By Keeping Faith, Unique Will Subdue His Shortcomings

“By that I mean thinking you’re doing it right one day, but questioning your entire purpose the next. It gets tough, but I think my faith and courage will always overpower my insecurities and fears because I'...

Cleatis Takes What Comes Naturally And Sets His Future

“Things like music just always came naturally to me and I love it. It’s my art and whether it’s good or bad I want to share it. And if I can get paid doing what I love, that’s dope too.” Check out the inte...

Marsalis Davis Turns A Blind Eye Toward The Haters

“Nobody wants to give you a helping hand, people want to talk down on you and try to destroy your success. A lot of people in Passaic can get jealous real quick, but I don't really pay that no mind.” Check...

Mike Colin Taps Into Internet Radio For Promotion

“It is tough to get people to notice you. There is a lot of music out there. For my budget I have found Jango to be a lot more helpful in acquiring actual new fans/friends than say Facebook.” Check out the...

Mike Masch Goes Against The Grain To Keep It Fresh

“In my case, I've always wanted to create something different, fresh, and new. Something enlightening and inspirational instead of the egotistical and very predictable nature of today's music.” Check out t...

El Guapo Feeds Off The Energy Los Angeles Fans Exude

“I love competing and taking the stage with a bunch of fresh new artists that are just as hungry as I am to further their careers. The fans that come out are always ready to hear some new and inspiring music ...

As Music Changes, K-Tek Stays Original And Adapts

“I think music is consistently changing. Nowadays it’s hard to keep up with it. But what I am learning is originality is always the key to a successful music career.” Check out the interview with K-Tek exc...

M&R Bang Heating Up The Milwaukee Music Scene

“Milwaukee is crazy right now. The city overall we love it, it's our home. It’s where we got our life experiences and made us who we are … The music scene is hot in the city right now. We’re ready to take it ...

Developing A Tune With Music Vet Jose L. Ortiz Sr.

“As I get older I find myself writing about family and lots of love songs. I'll sit down with my guitar or keyboard and just start to strum or play and get an idea. I try to hone in on it and see if it develo...

Putting In The Work With Los Angeles Artist STORM

“There is a lot of time and money that you gotta put into your passion to make it an actual art. Some people feel you don't need to put anything into it, but I believe that if you want it to be great you gott...

Once Successful, B.L.A.C.K. Baron Looks To Give Back

“I see myself giving back to my community by creating a junior engineering club for young audio engineers to cultivate in the city. I wanna give back.” Check out the interview with B.L.A.C.K. Baron exclusi...

Kocky/GSA Handle It Like Bosses

“Being two guys who handle everything, scheduling and funding all the projects and events. That's what bosses do. Plus we both have kids, Trip just having twins last October.” Check out the interview with ...

Napom Embraces His Evolution As An Artist

“Also enjoy the process. All the days that are hard and all the times you said you’d quit are the days that make you who you are. Embrace the growth and self-understanding.” Check out the interview with Na...

BIGHAND-NO Defines His Own Idea Of Success

“Everyone doesn't have to be famous to be deemed as a successful artist … I don't let the Industry dictate to me whether I am successful.” Check out the interview with BIGHAND-NO exclusively on Skilly Maga...

IamGhozt Reinventing The West Coast Sound

“And then there is Los Angeles. The west coast scene has died down but with the help of rappers like Kendrick and Y.G. and the OGs like Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre we will have our own sound. Again there is nothin...

By Leaving His Ego At The Door Austin Howell Succeeds

“Don't let your ego get in the way. I have seen so many artists not go anywhere and/or are not going to go anywhere because their ego is in the way. It is the easiest thing to let happen and you won't realize...