Thursday, September 25, 2008

Kanye Keeps It "Lockdown"

If you actually tuned in long enough to catch it, Kanye West recently performed his new single "Love Lockdown" at the MTV Awards earlier this month. The single has since debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts. His new album, "808s and Heartbreak" was slated for release in December but has since been pushed up to sometime in November.

Love the single, can't wait for the album.



Ok so I know this isn't exactly a music-related posting..BUT IT'S MY BLOG AND I WRITE WHAT THE HELL I WANT!!!

*deep breath* So anyway, Sex and the City has finally been released on DVD and I am so freakin' excited. If you were a part of the 2% of the country that didn't go see it in theatres, now's your time to watch this fashion infused, fashion inspired, and fashion packed movie. I LOVE IT!!! It's like watching 4 back to back episodes of the original show on TBS...don't act like yall don't know!

GO GET IT!!! d's orders!


Wednesday, September 24, 2008


Hello all you amplified minds, here are a couple of upcoming events you might want to check out:

Oct. 1- The Flypoet Spoken Word & Music Showcase
go to for more info

Oct. 3-2nd Annual SoulTracks Readers' Choice Awards
go to for more info

Oct. 10- iStandard Producers Showcase @ Beats on the Beach Miami Music Seminar 2008
got to or for more info

Oct. 15-iStandard Producer Showcase - October NYC Edition
go to for more info

Hope to see you there!!


Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Music World

photo by programwitch
courtesy of MTV Music

Ok so my boss just sent me an email talking about the newest details on the latest creation, slotMusic. In a nutshell, consumers will soon be able to purchase music from their favorite artist via album-filled memory cards, made compatible for cell phones, computers, and mp3's. Artists' set to introduce the new technology include Rihanna, Usher, and Chris Brown.

The price point for these memory cards will be an estimated $15.

Damn, first 8-tracks, then cd's, then itunes, and now slotMusic. What's next? And $15!!! Will they be on sale the same week of the album release like cd's? Does anybody realize we are in a recession!!!!!!!!!

Speak on it...


*official story found at



Quick Post- Make sure you cop the new Jazmine Sullivan album "Fearless" in stores today!! Or if you need some time, go to iTunes and listen to the skate ;-)

*Listen to "Lions Tigers and Bears*...deep*




So Ne-Yo has released yet another magnificent album. His follow up to the 2007 release, Because of You, is in stores now, and if you haven't already, you should definitely run out and get a copy.

The album contains alot of Michael Jackson-ish type tracks like "Nobody" and "Closer. Of course his most recent single, "Miss Independent", is a club favorite, paying tribute to all the women who "got her own". But my person favorite is the Polo Da Don produced, "Single" in which Ne-Yo serenades the ladies and tells them he'll be their man for the night.

Definitely tops my lists of favorite releases for this year, especially since I didn't care too much for his last album, but go listen for yourself.


Monday, September 22, 2008

Allow me to introduce myself...

Hello World!!! Welcome to my blog, Amplified Minds, created to inspire and provoke creativity and relating that to the wonderful world of music!!

Here's a little bit about myself:

and future entreprenuer!!

I have high expectations and unbelievable aspirations to make it in this deep dark depressing world we live in today. But as I was once told, "dream, even in the face of death, dream...and then do"- Yolonda Coleman

But back to the site, this is strictly for music lovers, NO EXCEPTIONS! Here is where you'll be able to find out about some of the newest releases, artists' side projects, and anything concerning all that is music. So enjoy...


transitive verb1: to expand (as a statement) by the use of detail or illustration or by closer analysis2 a: to make larger or greater (as in amount, importance, or intensity) :
increase b: to increase the strength or amount of ; especially : to make louder c: to cause (a gene or DNA sequence) to undergo amplificationintransitive verb: to expand one's remarks or ideas


recollection , memory

You figure it out....