Posts tagged "Supercat"

Reasoning with Chronixx “Me’s a Dancehall Man”

Reasoning with Chronixx "Me's a Dancehall Man"

The Young Roots Lion Chats About Reggae Versus Ragga, Real Producers, and His Dancehall Daddy

(Photography and Videos by Mark Shaw)

Fresh off his first ever performance at Reggae Sumfest, rising reggae star Chronixx sat down to reason with Reshma B. “Me’s a dancehall man,” he tells her, “Nothing like me Shabba Ranks and me Supercat.” The young singer/songwriter/producer who’s been credited with helping to lead a “roots revival” takes care not to stir up any roots-versus-dancehall “genre war” but instead focuses on quality songwriting and conscious content. Before becoming the hottest new artist in reggae, Chronixx was a producer, creating his own tracks like “Behind Curtain” and “Warrior.” In part 2 of his reasoning with Reshma B, Chronixx bigs up all the “real producers” and talks about his admiration for Kanye West, although he admits that YEEZUS is probably not his favorite Yeezy album. He also speaks on how he likes to bring his family along with him when he performs, including his father Chronicle, whom Chronixx describes as “the original dancehall daddy.” Chronixx also reveals that he is “the biggest Jr. Gong fan in the world” and bigs up Gongzilla to the max. The young roots lion is currently on his first tour of the U.S. and his first-ever New York City performance goes down at SOBs. Before you catch the show, hold a reasoning with the artiste. Video After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Kriss Kross ft. Supercat “Alright”

Let’s Rewind Back To A Time When EveryTING Was Alright
As 90s Hip-Hop fans mourn the sudden death of Kriss Kross’s Chris Kelly, we’re set adrift on a memory bliss of the days when the Don Dada and the Mac Daddy were labelmates on Columbia Records. As soon as they dropped “Jump,” the kids from ATL with the Totally Krossed Out gear became the biggest thing in rap for a hot minute. Quiet as it’s kept, their success is what helped jump-start Jermaine Dupri’s SoSoDef empire. True heads recall that Super Cat appeared on an official remix of the tune, back when hip-hop reggae was a fresh exciting concept. But it wasn’t until Kriss Kross’s sophomore set that they had the opportunity to make a proper single with the Wild Apache, who came through big like he always does. (“Alright” ranks right up there with the slept-on hook Cat did for Sugar Ray’s “Fly.”) Cat and Kriss Kross even shot a video, which you need to watch right now. Thank us later.  Video After The Jump…

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