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...

Jacksonville Rapper Q.P. Breaking The Stereotype

“I think that people are starting to wake up and the rappers who promote a negative image of black people will eventually be seen as toxic and unacceptable amongst the black community.” Check out the interview with Q.P. exclusively on Skilly Magazine Onli...

Finding Trust With Baltimore Rapper Leo Sky

“The hardest thing about the music business is trust. You have certain promoters promising this and that to artists, then they ask you for this ridiculous amount of money and produce nothing significant.” ...

How Squid Blood Raises His Standard With Each Track

“I'm always trying to push myself to do better and better with every new track, but as I progress my standards also rise. It's definitely been a challenge to maintain my creativeness and standards of sound quality at the same time.” Check out the intervie...

Success Lies In Innovation For Jordan Royale

“But only by being innovative. No one wants another Lil Wayne or another Future. The world already has one, why would they want another one? Don't be a follower, be a leader.” Check out the interview with ...

Miz B Seeks A Connection When Writing

“I think that a great song comes from within you. If while you’re writing you don't feel a connection in your soul with the song, then I feel like you should rewrite the song until it speaks to something insi...

Soldier G Scrubs Bad Music Off The Surface Of Texas

“The music scene in Dallas, Texas is savage. We as artists don’t support other artists in our hometown. Also a lot of artists talk about the same topics: money, chains, bitches, hoes, and etc. We have a lot of cleaning up to do.” Check out the interview w...

C-Murder Disses 2 Chainz From Behind Bars

2 Chainz screaming "tru" all the time has inflamed notable incarcerated rapper C-Murder. After all, he and his brothers, Master P and Silkk The Shocker, had a group called T.R.U. in the 90's. The New Orleans...

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RichSoFresh On Knowing Your Self Worth

“I would tell upcoming musicians to stay independent because the record labels are just looking out for themselves at the end of the day. Do your research on the music business and most importantly know your worth.” Check out the interview with RichSoFres...

Iron Sheik Stays True To His Ideals

“A year from today I see myself doing the same thing I’ve been doing since 2010, using hip hop music to uplift those listeners willing to change their thinking. I plan on having a few more albums out or colla...

Eclipse Succeeds By Finding His Inner Artist

“My best advice is to stay true to yourself. Find out who you really are as an artist and learn how to communicate that in a way people will remember you. Perfect your craft. Don’t be so anxious to put out ma...

Lupe Fiasco Set To Retire

Last month Lupe Fiasco announced the planned release of 3 albums in 2016 as well as a tour. Now he's revealed his retirement plans. In a tweet dated Friday January 8, 2016,  the Chicago rapper said his last album will be titled Roy. "Roy will be my last alb...

Artist Kay Soul Finds Mutual Support Lacking In Chi Town

“I'm from Chicago and there are a lot of talented artists here. The big issue is support for one another. I've found that most artist will not support you if you are not in their clique. I've supported artists who never show up for any of my shows.” Check...

It All Begins With Finding The Right Beat For Goody

“First I'll find my beat. I'll search and search until I find it. When I come across something I know I'm going to run with that leads to the next process. From there I'll just listen to it over and over comi...

Kanye West Headlining 2016 Governors Ball

Following Coachella's line-up announcement, the 2016 line up for the Governors Ball boasts quite the cache of talent including headlining act Kanye West. Set for a June 2 to June 5, 3 day run, the festival will take place at Randall's Island Park in New Cit...

Being A Part Of Hip Hop Culture With Max Star

“Please keep in mind that the pioneers that came before us experienced and went through hardship, blood, sweat, and tears just so we can even be able to be a part of the art that is hip hop culture.” Check...

Knowing Haze Brown On A Personal Level

“I have found the best way to promote my music is just by hitting the streets and talking to people. The best way I have found to get dedicated fans is to talk with them one on one, it helps to get the fan kn...

Staying In the Public Eye Is How Reppa Ton Makes It Happen

“I never really followed trends nor the sound that people are gravitating too. Most of my success has been through showing my face and my skill on the stage and releasing dope music in places where people can sit down and absorb the greatness.” Check out ...

Leaving An Impact Is What S.M.O.O.T.H. Strives For

“The future of music is anyone’s guess. What I can say is that I hope that I can impact music and assist it in becoming more uplifting. Less of a party and more of a means to build character and teach those a...

Treach Takes On Kanye West

What's rap music without social media dissing? Golden era rap front man Treach from Naughty By Nature took shots at Kayne West and let the entire twitter-verse know about it. The dissing came in the form of tweets. In one the rap legend posted an image with...

Understanding Where J Tizzle Is Headed Will Lead To Success

“First understand what your definition of success is. Work hard and don't let negativity stop you from your success. Be willing to sacrifice to get your success. Have a plan and stick by it.” Check out the interview with J Tizzle exclusively on Skilly Mag...

Young Lye Stays Patient As His Career Matures

“It's not the hours you work, it's the work you put in in the hours you work. It's not going to happen overnight, most of the time it take years to blow up. Just continue to be consistent with your work ethic...