April
23, 2016

Music Icon Prince, dead at 57

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Iconic rock musician Prince has died, his publicist confirmed. He was 57.

Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson said that deputies responded to a 911 call at Prince’s Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota, at 9:43 a.m. Thursday, where they found the musician unresponsive in an elevator.

“First responders attempted to provide lifesaving CPR, but were unable to revive the victim,” a statement from the sheriff’s department read. “He was pronounced deceased at 10:07 a.m.” There was no cause of death reported, but authorities are investigating the circumstances surrounding his death.

“It is with profound sadness that I am confirming that the legendary, iconic performer, Prince Rogers Nelson, has died at his Paisley Park residence this morning at the age of 57,” his publicist, Yvette Noel-Sch...

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February
17, 2016

Crafting A Track With New York’s Mr. Craig

Crafting A Track With New York’s Mr. Craig

Crafting A Track With New York’s Mr. Craig

“If I have a song in mind already, then I look for that type of track/beat. If I don’t have a particular beat in mind, I listen to tracks from producers and if something catches my ear then I let the track dictate the song.”

Check out the interview with Mr. Craig exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.

Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Mr. Craig: It all started back home in Queens, New York. I started writing poems and from there I wanted to do more, I wanted my stories to be heard. Mr. Tuck and G-hop took me under their wing. They had a studio at 510 South Franklin in Long Island were Public Enemy and Leaders Of The New School used to record.

Music is a passion of m...

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December
13, 2015

Pusha- T Pulls Beanie Sigel, Kanye West & A$AP Rocky On New Album

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King Push – Darkest Before Dawn is shaping up very nicely and the Virginia emcee has brought some heavyweights to the event.

Beanie Sigel, Kanye West and A$AP Rocky will represent on the lyrical side while Timbaland, Q-Tip, Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Hudson Mohawke, and Diddy handle the beats.

King Push – Darkest Before Dawn: The Prelude Tracklist:
1. Intro
2. Untouchable
3. M.F.T.R. (Feat. The-Dream)
4. Crutches, Crosses, Caskets
5. M.P.A. (Feat. Kanye West, A$AP Rocky & The-Dream) 
6. Got Em Covered (Feat. Ab-Liva)
7. Keep Dealing (Feat. Beanie Sigel)
8. Retribution (Feat. Kehlani)
9. F.I.F.A.
10. Sunshine (Feat. Jill Scott)

Pusha-T’s latest is now available for preorder for when it drops on December 18.

When Darkest Before Dawn drops, there will be an accompanying short ...

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December
10, 2015

The Focus, And The Grind

Chris Brown Performance on ‘Taraji and Terrence’s White Hot Holidays’ Lights Up Social Media

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After getting torched on Twitter, the singer responds: “Grind season been in full effect. Been under the weather”

Fox’s “Empire”-inspired “Taraji and Terrence’s White Hot Holidays” special welcomed a collection of stars on Wednesday night, but it was Chris Brown‘s performance that caught the attention and wrath of fans on Twitter.

Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard hosted the holiday variety show and were joined by members of the hip-hop drama’s cast including Jussie Smollett and Bryshere Y. Gray to belt out festive songs such as “Joy To The World” and “All You Need Is Love.”

However, Brown’s singing was a far cry from his usual standard when he to...

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