Blog July 24, 2014
Chronixx Makes U.S. TV Debut on The Tonight Show
Jamaican roots reggae artist Chronixx guested on the July 22 broadcast of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, his impressive performance marking his U.S. television debut. The 21-year-old's fame has been steadily on the rise since the release of his 2012 mixtape with Major Lazer’s Walshy Fire. Last night’s episode centered on Chronixx’s new album Dread & Terrible, released on April 1, which has seen great reviews since our early coverage of it. For those of you who missed the show, the story goes that program host Fallon heard one of Chronixx’s songs while he was “hanging out in Jamaica." He took a shine to the music, which he dubs “summertime reggae,” and he promptly made the effort to find out who the artist was. It turns out that the song Fallon heard was “Here Comes Trouble,” the most popular track on Dread & Terrible. Not surprisingly, this is the song that Chronixx performed for Tuesday night's audience, and their thundering ovation tells us that they were nothing less than wowed. The level of applause he received, in addition to Fallon’s discussion of him as “one of the most buzzed about artists in reggae,” means only one thing for young Chronixx: This television appearance will probably be the first of many in the U.S. Chronixx’s musical career has seen much excitement in the past two years, and we can’t wait to find out what’s in store for him. To see an artist on his way up, catch Chronixx this Saturday, July 26 at New York's Central Park SummerStage—for free! Until then, we might as well send a little trouble your way...