Webster X photographed by Damien Klaven.

WebsterX Releases New Track ‘Kinfolk’

The local MC says he recorded his portion in just 15 minutes.

Today rapper Sam Ahmed, known as WebsterX, released his latest song “Kinfolk,” which was produced by Chicago’s BoatHouse and features Minnesotan Allan Kingdom. On working with Kingdom, Ahmed told Complex magazine that “adding Allan was an obvious choice, we clicked within minutes for the sole fact that we’re both Midwest artists with African roots and want more than just the glitter and gold of success.” 

Dubbed a “wunderkind” by Music Notes after releasing his debut album in 2013, Ahmed is now part of the mostly Riverwest-based hip-hop collective New Age Narcissism. He says he recorded his portion of the latest track in just 15 minutes at Chicago’s Soundscape Studios.  “This song shows my growth as an artist, as every release has, and showcases my growing love for melodies,” Ahmed tells this magazine.

Give it a listen below.

Also, do not miss his fantastically catchy “Lately” and the chilling video by Cody LaPlant and Damien Klaven.



Claire Hanan worked at the magazine as an editor from 2012-2017. She edited the Culture section and wrote stories about all sorts of topics, including the arts, fashion, politics and more. In 2016, she was a finalist for best profile writing at the City and Regional Magazine Awards for her story "In A Flash." In 2014, she won the the Milwaukee Press gold award for best public service story for editing "Handle With Care," a service package about aging in Milwaukee. Before all this, she attended the University of Missouri's School of Journalism and New York University's Summer Publishing Institute.