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...

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 $5 million citing breach of contract and asked th...

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...

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 Kocky/GSA exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online. ...

70’s Musician Lee Williams Survives In The Digital Age

“I recently read that vinyl records are selling again big time. Perhaps this is sign that the digital download tide is turning. I don't know what the future holds.” Check out the interview with Lee Williams exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online. Skilly...

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...

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 Napom exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online. Skil...

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 nothin...

Dino & Mysterious Entertainment Overcome The Financial Burden

“The greatest challenge we face as a label is the ability to generate substantial income to effectively market our product and services. The goal every marketing campaign cannot be focused on is financial gain, especially if you and your business is unknown....

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 ...

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 it.” Check out the interview with Austin Howel...

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...

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 and treat your music as a resume for a job opportun...

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 inter...

Run-DMC Will Receive Lifetime Achievement Award At Grammys

Hip hop group Run-DMC will be honored at the upcoming 2016 Grammys with this year's Lifetime Achievement Award on February 15th when the Grammy Awards air at 8 pm ET/PT on CBS. Rev Run took to Twitter on Wednesday (Jan. 13) declaring the group the first rap...

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 qu...

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 Jordan Royale exclusively on Skilly Magazine Onlin...

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 o...

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 rapper called out 2 Chainz recently via a track t...

Are you failing at releasing your music? Not getting album sales like other successful artists? Did you know that most independent artists sell less than 20 copies of their album? Then there are others that m...

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 ...