Kanye West Changes Swish To Waves

It was reported earlier this week that Kanye West's latest album Swish is going to feature 10 tracks. Now he's had a change of heart and the new title for the album will be Waves. The rapper took to Twitter ...

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 and will always support if you got talent.” Che...

Kanye’s Swish Track List Revealed

"So happy to be finished with the best album of all time," tweeted Kanye. Less than three weeks until release, Kanye West took to Twitter with the unveiling of the track list for his latest project titled Swish. The 10 tracks were shared on a handwritten...

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 ...

Rome$ Uniqueness Is What Sets Him Apart From The Competition

“Everyone wants to be like their idol, but I want to create my own unique sound. I tend to just write lyrics all the time and listen to instrumentals that most people wouldn't use.” Check out the interview with Rome$ exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online....

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...

MT Motherlandboy Grows A Fan Base By Keeping In Touch With Fans

“Twitter, and Instagram are all very powerful tools to promote and grow your fan base. If I can give you an advice, it's stay active and interact with people. Reply, leave comments, and interact with your fans.” Check out the interview with MT Motherlandb...

Former Power 106 Host Big Boy Settles Lawsuit

After Los Angeles radio host Big Boy left Power 106 for iHeartMedia in early 2015, the station sued and a settlement has been reached. Emmis Radio, Power 106's parent company, sued the on-air personality for...

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...

Little Things Are What Makes A Defining Moment For Mic Bles

“I’ll never forget we were in Germany for the first time in a small town selling CDs in the streets and a small kid walked up to me. He handed me his mp3 player headphones and he was playing my first single …” Check out the interview with Mic Bles 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 ...

JF Million Air Finds Friends To Be The Least Supportive

“The hardest thing I've noticed is getting support from people you know. Once you make friends with people that know you make music, they kind of get this sense of entitlement.” Check out the interview with JF Million Air exclusively on Skilly Magazine On...

J. Cole Is A Married Man

Director Ryan Coogler surprised viewers when he accidentally asked Cole, "How did getting married change you?" Apparently, he didn't know the marriage hadn't been publicly announced. Caught off guard, Cole r...

Taking Time To Create A Good Song Breeds Success For Kenny Bryant

“Never rush anything and really plan out your concepts to fit together. Don't be just some artist who made up some stupid sentences that happen to rhyme. Take your time. I can't state that enough.” Check out the interview with Kenny Bryant (EyeV League) e...

How Dimi Dez Changed His Perspective On What’s Important

“As a kid I always looked up to rappers. I always wanted to be a gangster with all the jewelry, cars, girls, and street credibility. Then later on in life I realized that all that stuff isn't what's really important. What's important is love.” Check out t...

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 nothing wrong with the way we are doing things, people w...

3 Secret Websites Every Musician MUST USE

Skilly Magazine presents our top 3 websites every music artist needs to use for their career by James Rosenberg. 1.) MP3Tag It's crazy how unprofessional artists can be with their MP3's. MP3's that are no...
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DJ Distribution & Promotion – Skilly Academy

Are you having a hard time getting your single out to DJ's? Are you still sending your music out one by one? As an independent artist, getting your music to DJ's across the globe can potentially lead to hit singles, record deals and more. The Skilly Acad...

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...

ODD PAPI Takes Advice With a Grain Of Salt

“Don't take too much advice. Technical and universal pointers are always useful, but outside the fundamentals, never let anyone question the creative elements of what you do. Doing so throws dirt on what defi...

Too Stoned Putting An End To The Garbage Music Out Today

“The music coming out today I swear is garbage. They just want to play anything that belittles the mind of the public. Why can't we have rappers that stimulate the mind and talk about current situations and express their opinions?” Check out the interview...

Music Is Coraezy Hitz’ Resume

“Another challenge is gaining listeners. I've learned in order to gain listeners, it all starts with how much work you put into getting your music out there. I've learned you have to pay attention to detail a...

The Gran Larson Experience Is Like No Other

“Great teamwork and originality. A lot of artists sound the same and have identical concepts in their music. Better to create your vibe and give people a music experience they've never heard.” Check out th...