7 PROVEN Ways Indie Artists Can Sell More Albums

Skilly Magazine presents our 7 proven ways independent artists can sell more albums, and increase their sales. 1.)  Give away your mp3's You MUST give away your mp3's in exchange for an e-mail address. Th...

Man Arrested For Stabbings At RZA’s Home

Police have arrested a man in the stabbings of two people at the New Jersey home of Wu-Tang Clan frontman, RZA. According to Billboard, 23-year-old Thomas Norman has been charged with aggravated assault and ...

Eminem Recalls Redman Fan Moment

Redman is well-respected in the world of hip-hop. So much so, during a recent interview on Shade 45 this week, Eminem called in to talk to the rap veteran. During the conversation, Em said he was a big Redman fan when he was coming up in the music biz... an...

Rapper Gill Stackz Defines His Success In Music

"The best advice that I can pass on to upcoming artists and musicians, is to stay true to themselves. Meaning do not create content that you know deep down is a misrepresentation of you. The people may buy it...

M. Jean M. Defines Success Through Music Mastery

"I can see it in my mind being up there with the best of the best. You have to see it in your mind too. Always have your future in mind. Always be planning out your next steps..." Check out the interview w...

C.P. – The Musical Chocolate Pleasure Of New York

"What I don't like about it is that New York has lost it's voice. A lot of NY based artists are trying to sound like other styles to fit in instead of staying true to what a NY style artist is. It saddens me to see this because it makes it seem like we are n...

Pusha T Is Now The President Of G.O.O.D. Music

Pusha T has been appointed president of G.O.O.D. Music, Kanye West announced this week. "Ye had called me and he was like, 'Tell me something. What do you think about being the president of G.O.O.D. Music?' ...

Kendrick Talks About His Life Changes

Kendrick Lamar recently touched on how his life changed at the release of his chart-topping debut,good kid, m.A.A.d city. Specifically, the "vultures" and "Yes Men" that came after his success. "Within si...

Brandon Trevon – Timeless Music Is Forever

"It's not about what I think or what another person feels. Just be the best you can be. Upcoming talent should ALWAYS do their homework, and once you see some success, continue to do your homework. Sharpen your gift and continue to strive for something great...

MrCrazyD45 – The Man Behind The Music

"Make sure you work with the right people, and not fake people that act like they know what they're doing. People out here are too fake with there business. It can brake an upcoming artist's dreams if they ar...

Trew Crew – Real Music Never Dies

"Work hard, stay positive, be confident, sacrifice, and never quit..." Check out the interview with Trew Crew exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online. SKILLY: How were you able to start your journey in th...

Rick Ross Makes Fun Of 50 Cent, Calls Him Bankrupt Again

50 Cent uses social media to troll others, and probably for his own amusement. Most recently, he took a jab at longtime rival Rick Ross... and got a response from him. Fif took to Instagram on Friday to make fun of a shirt with an all-over print Ross' chest...

7 Music Industry Predictions That Will Become True

SKILLY EXCLUSIVE Skilly Magazine presents 7 music industry predictions that we believe we will become true in the very near future. 1.) The independent artists are going to take over everything. Most major...

Spike Lee Gets Criticized By Chicago Rappers From New Movie

The first trailer for the Spike Lee-directed Chi-Raq hit the Internet this week to mixed reactions, especially from the Chicago hip-hop community. The satire film tackles the city's out-of-control gang violence problems... but artists like Lil Durk, Lil Bib...

Authorities Raid Lil Wayne’s Florida Home

Authorities raided Lil Wayne's Miami Beach mansion on Tuesday (Nov. 3), serving a court order to seize property to satisfy a judgment involving unpaid private jet bills. According to TMZ, security at Wayne's...

Adele’s Music Video For “Hello” Breaks Vevo Records

Just days after dropping the video for "Hello," she's smashed Vevo's 24-hour video views record with 27.7 million views. Adele broke the record, which was previously held by Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood," which garnered 20.1 million in its first 24 hours of re...

