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Chris Webby, Webster’s Laboratory

After shutting down mixtape site Datpiff.com’s servers with the release of his Best In The Burbs last December, Chris Webby makes his 2011 return with Webster’s Laboratory. The 17-track project showcases Webby’s evolving lyrical skills on both original production and his own spin on some more recognizable industry favorites.

Webby grabs a guest feature from Freeway on “Block To The Burbs,” the tape’s standout track, and the two illustrate how hip-hop and rhyming can transcend their exceptionally different backgrounds. Webby is unable to find the same kind of success, though, when he pairs up with Gorilla Zoe on “WDGAF,” on which the Connecticut emcee sounds uncomfortable on a club/dance track that would be better suited for a rapper such as Flo Rida.

Webster’s Laboratory ends up being further proof that not only can Chris Webby rap, but his skills are improving with each release. Having said that, his content gets somewhat tired, and WL is indicative of an artist still trying to find himself and his own sound. Will Webby end up being the aggressive lyricist with a dark side that we hear on a track like the Apathy-assisted “Monster”? Or will he be the predictable, fun-loving joker who details his favorite burning habit on “Sunny Afternoon?” Maybe he can be both. Either way, WL should hold over Webby’s diehard ninja fan base and keep him buzzing as he continues to mature as an artist. —NMB

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  • Not a hater just a fan with a honest critique

    This Mixtape turned me into a Webby fan i listened to his other ones and thought they were ok but the reviewer’s right he’s gotten better with each release this is his sixth mixtape and by far his best I think it deserves higher then a L It’s definitely a XL it seems like the reviewer penalized him for being to versatile that’s a good thing for a musician to have everyone has multiple sides to them. that song WDGAF is one of two wack songs the other being right from wrong 2 bad songs outta 17 is a XL almost perfect.

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  • davis g

    i give this a xxl. webby is so under rated…

  • Real Rap

    So basically this review sounds like someone reviewing an album and not a MIXTAPE. It pointed out the only not great song WDGAF w/ gorilla zoe which we all know was almost a waste of a track.

    Originality : XL Sounds like nobody in the fucking game today

    Beats: XL Beats were hot fire and samples were very creative.

    Lyrics : XL Webby’s word play is utterly disgusting and is on the come up he keeps getting better.

  • gerald

    i just want to say that webby has talent but having the right people working with him is gonna be the key to his career. He raps with cam meekins, mac miller and kills with those artists. I just see Webby working with more of a white rapper base because at the end of the day it just sounds better. Although roger that on WL was sick when webby started it, the next guy had good lyrics but the recording and the sound just made the song sound bad. I will agree the gorilla zoe song was not that great. Sunny afternoon and Hard Road alone made up for it.

  • Jeremy Wallace

    i agree with the WDGF song but other then that the tape was an all around banger, i dont think they apprechiate webby for what he is i mean they only rated him medium on originality!!! wtf he spits harcore bars and is from the suburbs… how is he not original and his lyrics are definetly XXL worhty

  • http://www.selvskrevet.com Mr Marcel

    Ive first heard webby over at a friends house, he played “La La La” for me.. i was down with that.. then i heard that a while, then i thought, maybe he made some more.. and i found datpiff.. downloaded all his mixtapes, heard them over and over again. when i saw on datpiff, there was a new release coming.. i was tence waiting a week or something.. that was hard waiting.. but every minute worth it.. Can only recommand this, and all hes other mixtapes!
    Download Download Download! you wont regret.. Best unsigned artist, thats for sure..

  • Cam

    Finally starting to get some more exposure on here, which is deserved. Webby is a lyrical and punchline beast. Whether its his freestyles or fire tracks, he is always killin it.

  • XXXL

    lyrics deserves at least XXL this is a very shitty review all the critic points out is how he thinks webby doesnt sound comfortable in WDGAF. all the other tracks are dope on the mixtape way better than BDE.

    • TJ

      fuck yea, and to be honest, the first time i heard wdgaf i was thinkin it was whack. but i learned to appreciate it, cuz i dont giva fuck either. its not too horrible of a song. SO MUCH BETTER THAN BDE.

  • Brendan

    Fuckin XXL on all that shit. Webby killed that mixtape. originality should be a Big and Tall size

  • Josh

    The fuck? This is XL without a fucking doubt. Just got done listening to it and Webby is so much nicer than most out there right now

  • Jeff Bunte

    lyrics an L??? you gotta be fucking kidding me, this kid rips the mike apart with his wordplay and metaphors. i guess he really is triple X, way too big for any freshman class

  • superbass


  • xxxxx

    The xxl Mag fucking sucks period

  • fuckdat

    what a bullshit review. he deserves better. you know that.

  • Blake Kiefer

    chris webby is XXXL he is to big for any freshman class

  • smashup

    ERRONEOUS ON ALL ACCOUNTS! this review is complete and utter fuckery and any TRUE NINJA would agree. Webby’s rhymes have been sick since the days of Vindictive and his talent has only burgeoned with each mixtape. I honestly didn’t think he could outdo himself any further, but Webster’s Lab was some dank ass shit that none of these netglow underclassman could even attempt to trump. He’s repeatedly proven that he’s a brilliant lyricist, and his content is more original and refreshing than any of the upcoming goons in the game these days; it’s pretty damn evident considering he’s crashed datpiff TWICE and he has fans from all over traveling to CT for his shows. Webby spits about shit this generation can relate to; realistically, the recent mainstream “rap” these days is what’s getting “tired.” Also, I cannot comprehend why there’s so much hate for WDGAF. Every single musician to ever exist has experimented with different sounds and broadened their horizons in some way; personally, I think he fucking killed it as usual. Chris Webby’s about to blow up and shit all over the deaf morons who can’t appreciate his level of skill. NINJASWAG MOTHERFUCKER <3

  • Billy Beats

    watching Webby over the past few years grow as a artist has been an amazing experience, with the new choice of popular industry beats he has really found a unique sound, I feel the classic rock tracks fit best. cant wait to here the new album! keep it up Chris, success is right round the corner.

  • that kid from ct

    personally i believe that webby plans to keep the slit personalities on tracks because if you havnt noticed he is very descriptive with topics and givin that ability he should be able to rap however he wants when ever he wants

  • xxl is whack

    how the hell are you gonna rate his lyrics so low. probly cuz u cant even understand what hes spittin

  • m.e

    chris webby is sick. and dont take what im saying the wrong way but he has a similar flow as eminem WHEN emiem first started coming around. especially in the song temper temper sounds identicle to eminem older stuff. and i feel like alot of ppl forget chris webby is unsigned and doesnt want to be signed. if he was. he would be bigger than mac miller. webby kills mac miller. check out i need a dollar

  • igotacos

    Def an xl, lyricism was dopw, if ur gunna give lil wayne an xl 4 lyrics, webby deserves an xxxxxxxl. The flow wuz rediculous, beats were a l, originality deserved an xl, bcuz no1s makin decent , lyrical mixtapes.

  • naugi from pa burbs

    absolute bullshit lyrics should be higher no doubt. any one who enjoys listening to webby knows that he is xxx way to big for any freshman class but i guess you retards from xxl disagree?

  • naugi from pa burbs

    bullshit hes xxx way to big for any freshman class and any ninja would know it

  • http://www.facebook.com/L.Q.ENT L.Q.

    The originality was better than what they said.


    I dont think block to the burbs was the standout of this mixtape at all it was a good song dont get me wrong but him and d lector on roger that sealed the deal for me that webby was fuckin legit

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