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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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inspirational!

Truly enjoyed this book. I found it to be inspirational and quite informative! I grew up listening to Angie M and appreciated the opportunity to learn more about her life. I found her to be refreshing, humble and fearless!

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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

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Excellent story and great job Angie Martinez

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Great book

Everyone knows Angie Martinez and hearing her story was great! She was so real and inspiring. Great book.

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The Original Hip Hop DJ

I loved every second of this book. If you are a fan of Hip Hop this is a must. Angie's voice is so beautiful and her spirit is so real, you can't help but enjoy her. She is an expert guide for hip hop. She loves the culture she loves the music. She is a pioneer, but also an honest fan. Not in a lame way, but loves the power and beauty of hip hop. I can't say enough. Get it! You won't be sorry.

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dope

this took me back when hip hop was real - the 90’s aka the GOAT era
Angie, was one of them voices that most definitely expanded the culture

salute to her

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Not knowing what life has in store is WONDERFUL

I learned. I laugh. I was inspired. Angie takes you through her journey on a level of authentic realness that is very rare nowadays. She gives you her truth and does not sugar coat anything. I felt I connected to the person she is beyond radio. She is literally the Voice of New York and I see why. Thank you for your words!!!

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The Best Ode to the Culture I have ever heard!!

This book, made me laugh, cry, inspired me and made me love hip hop more than I already did.

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Fan-freaking-tastic

Very well done! Ang is a great story teller. I hope she writes another book soon!

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The Voice of NY

As someone who grew up listening to hip-hop and to Angie this book was truly amazing. Listening to her story and all the history she is a part of reminded me of all the reasons I fell in love with hip-hop to begin with. Great audiobook! Wasn't boring! Take a listen you won't regret it!

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Angie is so relatable and down to earth

Everything about this book, the richness and rawness of Angie’s storytelling is moving. I feel empowered by her ability and resolve to turn even the most daunting situations into learning experiences and opportunities for growth.

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  • 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