Words by LargeUp Crew, Photo by Martei Korley—
A year ago, the LargeUp braintrust sat down and selected ten “Artists to Watch” for 2013. Not every pick delivered on their promise, but our top choice, Chronixx—little known outside Jamaica at the time—has since emerged into one of Caribbean music’s most visible ambassadors.
As the reggae revival associated with Chronixx continues to gain currency, and soca infiltrates playlists around the world, we’re seeing enthusiasm for Caribbean music reach levels not seen in a decade. With this in mind, we’ve expanded our Artists to Watch list for 2014 to include 21 acts set to impact music in the region this year, and beyond.