LOUD AND CLEAR: Hip-hop’s loudest voice doesn’t belong to the boisterous Waka Flocka Flame or to the luxury rapper Martin Louis the King Jr., more commonly known as Kanye West.
Charlamagne, a co-host of “The Breakfast Club,” the morning show broadcast on New York’s Power 105.1, resonates because, unlike most of the rappers interviewed on the show, he keeps it real.
He stands by his words. Charlamagne, who will be a star at his own birthday party tonight at Jet Nightlife in the Vista, has always had a lot to say. Jet, formerly known as Club XS, is at 700 Gervais St. Tonight’s party is basically the club’s debut under new manager, Myron Chinn.
Since he’s been on “The Breakfast Club” (the show debuted in December 2010), alongside DJ Envy and Angela Yee, it seems that just about everything Charlamagne says on the air makes news — or, at the very least, gets views on WorldStarHipHop, an aggregate website. Last year, the show was ranked No. 3 on The Source magazine’s Power 30 rankings.
Recently, Charlamagne has made news because of his word wars with two hip-hop legends, Funkmaster Flex and Busta Rhymes. Charlamagne is a radio personality who likes to jab and irk.
Here is a top 10 list of Charlamagne’s career thus far.