The Federation Sound


120 minsFirst aired 28 Feb 2018Next The Federation Sound Wed at 4:00pm EST
Maxwell Schiano

The Grammy-nominated roots reggae champion unpacks his influences and explains the origins and impact of the conscious music movement.

Under the musical tutelage of his father, dancehall singer Chronicle, the artist born Jamar McNaughton came up singing backup harmonies and assisting with studio production. Chronixx’s commitment to hard work, authenticity and the myriad sounds of Jamrock – from Niyabinghi music to rocksteady —
shone through his debut EP, 2011’s Hooked On Chronixx. Three years later, his Dread and Terrible project hooked Jimmy Fallon, and the rest (topping Billboard and iTunes charts, selling out shows worldwide) is the history leading up to last year’s Grammy-nominated Chronology. For his third appearance on the Federation Sound with Max Glazer, Chronixx traces the influence of African music, advocates for expressing one’s self fearlessly and shares an exclusive freestyle over a never-before-heard riddim.


Produced by Harley Brown
Engineered by Joe Hazan and Hasan Moore

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