Angie Martinez is the "Voice of New York". Now, for the first time, she candidly recounts the story of her rise to become an internationally celebrated hip-hop radio icon.
In her current reign at Power 105.1 and for nearly two decades at New York's Hot 97, Angie Martinez has had one of the highest rated radio shows in the country. After working her way up as an intern, she burst on the scene as a young female jock whose on-air "Battle of the Beats" segment broke records and became a platform for emerging artists like a young Jay Z. Angie quickly became known for intimate, high-profile interviews, mediating feuds between artists, and taking on the most controversial issues in hip-hop. At age 25, at the height of the East Coast/West Coast rap war, Angie was summoned by Tupac Shakur for what would be his last no-holds-barred interview - which has never aired in its entirety and which she's never discussed in detail until now.
Angie shares stories from behind the scenes of her most controversial conversations, from onetime presidential hopeful Barack Obama to superstars like Mary J. Blige and Chris Brown, and describes her emotional, bittersweet final days at Hot 97 and the highly publicized move to Power 105.1. She also opens up about her personal life - from her roots in Washington Heights and her formative years being raised by a single mom in Brooklyn to exploring the lessons that shaped her into the woman she is today.
From the Puerto Rican Day Parade to the White House, Angie is universally recognized as a powerful voice in the Latino and hip-hop communities. My Voice gives an inside look at New York City's one-of-a-kind urban radio culture, the changing faces of hip-hop music, and Angie's rise to become the Voice of New York.
©2016 Angie Martinez (P)2016 Penguin Audio
She is so authentic, and in her story I saw my self. I didn't really know much about her until I read her book and now I feel like she is a kindred spirit. One of the top 3 books I've heard on Audible!!
"Never the one who packing a gun got some other raw chicks for that lay that ass flat" -left Eye. Such an Real and honest book!! Love the culture of hip hop so you'll love it if you're a fan of the art. Angie Martinez is really the voice of hip-hop! Such an icon in the game she is really an inspiration! 11/10
I've gotta give it to Angie. This was so real and compelling, well told and sincere. I got the Audible edition of this book and it was great hearing Angie tell it like only SHE could. I'm gonna let my lady (and my daughter, when she gets older) check this out too. I lived thru all those times she shared and it was just interesting hearing her story. A definite good read. She successfully managed to be raw but classy. Rating an 'A+' or '10/10'.
Absolutely loved that Angie read her own book!!
Favorite definitely Angie!!! Angie made you feel like you were in the room going through her experiences!
I was pleasantly surprised with this book. This book made me think about my experiences growing up with hip-hop in Los Angeles!
This a must read not only for hip hop old heads but for all backgrounds of people!
I love audibles that are narrated by the author in general. But this one in particular was awesome because she shared it more like we were sitting having coffee or tea and im just listening to her like we cool friends. I love how she shared a little bit of her life but also her experiences with the artists that are iconic. I am glad i got the audible experience vs the book. I was still able to visualize how things could be just like you do when you read a book.
I loved this book. I loved Angie's honesty and growth. It was inspiring, motivating and a real life lesson story. It's so New York, Hip Hop and just real. I loved it.
First off, I would recommend this book to anybody I think it was pretty good but it also felt like the B.E.T edited version of your favorite gangster movie. Knowing who Martinez is and what she does, you just know it was lots of stories about all the interviews an the parties that she attended. She just did not speak on a lot and that speaks volumes to her character, and you'll see in the book that she's very passive even though she's Maybe should be more aggressive at times, she rarely was. She comes off as very passive and doesn't want any drama, nor wants to hurt anybody's feelings and I think that's what probably took away from the book for me. The voice of New York you know she got stories. Why crazy crazy stories. But overall it was a good read. Just wish she would've came off some of that that dirt not love and hip-hop type shi, but more....
Once I started this book I could but it on pause. I would get annoyed when my co workers interrupted me. If you love hip hop and love a good story about making it in this crazy world this book is for you.
Thanks you Angie for sharing your story
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