Finding The Balance Between Music & Family Is a Priority For SINA

“Multitasking between artist and father. It's hard when your son has a game but you have to leave to go perform. Or watching him grow up via FaceTime and missing the good parts basically.” Check out the interview with SINA exclusively on Skilly Magazine O...

UPSCALE Thrives In The SF Bay Area Music Scene

“Now the Bay Area music scene is diverse with artists from Philthy Rich to G-Eazy. I like the fact that every artist from the Bay isn’t doing the same thing but still is open for collaborating with each other...

The Evolution Of Music and The Rise Of Lil Hines

“I don't know where music is going to be, but it's going to be big I can tell you that. It's always constantly evolving. As it evolves so should we … We were meant to create.” Check out the interview with ...

Joshua October Feels The Love From His Fans

“The fans in my city are amazing. I have people come up to me and ask for pictures or come up to me and say they heard my music. The fans in my city motivate me because they remind me that I have people listening to my music and watching the moves I make.” ...

Understanding The Sacrifices Is How Baytey Will Succeed

“Some of the hardest challenges and tasks in my position is making sure that everyone on the team is on the same page and not straying away from the part they're supposed to play … Even though we do have our ow...

Keeping Your Swag Up With Young Z

“There’s a lot of competition worldwide. Period. To overcome it I just put out high quality work that people can relate to or vibe to. Always have a meaning or as I like to say ‘swag’ in your music.” Check out the interview with Young Z exclusively on Ski...

RIAA Gives 100 Million Song Award To Rihanna

According to the RIAA, Rihanna has become the first artist to earn a 100 million song award. The organization made the announcement tweeting, "Not 1 but 2 @Rihanna milestones: 1st artist in Gold & Platinum history to earn 100M song awards & #ANTI is...

Swaggdad Himself Keeps Full Control Of His Creations

“You are the creator. Make sure you own all your masters and your singles. Build a team and a budget. Create as much music as possible. Marketing is key.” Check out the interview with Swaggdad Himself exclusiv...

James Kessee Bypasses The Mainstream And Keeps It Independent

“It is amazing to hear so much independent r&b, rap, and hip hop artists being themselves and really writing. In my opinion over 50% of it destroys most of this mainstream stuff.” Check out the interview with James Kessee exclusively on Skilly Magazin...

Crafting A Track With New York’s Mr. Craig

“If I have a song in mind already, then I look for that type of track/beat. If I don't have a particular beat in mind, I listen to tracks from producers and if something catches my ear then I let the track di...

The World In Kaos Presents His Pain In The Form Of Music

“My life isn't all glitter and gold. I experienced pain like the next person. But my passion is to put it in the form of a song, to hear and see people’s reaction is priceless.” Check out the interview with The World In Kaos exclusively on Skilly Magazine...

Kanye West’s New Album Title Is T.L.O.P.

And yet another title change for Kanye West's new album. From SWISH to WAVES and now T.L.O.P. He sure knows how to drum up publicity. The title is a mystery abbreviation which Ye wants you to guess. He took ...

Investing In Herself Is How PoeticSoldier Succeeds In The Industry

“Never be afraid to invest in yourself. If you can’t invest in yourself whether it be time or money why would anyone in the music industry want to invest in you?” Check out the interview with PoeticSoldier exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online. How wer...

The Future Is Now For Rapper Cyr The Don

“I honestly think the future of music is now. The format is all online distribution. It was a lot harder when we had cassettes and CDs. Now all you do is upload it and bam there you go.” Check out the inte...

Liltrell662 Takes It Upon Himself To Set An Example

“In a few more years rap music will probably be the most influential on our culture. A lot of the younger generation look up to us. We could either have a good or bad effect …” Check out the interview with...

50 Cent And Kendrick Lamar Dissed By Jay Electronica

And the disses continue. This time it's coming from Jay Electronica who dropped a diss-filled Periscope that leaked to YouTube on Friday. He takes shots at a number of today's premier artists including 50 Cent and Kendrick Lamar. " was a good rapper," Jay s...

Conceptz Puts In The Grind To Get Ahead Of The Game

“As far as the traveling aspect goes, our studio is about an hour and a half away from where we are. It can be arduous and tiring at times due to the fact that our sessions are usually early in the morning, b...

Ra$Ra Betters His Life By Having Aspirations In The Music Biz

“I want to retire my mother from her job, and put myself in a position to put people in better places myself included.” Check out the interview with Ra$Ra exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online. Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the ...

DoubleVisionRecords’ Tru Is The Bearer Of Many Hats

“For me, Tru, I would have to say my biggest challenge is getting everything done by myself. I have three artists and I produce, record, and mix all of their music.” Check out the interview with DoubleVisi...

Breaking The Status Quo With Ben Desland

“The hardest thing is breaking from your previous ideas of music. There's always a template that you've carried that you depend on as a creative stimulus.” Check out the interview with Ben Desland exclusiv...