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 responded: "Oh, what is that?!" Awkwardly laughing ...

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 Na...

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 Magazine Online. Skilly: Tell us where this all beg...

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...

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 not tagged properly with their names, album covers a...
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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...

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 defines your work as art.” 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 the interview with Gran Larson exclusively on Skilly...

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...

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.” Check out the interview with Leo Sky exclusively ...

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 ...

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 inside of you.” Check out the interview with Miz B ...

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...

Download FREE for a limited time below! 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 make 6 to ...

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 ...