Angie Martinez Bio, Age, Husband, Son, Show, Songs, Net worth, Book

Angie Martinez Biography

Angie Martinez (Angela Martinez) is an American Grammy-nominated rapper, actress and radio personality born on 9th January 1971 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U. S. She is nicknamed “The Voice of New York”.

At the age of 16 Angie got her first break in radio to answer hotlines at the urban radio station WQHT. She met DJ Funkmaster Flex and began working with him as his protege. Soon enough she started hosting the Afternoon Drive weekdays, alongside Hot 97‘s DJ Enuff, where she got an opportunity to interview some of the biggest names in music like Jay Z and Mariah Carey.

She resigned from Hot 97 on 18th June 2014 and signed with Power 105.1 on 19th June 2014. In 201

Angie Martinez Age

Angie was born on 9th January 1971 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U. S. (48 years as of 2019)

Angie Martinez Ethnicity

Angie is of mixed ancestry as her mother was of Cuban and Dominican descent and her father was Puerto Rican.

Angie Martinez Husband/ Baby Daddy

Angie was married to Tamir ‘Nokio’ Ruffin of Dru Hill but they separated and later divorced. Nokio is an American record producer, rapper and singer. After the divorce she began dating musician Q-Tip but they soon split.

Angie Martinez Son

Angie and her ex husband Nokio welcomed their son,  Niko Ruffin Jr  in 2003.

Angie Martinez Fiance/ Engaged

Angie once revealed in an interview that she was engaged although she didn’t reveal the name of her fiance. On 14th February she took to Instagram where she posted a photo of herself and her boyfriend and captioned it ‘me and mine’.

Angie Martinez Rap

In 1996 Angie was pursued by one of her friends, KRS-One, to persue rap and she appeared on his track “Heartbeat” from his 1997 album I Got Next. She was later offered appearances on other musicians. She appeared in Lil’ Kim’s “Ladies Night Remix”, Mary J. Blige (“Christmas in the City” ), Cuban Link (“Freak Out”), N.O.R.E. (“Oh No Remix”), Beenie Man (“Tell Me Remix”) and Funkmaster Flex & Big Kap’s compilation album The Tunnel (“Wow”).

On 17th April 2001 she released her debut album ‘Up Close and Personal’. The album debuted at number 32 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart,[19] and #7 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Album Chart.

Angie released her second album ‘ Animal House’ on 21st August 2002. The album debuted at #11 on the Billboard Hot 200 Albums Chart and the Billboard Hot Hip-Hop / R&B Charts selling 92,000 units in its first week.

Angie Martinez Salary

Angie has not made her salary public but it was alleged that she quit Hot 97 after she was offered double the salary on Power 105.1.

Angie Net Worth

Angie has an estimated net worth of $2 million

Angie Martinez Radio Show/ Show

hosts an afternoon radio show that has consistently been ranked #1 with more young listeners than any other radio program in the country on Power 105.1 (WWPR-FM).

Angie Martinez Talk Show

In 2017 it was alleged that Angie had been granted a talk show pilot with Debmar-Mercury, the same company that produces the Wendy Williams show. Wendy Williams was furious about it as they two had a bawl back in the 90’s when they were both hosts on the radio station, Hot 97 FM.

Their issues began when Wendy posted something about Martinez relationship with rapper, Q-Tip. Martinez confronted Wendy for the incidence which lend to a fight. Martinez wrote all about it in her book, “My Voice: A Memoir”.

Angie Martinez Tupac

Angie did an interview with Tupac Shakur in 1996 although the 2 hour interview was reduced to 12 minutes as Angie didn’t want to contribute to the dangerous activities from the East and West coast beef fueled by the government media. He wrote about the interview on her memoir.  During an interview during his book tour he had this to say:

“That just poured out really quickly because I’ve often thought about it through my career and I’ve often reflected on it. I don’t know that I would have necessarily shared that story so it’s something that I decided to get out. I’m grateful for in a lot of ways because it was a turning point in my career. It forced me to make some decisions that kind of set me off on a path on what type of personality I wanted to be. It taught me a good lesson. I went with my gut. I didn’t know how it was going to work out. I was scared to air this interview and I didn’t want to be responsible for making it worse. And the truth is that I made that decision and I’m proud of that after all these years later. I think about the tragedy that happened to both [Tupac and Biggie] like, “What if I had put that out?” I would’ve forever wondered if I had contributed in any way to what happened, even though it may not have. Ultimately, it happened anyway but I know that I did what I could do to not contribute to it. That gave me strength. That helped me draw my line in terms of who I am as a personality. ”

Angie Martinez Book

Angie released her memoir ‘The Voice’ in 2016. The memoir chronicles her journey from grade school hip-hop junkie to the oft-proclaimed “Voice of New York,” spanning a radio career of more than two decades as a personality on the city’s first hip-hop station, Hot 97.

She chronicled shares special anecdotes of her news-breaking interviews with Jay Z, R. Kelly, Chris Brown and the late West Coast rap legend Tupac Shakur.

Angie Cook Book

Angie co-wrote, Healthy Latin Eating: Our Favorite Family Recipes Remixed with Angelo Sosa. It is a cook book which offers more than over 100 innovative and delicious recipes that blend the art of Latin cooking with healthy eating. Angie writes in her introduction that its not a diet book. She shares her personal passion about clean and healthy living with the Latin community.

Angie Martinez Album

  • 2002: Animal House
  • 2001: Up Close and Personal

Angie Martinez Songs

  • A New Day
  • Animal House
  • Been Around The World
  • Breathe
  • Coast 2 Coast (suavemente)
  • Dem Thangz
  • Every Little Girl
  • F*cked Up Situation
  • Go!! (muthafuka)
  • Gutter 2 The Fancy Ish
  • Heart And Soul (interlude)
  • If I Can Go
  • Ladies And Gents
  • Ladies Fight (interlude)
  • Live At Jimmy’s
  • Live Big (remix)
  • Live From The Streets
  • Mi Amor
  • Never
  • New York, New York
  • No Playaz
  • So Good
  • Take You Home
  • Thug Love
  • Waitin’ On
  • We Can Get It On
  • What’s That Sound

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