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...

Tyga Says He Would “For Sure” Marry Kylie

On a recent episode of Kocktails With Khloe, Compton born Tyga was asked how serious he was about his girlfriend Kylie Jenner. Khloe's best friend Malika Haqq put him on the spot asking, "You might have thought you slipped this by us a second ago, but I kin...

Marsalis Davis Turns A Blind Eye Toward The Haters

“Nobody wants to give you a helping hand, people want to talk down on you and try to destroy your success. A lot of people in Passaic can get jealous real quick, but I don't really pay that no mind.” Check...

Starting A Business Has Pushed Rich Lowe Toward Success

“Partnering with my brother B.Sharpe and forming Foster Brothers Nation. The company has given me the push and the help I need to get my songs played on FM stations across the country.” Check out the interview with Rich Lowe exclusively on Skilly Magazine...

Mike Colin Taps Into Internet Radio For Promotion

“It is tough to get people to notice you. There is a lot of music out there. For my budget I have found Jango to be a lot more helpful in acquiring actual new fans/friends than say Facebook.” Check out the...

Mike Masch Goes Against The Grain To Keep It Fresh

“In my case, I've always wanted to create something different, fresh, and new. Something enlightening and inspirational instead of the egotistical and very predictable nature of today's music.” Check out t...

Enea Will be Flexing His Musical Muscle To Spread His Ideals

“I enjoy having fun with my music here and there but eventually I want to introduce a more positive style into the hip hop world. I want to spread love, not materialism. To do that, I need to become a mogul.” Check out the interview with Enea exclusively ...

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 ...

MastodonRare Is On The Forefront Of Defining Arizona’s Sound

“The artists are unique because Arizona doesn't have a specific sound. Before I saw that as a hindrance, but I know now that it's awesome because we have the chance to create the sound.” Check out the interview with MastodonRare exclusively on Skilly Maga...

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 Sw...

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 exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online. Skilly: How...

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 ...