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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

Any additional comments?

Excellent story and great job Angie Martinez

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inspirational

this book is very inspiring. Whatever you want to do in life no matter how big the task is just show up. The rest will take it's course.

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It took me long enough to finally listen lol

Damn this book was so dope very inspiring & Motivational and so damn Hip hop! (I Love It ) I Always watched and listen to you on the mic , and loved what you do. Now I have a whole new respect for you And why you do what you do...Best of luck for what the future brings to you Angie peace n love!

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PLEASANTLY SURPRISED!

Very inspiring and motivational! I'm a fan of the woman she is. What a great book!

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loved it!

loved it! loved how she narrated the story..i love hearing her perspective of the changes in hip hop culture...must read!

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Wow,I didn't realize how much a fan I am of Angie.

I've been listening to Angie since the beginning of her career. It bought such eidetic memories and exciting feelings. Listening to her talk about some of her famous interviews. In my head I'm like yup yup I remember that..lol
She's very relatable, her personal journal with relationships and career decisions are nostalgic to me. I really enjoyed this book. I will recommend it to Husband and others to listen to it.

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Amazing

One of the best memoirs I've ever read. It's starts slow but turns into a compelling tale of dpi g what you love. It's truly imspiring. It inspired me to dropped out of college and follow my dreams. I currently am at a career that is paying me well and keeps me happy. S/O to the OG Angie.

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Amazing!!!!

I seriously could not stop listening. I am a huge Hip-Hop fan and Angie Martinez fan and to be able to have an glimpse into her life and interactions and interviews with the artists is amazing!! The authentic friendships she made just by being herself!! Thank you for sharing this with your fans! Much love & respect!!!

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Great Story

I really enjoyed this book. It was great listening to her story and how she got to where she is today.

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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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  • 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