8 Songs, 28 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Repping for Norwalk, Conn., Chris Webby is part of the growing frat-rap subgenre, populated mostly by young white dudes heavily influenced by Eminem, rhyming almost exclusively about self-medication, extensive partying, ADD, and the ladies. Like his contemporaries Mac Miller, Sam Adams, and Asher Roth, Webby put out a bunch of online mixtapes (including Optimus Rhyme, Best in the Burbs, Teenage Mutant Ninja Rapper), and built a rep through viral videos, social media, and college parties. Homegrown is his second EP and continues where There Goes the Neighborhood left off. With lyrics about text messaging, futons, Adderall, and beer pong, he's a hero for the underage rap-fan set and has plenty of potential to blow up. Don't miss the triumphant, surprisingly sharp "Rap Nemesis" and the spooky before-and-after jam "Aww Naww."

EDITORS’ NOTES

Repping for Norwalk, Conn., Chris Webby is part of the growing frat-rap subgenre, populated mostly by young white dudes heavily influenced by Eminem, rhyming almost exclusively about self-medication, extensive partying, ADD, and the ladies. Like his contemporaries Mac Miller, Sam Adams, and Asher Roth, Webby put out a bunch of online mixtapes (including Optimus Rhyme, Best in the Burbs, Teenage Mutant Ninja Rapper), and built a rep through viral videos, social media, and college parties. Homegrown is his second EP and continues where There Goes the Neighborhood left off. With lyrics about text messaging, futons, Adderall, and beer pong, he's a hero for the underage rap-fan set and has plenty of potential to blow up. Don't miss the triumphant, surprisingly sharp "Rap Nemesis" and the spooky before-and-after jam "Aww Naww."

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About Chris Webby

After building up a sizable base of "ninjas" (what the rapper calls his fans) with giveaway mixtapes stocked full of accessible party raps, Connecticut's Chris Webby finally went aboveground with this debut 2001 EP, There Goes the Neighborhood. Rapping since he was in the 6th grade, Webby caught fire rapping at college keg parties, but after getting kicked out of school, he joined the mixtape game and began releasing a series of tapes that had fans comparing him to Machine Gun Kelly and Mac Miller. Six official mixtapes had already seen the light of day when the There Goes the Neighborhood EP landed in 2011 on the Homegrown Music label. Two years later, Homegrown became the name of his debut EP for his new label, eOne Entertainment. His debut album, Chemically Imbalanced, landed in 2014 with guest appearances from Tech N9ne, Talib Kweli, and Dizzy Wright. ~ David Jeffries

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