well…

      Alrighty then.

  • http://PhillyGG.com PhillyGG

    I’m not even in radio and I understand these things. [salute]

  • capcobra

    good post…now you all need to do is direct some dj’s over here to read it..cause these are things that we already know.

  • http://youtube.com/federalranga Federal Ranga

    “cause these are things that we already know.”

    Char, my man… this is the 2nd day somebody’s said this to you… so I gotta say something people say all the time…

    Tell us something we don’t know.

    E-11 up. youtube.com/federalranga

  • General

    Good post. I think you touched on one of the biggest problems which is DJ’s who attach themselves to certain crews in the industry and then obviously can’t truly be objective…

    And as far as what Jesus would do if he was a jock? He would refuse to play any artists on Interscope until the label forced Dre to stop bullshittin and put out that Detox

    • beaver

      haha rightt..

  • http://xxlmag.com Blakout615

    Good blog. I think u get alot more backlash than u deserve.

  • capcobra

    oh yeah..if jesus was a d.j…then he probably wouldn’t be on the radio cause the devil is the prince of the air..which means at the very most jesus would be a mixshow/club dj that’ll be playing positive rap…he wouldn’t be playing 98% of the shit that we listen to..it’s too many negative songs involving some form of sinning or immorale behavior..so jesus might be out of a job like………..

  • Chaka

    Anotha dumb brotha with anotha stupid thought.Your silly imagination only goes to prove that you know nothing about Christ.

  • abdulnasir

    U really went over my head with this 1. As a non-christian, but 1 who believs in Christ, please brothers stop with the Jesus allegories and comparisons! PLEASE!

    • Big T

      Errr how on earth can you say your a non christian but yet you beleive in christ,that is a christian hence the name christ-ian. So i think alot probally goes over your head.

  • Jerod

    Christ is alive inside all of us. We all have the power to affect the lives of those around us with Love. You know… Revelations tells us Jesus will come back to earth in blazing glory. I’m beginning to believe that Jesus is NOT coming back in the PHYSICAL, but rather in the hearts minds and souls of all of those who believe. Dude is right. It’s not wrong to desire a position of power when your purpose IS to serve God and those around you, and you have a full understanding that God has givin you your power for a reason.

    Be on the look out. I’m about to be on some songs, and I’m gonna leave the hooks out.

  • $ykotic/Don McCaine

    Some of y’all just fell right into the trap with it early.

    The man is talking about stop separating because of an alliance or ego, and come together to enrich the art & people & y’all immediately chose a side because of an allegory.

    I see why it went over some of your heads…

  • Jerod

    Capcobra. If you think the forces of darkness are the only forces found on the radio, you are sadly mistakin my friend. It’s about who you decide to listen to. If you don’t think that God could take away the Devils power over the radio or whatever else for even a second, you’re wrong. You know, if you’re listening to the radio expecting to hear the devil, well then that’s what you’re gonna hear. Try listening to what GOD’S trying to tell you next time.

    You’re not wrong, satan can be found on the radio. But so can christ. These are all weapons used in the battle for our souls. That’s all. A lot of people believe meditation is a tool of the devil. True… but if God doesn’t know the blueprints to meditation and have a meditation of his own, then he wouldn’t be God. God and Satan are like The USSR and the USA during the cold war. Both parties had some of the same weapons, but they used them for different reasons.

    And cosign the General. DETOX needs to BE DROPPED.

    • capcobra

      i definitely agree…because a good gospel song always work wonders for the mind and spirit.

  • $ykotic/Don McCaine

    Off the subject:

    Yo Charlamagne(or CTG team player),

    There’s a discussion going on over on Mike Bigga’s blog I think y’all would be interested in. Real talk.

  • beaver

    i dont believe in godd…but your right bout dat dj shit..
    bout djs chosin sides wit rappers..
    dat shit stupidd.
    djs r here 2 give us new fresh music..not da same shitt every time(khaled)we da best not at all clownn your da worst..khaled does da same corny beat each time..damnn..

    whoo kidd beats failin lately..

    good examples of djs..
    Alchemist an Just Blaze..
    they fuckk wit any1..
    they just want there music outt..props 2 them..

    good blogg though

  • Brooklyn

    if jesus was a dj the t.i.’s would get rid of him because he’d be preaching ideals that are against their formula of success, just like they did 1900 odd years ago. if jesus was a dj he damned sure wouldn’t approve of most of the music coming out today and would definitely take a stand against it and those that promote it. but about dj’s being parts of different beefs, it’s all a part of the divide and conquer strategy. y’all are too busy hating on each other to realize that y’all are being screwed over by people who own the stations, people who, 9/10, are related. just like he led the jews, jesus would lead and unite the dj’s and would incite them to rebel against the subversive elements of the radio world.

  • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grands

    Good drop.

    If Jesus was a DJ, DMX would’ve already dropped that gospel album he’s been talking about for years.

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  • oskamadison

    Well written and thoughtful. If Jesus was a DJ, his crates would be deeper than Afrika Bambaataa’s and Jazzy Jay’s combined and he’d spin nothing but that positive, soulful realness.

  • FlapJack

    hahahah. bunch of bullshit.

  • Notorious AGC

    Jesus would definately stop you from blogging EVER again.

  • chillin mayne

    Jesus himself said, “He who would be great among you, let him be your servant.” – you are missin a reference source…where did jesus say this, or did he tell you directly??.. commandment number 3 my brother…jesus as a dj in a CLUB??..a NIGHTCLUB??… if you have a bible please open it and study it

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  • TEAM D.N.A

    Hmmmmm….well SAID, architect! PUBLIC SERVANT is the correct title for a “DISK JOCKEY.” if we look at what a “DISK JOCKEY” is ACTUALLY supposed to be doing, it’s BEING A JOCKEY WITH THOSE SAID DISKS. like a HORSE JOCKEY is familiar with HORSES, and though he may NOT ride the SAME horse all the time, he rides them ALL. this is why your point REALLY hits HOME, simply because it’s not something that’s done anymore…NEW YORK radio is saturated with some dj’s “favorites” and most of that stuff isn’t even stuff we listen to!
    you’ve hit the nail right on the head, and sadly, this is something that’s NOT GOING TO CHANGE as long as these people care about the PAPER and NOT the SUBCULTURE OF HIP HOP. my team is dedicated to the preservation of the SUBCULTURE of HIP HOP. what you’ve written here is a TESTAMENT of what the SUBCULTURE is supposed to be about: the LOVE of the MUSIC…..not the MONEY in the music……sometimes I wish that we could go back to the days of when NO ONE ACCEPTED IT because that was the era of some of the BEST HIP HOP MUSIC EVER. when the establishment started believing in it was the day it DIED, and it’s been mis-interpreted to the degree where folks believe that the MUSIC IS HIP HOP…when actually, it’s NOT. the MUSIC derived from the SUBCULTURE OF HIP HOP, not the other way around…..this could be why it’s being abused and misused because it’s been improperly RE-NAMED. you just told everyone that HIP HOP IS NOT THE MUSIC….IT’S A WAY OF LIFE. THE MUSIC IS JUST A SMALL PART OF IT……tell ‘em it’s one of the 4 ELEMENTS, not HIP HOP itself, NOT the SUBCULTURE……yup. JESUS would be a DJ…..can’t see him getting that message to EVERYONE if he wasn’t …..KUDOS,CHARLAMANGE……PEACE!