Chronixx is a Jamaican musician who aims to inspire the younger generation to rediscover roots and culture.
Born Jamar Rolando McNaughton on October 10, 1992, Chronixx was musically nurtured from an early age by his father, dancehall artist Chronicle, and grew up surrounded by the likes of Burro Banton and Gregory Isaacs. His ascension in the music industry began in the background; harmonizing for artists such as Lutan Fyah and providing production assistance for tracks sung by Popcaan, Konshens and others.
Chronixx's career was stimulated by the unfortunate passing of both his blood brother in 2007 and his brother-in-arms, Lil' J.O.E., in 2010. The first EP, Hooked on Chronixx, was released in 2011 and put the artist on the radar of music lovers and industry heads alike with Start A Fyah, Warrior and breakout single Behind Curtain standing out as fan favorites.
The Dread & Terrible Project was released in April 2014 - a set comprised of seven tracks plus three dub versions - topping the Billboard (US) and iTunes reggae charts in both UK and Japan. Neither an album nor an EP, the Project includes Capture Land and a short film based on one of its tracks, Rastaman Wheel Out (directed by Ras Kassa.)
Chronixx toured for the first time in 2013 when he went to Europe with his own band Zincfence Redemption. He has embarked on solo tours from the Americas to the Oceanic region; including shows in New York (Irving Plaza), three shows in London (including Somerset House), Trinidad & Tobago, Australia, Canada, Japan and being the first band to do a two-part tour of Jamaica (Capture Land Tour).
2016 saw Chronixx play to thousands across east Africa and Japan for the first time plus a highly-praised support slot at the opening night of the Stone Roses’ 5-nights at Manchester City FC’s Etihad stadium.
For Chronixx himself, music is a mission and history is being made everyday still.
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