With experience comes confidence. At least that seems to be the case for Angie Martinez.
With experience comes confidence. At least that seems to be the case for Angie Martinez. For her sophomore set, Animal House, the New York radio personality/rap artist takes a decidedly more aggressive stance to her music. Unlike her debut, Up Close & Personal, this set, with a few exceptions, keeps the guest appearances relegated to singing a hook or two here and there. With years of radio experience under her belt, Martinez clearly knows what makes a hit song. The Rick Rock-produced lead single "If I Could Go," featuring newcomer Sacario and Lil' Mo, proves just that. (Sacario, by the way, was discovered by Martinez via a freestyle contest on her afternoon drive show on New York's WQHT.) "Take U Home," featuring Kelis, carries its own spicy vibe, lifting the hook from Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam's "I Wonder If I Take You Home."—RH