January 09 2017

Best of 2016: Rich Medina

New York-Le Bain
Rich Medina shares a few of his 2016 favorites before he returns to Le Bain on Friday, January 20th.
From top left to bottom right: 1. A Tribe Called Quest. 2. Baratunde. Thurston. 3. Solange Knowles. 4. Stro Elliott.
From top left to bottom right: 1. A Tribe Called Quest. 2. Baratunde. Thurston. 3. Solange Knowles. 4. Stro Elliott.
From top left to bottom right: 1. A Tribe Called Quest. 2. Baratunde. Thurston. 3. Solange Knowles. 4. Stro Elliott.
From top left to bottom right: 1. A Tribe Called Quest. 2. Baratunde. Thurston. 3. Solange Knowles. 4. Stro Elliott.
From top left to bottom right: 1. A Tribe Called Quest. 2. Baratunde. Thurston. 3. Solange Knowles. 4. Stro Elliott.
BEST ALBUMS
"Anderson .Paak changed my year completely with Malibu. And the new albums by ATCQ, De La Soul, and Common. These guys proved in 2016 that you can be over 40 and still make a young man's game look easy."

BEST READ
"How To Be Black by Baratunde Thurston."

BEST TRACKS
"Stro Elliott's 'Marvin's Mood,'
Tall Black Guy's 'JB Suite,'
and DJ Kemit & Josh Milan's 'Confession.'
These four need Jesus in their lives ASAP..."
BEST SONG
"'Cranes In The Sky' by Solange Knowles. I personally haven't heard a black American female pop star fall that perfectly between real singing, creative production, and stardom like that in a good minute."
BEST WATCHES
"Game of Thrones, Conor McGregor losing to Nate Diaz, and the 2016 NBA Finals."
BEST FUN
"Opening for Jazzy Jeff on the main stage at Suncebeat 7 and touring Brazil."
WOMAN AND MAN OF THE YEAR
"Jane Elliott and Van Jones."

On Friday, January 20th, Le Bain presents Rich Medina
The Standard, High Line | 10pm