Kareem “Biggs” Burke Interview with Angie Martinez

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

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Roc-A-Fella co-founder Kareem “Biggs” Burke has been doing rounds of press to promote the Reasonable Doubt 20th Anniversary pop-up shop that opened in NYC today and he sat down with Power 105.1’s Angie Martinez to talk about, among other things, his role at the groundbreaking label and its enduring influence in the game.

He also speaks on his participation in the signing of Kanye West and how instrumental he was in the production of College Dropout, his time in prison and how it ended up being a positive for him, why he wasn’t mad at Kanye for not reaching out during that time, his relationship with Jay and Dame and Jay’s continued success.

Watch below.

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Birdman Talks Lil Wayne with Angie Martinez

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

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This afternoon on her show, Angie Martinez aired clips from a sit-down she had with Birdman over two days in Miami last week. During the interview she asked the Cash Money co-founder pointed questions about his legal and personal beef with protege Lil Wayne, the current status of their relationship, whether or not Young Money superstars Drake and Nicki Minaj can leave his company if Weezy keeps it moving, the drink throwing incident at LIV and much more.

Watch below.

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Cipha Sounds Leaves Hot 97

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

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After 17 years, Ciph decides to leave Hot 97.

Official statement below:

Effective immediately, Cipha Sounds is no longer with WQHT HOT 97 FM. Cipha Sounds said, “After 17 years, I’m leaving Hot 97. I’m changing my relationship status from ‘it’s complicated’ to ‘single’. It’s been an amazing ride – from intern to weekends to morning show host to fill Angie’s seat in afternoons. Many years of incredible, life-changing experiences and enough amazing memories to last five lifetimes. The next move is already underway and I promise it’s going to be huge.”

Best wishes to the homie Ciph but I think he’ll be ok. I still need my “weekly” Juan Epstein fix from him & Peter though.

Video: J. Cole Interview with Angie Martinez

Friday, December 12th, 2014

Cole sits down with Angie at Power 105. He talks about his heartfelt performance of “Be Free” on Letterman and the previously unheard verse that he added to it, infusing his music with social awareness, his issues with capitalism, his references to Eminem and Macklemore on the song “Firing Squad” and how they were received by media outlets, Ferguson and more.

Also, I haven’t listened to it yet, but I’ve heard good things about Cole’s hour long sit-down with Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Frannie Kelley for NPR’s Microphone Check, which you can stream in full below.

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Video: Nas Interview with Angie Martinez (On Power 105)

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Nas appears on Angie’s new show on Power 105 to plug the new documentary, talk about Ether/Jay-Z relationship, his brother Jungle, children and his baby mamas, plugs the new Fashawn single, Nehruvian DOOM, signing Dave East & Boldy James.

The doc is great. It’s in theaters tomorrow, check it out if you get the chance.

Previously: Nas Responds to a Your Old Droog Question (Video) | Nas – Time Is Illmatic (Theatrical Trailer) (Video) | Nas Announces Time Is Illmatic Tour, Film Screenings

Fabolous Talks Nicki Minaj & Chris Brown Features with Angie Martinez

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Fab calls up Angie at her new gig and speaks on Loso’s Way 2 and the Nicki Minaj and Chris Brown collaborations that he revealed to MTV this week.

Previously: French Montana ft. Fabolous & Wale – R&B B*tches

Listen: Remy Ma Calls Angie Martinez From Prison

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Remy is getting out of the box in 10 days. Time flies when you’re not in state custody huh? This afternoon she called Angie’s new show on Power 105.1 to talk about her impending freedom, being married to Papoose, her relationship with Fat Joe and much more.

Previously: Papoose ft. Remy Ma – Whats My Name

Angie Martinez Interview w/ The Breakfast Club

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Angie sits down for her first interview since announcing her resignation from Hot 97 and move to Power 105.

Previously: Angie Martinez Resigns From Hot 97

Angie Martinez Resigns From Hot 97

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

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I don’t even know how to respond to this. I can only vaguely recall a time when Angie wasn’t the Voice of New York. Her final show is airing now, stream it here.

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

UPDATED: A report from Bossip says Angie is headed to Power 105. It’s still unconfirmed but Angie on another station in NYC doesn’t even compute in my brain.

UPDATED: It’s confirmed. Angie will join Power 105.1, taking over the 2-6 PM afternoon slot.

UPDATED: Angie speaks.

“I tried to really look at what’s best for my career, what’s best for my life, what’s best for my family, for me. I had to take my emotion out of it. It was a decision that I felt was right for me”

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Video: Troy Ave Interview with Angie Martinez

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Troy sits down with Angie to talk about his upcoming performance at Summer Jam next month. Main stage suckers, no parking lot this year!

Previously: O.T. Genasis, Troy Ave & Sage The Gemini – Loyal (Remix)