Performance: WebsterX and Joseph Chilliams

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Our Chicago Music Industry Summit continues in partnership with Apple Music. Join us for a set with artists WebsterX and Joseph Chilliams. WebsterX is known for experimenting with elements of hip-hop, rap, indie rock, electronic, and pop music. Chilliams is one of Chicago’s standout rappers, delivering potent verses at every turn. A Q&A will follow hosted by writer Adrienne Samuels Gibbs.



Sam Ahmed, also known as WebsterX, has helped lead the way for Milwaukee’s hip hop scene. He is a co-founder of the youth organization Freespace and a board member of The New State, an all-ages music venue.

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Joseph Chilliams


Joseph Chilliams has carved his lane in Chicago’s hip-hop scene. Inspired by the film Mean Girls, he released The Plastics EP in 2018. He plans to tour with Pivot Gang this year and is working on a new album.

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Adrienne Samuels Gibbs 

Editor and Writer

Adrienne Samuels Gibbs is known for her profiles of celebrities and cultural commentary on Chicago. As Ebony's former managing editor, she oversaw special issues featuring President Barack Obama and others.

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