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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 ...

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