Angie is my age, well she is 10 days older than me. She worked at Power96 for a while while she lived with her aunt in Coral Springs, FL. She writes about visiting Cameo's and other local clubs. I ran in those circles and probably was in those clubs when she was. Reading her book transported me to my youth.
I love memoir, but a memoir about someone I can relate to is a marvelous experience. Angie Martinez (The Voice of New York) is a famous DJ, recording artist, and public persona in NYC. She is a beautiful woman and very down to earth. Being a memoir, it goes through her life and career.
The chapter on the Tupac was awesome. She was really smack dab in the middle of the East-coast/West-cost beef. By flying to LA to meet with none-other than Tupac, she really risked her career. The audience in NY could have turned on her.
She wrote about meeting Erick Estrada. I too met Estrada, in NYC ironically. There is a lot of similarities with her life and my own. I truly enjoyed the book. She covered the many artists she knew and followed, many of them where artists I followed as well.
If you are or were into Hip Hop, this book is for you.
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Celebra (May 17, 2016)