New York, NY -- Fueled by the run away success of “Chicken Noodle Soup,” Webstar is poised to release his Universal Republic album debut Caught In The Web on Tuesday, September 26th kicked off by a Harlem block party from 1PM – 6PM at Rucker Park -- 155th and 8th Ave. -- on the same day with free food, fun, on site album sales, and a live Webstar & Young B performance with plenty of “Chicken Noodle Soup.”
Inspired this past spring by a dance called the Chicken Noodle Soup, 19-year-old Troy "Webstar" Ryan and 16-year-old Bianca "Young B" Dupree teamed up to write the music and lyrics of a song with the same name. The irresistible result combines a thumping bass drum beat, an air raid siren, and Young B's girlish rapping about "Chicken noodle soup, chicken noodle soup, chicken noodle soup with a soda on the side." At a moment when most of hip hop’s great dance records are emerging from the South, Webstar and Young B have created one that stands with such classic old school New York jams as "Pee Wee's Dance" and "The Wop." co-executive produced by Webstar along with Arthur Smith and Kirk Burrowes rapped by Young B, the track emerged in Harlem and has since become a national underground phenomenon, generating over 8,000 videos and over 1 million views on YouTube.com.
“Every generation or so, the way we create, market, sell, and buy music changes,” states Kirk Burrowes, deal broker and co-executive producer of “Chicken Noodle Soup. This record is a new media phenomenon. Webstar, Arthur Smith and the Scrilla Organization are leading the pack. I am proud to deliver this cultural movement, just as I was proud to deliver the Bad Boy cultural movement in the ‘90’s.”
“Chicken Noodle Soup” was already taking off at the uptown parties where Webstar deejayed, but it shifted into overdrive on June 22 when he played it at Rucker Park in Harlem during the yearly basketball tournament there. The crowd went nuts and Hot 97's DJ Enuff said, "I need that record." Six weeks later, "Chicken Noodle Soup" is playing on hip-hop mix shows from coast to coast, including New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Houston, and San Diego.
His youth notwithstanding, Webstar is already a veteran deejay and party promoter for the teen scene, having played parties in Harlem, the Bronx, and throughout the tri-state area since 2001, single handedly creating a New York teen movement. Now, he has taken that movement to Universal Republic, secured his own Fontana distribute label launching Scrilla Hill Entertainment.
“With the success of “Chicken Noodle Soup” on the internet and in the streets of NY, we were able to create a unique situation with Universal Republic and Fontana. Not only do we have a label where we can develop new upcoming acts we have the ability to upstream any projects that are taking off, like “Chicken Noodle Soup,” on Universal Republic,” says Scrilla Hill co-label head, Arthur Smith.