Chris Webby: Best in the ‘Burbs

For very good reason Chris Webby seems to be everywhere these days. This lyricist is one of the best in the game right now. Bar for bar I would put him up with some of the best lyricists of this or any other generation. Lets get into a couple of my favorite tracks of his before we move on.

Christian Webster was born in Norwalk, Connecticut in 1988. He first got buzz as a rapper while attending Hofstra University on Long Island, New York and was a known freestyler among the varying frat houses on campus. After a run in with the law in his sophomore year he was booted out of school and decided to focus on making rap music as a career. That might be the best thing that couldve happened for his career.

Chris Webby is known for his recreational drug use. He told AllHipHop in 2013, that he uses Adderall in the studio, which he is prescribed. He explained that he was diagnosed with ADD at a young age and has been on attention medication throughout his life. He says to this day that he has very bad attention deficit disorder. Now let’s dig into his career on the mic.

Webby has yielded 9 mixtapes, 3 EP’s, 4 albums and over a quarter BILLION Spotify streams to date, all while establishing himself as an international touring powerhouse. His debut mixtape ‘The White Noise LP’ debuted in 2009 and featured his first hit single “La La La.”

After releasing a few more mixtapes, he released his fifth mixtape, ‘Best in the Burbs’, which featured artists the like of Statik Selektah, Ski Beatz, and Big K.R.I.T. and has been downloaded over 100,000 times on DatPiff. It had even shut down DatPiff’s servers due to the high number of downloads upon its release, the first mixtape to do so! From then on the sky was the limit for this lyrical rap genius and boy did he deliver.

Lets’s move on to “Chemically Imbalanced”, Webby released this full length studio album on October 27, 2014 and peaked at #25 on the Billboard 200 charts! Peep the title track off the album.

Webby is also not afraid to take on social issues as is narrated in his latest single release.

All of Webby’s work is too much to fit in one article so I’ll leave you with this: “Raw Thoughts.” These are my favorite tracks to listen to. Webby spits so real on these and is not afraid to talk about anything. He’ll flow about his political views on one, then tackle sexual predators in the next, then he shows his battle rap skills dissing a not to be named “rapper” in the last. Let’s hope we get more “Raw Thoughts” and see what or who he will murder on the mic next.

You can follow Chris Webby on all available social or media platforms, and I highly suggest you do. Here are a few links to get ya started.


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