Meek Mill Disses Drake Again At His Concert

Meek Mill reignited his beef with Drake on Friday (Oct. 23), by taking some shots at his rival at Power 99's Powerhouse in Philly. Though footage is a little scarce, a few clips surfaced on social media, whe...

Sean Kingston Being Sued After Basketball Incident

Sean Kingston and his bodyguard are being sued by a man who says he was sucker punched during a basketball game in Los Angeles. According to TMZ, a man named Allen Assil says he was playing basketball at an ...

Miss Money Is The Next Ultimate Female Hustler

"Quit thinking labels are going to hand you a check because you are hot. Go make a couple dollars, save a couple dollars and spend a couple dollars on yourself if you believe in yourself. You shouldn't be afraid to network and ask people questions. That stor...

Gennaro Agresti – The Sound Of The Storm

"The only advice I can give them is to work hard, make connections, don't have an attitude, and be persistent..." Check out the interview with Gennaro Agresti exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online. SKILLY...

CeeLo Gets Engaged To His Girlfriend Shani James

The singer proposed to James, 38, nearly a year ago at the studio where he was recording his upcoming album, Heart Blanche. "I went and purchased a ring that we had seen together, maybe four or five months o...

Master P’s Wife Suing Him And Romeo For $67M

Master P continues to fight his estranged wife, Sonya Miller, in divorce court. Now, Sonya has filed a lawsuit against her son Romeo, claiming Master P is using him to hide his assets while they're in the midst of divorce proceedings, reports TMZ. In the la...

Tinashe Poses For Playboy Magazine

Tinashe has posed for Playboy. Unfortunately, the magazine no longer features nudity, SMH. The singer shows off her toned (clothed) bod for the sexy spread, which appears in Playboy's November issue, strippi...

Dame Dash Says Jay Z Tried To Get With Aaliyah First

It's well know that Damon Dash dated Aaliyah and were possibly engaged, but the Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder claims Jay Z knew her first... and tried to holler. While speaking on his Hip Hop Motivation ser...

Eliot Ness – Putting Houston Hip Hop Back On Track

"The craft of hip hop as we know it is being slowly stripped away and turned into a circus. A perfect example would be wrestling back in the day, where as today, it is a Hollywood script. This is what hip hop...

9 Reasons Why Hip Hop Artists Do Not Succeed

Skilly Magazine presents the nine reasons we think hip-hop artists fail, and it's no surprise. We all know there are way too many rappers that are out right now who just doesn't have what it takes to succeed in...

The Heart Of Connecticut – Positive ID

"Connecticut has more talent then most places. See the problem is that we just aren't seen and noticed in the industry. But what I like the most is that we all know it is a struggle and an uphill battle. We all help each other to get the prize, and literally i...

Zangba – The Music In The Soul

"Stay positive, and be that change that you wish to see in the world. Your music is a reflection of who you are, so guard it with all of your heart. Nurture it until it blossoms into what you envision it to be;...

Machine Gun Kelly Talks About Eminem’s Daughter

Apparently, MGK sent out a tweet back in 2012 about the Em's teen daughter, saying she was "hot as f*ck". He says that because of the tweet, some media outlets will not cover his project. "Pictures of that h...

Jay-Z Forgot About A Company He Owned, TIDAL

Jay Z took the stand in court this past week, in a lawsuit over his 1999 hit, "Big Pimpin"... and forgot one of his biggest brands. In the trial, the hip-hop mogul was asked what he does for a living, after which he listed off his various endeavors. "I make...

Michael Jackson’s New TV Series Information

Warner Bros. has announced a development deal with producer Tavis Smiley that first will see two of his books being adapted for the small screen. One of them includes the upcoming Before You Judge Me: The Tr...

2015 Top 5 Wealthiest Rappers In The World

Skilly Magazine presents 2015's list of the richest and wealthiest rappers alive. The top five list is compiled of general average stats from each rapper. Each listing is based on career moves, personal assets ...