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:…

Meet Ava Hovanka

Stay Down Blaze Up just introduced its’ new YouTube channel and we are already dishing out an amazing interview. A couple of weeks ago Raymond, the founder of The Real DC (TRDC), and I came up with the idea of interviewing the members of his organization. Two weeks later and 15 interviews out the way, I was able…

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…

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…

Hello Spring!

Hey guys! SDBUP is back from its’ hiatus! We are welcoming Spring and embracing this lovely weather with tons of new projects and posts to come! Thank you so much for being patient with us! I promise you all will love what we have in store!   Astu Mengesha – Stay Down Blaze Up

SITE UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Hello readers, I know you all are probably wondering what the heck is going on with SDBUP, but do not fret the site is under construction and will be up and running by 4/14/2014. Save the date! Thank you for your patience and continual support! Stay tuned.   Astu Mengesha – Stay Down Blaze Up  

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…