What A Treat!
Chronixx joined veteran artist Junior Reid at New York City’s Summer Stage concert over the weekend. Fans from ALL borough’s and abroad filled Rumsey Playfield to it’s capacity resulting in police closing the park’s entrance exit just thirty minutes after concert was underway.
Junior Reid and the Rice & Peas band serenade the crowd with signature hit singles ‘One Blood’, & ‘This Is Why We Hot’ and more. Reid is no stranger to New York fans.
The singer/ producer has work with many top entertainment acts including Alicia Keys, Rick Ross, T-Pain, Lil Wayne, Bun B, Busta Rhymes, Fabolous & more. With over two decades in the game, Reid continues to produce great music, and deliver great concert performances.
Red, Green, & Yellow was heavily present among the crowd via flag waving, outfit ensembles, and body accessories.
Chronixx was the chosen headliner of the event. The 21-year old has been lighting up the music industry since his music debut last year. Last week, Chronixx made his U.S. debut appearing on the Jimmy Fallon tonight show and Summer Stage.
Jesse Serwer Co-Promoter & Editor of Large Up.com said – “As presenters we all wanted to use the event to help bring mainstream light to what is happening right now. It’s been about a decade since there has been any real, sustained mainstream exposure in the U,S for a new or current reggae.
When we started planning this event last year, Chronixx was emerging as the artist set to make that breakthrough. “
Chronixx and the Zinc Fence band performed all of the songs listed on his latest EP ‘Dread & Terrible’ [available on itunes NOW] ‘Capture Land’, ‘Here Comes Trouble’, ‘Eternal Fire’, ‘Spirulina’, ‘RastaMan Wheel Out‘ along with his former hit singles and fan favorites ‘Ain’t No Giving In’, ‘Odd Ras’ ‘Somewhere’, ‘Smile’ ‘Curtain’ ‘Warrior’ & ‘Most I’
Hip Hop legend Rahzel of the Roots issued a beatbox performance which featured popular dancehall songs.
Other entertainment acts included a dance performance from Micro Don reminding audiences about it’s importance to the culture of reggae music.
Malik Yoba, Mick Jagger, Hot 97’s DJ Cipha Sounds, Spliff Star, and more were among the celebrity attendees who came out to support Reid and Chronixx.
The annual free concert has featured some of reggae’s top artists in the past including ‘Steel Pulse’, ‘ The Marley’s’, ‘Israel Vibrations’ and ‘Inner Circle’.