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Charlamagne Tha God
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Charlamagne Tha God in August 2014
Birth name Lenard McKelvey
Born (1980-06-29) June 29, 1980 (age 36)[citation needed]
Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.
Show The Breakfast Club (co-host)
Station(s) Power 105.1
Time slot 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Style Radio presenter, television personality
Country United States

Lenard McKelvey (born June 29, 1980),[1] known professionally as Charlamagne Tha God, is an American radio presenter and television personality.[2][3] He is a co-host of the nationally syndicated radio show, The Breakfast Club with DJ Envy and Angela Yee, and stars in Guy Code, Guy Court and Girl Code, VJ for The Week in Jams with DJ Envy and Sofi Green. In 2015, Charlamagne began hosting the MTV2 show Uncommon Sense. He was previously on The Wendy Williams Experience with Wendy Williams on VH1.

Personal life[edit]

Charlamagne grew up in Moncks Corner, South Carolina.[4]

Career[edit]

Charlamagne Tha God began his career as a radio intern in South Carolina upon his release from prison.[2] He went on to become second mic alongside radio host and media personality Wendy Williams. At this point, his unorthodox and upfront questioning of Hip-Hop/R&B artists on radio raised his public profile but also caused rifts between himself and the guests of the show. He was laid off from the program in 2008.[2] Relations between Charlamagne and Williams deteriorated, though Charlamagne has stated numerous times on his show The Breakfast Club that he views Williams as a mentor and bears no ill feeling toward her.

Charlamagne tha God is a radio personality with DJ Envy and Angela Yee on The Breakfast Club on Power 105.1 in New York City, New York and 93.7 New Hip Hop in Houston, Texas.[3] He is a cast member of Guy Code, a comedy television show on MTV2 that talks about a special code of conduct just for men.

He formerly starred on the MTV2 show Charlamagne & Friends and, with fellow MTV2 personality Andrew Schulz, hosts The Brilliant Idiots podcast on Combat Jack's Loud Speakers Network.[5] At the end of 2013 and 2014, he co-hosted MTV New Year's live from Times Square and in 2015 he was a correspondent for the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards pre-show.[6][7][8] He currently stars and hosts MTV2 show Uncommon Sense with Charlamagne tha God.[9][10]

He narrates the BET Show, Inside the Label.

In 2017, his book Black Privilege was published by the Simon & Schuster imprint Touchstone.[11] The book was ranked sixth in the 7 May 2017 New York Times list of best-selling hardback non-fiction.[12]

Discography[edit]

  • South Crack: The Album (2008)

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Kiss & Tail: The Hollywood Jumpoff Himself
2011 – present Guy Code Himself Stars in along with Lil Duval
2011 This Thing of Ours "Shottah"
2012 Hip-Hop POV Himself
2012 Hood State of Union Himself
2013 The Week in Jams Himself Host in along with DJ Envy & Sofi Green
2013 Girl Code Himself
2013 Guy Code Honors Himself A one and a half-hour show that honored the superheroes and villains from the 2013 Comic-Con in San Diego, California
2013 Charlamagne & Friends Himself 2013–Present
2013 Guy Court Himself
2013, 2015 Wild 'N Out Himself 3 episodes
2014 Ride Along Cop
2015 Catfish: The TV Show Himself 1 episodes
2015–present Uncommon Sense with Charlamagne Himself Host
2015 Empire Himself 1 episode
2017 Grow House Black Jesus

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bell, Crystal (March 5, 2014). "Charlamagne Tha God: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Shock-Jock". Wetpaint. Retrieved August 2, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c Bernstein, Jacob (December 11, 2013). "Charlamagne Tha God: Keeping a Hot Seat Warm". The New York Times. Retrieved August 2, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Vozick-Levinson, Simon (February 5, 2014). "Meet Hip-Hop's Howard Stern: Charlamagne tha God". Rolling Stone. Retrieved August 2, 2016. 
  4. ^ Lehrman, Jessica (May 3, 2016). Vulture http://www.vulture.com/2016/05/charlamagne-breakfast-club-hip-hop-morning-radio.html. Retrieved 15 May 2016.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ "Home » Blog,Celebrity News,Comedy,News » Brilliant Idiots Features Uncensored Charlamagne Tha God & Andrew Schulz Brilliant Idiots Features Uncensored Charlamagne Tha God & Andrew Schulz". MediaKraze. 7 April 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2014. 
  6. ^ "MTV IS RINGING IN 2014 WITH THE "GIRL CODE PRESENTS: NEW YEAR's CODE" SPECIAL STARTING DECEMBER 31 AT 10:00 P.M. ET/PT". thepub.viacom.com. Retrieved 2015-12-18. 
  7. ^ '+showTime+'. "RING IN 2015 WITH "MTV'S NEW YEARS EVE 2015" FROM THE HEART OF TIMES SQUARE HOSTED LIVE BY "EYE CANDY" STAR VICTORIA JUSTICE AND CHARLAMAGNE FROM "GUY CODE"". Thepub.viacom.com. Retrieved 2017-04-18. 
  8. ^ "Music: Listen to Free Music, Watch New Music Videos | MTV Asia". Music.mtvasia.com. Retrieved 2017-04-18. 
  9. ^ "The Breakfast Club Host Charlamagne tha God and Tyga Land Their Own Shows on MTV2". Music Times. 17 April 2015. Archived from the original on 2 August 2015. 
  10. ^ "Charlamagne puts his ‘Uncommon Sense’ to good use on TV and social media". Cynopsis Media. 5 July 2015. 
  11. ^ Kurutz, Steven (17 April 2017). "Charlamagne Tha God Puts His Straight Talk in a Book". The New York Times. 
  12. ^ "Hardcover Nonfiction Books - Best Sellers". The New York Times. 7 May 2017. Retrieved 29 April 2017. 

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