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My Voice Audiobook

My Voice: A Memoir

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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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    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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    Tanisha P. 08-07-17
    Tanisha P. 08-07-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great Read"

    I loved getting an inside look into Angie. It was interesting getting to hear how there was always a very thin line that could have set her back-even almost to her demise.

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    Shannon Vinson 07-31-17 Member Since 2015
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    "The Voice of New York"

    Angie has definitely lived a storied life. She is an example of someone who went after her dreams. She took risks and even when it didn't work out she learned from that situation and moved on. You'll enjoy and appreciate this book.

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    Belix Parks 07-30-17
    Belix Parks 07-30-17 Member Since 2015
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    Its no better person to read your story than you. Angie Martinez is an Radio icon and brought me back to the time where Hip Hop was worth a true shot out. Great Book!!

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    NICOLE 07-29-17
    NICOLE 07-29-17
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    "Wonderful read"

    If you love the hip hop culture you will love this book and if your from NY it's like she's talking directly to you very interesting and clarifying Loved it!!!!!

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    S. Pertuz New York, NY 07-29-17
    S. Pertuz New York, NY 07-29-17 Member Since 2011

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    "Inspiring story beautifully written."

    Angie Martinez shares her story with honesty and grace. As someone who grew up during the birth and development of hip hop, I am grateful to Angie for her contribution to that amazing story. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants insight into urban life and that fan base of rap music.

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    SHANE CLAY 07-27-17
    SHANE CLAY 07-27-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great read (listen)"

    I truly enjoyed everything about this ebook. It is very inspiring. I recommend it for anyone who enjoys true hip hop history from a true pioneer in the game.

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    Jose 07-10-17
    Jose 07-10-17 Member Since 2016
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    loved it, Angie Martinez is an inspiration to many, her story hit home on so many levels as I have been listening to her show for over 15 years

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    dee 07-10-17
    dee 07-10-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing. Inspiring. Heartfelt."

    I've always loved listening to Angie, but this book is on another level. I lost count how many times she gave me goosebumps or a lump in my throat with her stories. She's so relatable, true, and mostly, inspiring. It doesn't matter that I happen to be a LONG time fan of Angie Martinez - you'll love this book even if you don't know who she is!

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    I loved this book. I lived through the majority of what she described. I'm a NJ native & vividly recall growing up listening to her. Great book!

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

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