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Authors: Angie Martinez

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L to R: 1. Backstage at Summer Jam interviewing Puffy for The Box. 2. Me and Snoop. 3. Onstage at the Palladium. 4. With Salaam. 5. Ol’ Dirty Bastard and Fat Joe.

The fire at Tip’s house in February 1998, with Q-Tip, Ali, and Lite. These are hard to look at even today.

At Tupac’s apartment in Los Angeles when I interviewed him in 1995.

L to R: 1. Mariah Carey hanging out in the studio in 1998. 2. With Jay Z and Dame Dash, hosting an album release party for
The Dynasty
album in October 2000. 3. DJ Enuff and Nas at Summer Jam. 4. The Puerto Rican Day Parade with my original show producer, Speedy, and Frankie Cutlass 5. Doing what I love. 6. The Captain, Derek Jeter. 7. With Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes. 8. The Hot 97 team at Flex’s birthday party. 9. Summer Jam, with the Lox, Swizz Beats, and Fabolous.

L to R: 1. DMX showing love. 2. Me and my “little sis,” Adrienne Bailon, at a charity baseball game in Newark, New Jersey. 3. With Simon Cowell during my brief stint as a judge on
American Idol
in 2002. 4. That time I asked Pecas to fix my hair for me. 5. With my girl Lorena at a club in New York. 6. The MTV Video Music Awards in 1997. The one and only time that we all performed “Ladies Night” together. 7. Miss Info, Cipha Sounds, Tracy Cloherty and me. 8. Monse, Paddy Duke, Cipha Sounds, and DJ Bobby Trends.

L to R: 1. My sweet boy. Niko must be a few months old here. 2. My boys, Niko and Jordan, trying to stay up on election night. 3. Niko’s sixth birthday party at the Chelsea Piers bowling alley. DJ Enuff’s son, EJ, celebrated with us. 4. Niko with his godparents, Pecas and Nikki. 5. Visiting Shyne at Rikers Island Correctional Facility. 6. Celebrating Fabolous’s birthday party, which almost cost me my life. 7. The legendary Rakim and A$AP Rocky.

L to R: 1&2. The Puerto Rican Day Parade. 3. Queen Latifah’s Queen Collection campaign for Cover Girl. 4. Backstage at the Blueprint 3 tour in Miami in 2010 (left to right): Young Jeezy, Shawn Pecas, Bridget Kelly, Trey Songz, Chaka Pilgrim, Beyoncé, Jay, and me. 5. At Dawn Baxter’s birthday party at the Hudson River Café in Harlem, with Idris Elba. 6. With MMG (left to right): Wale, Rick Ross, Meek Mill, Omarion, French Montana. 7. Ebro, Miss Info, and me!

L to R: 1. This just in! The day after my big announcement, Oronde brought this home. 2. After an amazing interview with J. Cole at Power 105. 3. Welcome to iHeartMedia! With John Sykes, Ryan Seacrest, and Tom Poleman. 4. At the 2014 New York City Marathon before the race with Amber Sabathia, Alexis Stoudemire, Tiki and Traci Barber, and Teri Hatcher. 5. Oronde at the finish line.

L to R: 1. Cohosting
The View
for two days in July 2015. 2. In the Bronx interviewing the amazing Jennifer Lopez for Extra. 3. Sharing the stage at the White House with the President of the United States, Barack Obama, after I moderated a panel on criminal justice reform. 4. At the White House with Senator Cory Booker. We’ve been friendly since he was the mayor of Newark. It was nice to see a familiar face in Washington.

L to R: 1. With Nikki, Tracey, and Liane. 2. My boys: Niko, Jordan, Christian, Brandon, Cayden, and Mason. 3. Celebrating my birthday with my favorite people: Oronde, Nikki, and my mom. 4. My loves.

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