Reggae in Jamaica is NOT dead. While it may sell more worldwide, generate more non Jamaican artist than local; Reggae, through artist like Protege, Kabaka Pyramid, Iba Mahr, and many more; trod the road of Reggae in 2012. Amongst these storytellers of culture, finds a prodigy that's never recorded on vinyl or seen the greats (Bob Marley, Peter Tosh) perform live. His name is Chronixx and he is a soldier of the new generation.
At a mere age of 19, he forgoes the slackness of dancehall, the hypeness of skin out videos, for a more simplier style. With a mix of roots & culture, a dash of lovers rock, and the passion of a wide eye youth, he creates his uniquely authentic sound.
After an introduction to the Reggae scene last year, with his single "Behind Curtain", Chronixx musical journey has quickly flourished. Within the past year he has performed (gracing the stage with acts like Leroy Sibbles, Kabaka Pyramid, Protoje, Kelissa, and Infinite) in fourteen parishes, opened for Rebel Salute, and can be weekly at many live jam sessions and shows. From Jamaica to South America, Europe to Africa, Chronixx has conducted hundreds of interviews, most notably he's been featured on College Lifestyle 2012 season and most recently L3 (Canada) and Riddim (Germany) Magazines.
Alongside his label Zinc Fence Records, Chronixx released the video for "Warrior" which has reached on video charts worldwide including holing the number 5 position on MTV Africa Dancehall charts and just recently finished a project with Swedish producers Lance-o-lot and Partillo productions ("They Don't Know").
While many of his growing fans aren't native English speakers, the love for his music is so strong, that fans are reaching out (via youtube) to request copies of lyrics, so they can be translated, and fully grasp the meanings. Says one french fan, "My mom loves Rain Music so much, she would just love to sing properly"
When asked recently about the overwhelming response his music is garnering Chronixx simply replied "It is a promise in fulfillment. I'm doing Jah work and Jah is drawing people to my music. I am a messenger of good music.". Yes, indeed he is, and while it's just one voice out of many, this one, through the art that is Reggae, is destined to be heard.