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 ...

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 material until you are confident that it could bring...

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 ...

The World Benefits When Singer Fredrick Dare Shares His Music

“My goal is to sing all around the world. I like sharing my gift of music. I have a message and would like to share that with the world.” Check out the interview with Frederick Dare exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online. Skilly: Tell us where this all ...

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 coming up with different ideas until I settle with a p...

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 w...

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 know you as an artist on a personal level and also h...

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 after you how to better themselves and their situat...

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 ...

Toronto Artist Patrik Stays Above The Curve With His Music

“It feels like several of the artists have the same atmosphere in their music. I haven't heard all the artists from the city, there are probably so many to pick and choose from but that's what I personally have taken from what's been marketed the most.” C...

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...

An Honest Image Leads To Success For Rapper 3 Dice Ceno

“To the kids out there trying to do music, promotion and an image goes a long way with the quality in the music. In creating a brand you have to give the audience yourself as a person and not what you think they like. Show them what’s different about you and...

Rabanales Stays Active By Flexing His Promotion Muscle

“The best ways to promote yourself I've realized is activeness. That's one of the major things I've noticed. You've got to definitely maintain a steady presence to make it in today's music industry, especiall...

JAC BraiNchild & The BraiN Society Are Ready To Become A Storm

“As far as my career, I know for a fact myself and my clique (The BraiN Society) will be taking much of the world by storm. We already have two projects that will be released next year. I will also be releasing another album in mid-January to early February....

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 that's something for everybody, not just one group of...

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...

Taking It To The Streets Is How Xavier Toscano Does Business

“I'm not sure there is only one best way, but the best advice I can give is never stop! Take all the gigs you can do at first and keep people engaged on social media. It's also important not to do what major artists are doing and focus on grass roots connect...

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 priv...

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. When that starts happening, then that's when we s...

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 ...