The Queen of New York City radio has finally broken her silence.
Angie Martinez or “The Voice of New York” announced earlier this month that she was leaving her radio home of 25 years, Hip-Hop station, Hot 97. Martinez, has interviewed just about every great rapper, producer, and journalist in the music industry.
Martinez starred in VH1 reality show, This Is Hot 97 , which documented the day-to-day dealings of one of the country’s top radio station. “The Angie Martinez Show” was also featured the 2002 romantic comedy, Brown Sugar. Martinez played herself. She has also tested her skill on the other side of the mic. She was featured on the 1997 summer anthem, “Ladies Night” remix featuring Missy Elliot, Left Eye and Lil’ Kim.
Martinez announced her resignation via Instagram June 18 with this picture and caption:
“Today I resigned from HOT97. I am grateful to the Emmis family for my time with the company and the immeasurable way that it has shaped my life. We made history together in so many ways and I will cherish those memories and my friendships forever. This was one of the toughest decisions I’ve ever had to make but ultimately it is time to move on, to grow and to be challenged in new ways. Saying goodbye is always emotional and bitter sweet but I am extremely excited about the future. Thank you HOT97 and most importantly….the listeners… for an unimaginable journey. Today will be my last show.”
According to Huffingtonpost.com, “Martinez recently broke her silence alongside her new colleagues, Angela Yee, DJ Envy, and Charlamagne Tha God during an interview on “The Breakfast Club.” When asked what lead to her decision to join the Clear Channel company Martinez revealed her future goals in addition to dishing on the two stations ongoing public rivalry amongst its radio personalities.
“Honestly, it was time for me to grow and to do things. And there’s so much…I’m sure you all know, this company offers so much opportunity for growth,” she said. “I want to be on in different cities, I want to be able to grow, I want to be able to have new challenges, see new things. I want to learn how this studio works…it was time. I feel like I’ve done what I could do in that company. I think my friendships remain. I never really subscribed to, cause somebody else works somewhere else we have to be enemies. Me and you [DJ Envy] always been cool.”
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