In the veins of Skip Marley, Rapper Chris Webby is back with perhaps his biggest hit yet. Blending thought-provoking, encouraging lyrics with catchy, laid-back melodies – “Little Man” is another home run for the Norwalk native.
Within his tumultuous yet incredibly successful 8 year career that is only continuing to grow stronger, Connecticut native, Chris Webby, has amassed an incredibly large and religiously loyal fan base. From being the first artist to crash website “Dat Piff” with his mixtape “Best In The Burbs” to later going out on a 50 date tour with underground legend Tech N9ne, Webby has done it all. Rebooting his #WebbyWednesday series, in which he releases new content online very Wednesday, 2017 has already been a big year for Webby. He heads out on the road once again in August on his headlining “Weirdo” tour, which features Justina Valentine from the hit show Wild N’ Out & Bizarre from the legendary hip hop group D12.
In addition, Chris sat down with us to chat about the single and more!
Hi Chris, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?
Busy. Very, very busy.
Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Little Man“?
Little Man is quite possibly my favorite song I’ve ever made. It’s super different than most of my other music, which makes it really stand out from the pack. It’s special to me and I think it will be to many others as well.
Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?
Little Man is a coming of age song, so a lot of inspiration was taken from my own trials and tribulations in life. I also have a puppy, Moose, who’s been growing up, and weirdly enough I was thinking of him a lot while writing it. I sing the hook to him all the time. Moose is a big fan of Little Man.
Any plans to release a video for the single?
How was the recording and writing process?
I’ve been approaching a lot of the new music, this song in particular, with a totally new mindset. Don’t get my wrong, there’s stuff in this new batch of music that more directly mirrors a lot of my older stuff. But I started out in this game as a rapper. Now I’m fully becoming an artist.
After the success of your previous material – were you any nervous while working on this new material?
I think anxious is a better word for it. I love this new music and I can’t wait for the world to hear it all. There’s always an element of wanting to outdo your precious work in any creative field, but I try not to let that affect my process too much.
Speaking of which, does the new single mean we can expect a new record? How’s that coming along?
I’m dropping content every Wednesday of 2017. We’ve been doing it for the last 2 months- we call it #WebbyWednesdays. At the end of the year, the songs will all come together as a project. But 2017 is all about the consistency and quality of the releases for me. Making sure each song has a chance to stand out in its own way. So I’m not sure exactly what the future holds project wise, but there will be a ton of new music and that’s what matters most.
Any tentative release date or title in mind?
TBD. Taking it one step at a time with these releases for now.
How are you preparing for your upcoming tour?
I’ve been touring for so many years at this point i can pretty much just put my brain into autopilot mode and get it done. I’ll have to link up with the band and practice some of the new songs, but it’s far from our first rodeo. I’m excited to get back out and rock with the fans though. Being on stage is the best part of the job. The Weirdo Tour will be a good time for sure.
What are you looking forward the most?
Breakfast. I just woke up and had to do this interview first thing. Super hungry right now.
What else is happening next in Chris Webby‘s world?
I’ve been so caught up in the music and everything that comes along with it that my life hasn’t consisted of much else as of late. Hot yoga has become my way to relax and keep the body feeling right in between all these long studio sessions. But yea, I could use a vacation. I’ll get there though, until then it’s time to grind it out.