Chris Webby Explains His Rise To Fame & Why He Won’t Sign With A Rapper
Jenny Boom Boom met up with Connecticut’s own Chris Webby before he hit the XL Center stage at Hot Jam 2013! The homegrown lyricist is primed to make big moves in the industry, and he talked all about what’s ahead– including an EP, an album, and the possibility of a major label deal!
The last year has been a big one for Chris Webby, who came up through his rabid internet following (including Jenny’s daughter!). He noted that hard work is what got him where he is today– eight projects down and three years of touring is finally paying off.
“I am very patient if you haven’t noticed,” he told Jenny. “I have no problem waiting and doing it one step at a time. I think doing it the way I did it is the best way to do it. I have had to do this the hardest way, but it has been good, and I have had fun with it.”
Webby noted that starting from the bottom has allowed him to learn all aspects of the game, and the experiences have been beneficial to his career.
“Luckily for me, everything has started from such a small point,” he said. “Every step of the way I have had to [learn] things –from performance, to studio, to how to act in music videos– people don’t realize there is so many different aspects to it. It is not just writing a hot verse, it goes so much deeper than that.”
The next step is signing to a record label, and although there’s a few that have been speaking with him, Webby was not ready to talk about his options. “There are definitely a few that have reached out,” he hinted. “Maybe, quite possibly, we already did something…” Webby did say, however, that he would not be signing under another rapper.
“I wouldn’t want to sign under another rapper just because I want to be THE rapper. With me signing, it’s not going to be me changing and selling out. It is going to be me getting an opportunity to really formulate my own thing. Homegrown Records will be my G-Unit, Shady records, G.O.O.D Music.”
Webby wants his upcoming EP and album to highlight his transformation from a rapper to an artist. But no matter how big he gets, he will never be afraid to rep his home state. “I was born and raised [in Connecticut],” he said.“I think since this state hasn’t necessarily gotten its chance to shine in the hip hop game, I think it is important that I represent.”
Check out the full interview right here:
–Tyler Roman, Hot 93.7/ Hartford