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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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Epic!!

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

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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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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

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  • Tiesha Hogue
  • 05-06-2017

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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  • Moe_Moe
  • 19-09-2019

A great listen

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

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  • Candi M. Griffinjenkins
  • 01-02-2018

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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  • MARIA CARO
  • 07-10-2019

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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  • Shenelle Williams
  • 08-09-2017

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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  • Keith
  • 14-09-2021

Keith Benford

I learn a lot about you Angie and I appreciate you telling your story! A lot of what you said resonated with me and had me thinking about my own situation and how to move. Finding your own voice I this world can be difficult (with so much chatter), but I'm learning how to and navigate my lane...my race. All love to you 💯.

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  • Ta-Tanisha McNeil
  • 05-09-2021

Great book!

I loved this book so much it bought back so many memories. I would recommend it to everyone who is fan of hip hop and New York.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 02-09-2021

Loved this book!!

Can I tell you how much I loved this book? Completed in one day while working for home. I have had this book on my list since it came out and just never got to it. I bought it on audible and let it sit on my shelf. I knew I just needed the right day. Today evidently was the day. As child born in the 80s with older siblings hip hop has always ran through my blood stream. In CT in middle school and high school we didn’t have a hip hop station. I remember so vividly on our trip to NY I would wait with baited breath to get radio reach of (Around Bridgeport) to be able to turn on hot 97. This this book Angie talked about her life but also replayed some of my fondest musically memories. Angie has always been inspiring to me. I have always loved her spririt and genuine feeling that across on air. It came across in this book so much. I laughed, cried, and cry laugh through a dozen parts of this book. I’m sad it took me so long to read it. I am sad it’s over. I’m happy that I know this book is amazing so I can re-listen to again soon.

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  • ebonydixon
  • 24-08-2021

Incredible

I knew that I was going to like the book instead; I love it. I'm not from New York; however, she explained everything so detailed that I remembered the history like yesterday. Another thing I like is that she named dropped; it makes the story easier to understand and listen to. In some books, I'm like, oh, you don't want to say the person's name that you dated.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-07-2021

Interesting

I've always loved her voice so it made the audible experience even better. Great job Angie!

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  • Florence Smith
  • 16-08-2017

Florence

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

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-09-2019

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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