Charlamagne For President


I’m a public servant. I’m here to serve the needs of the people. Call me naive, but i’m one of the few who still believe that the power is with the people. This is a people driven world I don’t care what it is that you do, you can’t do it without the people. If you do music you need people to be into it enough to buy your albums and come to your shows. If you do radio you need people to find you interesting enough to listen to your program, if you’re a politician you need people to vote for you so can get in the positions you want to be in. It’s all about the people period.

As a public servant I have to ask myself what do the people need? The people need love, hugs, physical, spiritual, mental hugs. Love people need people that love them enough to give them guidance, people need knowledge, wisdom, people need someone to uplift, empower, and enlighten them. I don’t want to be a bloodsucker of the poor and when I say poor I don’t just mean financially poor, I mean mentally poor. This present day society we live in is full of mentally poor people and honestly nobody is trying to change that because that’s how some people prefer you to be. Why would they want to keep people ignorant?

If they keep you ignorant then you’re just a blank canvas, when you’re a blank canvas they can paint whatever picture they want to on your mental that’s were the programming comes in at. That’s why they call it television or radio programming majority of times when we learn something we learn it through what we see or hear. So if i’m pushing something negative and mindless on you via TV or the radio then that’s what you learn. That’s what’s programmed in you. So if i’m a radio personality and I consider myself a public servant then it’s my job to counter the bullshit you might hear on radio or even T.V. and put something in your brain that’s too your benefit. Even though my mother was a school teacher and made me read constantly. The things I saw on T.V or heard on the radio had a impact on the way I view things as well. Luckily when I was coming up my parents monitered what I took in and even what I took in when they wasn’t around was things of substance.Problem with the game today is a lot of people with voices, a lot of people with influence in positions of powers just don’t know better. They just as ignorant as the people that’s following them . If the leader knows more than the followers, and the leader is ignorant, then the scripture Matthew 15:14 in the Bible is correct: “If the blind lead the blind, both fall in the ditch.” Then you got the ones who know better, but don’t do better. They gain from you being dumb, deaf, and blind and they know they should be feeding you something that will make you a better person but they don’t because it will mess up their dollars. They’re getting rich by keeping you ignorant.

Personally financial gain means nothing to me. I like making money, being able to provide for my family it’s a beautiful feeling, but I love knowing I made a difference in someone’s life even more. I feel richer knowing that God will always keep me in his favor because I choose to do what’s right instead of what’s popular and what’s right is just giving the babies something to help them grow. Who says you can’t entertain and educate? Wu Tang did it, The Boondocks does it, Dave Chappelle did it. We have to challenge everyone with a voice and intelligence to teach.

Honestly it’s not meant for everybody. I don’t know everything, but I know the basics between right and wrong, good and bad, God and Satan. A lot of people don’t even know that nowadays, the lines are so blurred between good and evil right now in America that all I can think about is Isiah 5:20 Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter. So i’m just going to keep using my voice for good and to tell people what’s good and what’s bad even when it’s not the popular thing to do even when that bad is what the people are gravitating towards. Just because a lot of people are into doing wrong it doesn’t make it right. I’ve often heard the best way to lose a friend is to tell them something for their own good and I don’t mind losing friends that way and if you’re reading this saying to yourself Charlamagne shut the fuck up nobody wants to hear that shit, it’s not going to work, always remember it is easy to be critical . The real test is to come up with constructive alternatives. So do you have any bright ideas? If not you shut up and listen. You might learn something……Peace and blessings. —Charlamagne Tha God

  • Peterose24

    Good Post Charlamagne more people need to read this. Thats my problem with many of the rap cats today. They don’t talk about anything and are leading a generation of sheep down the path with them.
    R u a % percenter by any chance “hence GOD”
    Peace and Love
    People wake up

    • Peterose24

      5 percenter I mean

  • sb

    well said

  • Don mcCaine

    * only sees 3 comments *

    smDh

  • YOM

    You speak the truth.We need more people in influential positions to speak truth and shame the devil (parents included).
    I started listening to the breakfast club on 105.1 because I respect how you do your thing.

  • caino

    The blog has a point struggling to be found under all the god/satan bullshit rhetoric!

  • http://officialkean@myspace.com Kean Wolcott

    Great post bro! I feel every word that is written on this blog, and I feel that is what the game is missing right now: a voice of reason. Too many people under that I Shun Anything Intelligent Act *ChiCity lingo alert!*, and find comfort in ignorance. It’s almost like u have to stoop to their level 2 bring them back up to your level, and it’s a shame when the kids feel the same way. I’m an artist myself (not a rapper, calling me that is like calling a grown man a bitch in my eyes), and I see what the Bible means about “What is it for a man to gain the world but lose his soul” play out on the daily bcuz people out here selling their soul for a “Happy Mil”. Even a complex subject such as the Illuminati is just giossip amongst people who do not understand that the music industry is just small beans to a secret society that practically runs the whole globe!

    But I think there is room nowadays for people who seek to uplift rather than step on toes and I believe a large part of the public is open to that since the world is oversaturated with random acts of stupidity now. So as long as folk like u and I give people what they want (The Truth) things will even out in the long run. That’s why my new motto is “The Truth Never Goes Out of Style”. So Peace to you Charlemagne, and may Yahwe and Yeshua Cover and Bless you to continue to spit that Truth!!!

    #thechoiceisyourz

  • http://www.ahmedhoke.com Hunnit Thousand Seminar

    Yo god, I see you working.

    Part of why the music is suffering is that nobody is building on the Supreme Wisdom anymore, but you can’t expect babies to absorb High Explosives when they get sick off some Four Lokos

    • Don mcCaine

      co-sign they’re eating the wrong foods…their diet shows this…obesity and mental slow gases

  • http://www.dynamiccertified.com J.Reed

    I respect Charlamagne for this post here. I agree with what he is saying and I am glad to see somebody else in this industry who is for the people. To many of our people who are artist or people in positions to the public’s eye do not represent us. They tend to forget about their people and misrepresent us. There is a group called Dynamic Certified who is trying to bring that type of music back to the people. Check them out at dyanamiccertified.com. I hope more people get on this same page and start doing for the people, which is what hip hop was created and meant for.

  • these posts are racist

    You’re full of shit. Why do you make so many homophobic and slanderous statements about Drake? Answer: To get attention to your show so you can make more money.

    How do you reconcile this blog and the lies contained herein with the negative “difference you make” in Drake’s life?

  • http://maniakmuzik.com dropgemz

    … dude you make a great point ! …

  • shatna

    ima fart in yo mommas face nigga believe it fuck boy

  • http://www.citysocialites.com jane

    Yay!!!!

    Good post !

  • Charles Green

    Charlamagne, you’re an opinionated prick, but I like that. You have good concepts, but you have the writing ability of a 4th grader. Your success in this industry is proof of the acceptance in our society of mediocrity. Our culture no longer appreciates great minds, but it worships over-inflated egos that ejaculate their opinions all over the computer screens and airwaves, such as yourself, who doesn’t even know the difference between “to” and “too.” So even though you speak of mentally poor people, you perpetuate the system that keeps them mentally poor. Your post has so much potential to be profound, however anyone with half a brain and a middle school education can see that it’s poorly written and full of grammatical errors. If you’re going to choose writing as your medium of getting points across, then you should probably write eloquently. Had Malcom X or MLK spoken in broken English, their message would have fallen by the wayside like the rantings of a televangelist. Peace and blessings. – Charles Green Da Human