My Voice: A Memoir

By | March 24, 2018
My Voice: A Memoir Author Angie Martinez
ISBN-10 1101990341
ISBN-13 9781101990346
Year 2017-03-07
Pages 288
Language English
Publisher Celebra
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Now in paperbackAngie Martinez the Voice of New York 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 Yorks 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 twenty five 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 interviewwhich has never aired in its entirety and which shes never discussed in detailuntil 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 lifefrom 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 HouseAngie is universally recognized as a powerful voice in the Latino and hip hop communities My Voice gives an inside look at New York Citys one of a kind urban radio culture the changing faces of hip hop music and Angies rise to become the Voice of New York

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