Angie Martinez Resigns From Hot 97
One of New York City’s radio legends is signing off for the last time. Today, Angie Martinez has announced that she is leaving Hot 97 after 15 years at the station.
The radio personality, often dubbed “The Voice of New York,” took to Instagram to share the news.
“Today I resigned from HOT97. I am grateful to the Emmis family for my time with the company and the immeasurable way that it has shaped my life. We made history together in so many ways and I will cherish those memories and my friendships forever. This was one of the toughest decisions I’ve ever had to make but ultimately it is time to move on, to grow and to be challenged in new ways. Saying goodbye is always emotional and bitter sweet but I am extremely excited about the future. Thank you HOT97 and most importantly….the listeners… for an unimaginable journey. Today will be my last show stay tuned…. Love, angie.”
Known for her friendly demeanor, Angie has interviewed everyone from the Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur to Jay Z and Kanye West over the years.
During her radio career, she has also experimented with performing herself. She released two albums in 2001 and 2002 as a rapper. The notable 1997 girl power anthem ‘Not Tonight’ featured Martinez, Lil’ Kim, Da Brat, Missy Elliott and Left Eye.
In addition to her work on radio and in music, she’s appeared in the films ‘Blood Is Thicker Than Water,’ ‘Paper Soldiers’ and ‘Brown Sugar.’ Given recent stints on VH1′s reality show ‘This Is Hot 97′ and Extra TV, many speculate that the talented personality’s next move will be on television.
Watch Angie Martinez, Da Brat, Left Eye, Missy Elliott & Lil’ Kim’s Video for ‘Not Tonight’