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…

The Black Excellence of Jaden Smith: Let Freedom Ring

Seriously, how envious are you that you aren’t the offspring of Will and Jada Smith? Like your fathers arguably the most talented black man of all time, and your mother is a beautiful ultra creative. Essentially, life is set up on a silver platter for you served by your butler named Geoffrey. The money your…

SDBUP’s 10 Songs For The Summer

Summer is approaching, the best time of the year for music. The combination of good weather, incredible music, and Corona with lime can turn any summer into one for the ages. Of course you can go by what you’ll hear on your local radio station but that’s boring! SDBUP has taken the liberty of posting…

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…

Why am I Still “Loyal” to Chris Brown?

  By: Dequan Huggins   First and foremost I’d like to preface this article by saying that Chris Brown is a dochebag. Time after time we’ve given this incredibly talented young man a pass for his boneheaded behavior, only to log onto a gossip site weeks later seeing that his name has resurfaced. Every groupthink…

A TRUE Musical Experience

Last week, I attended the official release party for BOOMscat’s Album The West Wing Project Live Ep. It was held at Mad Momos Beer and Deck Restaurant on 14th street in Northwest DC. I came rushing in all late because I had just left a dinner on the other side of DC but ironically, I believe…

Rochelle Jordan

SDBUP’s Music Thursday focuses on Toronto songstress Rochelle Jordan. Jordan teams up with frequent Weeknd collaborator, Illagelo, for a mood driven alternative R&B song titled “What the Fuss.” Also posted is a video for “Follow Me.”No word on any future projects from Rochelle Jordan but expect big things from the Canadian who is developing quite a…

A Lust For Life: So Far Gone’s 5-Year Anniversary

By:  Dequan Huggins      Graduating high school is supposed to be the focal point of a teenager’s life. Walking across the stage became more and more of a reality and it only led to questions that I wasn’t prepared to deal with— “You must be so excited?” and “What do you want to do…

K E L E L A.

Shout out to my home girl, Selam, for breaking me off with this goodness. Kelela Mizanekristos is making quite the impression and I suggest you all get hip. Favorite track listed below, you’re welcome. Track: Go All Night https://soundcloud.com/kelelam Astu Mengesha – Stay Down Blaze Up

Ones to Watch in 2014 Project

About a month ago I was scrolling through my feed and I came across a retweet, of a DeepMatter image, from the ERKYAH BADU. Just to clarify, it was not her fan page or some random natural hair diva claiming to be Badu, but the actual blue check official ERKYAH BADU page! Miss ‘Bag Lady’…