Ego.

Allowing my ego to control how I do business is not smart. It costs. Sheesh, thus far, my ego has cost me money. My ego has cost me connections. When my ego is in control, it becomes a poor reflection on my team, and they deserve the best leader that I can be. More than anything, my ego has cost me time that I cannot get back.

Marcus Machado: The Humility of a Prodigy

It’s been four years since the ‘Next Young Gun’ sat down with The Rolling Stone and the world was formally introduced to Marcus Machado, the guitar prodigy.  Since then, he’s released music, traveled the world playing along some of the greatest musical acts in Jazz, Soul, Rap, Rock’n’ Roll and more.  I was introduced to “MContinue reading “Marcus Machado: The Humility of a Prodigy”

R E | D E E M

T H | I N K It started with family.  The culture embedded in my DNA motivated me to create a brand with a purpose.  The purpose that would cultivate connections with people around the world and promote African culture in a manner that was bold, and unapologetic.  With a name as unusual as Amyang,Continue reading “R E | D E E M”

“A Word…”

  I used to carry a heavy load. The picture proves this. 2011: I was living a lifestyle that involved constantly traveling (within the US) and I partied like a rockstar…I have never been shy around a camera, and only my closest family members mentioned to me that I may need to become more mindfulContinue reading ““A Word…””

We Can Still Heal… No Wahala

Days have passed, the box office numbers are undeniably record-breaking, and the cast of Marvel Studios’ Black Panther has injected a rush of African Pride into our veins.  I don’t want to come down from this high, but we need a reality check.   The flight to Wakanda offered by United is NOT REAL.  It’s sad. Continue reading “We Can Still Heal… No Wahala”

Deniro Farrar: A Dinner Conversation with the Leader of Cult Trap

The universe has a strange way of connecting people. About a year after first hearing about Deniro Farrar (a rapper being compared to Tupac Shakur), I was introduced to him at a private album listening party in Brooklyn, New York. He seemed pretty chill, but I didn’t hold a long conversation with him. The nextContinue reading “Deniro Farrar: A Dinner Conversation with the Leader of Cult Trap”