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Publisher's Summary

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

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Excellent read, precise imagery, very impressed

Would you consider the audio edition of My Voice to be better than the print version?

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What was one of the most memorable moments of My Voice?

As a hip hop junkie, I could feel every moment described in "My Voice," excellent word play Angie, this is a must have

What does Angie Martinez bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I am glad Angie narrated this story because no one else's voice would match the roller coaster of emotions described in each chapter.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

Excellent story and great job Angie Martinez

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Great book

I really enjoyed the book...Angie is a great storyteller! "Just show up...And run your own race " are great things to live by...

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  • Nap Lady
  • Indianapolis, Indiana United States
  • 01-11-18

Fun, inspiring story!

I have never been a fan of Angie Martinez because I don’t listen to much radio but I LOVED this book. Angie keeps it real the whole time. There are moments where she paints vivid pictures of past hip-hop events that take me back 20 years. There are also vulnerable moments she talks about just being a professional or a mom that resonate with me. She narrates the story in a way that captures your attention and just makes you feel like you’re spending time with a friend. I can see myself listening to this one again.

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What a legend

To be honest, I just learned of Angela Martinez last year. I watched a few of her interviews and wasn't impressed. So I was curious as to why people like C the God held her in such high praise. Being from the south, I wasn't exposed to the radio stations of New York. She seemed to have been a catalyst for that scene. Great stories.

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Awesome book!

Awesome book! Worth every minute. I can appreciate all the stories shared as I reflect on what was going on during those times. My brother was a house party dj so wherever we were in the tristate area visiting family we would listen to the radio station to catch her & now that Angie have moved on I check her out on her podcast as much as possible since I don’t live in the area. Great job. Koodoos to Angie on her new endeavors. A fan from BMore😃🌞

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Inspiring and entertaining!

I love Angie Martinez and I enjoyed this book. Her stories of Hip Hop, radio, and New York remind me of stories my father always tells so lovingly. This book was inspiring and an interesting look into Angie's life. I can't wait to read it again!

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Amazing Book

I just finished listening to My Voice it’s an amazing read and worth the buy!!

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love Angie, voice of New York

It was a great listen, especially reliving some of those crazy NY memories. Love Angie, she's the best

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Iluv it

This book was a great read I encourage anyone who grew up in the eighties nineties to check this book out you can relate to it you are familiar with some of the events she put it together so well .great book!

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Great Stories

some things i have known and remembered. Some were new. Im so glad she narrated her own story. Such a great story.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-16-17

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Amazing i am a huge fan of Angie and Hip Hop Top class Angie xxx

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  • D. D. LEIGH
  • 09-16-16

great audio book

this is a book that Ive not been able tl find anywhere...until I found the audio book. best book ive listened to EVER