Regular price: £23.79

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – choose any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • Free, unlimited access to Audio Shows
  • After your trial, Audible is just £7.99/month
OR
In Basket

Summary

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

What members say

Average customer ratings

Overall

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    36
  • 4 Stars
    4
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Performance

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    29
  • 4 Stars
    6
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Story

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    31
  • 4 Stars
    3
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0
Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Florence

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

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • 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!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • 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?

N/a

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

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-08-18

loved it!

loved it! loved how she narrated the story..i love hearing her perspective of the changes in hip hop culture...must read!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Myiesha
  • 11-08-18

Wow,I didn't realize how much a fan I am of Angie.

I've been listening to Angie since the beginning of her career. It bought such eidetic memories and exciting feelings. Listening to her talk about some of her famous interviews. In my head I'm like yup yup I remember that..lol
She's very relatable, her personal journal with relationships and career decisions are nostalgic to me. I really enjoyed this book. I will recommend it to Husband and others to listen to it.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Myles Guy
  • 10-08-18

Amazing

One of the best memoirs I've ever read. It's starts slow but turns into a compelling tale of dpi g what you love. It's truly imspiring. It inspired me to dropped out of college and follow my dreams. I currently am at a career that is paying me well and keeps me happy. S/O to the OG Angie.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Anonymous User
  • 06-08-18

Amazing!!!!

I seriously could not stop listening. I am a huge Hip-Hop fan and Angie Martinez fan and to be able to have an glimpse into her life and interactions and interviews with the artists is amazing!! The authentic friendships she made just by being herself!! Thank you for sharing this with your fans! Much love & respect!!!

Christopher Martinez

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Highlandrose
  • 06-08-18

Great Story

I really enjoyed this book. It was great listening to her story and how she got to where she is today.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Monique Woods
  • 30-07-18

Angie

Angie is so dope I could listen to her all day. and this book is no different. she said her goal is to inspire and it did. I am truly inspired.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • stefanye
  • 23-07-18

Great Read

Angie Martinez is so real. Reading her book I feel like I’ve known her forever. This book is for anyone who sees what they want and will stop at nothing to get it.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • tenACEous
  • 22-07-18

Finished it in one day

I grew up listening to this woman innovate a new sound not just in NYC but around the nation. She is truly a legend, and she told her story beautifully, concisely and brilliantly. A gem for hip hop culture!