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Throughout the course of any given day in New York, you could hear a thousand voices, easy. By consensus, though, there is only one “Voice of New York”: It is honey-toned, just the slightest bit husky, and it belongs to Angie Martinez. If you’ve listened to hip-hop radio anytime in the last 20 years, you have heard her voice, mediating (or igniting) hip-hop beefs during the afternoon drive time. You probably recognize its rapid-fire cadence and that explosive laugh. The Brooklyn-born radio personality started at Hot 97 as a teenage intern, and came up under the tutelage of Funkmaster Flex. Now a good quarter-century into her career, Martinez solidified her place as the unchallenged queen of New York radio when she left the Hot 97 nest in June, only to land at rival Power 105, which means the Voice of New York can now be heard on airwaves in Miami.

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