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My Voice

A Memoir
Narrated by: Angie Martinez
Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
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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
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Amazing i am a huge fan of Angie and Hip Hop Top class Angie xxx

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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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  • Tiesha Hogue
  • 05-06-17

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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  • Moe_Moe
  • 19-09-19

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
  • 01-02-18

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
  • 07-10-19

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
  • 08-09-17

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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  • Cindy88
  • 12-07-20

good story

I learned a lot about Angie! easy listen, made me laugh out loud a few times.

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  • Kissescoco
  • 03-06-20

Very inspirational

Angie Martinez surprised me in the memoir.....just to say that I have so much respect for her is understatement....she is more than the voice of hip hop....very inspiring and a beautiful person inside and out!

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  • Josephine Hernandez
  • 28-05-20

Awesome!!

Great read !! You took me
Down memory lane ! I’m a true Hip hop Junkie and it felt good reminiscing about those days those times and the news topics!
Thank you!!

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  • mare odal
  • 13-05-20

Dope .

I’d recommend this book to those that struggling to show up for themselves / take their own advice.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-05-20

Inspired

Loved the story!! Angie makes me proud to be Puerto Rican knowing how much she really contributed to make hip-hop what it is today!!