Angie Martinez

Angie Martinez is called Angela Angie Martinez and she is American radio personality, actress and former rapper. She was been given the nickname The Voice of New York. She has afternoon radio show and it was always ranked as number one show and listeners were mostly young.

From her biography, she started to work on radio when she was at the age of 16 and she was answering hot lines in the Urban Radio station called WQHT. This is where she met DJ Funkmaster Flex and she became his protégé. This is where she got interested in learning how to learn a successful program. She was the host of the afternoon show called Drive Weekdays together with Hot 97s under DJ Enuff. She interviewed many people including Mariah Carey and Kanye West.

Angie Martinez started to act in small roles like in Blood is Thicker Than Water together with Paper Soldiers. Afterwards she moved to Brown Sugar which had the stars like Sanaa Lathan, Queen Latifah and Taye Diggs.

Angie Martinez was encouraged to rap by KRS-One and she did a track called heartbeat in 1997 and together with Lil Kim, they did Ladies Night Remix. She worked with Da Brat, Left eye Lopes and Missy Elliot.

Afterwards, many major labels started to fight for her to appear in their movies and she appeared on different rappers materials that were high in demand. She recorded a song together with Mary J Blige, Funkmaster and Beenie Man. She released her first album called Up Close and Personal in 2001. The album had the productions that were included by the production of Knobody, Salaam Remi and DJ Clues. There were some guest appearance from Kool G Rap, Busta Rhymes, Wyclef Jean, Mary J Blige, Snoop Doggy Dogg and Jay-Z.

After her first album, Angie Martinez recorded a second one in the year 2002 and to build the anticipation, she started a tour around the country. She appeared in Rap city of BET and begun a radio tour for the entire country. She was nominated for Grammy Award as a rapper for her duo performance in Tonight. She was given BET award in 2002 for Best Female Hip Hop artist. She was among the faces that covered Queen Collection campaign of Cover Girls.

When it comes to having a boyfriend, she had already two boyfriends and she has an active dating life. She was once married but she divorced her husband. Now she is in a relationship with Tamir Nokio Ruffin of the Dru Hill. They have a son together called Niko Ruffin. She supports the charity of CC Sabathia in PitCCh Foundation. She ran New York City Marathon to support it. She joined WWPR New York like an afternoon personality of 2014. Her salary is not disclosed by her net worth is estimated to be over 15 million dollars.

Last Modified: Apr 10, 2020

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