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 industry. After studying thousands of artists...

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...

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 had came out and I'm like 21 years old. I'm like, '...

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 ...

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 as well as income earnings from 2015. Counting dow...

Jeezy Announces “Church In These Streets” Concerts

It’s been a good run for Young Jeezy lately. First, he announced his new album Church In These Streets. Then, he dropped a surprise EP titled Politically Correct. Now he’s announcing his U.S. tour, which is sla...

Namelesz Is The Truth In Colorado Hip Hop

"I can't stand the hate. I understand that competition has been a part of Hip-Hop since the beginning but it gets ridiculous out here sometimes. Every other week there's a new diss-track or a new beef between two artists that have NO business being mad at ea...

MsTish! The Living Testimony Of Soul

"My life is my inspiration. When I go through something, I grab a piece of paper and write! Everything I have went through in my life are in my songs; lessons learned. Unlike secular rap, which frequently glo...

50 Cent Announces New Mixtape Called The Kanan Tape

50 Cent has been hinting at a new mixtape since August, and now, it appears that tape is coming. Fif took to Instagram on Wednesday (Oct. 14) to reveal that his upcoming mixtape will be called The Kanan Tape...

Want To Be A Successful Producer? Talk To Adam Hayman

"The best way is to stay with the times. Listen to current music, watch current videos, and read current articles. Pretty easy, right? The key is to utilize the most popular modern marketing tool, which is soci...

Young Thug Does Not Understand The Beef With Wayne

Young Thug addressed his ongoing beef with Lil Wayne recently, admitting that he still don't understand why there are issues. In April, Thugger released his Barter 6 mixtape, which he described as a continuation of Wayne'sCarter series. Weezy didn't like it...

Eye’z – The Center For A Masterpiece

"A song that speaks to you makes a great song. As a composer, you know you hit the right keys when a melody with out words can make someone become enthralled..." Check out the interview with Eye'z exclusiv...

Skillz – The Art Of Creating GOOD Music

"The future of music; music has no end. It's a continuous loop. I do believe we are approaching that early 90's era again, and its very exciting to me :) Artists can soak in the moment. Don't let the time be ...

Does Young MC Kidx_ Have The Blueprint To Success?

"Anyone can rap about anything. It takes metaphors and similes to really take a song to the next level. That is why people love Lil Wayne. He raps using a wide range of similes and metaphors to get his point across. But, rappers like J. Cole and Kendrick pai...

N.W.A. Is Nominated For Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

Nominees for the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have been announced, and leading the way is N.W.A. The gangster rap pioneers were nominated in 2013 and 2015, but were not inducted. But, they've returned, an...

CanGo – Staying True To His Own Words

"I'll sometimes sit on one beat for days just to create the perfect melody. If I know I've got a hit, I'll perfect it. It's crazy, but some the best songs are made in minutes. It really depends on your mind, bo...

Chinedu – The Future Of “Young” Hip Hop

"My advice is to really think over your day-to-day activities. If most of your time is spent figuring out how you can better your music, then it becomes easy when you finally figure out how to reach people (which now any regular person can do if they utilize t...

Eminem Talks About 2Pac In Paper Magazine Interview

As part of PAPER Magazine's "Nowstalgia" issue, they tap Eminem to pen a piece, paying tribute to the late Tupac. In the piece, Em explains how grateful he is to have been able to work on some of Tupac’s pos...

King $o$a Is Young, Hungry And Determined

"You just have to be hungry for this, not many people locally get big. Niggas be like 30 or 40 years old still rapping locally. They didn't start out young so if you really want that opportunity, start young in...

Young Robb – Focus On What You Truly Want

"Focus on what you truly want to do. Be unique in your own way, and it will get you farthest. A lion doesn't concern himself with the opinion of sheep, therefore there will be non-believers. It's up to you to p...

Hip Hop Musician AntGotBarz Is The Real Deal

"I think the future of music is going downhill because everyone talks about the same things. I hope to bring a new light to real music. Artists can become more a part of it by talking about what is real, and topics that others are scared to address..." Ch...

KAY.MJ On The Future Of Hip Hop Music

"Work hard and invest in your craft. Stay dedicated and have fun with it. Think bigger than your city or town..." Check out the interview with KAY.MJ exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online. Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainmen...

Chanel West Coast Was Never Signed to Young Money

Chanel West Coast has been repping Young Money since reportedly signing in 2013, but apparently, the contract was never finalized. As part of Lil Wayne's deal with Birdman's Cash Money Records, he could sign...

Snoop Dogg On Leaving Adidas

It looks like an Adidas endorser wants to jump ship... his name is Snoop Dogg. The rap legend took to Instagram this week, saying he wants to sign with Under Armour. Snoop Dogg posted a photo (since delet...