Jeff Martin Once Second Guessed Himself And It’s History

“If you're ever skeptical about putting a song out to the public, just remember that you can never be successful second guessing yourself.” Check out the interview with Jeff Martin exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online. Skilly: Where did this all start...

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 comi...

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 out the interview with Max Star exclusively on Sk...

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 kn...

Battle Rapper Flykingi On Overcoming Promotion Obstacles

“There are a whole list of things, but I will say the hardest thing is getting yourself promoted. It’s hard to get in the studio and get a song mixed. Then you have to do a promo shoot for the single and have it edited. Then shoot a video which can be a nigh...

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 a...

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 ...

Trendsetter D.I.V. Is Keeping Oakland On The Rap Frontline

“I’m from Oakland. We set trends. We create our own lane because most of the talent that comes from here has an independent mentality. I come from the era of selling my music out of the trunk in front of record stores, gas stations, colleges, and the streets...

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 and in the long run you will see changes for the ...

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...

Understanding That Music Is A Business Helps Jaye B Push Forward

“I'm not concerned about the pitfalls. They’re the same with any business. For some reason people like to highlight the music business, but all business operates in the same way. There's more corruption and back stabbing in the offices than there is in the s...

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 tha...

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...

How A Record Prompted JMAC The Dragon To Reach For Success

My journey officially started my junior year of college when I heard J. Cole's album 2014 Forrest Hill Drive … when I heard that album it resonated with me in a way in which I can't explain … I saw how it affected those around me and I wanted my music to hav...

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 private party in Las Vegas at the Palms. The report wa...

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....

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 are more people scouting for talent out in your ar...

DSmith Finds Success By Staying In His Own Lane

“I am not a fan of most of today's music especially hip hop/rap. Everyone is following trends and the radio is filled with a lot of mediocre records about drug abuse, senseless violence, and reckless thought ...

How Rapper YS Builds A Fan Base

“Just being real with people on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; showing them I'm just a regular person like them and my music is just another way to voice our struggle that we all go through daily...

Jus’ J Embarking On His Own Journey

“Research other artists’ journeys. I can't stress that enough. I don't mean their discography, I mean their story, what their ideology is. Get to know them best you can. Learn from their journey and hopefully you will find your way. Music is a large communit...

The Poet’s Guide To Music

“First I always find the right melody and the right drums. That is the foundation for me when building a track. I don't like plain generic music. I try to find the right type of rhythm for my music. These are...

Iggy Azalea’s Digital Diamond

If Christmas presents weren't enough, all of Iggy Azalea fans can sure rejoice again with the news she broke over the holiday weekend regarding her sophomore album titled Digital Diamond. The Aussie rapper t...