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
this is a book that Ive not been able tl find anywhere...until I found the audio book. best book ive listened to EVER
I loved it always liked angie this book and the audio made her even cooler in my book!!
"The Voice of New York Tells her story "
Angie Martinez tells her amazing story. If you are a fan of Radio, Hip Hop, Angie or all three this is a must listen to book. The inside scoop on the BIG switch from Hot to Power that changed NY Radio forever.
"Hip Hop always in my blood"
I loved it. Reminded this Bronx girl where her roots began. Grateful for Angie's voice.
"The Voice of NY"
I wouldn't say that the audio format is better or worst than the print version. its a matter of preference. I prefer audio-books. It allows me to multi-task and not have to sit somewhere reading. I can work and listen to the book. Its great.
There were many. I grew up on Angie. I actually met her on several occasions and personally are aware of some of the stories she discusses in the book.
I loved all of it. It almost feels like when you listen to her on the radio. IT"S ANGIE BAAABY!
I chuckled. Real men don.t cry..... :-)
Congrats to Angie!
"Worth the listen"
I didn't know what to expect at first I mostly bought it because I really like Angie Martinez and thought there might be some good gossip. What I got was a small glimpse into her life and a lot of inspiration and life lessons. It was a good listen I felt what she was feeling while recounting her experiences.
"Great Read Great stories"
I have been a fan of Angie Martinez for years. She is a legend in hip-hop and this book shares amazing moments in hip-hop. I love it and highly recommend this if you are a fan of Angie Martinez or hip-hop radio/ hip-hop history.
"A MUST READ"
Nostalgic, hip-hop, and real
Angie Martinez...its her autobiography and her life story is interesting.
When she quoted "Steel Magnolias" to Lil' Kim in the limo after Biggie's funeral.
It made me laugh at times, but just overall love her journey and knowledge of hip-hop. :)
"I love Angie!"
I remember when Hot 97 first came out, I remember when Ang started. She has always and will always be my favorite person on the radio.
What do you get when you follow the journey of the hottest radio personality at the hottest radio station during the hottest time in hip-hop?? A whole lot of history. This book chronicles the 20+ year career of Angie Martinez from her early days at the first all hip-hip radio station that laid the blueprint for urban radio across the world, to her stunning departure for their competitor in 2014. Perfectly narrated by Martinez herself, she takes us through the highs and lows of her tenure which just so happen to include some of the most defining moments in hip-hop. A must listen for true hip-hop fans or those looking to educate themselves on the culture.
"I loved it"
I loved this book! I felt like she was talking to me. it was easy for me to identify because we're both from new York. I appreciate her putting her story out there for everyone to read!
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