A Waste Of Time with ItsTheReal


#108: Charlie Wilson

This week on A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal, it's our honor and pleasure to welcome the legendary singer Charlie Wilson to the Upper West Side! Uncle Charlie took time from his nationwide tour to sit down with us and talk about Kanye (who exactly suggested Rihanna be on All of the Lights, knowing Ye's Tulsa family growing up, where his version of Flashing Lights is, Rosewood), Snoop Dogg (how Snoop found him homeless at a gas station, Tupac knocking down his door to work together), Pharrell (how Charlie built up his confidence, how shy he was at the beginning, singing reference tracks), and R. Kelly (his writing process for Charlie, Last Name Wilson, playing basketball). Plus living in Los Angeles in the era of sex, drugs and rock & roll, paying tribute to the Rolling Stones in front of them and 30k people, co-writing Computer Love with Zapp, throwing TVs out of windows, being cheated out of music money, being homeless and on drugs, and bouncing back with the help of his wife to create a second half like none other!

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