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WNBA champion, artist, & music exec Essence Carson with Tina Charles

Last Updated: April 26, 2023

Washington Mystics star Essence Carson joins teammate Tina Charles to talk about her basketball career, from Rutgers University (where she was elected to their Hall of Fame this week) to being drafted to the NY Liberty and winning a championship with the LA Sparks. Essence discusses how she’s built a simultaneous career as a musician and as a product manager at Priority Records, learning how to record and produce music, and her aspirations to win a Grammy and eventually run a label. 

This interview is the 2nd in a 3-part series co-produced with Tina Charles & Thirty-One Enterprises and was filmed pre-quarantine.

Boardroom Staff