Chronixx on the growing popularity of reggae in pop music, his debut album and Arsenal

Chronixx on the growing popularity of reggae in pop music, his debut album and Arsenal

In the middle of a global tour you’d expect to feel slightly stressed or tired or at the very least wanting to use every available minute to rest. That might be so for the majority but not for the Jamaican artist, Jamar McNaughton, popularly known as Chronixx – the new poster boy of reggae, whose fans range from Usain Bolt (his Tracks & Records restaurant housed Chronixx’s first live show) through to Mick Jagger (who…

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Sting And Shaggy On The ‘Wonderful Luxury’ Of Making Reggae

Sting And Shaggy On The ‘Wonderful Luxury’ Of Making Reggae

May 3, 20184:47 AM ET Heard on Morning Edition David Greene Vince Pearson “I think surprise is always the most important element in all music,” Sting says of his and Shaggy’s new album 44/876. Salvador Ochoa/Courtesy of the artist It’s one of this year’s most unlikely collaborations. Shaggy is a Jamaican dance hall star with an unmistakable voice and raunchy hits like 1995’s “Boombastic” and 2000’s “It Wasn’t Me.” Rock star Sting, his partner, is…

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Rihanna Is Making a Reggae Album

Rihanna Is Making a Reggae Album

By Hunter Harris@hunteryharri   Rihanna. Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images Rih-gae: Rihanna is officially working on a reggae album. In a Vogue profile promoting Savage X Fenty and Ocean’s 8, Rihanna gave details about Anti’s follow-up. “With her next record — her ninth — Rihanna is moving the needle on her creative output all over again: She plans to make a reggae album,” Vogue reports. “Though it’s too soon to name a full list of collaborators,…

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