Chronology - Chronixx (LP)
At 24 years of age, the Rastafarian singer-songwriter known as Chronixx (full name Jamar McNaughton) is already up to the task of leading the next wave of Jamaican reggae artists in the present millennium.
The long-gestating Chronology finds the genre in a curious place, appreciated in the mainstream but in an appropriative sense, with the genre vibes, chords and sensibilities serving as the foundation for many a "tropical house" and faux "dancehall pop" hit but nary a Jamaican artist on the level of making a Marley-esque splash.
Chronology is a socially, politically and industrially aware effort, the work of an intelligent, savvy and ambitious artist who makes for an ideal genre representative to take reggae to its next global level.
1. Spanish Town Rockin'
2. Big Bad Sound feat. Chronicle
3. Skankin' Sweet
4. Ghetto Paradise
5. Smile Jamaica
1. Black Is Beautiful
4. Tell Me Now