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Publisher's Summary

The New York Times Best Seller

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

Critic Reviews

“Conversations with Angie are always straightforward and in the moment. She interviews how she lives her life, openly and honestly. After everything she has experienced and everyone she has spoken with, this is just the first half of her story. It’s the right time for her memoir; she is a pioneer.” (Shawn “Jay Z” Carter)

"Whenever New York has an opinion, Angie has always been the voice of reason - the voice we were waiting for to ask the right questions.” (Pharrell)

“Angie Martinez is a true friend and supporter of artists. She's a businesswoman, philanthropist, and a True champion of our culture, who has forever altered the landscape of radio and hip-hop music.” (Jennifer Lopez) 

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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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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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A great listen

Out of all the autobiographies I've listened to since having Audible, this was the best.

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Didn’t stop listening

Super relatable and great stories that are still interesting now. Makes the listener feel like they are present

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A true icon!

As a girl born and raised in The Bronx, this book stirred up so many emotions, made me feel so nostalgic, I laughed, I cried, I cheered, I was inspired!

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Angie Mar is the GOAT!!!

This is my second time reading this book. And won't be my last. I've always loved Angie throughout her career, and it's so nice to get some insight into the woman she's become. GREAT READ!!!!

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Awesome & Inspiring

I loved it. Thank you Angie Martinez for telling us your story. So authentic and impactful. She took me back at one point to the 90's when I was in high-school listening to her in Hot 97. I enjoyed every bit of it and learning so much that I didn't know.

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good book, listened in a day

it was a solid book. even better if you were from that era, as I am. I feel genuinely happy for her.

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Not as Juicy as I Thought

This book was not as juicy as I thought it was going to be and it moved a little slowly. However, it was LOVELY and encouraging to learn about everything she accomplished. It was also a fun trip down memory lane as this is my Era of Hip-Hop!!

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GREAT BOOK BEST I'VE EVER READ AND LISTENED TO

LOVED IT VERY MUCH INSPIRING TO ME AND ANYONE THAT LISTENS ANGIE IS THE GREATEST TO EVER TELL HER STORY DEFINITELY THE VOICE OF NEW YORK

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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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-18-19

a page turner

insightful, empowering and inspirational! you don't have to be a fan to engage with this very open account of a down to earth, hardworking and self made lady, a true inspiration!!!

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  • 01-25-22

Awesome Angie!

Such an easy listen. Could relate to your story. Thanks for sharing your story

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  • 06-28-19

Epic!!

If you love Hip Hop, you have to listen to this book. An awesome life story!

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  • Torika
  • 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