Campus News

View Year

Chris Webby, The Deans List, Make Juniata College Concert

(Posted March 19, 2012)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Chris Webby, an emerging rapper on the national music scene, will perform at Juniata College, with opening act, The Dean's List, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 24, in the Intramural Gym in the Kennedy Sports and Recreation Center on the Juniata campus.

Tickets are available now. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $15 for Juniata students with a college ID. Tickets can be purchased on-campus at the Information desk in Ellis Hall or online at http://clubs.juniata.edu/jab/majorevent/2012. For more information, please call (814) 641-3000.

Webby's raps center on life in suburban Connecticut. The hip-hop artist grew up in Norwalk, Conn. His most memorable songs include "Block to the 'Burbs," "I'm So Broke" and "La La La."

Chris Webby is the stage name of Christian Webster, whose first EP recording, "There Goes the Neighborhood," reached No. 1 on the iTunes Download list 24 hours after its release. His recording soon climbed up as the No. 8 rap album on the Billboard Top 200.

Webby's raps center on life in suburban Connecticut. The hip-hop artist grew up in Norwalk, Conn. His most memorable songs include "Block to the 'Burbs," "I'm So Broke" and "La La La."

Webby is not currently associated with a record label, preferring to release his music on the Internet. He has released a series of mixtapes on the website datpiff.com. His mixtape titles include "The White Noise LP," "Teenage Mutant Ninja Rapper" "Optimus Rhyme," "The Underclassmen," "Best in the Burbs" and "Webster's Laboratory."

Webby has been rapping since he was a teenager, and first started writing and recording under the performing name of Vindictive.

The Dean's List is a trio of hip-hop musicians from Boston, Mass. comprised of rapper Sonny Shotz, producer DJ Mendoza and engineer Mik Beats. The trio takes their musical inspiration and their academically derived name from their time at the Berklee College of Music and the New England Institute of Art.

The group released their first mixtape, "Undeclared," in 2010 and have subsequently released "The Drive In" and "Generation X."

Like Chris Webby, The Dean's List is not affiliated with a record label. Both performers are using social media and YouTube to create buzz for their music.

The concert is organized by the Juniata Activities Board, a united body of Juniata College Students that provides leadership development through the organization of social programs for the campus community.

Contact John Wall at wallj@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3132 for more information.