PODCAST: Prince Charles Alexander

By 
Rob Hochschild
January 26, 2016
Photos by Kelly Davidson

After a successful international career as a funk artist, Prince Charles Alexander transformed himself into a first-call engineer and producer, working with artists such as Notorious B.I.G., Alicia Keys, and P. Diddy. He had a Grammy-winning career and more than 40 platinum and gold certifications from the RIAA when he decided he wanted to alter course again and become an educator.

Alexander chose to come to Berklee because he expected it would be "like that great coaching gig at one of the best basketball schools in the country." Among the next-generation players who worked their way through Alexander's classes was Charlie Puth '13, a songwriter and artist who's "See You Again"—a collaboration with rapper Wiz Khalifa—was one of 2015's biggest hits.

Listen to this interview with Prince Charles Alexander to learn about how he applies lessons learned from his career to helping guide young musicians, such as Puth, toward forging their own paths in music.