The Works of Charlamagne Tha God

Charlamagne tha God recently published his second book “Shook One: Anxiety Playing Tricks on Me.” In it, he relates his own struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety. He is clear that the majority of this was the direct result of the many fights he has been involved in. His title is a play on the Geto Boys’ song title, “Mind Playing Tricks on Me.” The song is all about anxiety. This resonated with him because of his own anxiety issues, for which he sought therapy when he was 39. He has since journeyed on a path to learn from his many past mistakes.

He also discusses at some length the #MeToo movement and how it is a clear indicator of how men must shape up in their treatment of women. In current discussions about book, he has also touched on controversial actions and words by various sports figures.

Charlamagne’s birth name is Lenard Larry McKelvey. He was born in 1978 and began selling drugs as a teenager. He currently serves as an American radio presenter and television personality. After he was arrested for the third time, his parents let him sit in jail and didn’t post bai for 41 days. After finally getting out jail, he started attending night classes, eventually becoming a radio intern. It was during these early years in radio that he developed the stage name, Charlamagne Tha God. He started hosting the radio show, The Breakfast Club, in 2010.

In 2011 he also entered the television arena by joining the cast of the comedy show, The Guy Code. He has also played on the MTV2 show Charlamagne & Friends. In 2013 he co-hosted MTV New Year’s live from Times Square. He also the narrator of the BET Show, Inside the Label. In 2017 his wrote his first book Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It.

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Music is Just More Than a Job for Alex Pall

Alex Pall, one half of The Chainsmokers duo, says he does not just do music to earn a living but also to express his views on different things and share his personal life with fans. The duo has produced several songs since 2012 which include Closer, Don’t Let me Down, Everybody Hates Me, Roses, among others. Videos have millions and even billions of views. Alex was a night-working DJ while growing up. This was actually his hobby and he majorly did it for fun. He eventually quit his art job in New York when he realized his deep passion for dance music.

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Pall’s Journey in music

His former manager introduced him to Drew, whom they started working immediately. For Alex, the musical journey has been more of self-discovery and learning. Paired up with Andrew Taggart, the two formed the Chainsmokers duo with Andrew working as the producer. The job has been more of fun as much as it pays their bills. According to Alex, it is senseless to produce an album with ten or twelve songs that have no relationship to each other. He prefers just producing a few dance records suitable for a DJ album.

Pall’s experience with Halsey

Having worked with her in the ‘Closer’ song, Alex describes Halsey as incredible, cool, unique, real, and one with a strong voice. He would choose her over and over again for the job.

The Reception of Chainsmokers music by different ages

What amazes Alex Pall is the way people of different ages receive their music. He just noted that very little children love the music as well as aged people. The youths are however the biggest fans and he has a huge following of them on his insta page.

Future plans

Alex Pall states that the ever-changing audience is the reason they plan to do things differently in the future. Holding big tours and mixing videos of the live shows and their DJ shows will definitely create hype.

Who is Alex Pall?

Apart from being a member of the Chainsmokers duo, Alex once worked at an art gallery in Manhattan. He is both a songwriter and a pianist. He was born in 1985 in Westchester County, New York, but currently lives in Los Angeles. Alex is the DJ of the Chainsmokers duo.

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