“We feel that it is important to continue to bridge the gap between Japan and Jamaica through music,” says Masta Simon of Mighty Crown. “One of the main reasons we are bringing Chronixx is because we want the people in Japan to feel the real energy of a new artist from Jamaica through a major live performance.” “With these being Chronixx’s first ever performances in Japan, no doubt these shows will be exclusive and very, very special to us and all of Japan,” Masta Simon adds.
As one of the forerunners of Jamaica’s acclaimed “Reggae Revival,” Chronixx has been making extensive strides since his groundbreaking 2012 breakthrough. With a string of hits like “Smile Jamaica,” “They Don’t Know,” “Behind Curtain,” “Aint No Giving In” and many more blazing the trail, Chronixx is quickly solidifying his position as a bonafide Reggae star. Major appearances on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” and a Central Park concert catapulted the singer’s “Dread & Terrible” EP to the top 10 of the Billboard Top Reggae Album Chart, where it remained for nearly 1 year.
Chronixx’s “Dread and Terrible” tour has landed him, along with the Zinc Fence Redemption band, in places across the Globe. And now, the singer can add the massive Reggae music market of Japan to his growing list of credentials. Making a debut in Japan for Mighty Crown’s 25th Anniversary is an awesome way to show the valuable connection between Reggae artists and sound systems.
Without a doubt, Mighty Crown has come a long way for a sound that was once dubbed “fly by night.” The sound has boldly represented their love of sound system culture and Reggae and Dancehall music for the past 25 years and serves as the foundation of Japan’s bustling Reggae and Dancehall movement. Moreover, Mighty Crown has demonstrated that sound system culture has infinite potential. From sound clash champions, artist managers and record label owners to scoring their very own Nike sneakers, epic endorsements/collabos and Nine Rulaz clothing line, Mighty Crown proves that all things are possible.
“We have been playing sound from 1991…..it has been a long journey for all of us,” says Masta Simon. “Honestly, I never thought we would reach this far when we first started playing Crown….it’s truly a blessing!”
With just a few weeks left until the high profile Chronixx concerts, “The Far East Rulaz” are amped and ready to bring the festivities to their home turf. Based on the overwhelming buzz and heavy promotions surrounding Mighty Crown’s 25th Anniversary, which include wrapping of the entire Yokohama subway station with ads, the sound is confident that their upcoming Chronixx concerts and other events will be successful!