Angie Martinez can thank close friend Jay-Z for giving her the idea of taking better care of her famous and most coveted interview with deceased rapper Tupac Shakur.
In a recent interview with PageSix, Martinez revealed that it was actually Jay-Z who advised her to take better care of her Tupac recordings. She admitted that they were just laying around for a while but out of fear of some sort of accident, Hov made sure that her archives were safe.
“The tapes are in a safe, secure place now. But they weren’t for many years. Before that, they were in my laundry room and it was actually Jay-Z that told me to put it in a safe place,”
“I was in a meeting at Roc Nation and we were talking about my archives because I have all my old interviews on tape. They were literally in boxes in my laundry room and Jay said: ‘Get them out of the room now. Somebody help her get them out of that room now because if there is a flood or a fire it will be destroyed.'”
Martinez interviewed Tupac back in 1996 when she was a radio personality on Hot 97. To this day, she has only aired 12 minutes of the two-hour interview.
“So people at work helped me digitize the tapes so I can make sure I have them."
Meanwhile, she now has the physical copies in a secret location. “They are in a safe in an actual vault where you would need specific access to get to them.”