In the past year, Jamar Rolando McNaughton, better known as Chronixx, has topped charts and garnered major international attention. The young singer who originally hails from Spanish Town, Jamaica is no stranger to the music industry.
Chronixx said he has grown as a musician, discovering different a skills and knowledge in the year 2015.
“I think I’ve grown in 2015 as a musician… I’ve discovered different musical dimensions within myself, different musical abilities. I started learning the bass guitar in 2015, started writing different and singing different. Yeah, I learned a lot in 2015,” Chronixx told Onstage.
“And as you know, 2015 music you wont get it until 2017. What you getting now is 2013, 2014 music,” he added in the interview.
From creating riddims and producing for popular Jamaican artists like Konshens and Lutan Fyah, to performing full international tours of his own music, Chronixx has seen extraordinary success both inside and outside of Jamaica’s highly competitive music industry.
Despite his growing popularity, Chronixx has been unrelenting in his commitment to lyrical integrity, but he’s still been able to avoid isolating his growing international fan base. One of the catchier songs on The Dread And Terrible EP, called “Spirulina,” is an upbeat anthem promoting a health conscious lifestyle.
Chronixx broke through on the international music scene at a unique moment in reggae’s history, as part of a group of young Jamaican artists that are focused on revitalizing the genre. For years reggae has had issues with relevance especially in the United States as some of the genre’s top stars have struggled to obtain work visas and faced other legal problems.
A group of young artists including Chronixx, Protoje, Kabaka Pyramid, Kelissa and Jah9, to name a few, have been at the forefront in bringing the genre back into popular culture.