Jamar Rolando McNaughton October 10 1992,  St Catherine, Jamaica

In Spanish Town, he attended St Catherine High School. In his early days, he recorded a Gospel track with producer Danny Browne (which was never released), and then went on to record harmony vocals for artists like Lutan Fyah and begin production, composing rhythms for artists like Konshens, Popcaan, and Munga Hornourebel for Mavrick Records. He began producing and building riddims at the age of 14, including Ice Box Records’ Freezer riddim. Chronixx began writing with Zincfence Records’ Romaine ‘Teflon’ Arnett after his brother passed away in 2009. My music comes from my childhood, from my early beginnings. My whole family sings, and I used to sing at school and church. From a very young age, I was exposed to music by my daddy, Chronicle. That’s where I got my start in music. Professionally, that was when I was in high school. Since then, I have been producing. Riddim-making. However, music has continued since then. I started producing when I was 15, 16 and it was a worthwhile experience.”

As the year progressed, Chronxx’s popularity grew, with significant airplay in Jamaica, performances at festivals like Reggae Sumfest and a December show at the Tracks and Records nightclub and restaurant in Kingston, which was attended by Usain Bolt. The Major Lazer-curated mixtape Start a Fire featured him. With his Zincfence Redemption Band, he toured the United Kingdom (including a BBC 1Xtra concert in Leeds) and the United States in 2013. As a Peace Ambassador during Kenya’s general election, he performed in Nairobi at the Tuko Rada Peace Concert, where he has a large fan base. More than 10,000 people attended his performance at Sumfest in 2013.

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