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My Voice: A Memoir

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Angie Martinez

Narrated By: Angie Martinez

Publisher: Penguin Audio

Date: September 2016

Duration: 7 hours 28 minutes

Summary:

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

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 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 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.


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  • Joseph G

    this was a great book, I didn't know Angies whole story I just knew her from the Shyne, LOX, Jay-Z, and 50 Cent interviews. I highly recommend this book to any hip hop fan.

  • Jamila J

    Great industry book with good stories. Love how Mary J took her to the check cashing place to cash her a check. Great life lessons.

  • Kimberly P

    Loved it! I appreciate how authentic Angie Martinez is as a person and especially as a woman. What a modern day heroine for today's young women!

  • Jamily Calderon

    This book is amazing!!!! I loved every minute of it!!

  • Aurelie Laracuente

    Loved the book!!! A very good read! Very inspiring! I recommend this book to everyone. The fact that it was Angie who narrates makes you really get into it and puts you in that moment.

  • william mancera

    Dope book! Angie Martinez is a living legend, I'm glad she was able to share with the world how she felt meeting Pac.

  • Erica Rodgers

    Great book! Couldn't stop listening, and this is coming from a 23 year old who likes hip hop but isn't a true hardcore hip hop fan. I found every story so interesting and beautifully written. Great listen.