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…

Just in case you were wondering . . .

Stay Down Blaze Up wants to take the time to acknowledge our loyal fans! We are currently at 600+ subscribers! This is amazing and we want all of you to be able to keep up with us on all of our outlets. Please follow our Twitter page: @sdbup247 and Instagram: @astu_xo. These two pages will give…

All Hail Queen Kyi

Hustling mix-tapes, promoting live performances, and free styling at the drop of a dime; are all common characteristics I have seen in many people, over the years, who are trying to make it in the music industry.  So, I have been a little hesitant to interview musicians because like so many they come and go,…

Welcome 2014

Dear readers, Welcome to 2014! Can you believe it? 2013 was an awesome year and we are looking to top it. Before, I delve into what Stay Down Blaze Up is looking to do in the new year, I want to take the time to say thank you. Thank you to the readers, thank you to those…

#AbovetheRunway

Thursday evening was a night to remember. I attended the first ever #AbovetheRunway fashion show with a girlfriend of mine and I had complete and total access to the behind the scenes. Created by both City Dreamz Entertainment and A-Quest , a DC socialite and owner of Nights of DC, #AbovetheRunway was an extremely elegant event. The runway…

Project Beautify You

Ambitious, courageous, amazing, and a go-getter are all adjectives used by fellow mentors, Lara Adeleke, Mariatu Savage, Titilope Folayan, and Tasha McCormack, to describe Feyi Odukoya, founder of Project Beautify You. This past Saturday I had the pleasure of sitting in on a facilitated discussion called “Relationship 101” where topics of respect, sex, and healthy…

iamOTHER.

“Brought to you by Pharrell Williams, i am OTHER is dedicated to Thinkers, Innovators, and Outcasts. By celebrating creative people and pursuits of all kinds, we showcase architects of global culture, music, fashion, and the arts. Be OTHER.” So, if someone were to ask me who inspires me, who do I admire, and if I…

The Trillectro Experience x M.I.A

Asians, African-Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, and Caucasians all in one room vibin’ . . . and I mean really vibin’. And let me make this clear it was not just the typical, modern-day, hippies that usually get along with everyone vibin’ in one room – but I mean girls and boys from all types of backgrounds and…