WebsterX first appeared on the DopeHouse’s radar when he dropped his stunning visual for “Lately.” In damn near every post that includes the Milwaukee emcee, I make sure to point it out as it’s still one of my favorite videos to revisit from this year. Though the single, nor the songs released around it (“Doomsday,” “Kinfolk” f. Allan Kingdom), has no plans to be released on a project, they’ve helped a wider audience get to know the talents of the 23-year-old.
Over the past couple weeks, WebsterX has been teasing the newfound ears and eyeballs online and in the streets of Milwaukee with potentially new material with the hashtag #WHOisKidX.
— #WHOisKIDX (@_websterX) October 28, 2015
Last week, the Milwaukee native and his creative-output team, New Age Narcissism, launched a website, whoiskidx.com, which currently has artwork of the emcee and producer Q the Sun with KidX as the title, and a countdown leading to Tuesday at 2 p.m. EST. This tempted readers to the assumption that WebsterX would be dropping something at the end of the countdown titled “KidX.”
Today, we have the pleasure of announcing that KidX is not a who, but a what, in the form of a new EP, which will be a 10-minute, three-track EP inspired by Radiohead’s Kid A. It will be a continuous play, with all three tracks flowing into each other, entirely produced by Q the Sun.
When discussing the project with Webster in an email, he said was creatively and musically inspired for KidX by a recent trip to Brooklyn and that he wants to see art line the streets of Milwaukee and “add to the city’s growing vibrance” like it does in the NYC borough:
[Me and my friends] were walking around Brooklyn’s Bushwick area headed to my friend Simen’s studio and saw this Shamir promo painting which was just so amazing to me. Going to things such as SXSW, you usually see 8×11 flyers to concrete walls etc., but seeing a damn near mural painted on the wall as promo? That was impressive.
WebsterX is having a release party dubbed as a “KidX Listening Disco” on Saturday in Milwaukee, so if you’re within walking, driving, flying, swimming, scooting distance away, visit the KidX website for more details.
Watch the teaser video below.
3. New Age (feat. Lex Allen)