Here comes trouble! Chronixx, that is. Militancy, mixed with pure talent, and an influential message he is nothing short of a leader for his generation; leading a Reggae revolution.

Chronixx, Born October 10, 1992 as Jamar Rolando McNaughton, hails from Spanish Town, Jamaica. It is understood that he encompassed the love for music from an early age. His father, musically known as Chronicle, was an early influence exposing him to the dancehall and reggae music scene. Aside from his father, Chronixx accredited other artists such as Buju Banton, Burning Spear and Bob Marley as some of his major influences. Before rising to the starlight he was making his mark behind the curtains. From vocals to production he worked with artists such as Lutan Fyah, Konshens, Popcaan and more. He was well on his way up his musical path. It is noted that the unfortunate passing of his brothers in 2007 and 2010 was a catalyst, a push to continue forward with his journey.

In 2011 Chornixx released his first EP “Hooked on Chronixx” which quickly took to the airwaves and caught attention around Jamaica. Over next the two years the name Chronixx continued to spread like wild fire, this time across the globe. In 2013 Chronixx and Walshy Fire teamed up and curated the “Start a Fyah” mixtape presented by Major Lazer. The mixtape continued to let the world know Chronixx was on the rise, grabbing listeners with songs such as “Warrior,” “Start a Fyah,” and “Beat and a Mic.” The following year 2014 the visionary “Dread and Terrible Project” was released. Topping Reggae charts with seven tracks, 3 dub versions and a short film, the project immersed listeners into what would be the start of a revolution. He went on that year to debut live on the Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, receive nominations for the Best Reggae act at the MOBO Awards, and win 2 awards at the 33rd International Reggae and World Music Awards. Jamar also founded his own record production house and label along side producers and engineers known as Teflon Zincfence and Shadyz Zincfence.

The young rasta is not shy to showcase his versatility and take his talents to higher heights. In 2015 he brought his soul reviving lyricism and appeared on budding American rapper Joey Badass’ debut album “B4.Da.$$.” Chronixx went on that year to perform at the historical Glastonbury Festival in England, with his sounds of uplifting roots and liberation seen as a pinnacle of the festival. Not only is he grasped by the music industry, the fashion industry took note of the refreshing energy he exudes as well. In 2017 Chronixx was dubbed the face of Adidas Spezial’s Spring Summer Campaign bringing about a modern militant style to the brand.

Continuing on his musical journey he released his long awaited album “Chronology” in 2017 topping Reggae charts again and also went on to receive a Grammy nomination. Chronixx has toured globally with his band Zincfence Redemption as well as solo spreading true roots and culture. He joined music legends Nas and Lauryn Hill on the “If I Ruled the World” 2017 tour. This year Chornixx brought to us his 5th Anniversary Edition of the “Dread and Terrible Project” including his now everlasting classics as well as an additional must hear track “Jah is There.” It is clear that there is no end in sight for the revolutionary youth, with a burning passion to spread his message of acceptance, love and liberation you can’t help but to embrace his music wholeheartedly near and far.

Written by Chantal Adjovai for 2nd September 2019

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