The Voice of New York tells all in the latest installment of Elliott Wilson’s “The Truth.” Radio veteran Angie Martinez discussed leaving Hot 97 after a twenty-year tenure to start her new gig at rival station Power 105.1, how her tight-knit friendship with Jay Z began, and her come-up in the radio industry.
“I went from doing overnights, I was on from midnight to six in the morning, and then they moved me. That was a big moment for me,” Angie said. “I had been running Flex’s boards, I was doing overnights, I was going to community college during the day. Then after that I was going to the station. I was literally working 20 hours a day, sleeping four for a long time. Then they gave me the break.”
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Footage of what would have been the staged death of Jay-Z at Hot 97′s Summer Jam 2002 has now surfaced online, showing just how intense Nas’ now-defunct beef with the rapper was ten years ago.
In the now-released footage, fans get an up-close look at the demise Nasty Nas envisioned for Jay at the height of their rap feud.
Unreleased footage of what was going to be the lynching of a Jay-Z effigy by Nas has released. The fake “Jay-Z” was supposed to be complete with mechanical movements that was intended to be hanged in front of thousands on the Summer Jam stage. Hot 97 of course didn’t let him do that which explains why Nas didn’t perform that year.
After Hot 97 denied Nas’ request to stage the hanging during his set, he appeared on rival station Power 105.1 to lash out. Continue reading
If you’re a faithful viewer of VH1’s hit show Love & Hip Hop like we are then you’re aware of the rocky relationship that stylist Emily B. has with rapper Fabolous. From the show, viewers get the impression that Emily is trying to hold on to a relationship that Fab doesn’t want to be in, however, Fabo painted a different picture when he paid a visit to the Angie Martinez show yesterday. While there, he revealed why he’s not 100% supportive of Emily’s decision to do the show and to our surprise claimed he would be open to doing a family-oriented based show with Emily. He also says that they are in a good space and attempting to re-get to know each other.
Pop the hood to check out some excerpts from the interview: Continue reading
Yesterday we told you that 50 Cent may have been responsible for shutting down the mose popular urban website in the world (World Star Hip Hop) for copyright infringement. Well, 50 called up Angie Martinez of New York’s HOT 97 and screamed on the site’s CEO.
WHOA! Why’d he son dude like that!? BTW, World Star Hip-Hop is back up and running.
The claws are out! Lil Kim hit up Hot 97 yesterday and chopped it up with radio our girl Angie Martinez. Not suprisingly, most of her time on-air was spent discussing her ongoing beef with Nicki Minaj aka Thicky Nicki, her issues with Diddy and thoughts on Faith Evans. She did reveal she would do a collaboration with Nicki Minaj for the right price… $7 million that is. Pop the hood to see what Lil’ Miss Kim had to say: