Wednesday, September 14, 2011

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Who Do YOU Wanna See Featured???

There is soooo much talent out there!  And Amplified Minds would like to hear about it.  Whether it be art, music, fashion, or film...we'd like to know who YOU would like to see featured on  So hit us up!

Make sure you keep visiting for more updates on the site's relaunch!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Site Update

Just to keep everyone informed, the official Amplified Minds site is undergoing a few changes, but it will be back up and running in a month. In the meantime, I'll be posting a few updates here on the blog.

At first I wanted to keep the features and other content I've been working on for the site, but it's a little bit too time sensitive to hold on to and I want to try to stay as current as I can.

I have a few artist I've been exposed to and I'll be sharing in upcoming posts. I get really excited when I stumble upon new artists (not necessarily new, but new to me) and music. So who have you guys been listening too?

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

AM Blog

Hey guys! It's been a hot lil minute...aight so it's been a looong ass time since I've updated the AM blog. But I'm happy to announce that within the next few weeks, we'll be up in running! On the blog, we'll feature everything that's not on the official website, so be sure to stop by and see what's new. In the meantime, visit to see what I've been up to. Signing off...

Thursday, January 14, 2010


Legendary soul/r&b singer, Teddy Pendergrass passed away Wednesday at the age of 59, after a long battle with colon cancer. It's no question that Teddy leaves behind a myriad of classics that both myself and generations before me have enjoyed for years.

Here are a few of my sampled favorites...

Jay-Z feat. Beanie Seagal and Scarface "This Can't Be Life" ...

...sampled from Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes "I Miss You"

Ahmad "Back in the Day" ...

sampled from...Teddy Pendergrass "Love TKO"

Mary J. Blige "Mary Jane (All Night Long) ...

...sampled from Teddy Pendergrass "Close the Door"

**Thirty-one years ago, the late great Donny Hathaway suffered an untimely death at the age of 33 on the exact same day.**


Wednesday, January 13, 2010


As I'm quite sure everyone knows by now, Haiti was hit by a 7.0 earthquake this Tuesday. It was reported last night that the death toll was just over 3,000, however, I'm reading today that it has now risen to over 100,000.

If you're interested in making donations to the people of Haiti who are desperately in need long before the quake please contact the following:

• International Medical Corps
• Direct Relief International
• World Vision
• International Relief Teams
• YĆ©le Haiti
• American Red Cross
• Operation USA
• Catholic Relief Services
• World Food Programme
• World Concern
• Save the Children
• Mercy Corps
• Operation Blessing International
• Shelterbox
• Americares
• Operation USA
• Doctors Without Borders
• Medical Teams International
• The International Committee of the Red Cross
• The Salvation Army

Muhsinah "Always"

Per Muhsinah's Official Webpage:

"This video depicts the American housing market spiraling out of control. The words in the song reminds us that we "might not know where the week might go", - be it "wall to wall paint and bank to bank" - but if we keep a positive "action and thought (that smile)" we will surely earn the things we've worked towards, "Always". "