Chronixx Is the New Golden Boy of Reggae

It is a strange thing to be a Jamaican artist trying to break into the American music scene in 2017. For many American listeners, their knowledge of reggae begins (and ends) with the name Marley (right now, half of the albums in the iTunes Store reggae top 10 are old Bob Marley albums). On top of that, Jamaican sounds are unusually trendy in North American pop music these days—just ask Calvin Harris, Drake, Luis Fonsi, Justin Bieber, or anyone using patois slang and "tropical house" grooves in their Billboard chart-climbing hits.

That’s not the case for 24-year-old Jamar McNaughton, however. Better known by his stage name of Chronixx, McNaughton just released his debut LP,

Chronology, a 16-track collection bringing together songs from across his musical career, some dating back to 2011. Now he holds the No. 1 spot on the iTunes reggae top 10. It is a potentially stressful moment to be trying to make a breakthrough, but Chronixx remains unbothered and optimistic.

via Chronixx Is the New Golden Boy of Reggae.

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