– featured image courtesy of damien blue –
websterx is a slightly enigmatic figure who holds court in milwaukee, a sometimes-overlooked yet increasingly vital hub for rap music in the midwest. he’s also been rather quiet for the past year; his last single, “kinfolk,” an invigorating collaboration with fellow midwesterner allan kingdom, arrived in october of 2015 and was followed the next month by his kidx ep, but there’s been radio silence – in terms of new music – ever since.
“blue streak” endeavors to do a couple of things. one is to saturate a fanbase parched of thirst after eleven months without another websterx track; the other is to usher in the next chapter of his career. after culling a following based off of the strength of singles and vivid videos alone, websterx has signed a distribution contract with chicago-based closed sessions as he looks towards releasing his first full-length album.
websterx links with the producer four giants on “blue streak” for an end result that’s as rigid and militant as can be spacious and pensive, an amalgam of aesthetics that simultaneously seems to reject any sense of genre confines. the title and release date of his debut album are pending; for now, float away with websterx on his long-overdue – and much-welcomed – new single.