Toppa Top 10: Ten Artists To Watch in 2013

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Words by Jesse Serwer and Erin MacLeod, Chronixx Photo by Martei Korley—

Chronixx by Martei Korley

We’ve got a strong feeling that 2013 will be a changing-of-the-guards type year for Caribbean music. With that in mind, we’ve selected 10 artists set to distinguish themselves in the next 12 months, from Daniel Bambaata Marley—Ziggy’s eldest son, and the first in line from a new generation of Marley artists—to Asa Bantan, a deejay from Dominica poised to buss that island’s bouyon sound across the region and beyond. Also featured are conscious crooner Chronixx (pictured above), our pick for the year’s top new artist to watch, and OMI, the Jamaican singer behind the infectious new reggae/pop tune, “Cheerleader.”