I’m slowly making my way through my ‘to-read’ list. And finally – albeit a year after I planned to read it – I got around to reading (listening) to Black Privilege by Charlamagne tha god.
It was definitely entertaining, humorous and eye-opening.
It was last summer that I read this book and sitting here typing this, if there’s one thing I will take away from the book, it is the rule of respecting everyone because you never know when the person you overlooked in a room is the same person you require the approval of.
For me, I like the life lessons and little nuggets of wisdom that he shared. I believe that these are key pieces of information that would benefit any individual in their field of expertise. As the author is in the entertainment industry, many of the examples relate to that lifestyle but it certainly isn’t limited to any particular niche.
I give this book 3.5 out of 5 stars. My first recommendation of this book is attributed to the fact that it is an autobiographical account. There’s nothing like one telling his story. Secondly, there’s nothing like hearing one telling his story. I listened on Audible and I would say that if you’re going to consume this book, try to get the audio version. He shares parts of his story that will have you laughing with him and he shares uncomfortable parts that will have you sympathise with him.
I commend Charlamagne’s honesty where he shares instance in his life where he believes he made poor choices in his career however I greatly admire that he sees nothing as a setback. He chooses to be positive in every situation knowing that for every seemingly unfortunate situation, the laws of nature say that there is huge opportunity here. Hence the title opportunity come to those who create it.