Charlamagne Tha God is continuing to make major moves in the media scape.
For, fresh from signing announcing a new talkshow on Comedy Central, the budding mogul has teamed with iHeartMedia to launch his very own podcast network.
Christened the Black Effect Podcast Network, the venture will see him bring some pretty big names along with him – and introduce a few new ones too.
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Set to launch in the Fall, the Black Effect Network Podcast will premiere with 18 shows.
The Breakfast Club, which he co-hosts with DJ Envy and Angela Yee, will air on the network, while additional talent and shows include:
Jess Hilarious, Destiny’s Child’s Michelle Williams, social justice activist Tamika Mallory, and attorney and TV host Eboni K. Williams, N.O.R.E‘s ‘Drink Champs,’ ‘All The Smoke,’ and ‘The 85 South Show.’
The venture is set to become the world’s largest podcast publisher dedicated to Black listeners and voices in Black culture.
Speaking in a statement, Charlamagne (real name Lenard McKelvey) said:
“Blackness has an immediate, culture-shifting effect on everything, Blackness controls the cool. Blackness is the culture, but Black Voices are not monolithic. The only way to appreciate the diversity of thought and experiences in Black culture is to build a platform for those voices to be heard.”
“[The vision for the Black Effect Podcast Network is “to amplify, elevate, and empower emerging and established talent. Our goal is to shift the narrative from Black creators signing transactional deals, to instead forming legacy partnerships that build generational wealth while allowing each creative to have an equitable stake in their future. As a long-time partner of iHeart, it’s an honor to make history with them.”
The Black Effect Podcast Network full launch lineup is:
“Drink Champs” with N.O.R.E and DJ EFN; “All the Smoke” with Matt Barnes; “The 85 South Show” with Karlous Miller, DC Young Fly and Chico Bean; “Whoreible Decisions” with Mandii B and Weezy; “Dropping Gems” with Devi Brown; “Holding Court” with Eboni K. Williams; “Carefully Reckless” with Jess Hilarious; “Street Politicians” with Tamika Mallory and Mysonne; “Hot Happy Mess” with Zuri Hall; “Untitled” with Bonang Matheba; “Hello Somebody” with Senator Nina Turner; “P.O.D.” with Ashley and Tammy; “Straight Shot No Chaser” with Tezlyn Figaro; “Laugh and Learn” with Flame Monroe (executive produced by Tiffany Haddish); “Checking In” with Michelle Williams; “Cut To It” with Steven Smith Sr.; “No Ceilings” with Glasses Malone; and “Gangster Chronicles” with MC EIHT, Reggie Wright Jr. and James McDonald.