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Rich Medina is a world renowned DJ who played basketball at Cornell

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Rich Medina

For the past two decades, Rich Medina has cemented his reputation as an elite DJ,

Episode Description

For the past two decades, Rich Medina has cemented his reputation as an elite DJ, one of few on the planet capable of taking audiences worldwide on a sonic journey through hip-hop, house, soul, afrobeat, funk, breaks and dance classics. But there is more than meets the eye. Rich was also all-ivy league forward for Cornell’s basketball team. Additionally, post-college Rich was brought up in the “marines of corporate sales” at Proctor and Gamble. He is truly a man that has seen a lot, knows a lot, and has plenty of wisdom to share. We talk hoops, how Cornell prepared him professionally, as well as the administrative efforts of being an internationally recognized DJ.

Episode Breakdown

0:00- Intro (Rich Medina NYE Mix, The Cyrkle- The Visit (She Was Here) [Serge Gamesbourg Remix])

1:50- Rich’s basketball career growing up

4:30- Playing at Cornell

10:55- Playing semi-pro

14:00- The end of an era and transition into corporate sales at Proctor and Gamble

17:35- Rich’s journey as a DJ

19:18- The business of being a DJ- Sales, tactics, bookings

27:00- Rich’s Playlist (Souldynamic- Addiction (feat. Rich Medina))

28:10- Outro

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