WebsterX’s New Release

Perhaps no current rapper reps his hometown better than Toronto-native Drake. But Milwaukee’s WebsterX might give the sensitive Canadian singer a run for his money. Along with an insightful Q&A with Sam Ahmed—the man behind the WebsterX moniker—Impose Magazine just premiered the picturesque, green-screened music video for his new track “Renaissance,” featuring an infectious, soulful Lex Allen hook and an uplifting verse from D. Bridge. The song, however, isn’t an outright love letter to Milwaukee, but rather confronts the problems the city faces and refuses to back away from them. “Don’t betray or sway me/ Cream city, this city made…



Perhaps no current rapper reps his hometown better than Toronto-native Drake. But Milwaukee’s WebsterX might give the sensitive Canadian singer a run for his money. Along with an insightful Q&A with Sam Ahmed—the man behind the WebsterX moniker—Impose Magazine just premiered the picturesque, green-screened music video for his new track “Renaissance,” featuring an infectious, soulful Lex Allen hook and an uplifting verse from D. Bridge.

The song, however, isn’t an outright love letter to Milwaukee, but rather confronts the problems the city faces and refuses to back away from them. “Don’t betray or sway me/ Cream city, this city made me,” Allen smoothly croons during the song’s chorus. Near the end, a gigantic D. Bridge (see photo above) towers over some downtown buildings while rapping, “But the dream don’t stop until I’m known as the greatest and my whole city famous.” We can only hope this marks the dawn of a new musical age in Milwaukee and beyond.

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Kevin is a freelance writer residing in Milwaukee. He’s contributed to The Shepherd Express, Third Coast Daily, Pop Matters and the sadly now-defunct A.V. Club Milwaukee. He looks forward to forging a deeper connection with the city’s impressive music scene during his gig as a Music Notes blogger. His talents include music criticism, riding a bicycle, drinking tasty beers and a crafty croquet swing. His weaknesses comprise Jean-Claude Van Damme movies, professional wrestling and his ever-growing record collection. He’s in desperate need to find more physical (and hard drive) space for the exceptional albums Milwaukee musicians keep churning out.