@ChrisWebby - Chemically Imbalanced (Album)

Perhaps it s his lyrical dexterity coupled with his boyish good looks, but Chris Webby has nudged his way into the contender position as one of Hip-Hop s top new acts. The Connecticut native has seen mid-level success within a short amount of time from his charting debut to an onslaught of mixtapes and sold out shows. As Chris Webby enters the next phase in his career with his debut album Chemically Imbalanced, he s looking to take his Homegrown feel-good Hip-Hop formula to the next level. Prepare to be amazed.

Norwalk, Connecticut is an atypical breeding ground for a Rap star, but Chris Webby somehow made it work. His beginnings were spent sharpening his skills in middle school, leading into his time at Hofstra University. In 2009, an expulsion from college proved to be fortuitous for young Webby. He dropped the introductory White Noise LP, met with a strong word of mouth buzz that reinforced Chris decision to pursue Rap full-time.

Says Webby:
That was like the end of one era me as a student type of thing and the beginning of me as a rapper, really full-fledged...

From there the success just escalated.

A year later, he dropped his Best Of the Burbs mixtape, which crashed DatPiff with the number of downloads. By 2011, Chris Webby dropped his first official release There Goes The Neighborhood via his own label with manager Dana Biondi, Homegrown Music Group. The project debuted at the top of the iTunes Hip-Hop charts, along with #13 on Billboard s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Clearly something was there. His reach spanned across a multi-tiered fan base, where Hip-Hop heads could respect him, girls could crush on him, and college kids could smoke weed to him. It s a true testament to his personality that bleeds through his lyrics.

Webby continues:
I kind of just covered all bases. I was just one of those dudes who was cool with everybody, and I think that s just helped me as a person being kind of relatable... I could hang out with the jocks... even though I wasn t an athlete, but I still partied with those kids. I could hang out with the nerds and talk about video games. I could hang out with the hippie kids and talk about how f d up the planet is. I could hang out with the super Hip-Hop kids and just talk about Hip-Hop all day.

Chris Webby s reach is undeniable.

Chris later embarked on a coast-to-coast There Goes The Neighborhood Tour (one of three coast-to-coast tours in just two years), selling out shows from New York City to Los Angeles. Once he finished a string of successful showcases at the 2012 SXSW, he began work on the project that would change his career.

In October of 2012, Chris Webby released his Gangsta Grillz Bars On Me mixtape, hosted by DJ Drama. His fate was sealed. The project boasted collaborations from Hip-Hop heavyweights like Method Man, Bun B, and Prodigy of Mobb Deep along with burgeoning new acts like Jon Connor, Kid Ink, and Emilio Rojas. Tastemakers across the board began to take notice, including Funkmaster Flex, who recruited Chris for the track Conan off Flex s critically acclaimed Who You Mad At? Me Or Yourself? mixtape. Flex continues to play the mixtape daily during his mixshow on NYC s Hot 97.

With the release of his anticipated debut album, Chemically Imbalanced, on October 28, 2014, Chris Webby is on a mission. He s ducked the stigma of the white rapper and delivered bars of party music for the masses all while simply just being himself.

Webby concludes:
The one thing that I ve made my motto is just... keep it real ~ because at the end of the day, if they don't like you for who you are, just keep moving and you ll make it.

Stream a few preview tracks below or you can buy the album from most online digital retailers. Enjoy.

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