AfricansArise Spotlight on: Chronixx

Chronixx is one of the most exciting talents to emerge in reggae music for years. 19 year old Chronixx (born Jamar McNaughton) is building quite a reputation with his silky smooth effortless vocals and conscious lyrics covering a wide range of subjects. One song among many form him on heavy rotation in my Ipod is Odd Ras (Buss What?), where Chronixx takes aim at much of the craziness going on in dancehall today, including the skin bleeching and tatooting epidemic. As you can see from this selection, Chronixx is equally comfortable with dancehall and one drop riddims. And the interview at the bottom demonstrates that he is humble and serious young man who respects the deep history and lineage of reggae music and is looking to follow in the footsteps of the great pioneers

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Chronixx – Behind Curtain


Chronixx – Most I


Chronixx – Odd Ras (Buss What?)



Chronixx – Ain’t No Giving In




Chronixx – Interview On Stage



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Conscious Reggae Mix

Reggae is the default music for me. I love all kinds of genres but I always, always return to reggae (in all its forms). This is a mix I did in July 2011. Having listened to it endlessly in the gym, I thought I may as well post it online – the first time I’ve ever done so. It contains some of the finest conscious and lovers reggae tracks from the last few years. This mix is both mellow and uplifting, and features all kinds of artists from heavyweight veterans like Marcia Griffiths and Freddie McGregor to newer kids on block like I Octane, Taurus Riley and Romain Virgo. I haven’t put a tracklist, but can do if anyone’s interested.

Enjoy, and give feedback too, positive or negative – preferably positive 😉