LargeUp Premiere: Watch Chronixx’s Official Dance Video for “Likes” Starring Ravers Clavers

December 1, 2017

Words by Kadene Pitter

Chronixx is doing it for the love of the culture with this one. Shot in Nannyville, Kingston, โ€œLikes (The Official Dance Video)โ€ is a celebration of dancing and dancehall, featuring the Ravers Clavers dance crew, including โ€œFling Yuh Shouldaโ€ creator Kool Ravers and Beenie Manโ€™s daughter, Desha Ravers, as well as Hector โ€œRootsโ€ Lewis of Chronixx’s Zincfence Redemption band.

The video, directed by Ezra Tafari, showcases dances by the group such as โ€œGenna Bounce,โ€ โ€œLebeh Lebeh,โ€ and the previously mentioned โ€œFling Yuh Shoulderโ€ โ€“ ย some of the more popular moves of 2017. No stranger to dancing himself, Chronixx brandished his skills in the official video for โ€œLikes,โ€ which dropped back in June. During his Chronology Tour earlier this year, the artist was seen bussing the Fling Yuh Shoulda with Hector โ€œRootsโ€ Lewis, gaining fan approval with a widely-shared viral vid. Ravers Clavers responded with a viral IG video of their own, and a tribute to Chronixx during Ding Dongโ€™s Reggae Sumfest performance. Now, things come full circle with a dance video starring Ravers, officially commissioned by Chronixx himself.

โ€œThe people made โ€˜Likesโ€™ one of the biggest songs and โ€˜Fling Yuh Shouldaโ€™ one of the biggest dances,โ€ Chronixx says. โ€œWe put them together for our new video. They say dancehall can’t be clean, conscious and fun. We show them it can.โ€

This year has undoubtedly been a great one for Chronixx. Since releasing his long-anticipated album, Chronology, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard reggae chart, heโ€™s headlined and sold out shows across the U.S. and England, including the world-famous Brixton Academy in London. Just this week, he was nominated as Best Reggae Act at the MOBO Awards, and received his first Grammy nomination (also in the reggae category) for Chronology. After taking the Chronology tour to Guyana and Trinidad this past week, heโ€™s set to close out the Caribbean leg of the trip with two homecoming shows in Jamaica featuring Protoje and special guests, which you can actually stream right here.

Watch โ€œLikes (The Official Dance Video)โ€ here: