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Webbie is the 19-year-old artist behind the hit song "Give Me That" feat. Bun B. currently blazing the Top 10 on the Rap singles chart. His given name is Webster Gradney, Jr., so, as you can imagine, his homies made it easier on the tongue and just called him Webbie for short.
Growing up in the ghetto of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, at a time when it had the country's second highest murder rate, Webbie was the product of an unstable childhood. He experienced the death of his mom, Jocelyn, to cancer when he was just eight years old and spent his early teen years shuttling back and forth between his father and grandmother. He started writing rhymes as a release and his background is evident in his lyrics.
At the tender age of 15, Webbie managed to catch the interest of local bigshot Pimp c of UGK, who promptly signed him to his new Trill Entertainment label.
"Webbie [signed with Trill] after I was incarcerated, so I haven't had the chance to work with him," said Pimp C. "But I know he can take it to the top. He's got a knack for writing singles. I can see that already and it's still early in his career. Very talented guy."
Along with Lil Boosie, Webbie staked his claim with the Trill releases, Ghetto Stories and Gangsta Muzik, as well as the 2004 radio hits "Bad Bitch" and "Gimme Dat." His success led to to a Trillville deal with Asylum/Warner which gave him the opportunity to release on a major label. His brand new album, Savage Life, dropped July 5th and offers guest performances from Trina, Bun B, Cash Money's B.G., Big Head, and Mannie Fresh of Cash Money/Big Tymers fame.
Webbie is also among the crew of rap playas featured on the upcoming soundtrack to the critically-acclaimed independent film, Hustle & Flow. The set, due in stores July 12th features a remix of Webbie's "Bad Chick," featuring Trina, also on Savage Life.
When asked about his album's title, Webbie had this to say: "Everything I rap about is my life. It's like 'thug life,' but I call it 'Savage Life'. I don't know what I'd be doing if I wasn't rapping."
Those not able to see Webbie perform tonight at the New Orleans' House of Blues as part of his record release party, can catch him on the road. His promotional tour continues tomorrow and runs through the 15th where it'll wrap in Detroit. In the meantime, check the audio/video.
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Savage life | Reviewer: Memphis breez | 4/4/13
WAss up webbie Im from memphis tn I just wanna trill shit u rap about and trill shit u live about u gotta cum do a show n memphis so I can get v.i.p real shit doe u a real rapper don't hold breath for shit ... Aite webbie I'm out young savage life
...... | Reviewer: Antionette | 2/1/12
webbie ...yu the reason why im the way i am to this day..yu nd boosie speak that real shitt...i love yall because yall tlk about stuff thats happenin now...im from alabama-yu should thank about comin dwn here sumtimes....yo my fav. rapper nd i luv yu..reall shitt/!!
i love u webbie!! | Reviewer: niecy | 12/17/11
What's up webbie!!! Thanks for coming to shreveport,la,it was on at KoKos..I really enjoyed u,next time bring Boosie.....yall the only two I listen too,I love yall becuz yall keep it 100,, too DAMN real!!!!!
TRill Fam are Sum TRU SOldiers | Reviewer: Octavia Boatwright | 12/16/11
wat up webbie. wats up with boosie boo. i wnt all yall to keep ur head up fareal. im trill fams biggest fan and u better believe it. i love yall. You, Boosie, Lil Trill, Lil Phat, Big Head, all yall. Rip to Pimp C and Lil Ivy. ONe luv
Trill Ent trill fam cant fuc with uz | Reviewer: Angelo walker | 12/1/11
Shit main u been holdin it down I look up to you and boosie sence a litty bitty kiddy keep repin that louisiana I alright u and boosie keep yo head and the trill fam yall some true solder
dat shit | Reviewer: Anonymous | 7/25/11
wat up nigga yo shit b goin hard but nigga u goona hav ta put yo shit out dar harda cuz half des nigga dnt even kno wat u be talkin bout if dey jus listin ta da muzik deyd kno but u kno how it go jus get it out dar
muh nicca | Reviewer: Tiffany | 12/5/10
Webbie!! Let me start off by sayin UR THE BESTEST!! I love u and everything that cums out those sexxi ass lips of urs.I swear mf's b under estimating u. But u go hard all day! Thats y u my fav of all time. my only wish is to meet u one day.. I got to!!! Ur number 1! Tiff
waz hattening | Reviewer: lil juice | 1/18/08
main u and boosie the shit i from the muthafuckin mil ya heard, and yall niggas get big play up here cause yall keep it grimey.
Hey Webbie | Reviewer: Kayla | 12/10/07
I am from a small town in Louisiana and I just want to give you your props for representing Louisiana properly. Thanks and much luv the way you be holding it down and lookin sexyy at the same damn time
G-shit | Reviewer: Bradley Jiles | 9/17/07
man damn yah shit hot as hell the music man yah shit wrapped up tight man damn dat song G-shit i wonna re-mix dat muh-fukka whit cha my Name Hustle fam im no body ina rap game right but im known ina st.Lou, Mo if u get and u call ask fuh B cuz byrd be when niggaz call fuh hustle cuz she think it be duh dophines or my niggaz and i aint stupid i dont give dem niggaz my house day got the celly my number 314-771-3868 hit me up 1 luv my fuh my Baton Rouge Souljuz
People in La | Reviewer: kiera walker | 5/10/07
Webbie what age was you when u started working with lil boosie.
Webbie when are you coming back to Monore La.
I luv Webbie | Reviewer: Alexus | 5/4/07
Iluv u Webbie becuz u my fav. artist and tell Boosie Boo he my fav too
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