Homegrown (EP)

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Homegrown
Homegrown ChrisWebby.jpg
EP by
ReleasedNovember 12, 2013
Recorded2013
GenreHip hop
Length28:37
LabelHomegrown, eOne
ProducerDJ Burn One, Harry Fraud, Sap, Ned Cameron, Remo the Hit Maker, Rich Kidd, DJ Semi, 5PMG
Chris Webby chronology
There Goes the Neighborhood
(2011)
Homegrown
(2013)
Chemically Imbalanced
(2014)
Singles from Homegrown
  1. "Down Right"
    Released: August 28, 2013

Homegrown is the second EP by American rapper Chris Webby. The EP was released on November 12, 2013 by his own label Homegrown Music and eOne Music. The EP features a guest appearance by Strange Music rapper Rittz, and contains production by Harry Fraud, DJ Burn One, Rich Kidd, Sap, and Ned Cameron among others. Homegrown was supported by the single "Down Right".

Background[edit]

Throughout the Northern Hemisphere Summer months of 2013, Webby non-stop recorded music for his upcoming projects.[1] In mid-2013, Chris Webby signed a record deal with independent powerhouse eOne Music to release his new projects and his Homegrown record label.[2][3] Following that Webby revealed that he was working on an EP and his debut studio album, which he said will "highlight his transformation from a rapper to an artist."[4][5] Upon release of the first single in August 2013, the EP was announced to be titled, Homegrown, and released digitally on October 29, 2013.[6] Webby explained the title saying, "It is also my label, Homegrown Music Group. But in general, it is pretty much a word that represents my entire career as a whole. It’s been very organic, it’s been super homegrown. I am still here living in Connecticut. Of course, it also has the herbal references."[1]

On September 4, 2013, Webby released the cover artwork to Homegrown.[7] On October 24, 2013, Webby revealed that the EP's release had been pushed back to November 12, 2013 due to sample clearance issues.[8] Upon revealing the track list, Webby revealed a guest appearance by Strange Music rapper Rittz, and contains production by Harry Fraud, DJ Burn One, Rich Kidd, Sap, and Ned Cameron among others.[9][10]

Promotion[edit]

On April 20, 2013, Chris Webby released the music video for "Turnt Up" featuring Funk Volume's Dizzy Wright.[11] The song was originally meant to be featured on the EP, but could not be due to sample clearance issues.[12] On August 28, 2013, the EP's first single "Down Right" was released to iTunes.[13][14][15] Chris Webby also released various left-over tracks leading up the EPs release including, the Cyhi the Prynce featuring "Look At My Name", "Pieces of My Life" and "Blue Skies" (featuring Anna Yvette, produced by Alex 'AK' Kresovich).[16][17][18] On October 29, 2013, the EP was made available for pre-order on iTunes.[3]

On November 6, 2013, Webby released "Do Like Me" produced by Ned Cameron as the album's first promotional single.[19][20] The EP was made available for free streaming on DJBooth.net on November 11, 2013, the day before its release.[9][20] Following the release of Homegrown, Webby went on the Homegrown Music Winter Tour in promotion of the EP.[21]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."Bar for Bar"Rich Kidd3:18
2."Rap Nemesis"DJ Semi2:50
3."Down Right"Remo the Hit Maker3:56
4."Do Like Me"Ned Cameron2:52
5."Left Lane"Harry Fraud2:59
6."Only Way To Go"Sap4:03
7."Aww Naww"Remo the Hit Maker3:45
8."Ride On" (featuring Rittz)DJ Burn One, 5PMG4:54

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[22] 75
US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[22] 16
US Billboard Top Rap Albums[23] 8
US Billboard Top Independent Albums[22] 12

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Chris Webby Talks About New Deal, Upcoming Projects, and Future Goals". TheSource. Retrieved 2013-09-11.
  3. ^ a b Burgess, Omar (2013-10-29). "Chris Webby Introduces His "HomeGrown" EP & Talks "A.D.D. Generation" | Rappers Talk Hip Hop Beef & Old School Hip Hop". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2013-11-02.
  4. ^ "Chris Webby Explains His Rise To Fame & Why He Won't Sign With A Rapper « WZMX Hot 93.7". Hot937.cbslocal.com. 2013-06-04. Archived from the original on 2013-10-15. Retrieved 2013-11-02.
  5. ^ "Exclusive: Chris Webby Talks New Music, Prescription Drug Use and Eminem". AllHipHop.com. 2013-05-20. Retrieved 2013-09-11.
  6. ^ "Chris Webby "Down Right" - XXL". Xxlmag.com. 2013-08-30. Retrieved 2013-09-11.
  7. ^ "Chris Webby Reveals 'HomeGrown' Cover Art | Chris Webby". Listentowebby.com. 2013-09-04. Retrieved 2013-11-02.
  8. ^ "Twitter / ChrisWebby: sorry bout having to push the". Twitter.com. Retrieved 2013-11-02.
  9. ^ a b Chris Webby Follow @ChrisWebby  . "Chris Webby - Homegrown EP - Stream". Djbooth.net. Retrieved 2013-11-12.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  10. ^ "Chris Webby – Homegrown EP | New Music". stupidDOPE.com. Retrieved 2013-11-12.
  11. ^ "New Video: Chris Webby x Dizzy Wright "Turnt Up"".
  12. ^ AllHipHop. "Chris Webby Breaks Down 'Homegrown' w/ The L.A. Leakers - Exclusive Hip Hop News, Interviews, Rumors, Rap & Music Videos - Allhiphop".
  13. ^ "iTunes - Music - Down Right - Single by Chris Webby". Itunes.apple.com. 2013-08-28. Retrieved 2013-11-02.
  14. ^ Chris Webby Follow @ChrisWebby  . "Chris Webby - Down Right | Listen". Djbooth.net. Retrieved 2013-11-02.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  15. ^ "Chris Webby "Down Right" - XXL". Xxlmag.com. 2013-08-30. Retrieved 2013-11-02.
  16. ^ Homie, Big (2013-08-21). "New Music: Chris Webby x CyHi Da Prynce "Look At My Name"". Rap Radar. Retrieved 2013-11-02.
  17. ^ "Chris Webby – Pieces Of My Life | New Music". stupidDOPE.com. 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2013-11-02.
  18. ^ Chris Webby Follow @ChrisWebby  . "Chris Webby ft. Anna Yvette - Blue Skies | Listen". Djbooth.net. Retrieved 2013-11-02.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  19. ^ "New Music: Chris Webby – "Do Like Me" « WZMX Hot 93.7". Hot937.cbslocal.com. 2013-11-06. Retrieved 2013-11-12.
  20. ^ a b Chris Webby Follow @ChrisWebby  . "Chris Webby - Do Like Me | Listen". Djbooth.net. Retrieved 2013-11-12.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  21. ^ "WiseGuys Presales: Chris Webby Presents The Home Grown Music Winter Tour 2013's show in New York, NY - presale code Offer Code Available". Tmpresale.com. 2013-11-06. Retrieved 2013-11-12.
  22. ^ a b c "Chris Webby - Chart history - Billboard".
  23. ^ "Chris Webby - Chart history - Billboard".