Chronixx has released his highly anticipated, well-produced, easy-skanking, roots-rocking, ’90s Dancehall, hip hop vibe “Roots & Chalice” mixtape on Friday and it is already a hit. A sure classic.
When Chronixx announced in December that his much-anticipated mixtape will bear the titled, “Roots & Chalice” and that it will be mixed by Brooklyn’s Federation Sound we didn’t know what to expect. But, OMG, we were hit with all sort of musical greatness.
Download: Chronixx’s New ‘Roots & Chalice’ Mixtape
On the 26-track mixtape, the young leader remixed some his previous hits of his ‘Dread & Terrible EP and also pays homage to old school Hip Hop, Rock Steady, and Dancehall era. It also features young Jamaican reggae musicians Dre Island, Eesah, Kerlissa, and Kabaka Pyramid.
“We’ve talked for years about the idea of a ‘Chronixx and Federation mixtape,’ and always said it would come together when the time was right,” Federation told LargeUp. “Every time we linked we would talk about it and then in September of last year, the time was finally right. I put together a folder full of riddims and went to Kingston for a week. That was the birth of Roots & Chalice. The next months were spent fine tuning and finishing songs. Chronixx made two more trips to Brooklyn, and here we are… Roots & Chalice.”
The 22-year-old artiste, who had a successful international ‘Capture Land Tour,’ spanning 21 venues in North America last year, says the title of the mixtape comes from a song he had recorded, which means full-joyment within a conscious state of mind. “When you are conscious enjoyment just begin, yeah,” he said in an interlude on the mixtape, “The more conscious and the more awaken you get; that’s the time life starts to get nice.”