(Photos + Video) Farewell, Angie Martinez!


Man, today was a HARD day. Just like the rest of you, none of us knew until we ALL knew. It came as such a shock to everyone, but we are also SO happy for Angie and the moves she’s about to make, so it’s definitely bittersweet. Though it was only a few months, I learned SO much working next to Angie in that Hot 97 studio. It was such an honor to share a room with her, to be able to give her MY opinion, to talk ON AIR with her! Wow, a dream come true for sure.

Every day after school I would come home and sit Indian style on the floor of my bedroom and listen to Angie. I used to say, “Man I wish I was that guy Monse. He always gets shout outs!” I used to call all the time but I never got through…yet years later, I’d end up working right next to the iconic “Voice Of New York.” To the very last day, I would sit in the room with awe, amazed that THE Angie Martinez cared about MY crazy little weekend. She wanted MY opinion on a story. She told me I’M funny. Angie is my idol, my inspiration, she is everything I strive to be…and I thank her for EVERYTHING. Family forever.

Check out Angie’s final “Flex is next” below.

Marisa Mendez

Marisa is a media personality, while also working on the digital side of things for some of hip-hop's biggest names. She has done work with French Montana, Swizz Beatz, Nicki Minaj, Pusha T and many more.

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