ON THE ROAD WEEK 78. PROPS. WEST COAST TOUR. DOIN' IT IN THE PARK. TRUTH & SOUL.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

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FACEBOOK EVENT INVITES AND UPCOMING DATE LISTING:

Props, Feb 13th

https://www.facebook.com/events/270230643108005/

San Jose, February 14th

https://www.facebook.com/events/493066174068632/ 

Big Fun in Oakland, February 15th

https://www.facebook.com/events/418914128140819/?ref=2

Blazing 45s in LA, February 16th

https://www.facebook.com/events/558322074178240/?ref=22

Deep 14 Year Anniversary in LA, February 17th

https://www.facebook.com/events/405190049556101/

Props, February 20th

The Originals, February 21st

http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=3341064&pl=santos

The Movement in Orlando, February 23rd

https://www.facebook.com/events/137751269718507/?ref=ts&fref=ts

Ol' Dirty Sundays in Tampa, February 24th

https://www.facebook.com/events/546792875340099/

Props, February 27th

Miami, February 28th

MIX OF THE WEEK:

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My "on The Road With Rich Medina" column will no longer appear in Complex.com's City Guide unfortunately. There is a changing of the guard taking place there, and we simply didnt get enough hits for the new brass to renew our contract as part of their program. Salute Complex for a fantastic 76 week run over there. I truly appreciate the look more than I can express here. It's been a pleasure.  Bless up my brother OJ Lima for creating the opportunity for me, and all the best on your new endeavors at VH1.


"On The Road With Rich Medina" will continue here on richmedina.com, as well as on my mobile app (The App Store), and 
I will discontinue counting weeks when we hit Week 104, marking a solid two year window. 

Stay tuned for more exciting news to come in the writing, recording and product development department as well over the next 2 months. 

Welcome To Week 78.


1.
WHAT: Video Music Box 30th Anniversary
WHERE: Schomburg Center, Harlem USA
WHEN: Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Congrats on 30 years of pioneering the hip hop video show game among many other pioneering moments to Uncle Ralph McDaniels! Many of us grew up and learned the rhymes to many of our favorite golden era rap records through you good sir. Me and my brother Hakim Green ( Channel Live), cuttin' up with Uncle Ralph's stunt double after the ceremony.



2.
WHAT: Props
WHERE: Le Poisson Rouge, NYC
WHEN:  Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

One love to my brother DJ KC The Funkaholic ( Paradiso/Kindred Spirits/ Amsterdam) for the Refreshed Orchestra LPs to pass arond. The LP is a beautiful orchestral tribute to Jay Z, the oldest bandmember is 23 years old, and they sound like some old well seasoned gumbo. Dope record on The Kindred Spirits label. Since many seem to have missed the memo, Props is held each and every week at Le Poisson Rouge on Wednesday nights from 10pm to 4am, FREE before 11pm, and is a continuation of Lil Ricky's at APT (just under the new name Props).  When APT was unfortunately closed for good in 2009, we wanted to continue the good vibrations we had there. First we went to Love (8th & MacDougal) in The Village for two weeks and quickly found it to not be the correct fit. Within a week we discussed our situation with LPR, and were welcomed with open arms. Now, all that's missing is you. If you miss APT ( as I hear weekly from people who seem to have no idea that we are still rocking Wednesdays in NYC), come get some of that feeling back with us. Only difference is new venue, and Lepse and I sharing the same space rather than rocking different rooms. Here's to those who thought it was over realizing that we've only just begun.



3.
WHAT: Red Bull 3Style
WHERE: Voyeur, Philly
WHEN: Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Posted up with our esteemed judges for the night DJ Atrak, DJ Z Trip, DJ Gary O, and The Magnificent DJ Jazzy Jeff before the show. Awesome group of dudes and phenomenal talents just the same.

4.
WHAT: Red Bull 3Style
WHERE: Voyeur, Philly
WHEN: Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Let me be 100% clear up front that in my opinion, each and every DJ in the competition (DJ Zeke, DJ Petey C, DJ Trayze, DJ Lazy Boy & DJ Phsh) all did their thing, on a high performance level. The pressure of being in a championship worth 10k and the chance to move on to national and International Champion weighs a ton like Chuck D's uzi. Further, Philadelphia's club crowd in these scenarios is spoiled. I'd go into the litany of easons why, but that would be a novel After 5 rounds of phenomenal DJ talent, the judges deliberated, and our hometown boy Phsh walked with that cake and the title of Red Bull 3style Eastern Regional Champ 2013. All the best in LA son son...



5.
WHAT: Jump N Funk
WHERE: Fluid, Philly
WHEN: Friday, February 8th, 2013

Hard to believe we are closing in on the end of our 12th year of Jump N Funk, and even more hard to conceive that Fela Kuti is now being honored by a Broadway play and record labels reissuing his catalog annually. Thinking back on the days when I would get booed for playing his music now brings me a wry smile and a sense of accomplishment. Love Afro Life. Friday, we rocked out to Philly's Afro global music fans in the middle of a storm at Fluid, and launched my new online store (both online and via the Rich Medina Mobile App).



6.
WHAT: Jump N Funk
WHERE: Fluid, Philly
WHEN: Friday, February 8th, 2013

Fingas ( The marksmen) at work on the video controls. So lovely. Trust me when I tell you, your video guy needs a facelift. We got that dude right here...salute Visualeyz.



7.

WHAT: The Dinosaur Exhibit
WHERE: Philadelphia Expo Center, Oaks Pa.
WHEN: Saturdaay, February 9th, 2013.

Prior to heading to BK, we took DJ Snacks to The Dinosaur Exhibit. His dinosaur naming game is off the rack, so we fgured "Let's take him! He'll love it!" Couldnt have been more wrong. He was shook. Not fucking with the mechanical 8 ft T Rex or NOBODY else taller than daddy who growls and swings it's tail and has big pointy teeth. Took us longer to get there than it took to run through the exhibit everytime one of our prehistoric friends made him pull me through the crowd like a little tugboat on legs. Hilarious afternoon with my family.

8.

WHAT: Revival
WHERE: Free Candy, Brooklyn
WHEN: Saturday, February 9th, 2013.

4 months strong at my newest residency at Free Candy on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn. Tonight, myself and Phillip Quinaz welcomed guest DJ Jack Davey to the fold. Packed house, rock solid vibes, and a crossing of followings and tribes like I've never seen in Brooklyn.  One love to AlexDamashek, Free Candy & my manager Scott Barkham for helping make such a great thing become so consistent. We're back on the 2nd Saturday in March & the 2nd Saturday of each and every month.

9.
WHAT: Revival
WHERE: Free Candy, Brooklyn
WHEN: Saturday, February 9th, 2013.

Just because it's 2 o'clock, don't mean that I wanna Stop - Yarborough &Peoples.

2am in Brooklyn mashin' on the gas. Great party.



10.

WHAT: Li'l Jitsu
WHERE: Balance Studios, Philadelohia
WHEN: 3 days a week as of February 1st,2013.

Got my guy enrolled in Li'lJitsu at Balance to get his physical dexterity and confidence to match his height. As a ravenous MMA fan myself, I think BJJ is a discipline that could serve him well in many ways beyond the aforementioned as well. Balance is one of the most respected MMA gyms on the Eastern Seaboard if not the entire country. One love to Phil Magliarese & his staff for running such a tight ship from the kids to the professional fighters they work with. Soon as I can get this nicotine outta my life, you can bet your last money I'll be the newest student there. Hoping for that by the summer. Obrigado.