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...

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...

Record Label Contracts (Bundle Set) – Skilly Academy

Did you know the majority of independent music artists and labels do not have their paperwork together? Never worry about legal issues again! Keep your record label and music career professional and legitimate with Skilly Academy's Record Label Contracts Bu...

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 ...

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 interview with Cyr The Don exclusively on Skilly Magaz...

Taking A Musical Leap Of Faith With Denver’s Kid Snap

“Take the chance. I remember days researching how to get in touch with my favorite artist just hoping for the chance to send them a song or two. Just take the chance.” Check out the interview with Kid Snap exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online. Tell us...

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 ...

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, but it's worth it every time.” Check out the int...

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 DoubleVisionRecords exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online. ...

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...

New Album In The Works By Fat Joe and Remy Ma

Fat Joe and Remy Ma are teaming up for a joint album. "Me and Remy just wrapped up a new album," Joe told Hip-Hop Wired. "Just me and Remy. I'm super excited about that. The album is ridiculous. So we've bee...

By Creating His Own Platform, 423 Soulja Will Open Doors

“That's when I started My Lane Ent. I felt that trying to please the masses would result in me becoming a trend and that's not me.” Check out the interview with 423 Soulja exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online. Skilly: How were you able to start your j...

The Roots Announce 9th Annual Picnic

The Roots announced the line-up and date for its ninth-annual Roots Picnic. Set for June 9 at Philadelphia's Festival Pier, the show will be headlined by Future, Usher (backed by The Roots), and Leon Bridges. ...

Eli Purks Stands Alone Amongst All The Trendy Styles

“I'm an artist that fuses genres together to make one genre. So what I do is I listen to different music, music from each generation and I incorporate genres together because artists like to just stick to one...

POP’KiDD Reflects On His Music And The Evolving Hip Hop Culture

“Most hip hop artists are migrating to dubstep/trap beats and that's crazy. I feel bitter sweet about it because it’s changing the culture. It’s turning it into something anybody and everybody can do, and that is where hip hop differs.” Check out the inte...

Off To Paradise With Notable Musician RC Manor

“I began writing my first song that night and started my journey of becoming RC Manor. Ever since then, the journey of becoming the artist that I am has been great. I am about to release my first EP album ent...

Appreciating Deutschland’s Musical Offerings With Munki

“Music is big in Germany, especially in Heidelberg. People love different sounds, discovering new artists, and dancing. It's so diverse. It's easy to mix different sounds because of all the different cultures that live in my area.” Check out the interview...

J.R. James Stays Pat When New Styles And Sounds Trend

“One of the greatest challenges today is probably all the new styles and sounds that come out every other week and I always feel I gotta keep up, but I've opened my eyes and realized I already have a unique s...

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'm still here and I'm still getting better.” Che...

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...

Meek Mill Disses Drake On 4/4 Pt. 2 Mixtape

As Drake was dropping Summer Sixteen on OVO Sound Radio, Meek Mill released the second installment of his 4/4 EP. 4/4 features four tracks and comes two weeks after Part 1 was released. It includes appearanc...