For more than 20 years, Angie Martinez has been at the helm of hip-hop and urban culture interviewing legends such as Biggie, Tupac Jay Z and more. After making a historic jump from Hot 97, to Power 105.1 Martinez continues to push the envelope during her interviews, while venturing into other arenas within entertainment.
So it’s only right, Martinez be honored in a big way. New York Mayor Bill De Blasio announced November 19 as Angie Martinez Day to honor the radio host for all she’s done and continues to do.
“Whether speaking with legendary hip hop artists, popularizing the music that became our City’s daily anthems or consoling the community after the tragic events on September 11th, Angie Martinez has, like the best radio personalities, grown as trusted and familiar to her listeners as a dear friend. I am delighted to applaud the key role she has played in New York and to wish her a terrific next chapter at Power 105.1. We are fortunate to live in a City with such a rich array of voices and cultures, and my administration is working to ensure residents from all backgrounds and walks of life can enjoy and contribute to the creative energy of New York. Tonight, in honor of Angie and all the Puerto Rican sisters and brothers beside us building that brighter tomorrow, I say: “¡Pa’lante!”
Such a well deserved and huge achievement. Congrats, Angie.