I got the opportunity to witness this amazingly positive humble artist at work last Saturday at the Monster Energy Summer Jam concert at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Trinidad.
Chronixx, whose real name is Jamar Rolando McNaughton sends a strong message with his music mostly to the young people.
In an interview after his performance, the 20-year-old from Jamaica said, “We try and bring forward love and acceptance, it is rough pon the youth dem side, there is nobody to really teach the youths except teachers who are giving a education system, politicians who are giving a political system, and some other artists who come with Babylon music so they don’t really have institution to lean on for some reality and righteous music and righteous message and life teaching.”
Several years ago, there was a conscious reggae movement that was strong with artists like Sizzla, Luciano, Anthony B, Richie Spice but that has been non existent until now. Chronixx has breathed air into that movement. When asked if he felt he was responsible for bringing that movement back, he said he was not but he has played his part.
For the past two months, I have listened to his mixtape ‘Catch a Fyah’ and I have not gotten tired of it yet, he has such a beautiful voice. On it, you hear songs like,
This is an artist that I will be supporting fully, I await his album and I wish him all the best as he takes his music internationally.