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Chronixx - The Next Big Thing

Jamar Rolando McNaughton, better known by his stage name Chronixx, was born on October 10, 1992. He was musically nurtured from an early age by his father, the artist Chronicle, and was given the 'Little Chronicle' as the 'junior' to his father. His name was later changed to Chronixx by a friend of his.

Chronicle grew up surrounded by the likes of Burro Banton, Norris Man and Gregory Isaacs. At the age of five he wrote his first song 'Rice Grain' and went on to be a choir director and worship leader at 11.

In 2003 he recorded his first song with his mentor/coach Danny Browne, and since then has ascend into the music industry. He has harmonized for artists such as Lutan Fyah and by age 14 was providing production assistance for tracks sung by Konshens, Munga Honorable, Popcaan and others.

In 2009 after his brother’s death, Chronixx channeled his energy wholeheartedly as a vocalist, after he was encouraged by Zincfence Records producer Romaine ‘Teflon’ Arnett, to sing the lyrics he was writing for others.

In 2010, his first EP, Hooked on Chronixx, was released and immediately put the budding artist on the radar of music lovers and industry heads alike. Among its 7 tracks, ‘Start A Fyah,’ ‘Capitalist’ (featuring Infinite) and ‘Behind Curtain’ stood out as a fan favorites, reaching far beyond Jamaican first official video and served to alert many more to his arrival

Chronixx went on first tour in 2013 when he went to Europe with his own band. Soon afterward, he bestowed a name upon this carefully assembled musical crew: Zincfence Redemption. Altogether, their fascinating stage presence has elevated the Chronixx experience to new and ever increasing heights.

Also in 2013, he and his team were Jamaica’s only representation in Nairobi, where he performed as a Peace Ambassador ahead of Kenya’s general elections. The next year, he found himself in New York City where he participated in a reggae and jazz series together with living legends Ernest Ranglin and Monty Alexander. By this time, Chronixx had established new and renewed working connections with Sly & Robbie, King Jammy, Leroy Sibbles and, again, Danny Browne.

The Dread & Terrible Project was released in April 2014 with seven tracks plus three dub versions, immediately topping both the Billboard and iTunes reggae charts. Neither an album nor an EP, the Project also includes a short film based on one of its tracks, ‘Rastaman Wheel Out.’ The film was directed by “The Guru” Ras Kassa and has received high critical acclaim. The hit single, ‘Here Comes Trouble’ can also be found on The Dread & Terrible Project.

With so much accomplished in so short a time, the world is bracing for greater wonders from this young man who walks with an old soul. For Chronixx himself, music is a mission and history is being made every day still.

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