[pullquote]“Writing this memoir has been one of the most challenging and rewarding tasks I’ve ever taken on,” says Angie Martinez. “I’ve seen a lot and learned a lot, and I’m proud that I’ve been true to myself the whole way.”[/pullquote]
Radio Icon and multimedia personality Angie Martinez will release her first memoir, entitled MY VOICE this coming May through Celebra, an imprint of Penguin Random House. For the first time, Angie will detail her story, which includes an empowering account of her climb to become a multimedia icon in the world of entertainment universally known as “The Voice of New York.”
In ‘MY VOICE’ Angie shares her personal recollections. From her roots in Washington Heights to her formative years being raised by a single mom in Brooklyn, she quickly found her calling while answering phones at Hot 97 as a teenager. After getting her first shot behind the mic at Hot 97, she burst on the scene as a young female jock whose on-air “Battle of the Beats” not only broke records but also became a proving ground for emerging artists like a young JAY Z, she quickly became known for intimate conversations with artists such as her interview with the late Tupac Shakur in Los Angeles. His last no-holds-barred interview has never been discussed in detail– until now.
Angie Martinez also reveals the reason behind her highly publicized departure from Hot 97 to her current home at Power 105.1, where she is host of her consistently rated #1 iHeartRadio afternoon show The Angie Martinez Show. She discloses intimate details behind some of her most notable and compelling interviews, whether it’s mediating feuds between artists or delving into the most controversial issues in hip-hop and pop culture. Her on-air talks range from conversations with key political figures including President Barack Obama to major music icons and movie stars.
‘MY VOICE’ will be available May 17, 2016 at all bookstores and digital retailers.
Pre-order available now HERE.
Also, be sure to check out her exclusive interview with PEOPLE.com HERE.
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MAYOR BILL DE BLASIO DECLARES ANGIE MARTINEZ DAY ON THURSDAY NOVEMBER 19TH 2015 IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK.
As part of a series of events commemorating Puerto Rican Heritage Month, Mayor Bill De Blasio declares Angie Martinez Day on Thursday November 19th 2015 in NYC.
Angie has been blessing the airwaves since the tender age of 16 at radio station WQHT “Hot 97″ and has since become a household name, holding down the threshold of all-things-radio, and nailing major interviews that no other radio media personality could touch. Officially, earning her day presented the mayor of New York, it’s no secret that the award of proclamation was well-deserved. She now serves at her new media home of Power 105.1 [since leaving Hot 97 back in June 2014] and is managed by Jay Z‘s business conglomerate, Roc Nation.
Mayor De Blasio says:
Whether speaking with legendary hip hop artists, popularizing the music that became our City’s daily anthems or consoling the community after the tragic events on September 11th, Angie Martinez has, like the best radio personalities, grown as trusted and familiar to her listeners as a dear friend. I am delighted to applaud the key role she has played in New York and to wish her a terrific next chapter at Power 105.1. We are fortunate to live in a City with such a rich array of voices and cultures, and my administration is working to ensure residents from all backgrounds and walks of life can enjoy and contribute to the creative energy of New York. Tonight, in honor of Angie and all the Puerto Rican sisters and brothers beside us building that brighter tomorrow, I say: “¡Pa’lante!
Making her rounds in the name of Empire, actress extraordinaire Taraji P. Henson aka Cookie Lyon headed over to Power 105.1 and speaks with Angie Martinez.
During the sit-down conversation, Angie digs up some info on the season finale of he hit series, Taraji talks Kerry Washington, 50 Cent, ‘Baby Boy 2’, handpicking Derek Luke for the role on ‘Empire’, winning the NAACP Award and so much more.
Cookie Lyon has “stolen” her entire life, she says:
“It’s overwhelming, going to the store is not going to the store anymore. I used to do my groceries before, but I had to hire an assistant.”
Check out the FULL interview below:
The Angie Martinez Show airs on New York’s Power 105.1, weekdays from 2pm – 6pm, and on Miami’s The Beat 103.5, middays from 10am–2pm tomorrow to hear Fans can also access The Angie Martinez Show through iHeartMedia.com iHeartMedia app.
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Trina stops by Power 105.1‘s The Breakfast Club, and clears the air about her “friendship” with French Montana, her #friend status with Kim Kardashian and Khloe Kardashian, her past relationships and more.
Just completing this year’s NYC Marathon on this past Sunday, Power 105.1’s Angie Martinez is now part of the Roc Nation family!
New York’s Power 105.1 pulled out all stops last night for their annual #PowerhouseNYC concert. Held at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, some of today’s top recording artists rocked the stage including; Chris Brown, Trey Songz, J.Cole, Ne-Yo, Young Jeezy, Kid Ink, T.I., Childish Gambino, French Montana, Migos, Tinashe and Bobby Shmurda . As if that line-up wasn’t amazing the crowd also received special appearances were also made by Lil Kim and Jay Z! Team SFPL was in the building, Peep the play-by-play …
The promo tour is in full swing for our coverboy Mack Wilds. If you didn’t know Mack has a dope album out well I’m sure you do now. Fresh off the release of his debut album New York A Love Story and his single “Own It” getting major play, Mack stops by The Breakfast Club to chop it up with the popular morning show. In The interview Mack talks about growing up in Staten Island, comparisons to Drake, why he got in the music industry, being a sex symbol, acting career and more. Watch the full interview below and be sure to checkout his full cover story and spread if you haven’t done so already.
With his recently released album Hotel California expected to sell between 45k to 50k the “Rack City” rapper stopped by The Breakfast Club and chopped it up. The YMCMB rapper touched on the recent controversy with Rick Ross and his controversial rap lyrics which led to him being dropped by Reebok. Tyga is also an ambassador for the sneaker brand so he acknowledges you have to be careful in what you say but also agrees that these companies should be conscious that they are dealing with rappers.They also talk about some of his failures such as his snafus with the Lambo, that dreadful “Hit Em Up” track with 2Pac and his hilarious appearance on the failed MTV show “Bustas“. You know he couldn’t escape that studio without talking about his baby momma Blac Chyna and what goes on in the bedroom. He also revealed he doesn’t get any checks from YMCMB hmmmmm… Check out the entertaining interview below.