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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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Beautiful

This was a beautifully written book Angie full of life gems. Thanks for you story.

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Great Portrayal of Hip Hop

It was great to hear Angie Martinez talk about the Era she was raised in Hip Hop. I grew on with and on her voice and view and wondered about what a true NY thoughts would be, it great to be inspired about life and love in her words, in her Voice.

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How can you not love Angie

I purchased the book as soon as it came out and I couldn’t resist buying the audiobook. Growing up listening to Angie on the radio it’s only right listening to her tell the story.

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Amazing Never told Hip Hop stories.

Angie is just amazing, her narration is on point. even though I might not have experienced hip hop in the Earl '90, is still feel like I was there with her as the events unfolded. The death of Pac story made me sob.

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beyond dope

great listening to Angie read her story. inspiration on deck. reminiscing about the 90s was everything. I highly recommend

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amazing book

I love this book, brought back a lot of memories..thank you Angie, you are amazing

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Loved it,

I appreciate how real Angie got. Eye opening and inspiring fully enjoyed every moment

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Ms. Angie, Ms. Angie...

I've always admired Angie Martinez from afar. She's definitely been like a big sister in my head. You know.. that cool cousin. And this book didn't disappoint. Initially I was skeptical because I was thinking what is she going to share that I don't already know. You see a true fan has somewhat stalker tendacies. Not stalker in a "sitting outside of their house" way; but more in like an "if Angie Mar or Hot 97 was a topic on jeopardy, I could probably answer the questions" sort of way. What I loved about this book, Angie's sincerity aside, is that along with remembering all those key events and the impact of radio (specifically Angie's commentary and objectiveness), we also became privy to her insight; what she was thinking and going through during those times. It's funny because I also love Wendy Williams (aunt in my head) because she is who she is, unapologetically so. I was young, but I remember hearing about this beef with Angie and Wendy. And I remember thinking, Angie must've had a reason. Thanks for not proving me wrong, Angie and being the big sister in my head that I've imagined you to be. Kudos!!

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Great Read!

Angie's journey teaches us to take advantage of all opportunities that may come our way! It also reveals the importance of showing up and show out. . Putting your best foot first. There's so much to learn from the gems she drops, the mistakes she's made and the effective way she has build and maintained relationships, both personal and in the industry. What I love the most is the underlying theme of sisterhood/friendship coupled with the importance of surrounding yourself with authentic people who will always keep it 100 with you.

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  • 08-16-17

Florence

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

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  • 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