Beauty in the Darkness On Creating A Memorable Song

“Most of the time it's just a riff or sound that brings out a whole song when we’re just having a simple practice. We love and believe in our music and we want to keep music that's out of the ordinary and tha...

Once Kardi Found Confidence, The Music Fell In Place

“To always believe in yourself, never give up, stay positive and optimistic, and have confidence in yourself. I had to have confidence in myself before I found it in my music. When you got those two things it...

How A Record Prompted JMAC The Dragon To Reach For Success

My journey officially started my junior year of college when I heard J. Cole's album 2014 Forrest Hill Drive … when I heard that album it resonated with me in a way in which I can't explain … I saw how it affected those around me and I wanted my music to hav...

Building A Repertoire With Phenom

“From my experience, the best way to promote yourself as an artist is through personal connections. Before you ask a stranger to check out your music, you should get to know them a little. Introduce yourself....

Woman Allegedly Punched In Face By Chris Brown

Maybe phenom music artist Chris Brown's New Years resolution should be to stop being on the wrong side of accusations. A woman has surfaced claiming that Brown punched her in the face over the weekend at a private party in Las Vegas at the Palms. The report wa...

Yump Daniels Returns To His Roots Of Genuine Hip Hop

"This indie wave is really good for that, creative control for the artist is the best thing for authentic music. The next step is for an indie label (Hopefully PeaceLife) to grind it out until it becomes major....

Hopsin Leaves Funk Volume Records

Hopsin is threatening to leave his Funk Volume label, due to issues with his business partner, Damien Ritter. The Los Angeles took to social media over the weekend, where he revealed problems with Ritter, wh...

Street Saavy Todd Faroe Face On Meeting Face To Face

“Social media is cool and can help you in some aspects, but nothing is better than actually going out into different areas of your city and meeting new people like they used to do back then. I bet that there are more people scouting for talent out in your ar...

DSmith Finds Success By Staying In His Own Lane

“I am not a fan of most of today's music especially hip hop/rap. Everyone is following trends and the radio is filled with a lot of mediocre records about drug abuse, senseless violence, and reckless thought ...

How Rapper YS Builds A Fan Base

“Just being real with people on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; showing them I'm just a regular person like them and my music is just another way to voice our struggle that we all go through daily...

Jus’ J Embarking On His Own Journey

“Research other artists’ journeys. I can't stress that enough. I don't mean their discography, I mean their story, what their ideology is. Get to know them best you can. Learn from their journey and hopefully you will find your way. Music is a large communit...

The Poet’s Guide To Music

“First I always find the right melody and the right drums. That is the foundation for me when building a track. I don't like plain generic music. I try to find the right type of rhythm for my music. These are...

Iggy Azalea’s Digital Diamond

If Christmas presents weren't enough, all of Iggy Azalea fans can sure rejoice again with the news she broke over the holiday weekend regarding her sophomore album titled Digital Diamond. The Aussie rapper t...

Watzreal The Artist Is Also The Fan

“The fans and artists in San Francisco are great. The artists are very supportive of each other. In the Bay Area, people don’t let their egos get the best of them preventing them for genuinely being fans of each other. While hip hop is not the most popular g...

For Rob Carney The Key To Success Is To Have Fun

“My biggest piece of advice I would tell them is just to have fun no matter what the business brings. That's why we do this right? To have fun. Stay in touch with yourself and surround yourself with like-mind...

The Fear Of Fire Is Extinguished by El Fuego de la Vida

“Believe in yourself and your abilities. Always think about fire safety and always be yourself. Also, break the stereotype that where there is a flame there is fire. Show the world the beauty of fire and that it is not something to fear. Follow your inner fl...

Roy Miller Creates His Own Lane To Avoid Fakes

“There's a lot of fakes in this industry who just want a quick buck. Advantage takers who try their hardest to throw a wrench in your tire. It makes it hard for many artists to get heard because of the wrong ...

How Key Artists Are Mike Crump’s Inspirations

“My biggest inspiration is Nas. The way he delivers a rap brings more visuals to my mind than anyone else I have ever listened to. I respect Future’s work ethic as well, you can tell he works hard on his craf...

J-Fuze Is Learning To Spread Knowledge To His Team

“Lack of support! Everyone can’t be the boss but wants to play the boss role. I have been learning a little of everything as far as graphic design, mixing and mastering, video production, etc … I will learn in these areas and teach them to someone who is wil...

Inspiration Goes Far Beyond Music For Chase Enriquez

“As a kid my biggest influences and inspirations ranged from Guns N Roses, Nas, Sebastian Bach (Skid Row), Big Pun, etc. The first music you're introduced to that blows your mind as a kid sticks with you fore...

Just B. Polo On The Rise Of Long Island Hip Hop

“I come from a small town on Long Island. But Long Island as a whole has its ups and downs when it comes to music. A lot of hip hop legends came from the Island you know? De La Soul, Public Enemy, Rakim, so m...

Bubba Gump Packed His Bag And Left Town To Pursue Music

“The only thing I dislike is that so many of the most talented people do not pursue their dream. They just sit here and rot in the city. They are not confident when they should be. I know they can make it.” Check out the interview with Bubba Grump exclusi...

40 Glocc Wins Judgement In Game Lawsuit

The sweet smell of victory and a great Christmas present. 40 Glocc has won with lawsuit against Game that award the rapper a $3,000 judgement for an altercation in 2012. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge ...

Remember Kreayshawn? She’s Flat Broke

Breaking onto the scene in 2011 with the viral hit "Gucci Gucci," female rapper Kreayshawn is reportedly in financial troubles. The Bay Area rapper took to the twitter-sphere this week and claimed that the IRS ...

Music Reflects What NXICON Sees Out In The World Today

“The things that are going on right now. Mass shootings, racial profiling, brothers getting killed, and women too, by the police. Racism is the one thing that's going to destroy us all if it's not truly and fully addressed and dealt with. That has to be refl...

Putting In The Work Is What Channel Dark Prescribes To

“Work on it, even when you don't want to. Work on it until your brain doesn't feel right doing something else. From this moment forward you only have less time to make it happen; so dive into it. A wise man o...

Curt Corona Is Facing His Fears And Propelling His Career

“I think it’s being heard and people not listening. I’m going to keep striving for what I want. My biggest fear is being unsuccessful.” Check out the interview with Curt Corona exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online. Skilly: How were you able to start y...

Lupe Fiasco Now A Free Agent

Free agency in music can be just as lucrative as it is sports. And music artist Lupe Fiasco has obtained the desired status and has big plans for 2016 with the release of 3 albums. His last album under Atlantic...

Meek Mill Faces Jail Time

Meek Mill could face more time behind bars come February after being found guilty of probation violations on December 17, 2015. During the court hearing the Philly rapper took the stand and pleaded about his changed ways. He was reportedly on the stand for ...

QNA Is New York City’s Homegrown Band

“I love that it’s New York City. It’s kind of a cultural epicenter. There are always other good artists to draw inspiration from. But definitely one downside is that that big industry people seem very inacces...