Rich Medina

Rich Medina is considered a pioneer in the American DJ community due to his musical versatility, his tenure in the soul/funk and hip hop communities, and for being largely considered THE American DJ who brought Fela Kuti's sound to the dancefloor en masse with his legendary Jump N Funk dance parties well over a decade ago.  Beyond the records, Rich Medina is much more than a DJ—he's a poet, educator, music producer, and international recording artist, as well as too many additional titles to list here. Rich's column "On The Road With Rich Medina" appears weekly here at Complex.com/city-guide. Enjoy.

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Return to Amsterdam: On the Road with Rich Medina (Jan.29-Feb.2)

Return to Amsterdam: On the Road with Rich Medina (Jan.29-Feb.2)

Germany also makes it into the mix.

Flying High: On the Road With Rich Medina (Jan. 23-8)

Flying High: On the Road With Rich Medina (Jan. 23-8)

So many countries, so little time.

Represent Like Nasir Jones: On the Road With Rich Medina (Jan. 13-20)

Represent Like Nasir Jones: On the Road With Rich Medina (Jan. 13-20)

Bowling pins and keynote speeches.

Ms. Nina Simone: On the Road With Rich Medina (Jan. 3 -12)

Ms. Nina Simone: On the Road With Rich Medina (Jan. 3 -12)

Trips through Texas and New York.

Champagne & New Overs: On the Road with Rich Medina (Dec. 18-Jan. 1)

Champagne & New Overs: On the Road with Rich Medina (Dec. 18-Jan. 1)

A very Medina New Year.

Traveling Holiday: On the Road With Rich Medina (Nov. 27-Dec. 16)

Traveling Holiday: On the Road With Rich Medina (Nov. 27-Dec. 16)

Rich goes down under, among other things.

It's the Return: On the Road With Rich Medina (Nov. 9-27)

It's the Return: On the Road With Rich Medina (Nov. 9-27)

It's been a long time, but now he's back.

Two Terms: On the Road with Rich Medina

Two Terms: On the Road with Rich Medina

In the voting booth and the DJ booth.

Resting on Halloween: On the Road with Rich Medina (Oct. 24-31)

Resting on Halloween: On the Road with Rich Medina (Oct. 24-31)

Saving the city, one record at a time.

Preaching Fela: On the Road with Rich Medina (Oct. 13-20)

Preaching Fela: On the Road with Rich Medina (Oct. 13-20)

The multi-city Felabration tour rolls on.

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