To Vote Angie Martinez into the Radio Hall of Fame all you have to do is go to radiovote.com or text 300 you can to 96000, and voting goes from June 4th-June 18th
After announcing her nomination for the 2019 Radio Hall of Fame, Angie Martinez stopped by The Breakfast Club to talk her work with Puerto Rico, her Radio Hall of Fame nomination, women not boasting enough about their accolades + the current beef between Pusha T and Drake.
Opening up the Interview Angie talked about her nomination for the National Radio hall of fame and how she realized how big of a deal it is to be nominated with other Hip Hop radio greats such as Big Boy. After her nomination she found out that people actually had to campaign to get her into the hall of fame, writing letters and petitioning for her to get on the ballot. Reflecting on getting nominated she said, “If you are of the hip-hop culture, your always the last, I have to be on the radio for 150 years before somebody will be like maybe we’ll take a look at her”.
With The Puerto Rican day parade coming up this Sunday, June 10th, Angie wanted to take the time to talk about the recent revelations about the death toll after Hurricane Maria ravaged the island last year. Talking about the Parade Angie said that this one is so important because the people over there still need help, citing her trip to Puerto Rico months ago in which she experienced towns and many other places didn't have electricity nearly 8 months after the storm hit. This year she wants to use her platform during the parade to help the people of Puerto Rico who may not have the basic necessities needed to live. For how you can help Angie help the people of Puerto Rico go to her website http://thevoiceofny.com/ or her GOFUNDME page here!
Moving on Angie Spoke with The Breakfast Club about some of the explosive Interviews she had this year including her conversation with J. Cole, as well as Safaree pulling up to her show after being robbed at gunpoint the night before. Citing that there is a new trend of artists only wanting one person they know to Interview them such as Kanye with Charlamagne and Angie herself with J. Cole. Charlamagne then addressed people who say that he's not a Cole fan stating that there was only one album he didn't like and that was "4 Your Eyez Only", also calling his music "Ted Talk" music stating “I call it ted talk music, like I love ted talks, but I listen to ted talks at a certain time”.
Since the internet has been on fire all week surrounding the rap beef between Drake and Pusha T, of course, The Breakfast Club and Angie had to weigh in on everything that has been going down. The most recent update comes in the form of Drake releasing a press release about The blackface photo that appeared on the cover of Pusha T's diss track cover "The Story of Adidon". A big part of Pusha T's dis was him stating that Drake doesn't care about black issues or wants to help the black community. Weighing in on this Angie stated that Jay-Z overtime had to become more comfortable in entering a space where he could stand up and align himself with tackling these issues, also stating that the photo was from ten plus years ago and “also everybody is a little more woke now than they were back then”. While Drake has yet to respond to Pusha's latest jabs Angie does say that he definitely needs to come back with a dope record and that if the beef continues for more rounds we will see the difference between the two artists really begin to show.
Check out The Breakfast Club's Full Interview with Angie Martinez Above