TheCCNYC: A Candid Conversation With Charlamagne Tha God

Image Source,  Jamon Davis

Image Source, Jamon Davis

Ending the year on a high note The Creative Collective NYC, last Wednesday hosted their Creative Genius event, a conversation with Charlamagne Tha God. Moderated by six-time Emmy nominated TV Host and Producer Kéla Walker the sold-out event offered insightful gems surrounded around his book "Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It." Serving as an amalgam of deep-rooted narratives his story offers a vulnerable sense of transparency on creating opportunity for yourself.

Image Source,  Jamon Davis

Image Source, Jamon Davis

Openly and honestly outlining his life, Charlamagne's book is a must-read filled with gems to last a lifetime. With a room that spanned creatives fully engulfed in all that was said from "Put yourself on" to "F**k your dreams if they're not your dreams," the Creative Genius conversation undoubtedly left everyone with just the right amount of inspiration to kickstart the new year. 

Continuous cultivation of meaningful events like this and others put on by TheCCNYC is crucial for our generation of creative professionals. Providing these collaborative spaces that not only inspire but foster positive shifts within the realm of art, music, fashion, business and most importantly culture is necessary now, more than ever. What started in a Harlem apartment by founder Imani Ellis has grown and flourished into an outlet whos stomping grounds garner contagious collaboration amongst the tribe, where a win for one is a win for all.

Twenty-four events in and we can without a doubt steadily count on the TheCCNYC to connect tenacious and adept creatives far and wide with one another. Amply rendering gems that give way for our generation of dynamic professionals to be their best selves, TheCCNYC has become in a short time, a safe haven for visionaries far and wide to cultivate, collaborate and create.