Meet Samara George

“You have to be dedicated to doing it. You can’t just do a face mask once a month and you can’t just drink two glasses of water every four days expecting results…” -S.G. According to a 2016 Beauty Industry Analysis Report, just last year the beauty industry generated 56 billion dollars in revenue. It is no…

Meet Ras Nebyu

Disclaimer: This past weekend, I attended the taping of the single “No Love” with every intention of siting down and interviewing the musically inclined Ambessa* himself: Ras Nebyu. Just five minutes into production, I realized there were two stories here – not one. So, with that being said this article will be a two part installation. The first,…

Haile Roots in Concert April 2

Haile Roots and the Fano Band are coming to the District and we are super excited to be covering the event this year! For those not too familiar with the Ethiopian reggae artist please check out his music here on itunes and get ready for a dose of feel good music with a dash of consciousnesses. I…

Meet Patience Rowe

Today’s interview is with the Patience Rowe.  To get more information on her and to learn more about her role as a member of BOOMscat please read: http://wp.me/p10jRe-NB Follow her on Instagram: @Patiencesings |  Below you will find the video and we encourage you to give feed back! SDBUP would also like to give Dottn Boyz a…

Broccoli, Broccoli, Broccoli Fest

Broccoli Fest hit DC, this past weekend, and it was mind-blowing. It brought creative souls from every corner of Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia to the East Gateway Pavilion located in South East DC. The festival included what every great festival considers essential; artsy vendors, food trucks, couple of hula hoopers and a performance line up…

Meet Kia Ray

Today’s interview is with the Kia Ray.  She is outspoken, skilled, and professional when it comes to her craft. She has only been in the makeup game for about 10 months and is constantly evolving. In this interview you learn a little more about her background and who the real Kia Ray is, enjoy! Follow her on Instagram:…

SDBUP x YouTube

Stay Down Blaze Up is officially apart of the Youtube community! We are so excited to be taking this step in expanding our blog. Please visit our channel: Stay Down Blaze Up  and as always SUBSCRIBE!

Meet Larry Taylor Jr.

Photographer and upcoming graphic designer Larry Taylor Jr. or “LT” began photography only about a year ago and has since found that it is his passion. Born and raised in Lynchburg, Virginia, Taylor picked up his first disposable camera when he was only a small child and since then, he’s never looked back. “I’ve been…