Wednesday, October 23, 2019

My Voice: A Memoir By: Angie Martinez

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)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1101990333
ISBN-13: 978-1101990339

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