5 BIG Mistakes Every Indie Musician Makes

Skilly Magazine presents our list of the 5 biggest mistakes every independent artist makes. BIG Mistake #1. They think they need a manager You don't need a manager. Managers are for major artists who lite...

Tinashe Is On The Cover Of Dazed UK

As she gears up for her sophomore album, Joyride, Tinashe graces the cover of UK magazine Dazed'sWinter 2015 issue. For the photo spread, the singer shows a quirky side, as she climbs trees, and maybe a little disturbing side, as she holds a lighter to her ...

Wu Tang Clan Album Master Sells For $5M

The mysterious, one-of-one album from the Wu-Tang Clan, called Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, has been sold for over $5 million. While an exact price was not given, the one-of-a-kind album by the legendary gro...

Naughty By Nature Going On Their 25th Anniversary Tour

Legendary hip-hop group, Naughty By Nature, announces their 25th Anniversary Tour, set to kick off in the U.S. in January. The tour begins on Jan. 27 in Greensboro, NC, before traveling across the country making stops in Miami, New Orleans, Atlanta, Chicago...

The Most Powerful YouTube Promotion Tool for Artists

Buying views has landed many artists at the top of “The Hot 100” billboard charts, and increasing YouTube and Vevo views has never been easier. Recently, the leading internet marketing company, Fresh Music Prom...

Wiz Khalifa Will Drop New Mixtape “Cabin Fever 3”

While Wiz Khalifa continues work on his next album, Rolling Papers 2, he is planning another mixtape to hold over his fans. In the latest episode of his "DayToday" vlog series, Wiz announced that he's preppi...

Artist Riskie Talks About Doing 2Pac’s Makaveli Album Art

Riskie is an artist responsible for a number of classic album covers from Death Row Records, most notably Tupac's Makaveli album, The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory. In an interview with with AG TV (below), Riskie talks about his work with the late Tupac...

Tyga And Kylie Officially Broken Up

Kylie Jenner and Tyga have have broken up, reports TMZ. Sources say the couple split on Thursday (Nov. 19), just after Kylie returned from Australia, though it's unclear why. Word is... it was because of ...

Billboard Left Out Tupac On Top 10 Greatest Rappers Of All Time

When it comes to "Greatest of All-Time" lists, the picks are always up for debate, especially among the best rappers. Billboard recently published a list of anointing the "10 Greatest Rappers of All-Time" ... and it's caused an uproar among fans and those w...

Rapper Path P Is A Man Of REAL Music

"Know that you stepped on a road many choose to not dare walk down, so you're of a special breed of individuals that took on your birthright to create art. Once it feels like "eh, I'm going to quit because I'...

Young Emcee Nimbus Brings The Quiet Before The Storm

"Do your research about what you want to do to progress your career as a whole in all areas. Stay at it. Grind hard and grind everyday if you can, and don't give up because most people give up right before th...

LEON – The Art Of GOOD Music

"Find a mentor to guide you to where you're trying to go, and stay true to who you are..." Check out the interview with LEON exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online. SKILLY: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did...

Hip Hop Artist Yung Double Is In It To Win It

"Go hard and never give up on your dreams. You need to make sacrifices in order to make things happen with your career!" Check out the interview with Yung Double exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online. SKILL...

Rapper Ernest Peso On What It Takes To Be Successful

"The advice I want to give is just to keep pushing. We all reach those days where we feel stuck, and those times when things are not working out. But as upcoming artist, I think we've got to continue to pray an...

Walk Light – The Real Deal Of Hip Hop

"Just grind! If you aren't street, don't talk bout street shit because the real will show! If you talk about what you know, it just flows a lot easier!" Check out the interview with Walk Light exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online. SKILLY: How were you...

9 Secret Ways Indie Musicians Make Money Online

Skilly Magazine presents nine secret ways successful independent artists can make money with their music. 1.) Use Google Adsense on your website It is critical to set up your own website so you can displa...

12 Steps To Make Your Music Video Viral

Skilly Magazine presents the 12 steps to making your music video viral by James Rosenberg. Step 1.) Obviously, don't be like every music video Every day we get a load of new music videos from random artists, and most of them are just garbage. When you ...

Apple Is Shutting Down Beats Music App

Nearly two years after its initial launch, Apple is shutting down the Beats Music app. The move comes less than six months after the premiere of Apple Music. According to Fortune, all Beats Music subscrip...

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 weapons counts, with a bail set at $120,000. Wh...

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 Redma...

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 with M. Jean M. exclusively on Skilly Magazine Onli...

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 ...

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 six months of good kid, m.A.A.d city dropping, the l...

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 yo...

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 the entertainment business? Where did this all start...