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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?

N/a

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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Good one Chica!

"Sometimes...You HAVE Have To Shake things Up To Move FORWARD!!
Fuckz Wit you Even More Cherry Bomb Martinez!!
Jah Bless!!

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Not Just For Die Hard Hip Hop Fans

Angie's voice is captivating. Learned about hip hop culture. Appreciated this as a New Yorker.

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Inspirational & eye opening!

I started to read this book with a lil trepidation. Was pleasantly surprised & even though I grew up with Angie Martinez on the radio, this book allowed readers to truly know her as a person, her struggles, challenges and successes. Good for you Angie!! A must read!

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LOVED IT!!

This book brought me back to a period of time that I never want to forget. They way Angie told her story, you could visualize what she was describing and at the same time go back to where you were during that period of time. I truly felt inspired by her words and story. Thank you Angie for sharing yourself with us for so many years. You are truly the voice of New York.

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Great Book!

Great book! Wish it was longer. Reminds me of home. Brings me back to a good time.

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loved it!

Amazing what 1 persons journey can be and Angies is truly aweaome. I highly recommend this book.

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Angie is THE best!

I didn’t grow up in New York so I didn’t grow up listening to Angie. However, Hip Hop did raise me. I could really relate to everything Angie talked about. Listening to Angie read her book... I felt like I was right there next to her. I could feel her emotion. By far one of the best audible books I have listened to! So inspiring, and also interesting! Great job Angie Martinez!

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Motivational

This book is great because it shares her story and its relatable in so many way to us all. At the end of the day we just have to try and never give up.

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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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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-13-18

An incredible journey and inspirational stories

Autobiographies are my favourite genre and Angie Martinez truly wrote and shared her story with thoughtful and inspirational messages only a hip hop head could deliver. Im a little late on reading this but Im so glad I finally did.

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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