As The Games Changes, Chuckswagg Is Sure To Welcome It

“It’s changing but change is good. I feel like the new rappers will create buzz to keep rap going for a long time. Most people are scared of change, but it really could benefit with the amount of spectators f...

Zay Vasquez Embraces His Move To Houston And It’s Music Scene

“Originally I'm from Lubbock, a small city in west Texas. Educationally it's a great city, but musically there wasn't much to offer which is why I moved to Houston for more opportunities. Houston's underground artists and fans are somewhat of a subculture he...

Rumor Has It That Nicki and Meek Are Broken Up

As Meek Mill serves time under house arrest, there's been rumors of trouble with his relationship counterpart Nicki Minaj; however, the couple has refuted the claim. On Wednesday, March 9, 2016, the duo appeared together on Snapchat with a shirtless Meek go...

Daze The Nomad Gains The Recognition He Deserves

“Over the past few years I've perfected my craft and been able to win two prestigious awards at The Akademia Music Awards for best hip hop/pop for my single “Running Man” (2014) and best rap/pop for my single...

By Leading The Pack, Jon Writer Will Benefit With Success

“So bottom line, you just have to be sure to continuously lead the pack. Make sure your goals are being met and that the team is intact and everyone sees the bigger picture. The better your surroundings, the easier your challenges will become.” Check out ...

Bankroll Fresh Killed Outside Atlanta Studio

At 28, rapper Bankroll Fresh was shot and killed outside of an Atlanta studio on March 4th, 2016. According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, police are investigating the shooting and have made public tha...

M-See Attacks On Two Promotional Fronts To Reach His Audience

“I breakdown advertising into two areas, internet advertising and street advertising. Both are effective and needed to go to the next level. People are more likely to buy my album when I ask them in person than asking them on the internet, but the internet i...

Yooda Finds The Silver Lining In The Negativity

“Stay focused and remember someone who doesn't know you is rooting for you to succeed. When someone who does is wishing for you downfall. Stay positive and take every negative and find the positive message bu...

FNX Sets The Bar High & Pushes The Limit

“I personally feel the only way to advance the art form is for newcomers to push the limits of the artistry lyrically and musically which is why I set the bar so high … I plan to push those limits in hip hop....

Fat Joe And Remy Ma Album Title Revealed

This past February it was revealed that Fat Joe and Remy Ma we're in cahoots for a joint album. Now the title has been revealed. "The name of the album is called Platas o Plomo," Joe told N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN's "Drink Champs" podcast. "Money or bullets. You ...

5 MAJOR Steps To Releasing A Successful Independent Album

Skilly Magazine presents our 5 steps to releasing a successful independent album. Pay attention musicians and artists, this can make you or break you. Written by: James Rosenberg Step #1. DO NOT depend on iTunes... YOU MUST ALSO SELL ON YOUR OWN WEBSITE! ...

Kanye West Reveals Possible New Album Title

Although fans are still digesting The Life of Pablo, Kanye West took to Twitter for one of his usual rants during which he said, "New album coming this summer". On Friday February 26th, 2016 he offered further details about the project. "My next album is ti...

For Rip City Rick, Content Is Key For Selling Music

“To be honest: promotion, advertising, marketing is all just icing on the cake. If you don’t have the content it won’t sell. It all comes down to the music.” Check out the interview with Rip City Rick exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online. Skilly: Wher...

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