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Chronixx Defends Damian Marley Against Grammy Backlash

Chronixx Blast Grammys After Losing Out To Damian Marley
Chronixx want his fans to put some respect on Damian Marley’s name.


Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley Wins 2018 Reggae Grammy “Best Reggae Album”

“Chronixx I agree with your statement about the Grammys not televising the reggae category but this seems like your a grudge against Damian,” one fan wrote. “Yes there are some biases when it comes to the Marley brand but that doesn’t mean you can’t congratulate your comrade. Even though he has the Marley name his album was actually better than yours in my opinion. Don’t let your grouses against the Grammys let you start feuding with your musical brother rastaman.”

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The Recording Academy has never televised the Best Reggae Album category mainly because the category is not big enough. To be fair to them, there are several other categories that are bigger than the reggae category that are not televised. This has been a big issue for reggae fans for a long time and the awards ceremony has not moved to address it. So don’t expect to see your favorite artists in this cat accepting their award.

Do you think Chronixx should have won the Best Reggae Album Grammy. Leave your comments below.


Gong picked up his third Grammy at the 60th annual Grammy Awards ceremony at Madison Square Gardens in New York City on Sunday night. Damaireleased the 18 track album on July 21st in 2017. The project was released under Republic Records and saw guest appearances from Stephen Marley and Major Myjah, with Stephen and Gong executive producing the project.

The Best Reggae Album category saw some strong contenders this year with Morgan Heritage, Chronixx, J Boog, and Lost In Paradise all getting nominations after putting out some well received albums. Chronixx’s Chronology LP was one of the hot favorites to win the award, but Damian Marley edged him out in the end. Chronic lead the online polling leading up the the award ceremony with 29% of responding giving him the edge to win the Best Reggae Album Grammy.

Stony Hill peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Reggae Chart last year and spend a few weeks there. The album sold 18,000 copies in the United States alone up until the time of this publication.

Damian Marley previously won the Best Reggae Album Grammy award in 2002 for his Halfway Tree album. He won his second Grammy in 2006 for his landmark album Welcome To Jamrock.

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Comment by Big Woman on February 4, 2018 at 2:24pm

I agree with all these comments. The genre should have been included in the performances. Complain and email the Grammy organization. Just whom is setting the standards anyway? I'll bet not many really know reggae music. Don't put too much stock into awards designated by people who don' look like you.

Comment by Yahzequel Ben Israel on January 31, 2018 at 6:13pm

Black African Slaves make all sorts of genre of music and now white supremacy took it over and handing out Awards for it, We black African should not take place in their mess we need not their validation.

Comment by conscious1 on January 31, 2018 at 4:19pm

I remember when this struggle was going on between Peter Tosh and Bob Marley.  No doubt the white establishment will always show more favor towards those who reflect more of their features than others, but both were killed because of white conspiracy.  Moral of the scenario is that neither party wins unless we come together and form our own Grammy and say to hell with theirs.

Comment by Da'Gullah Rootz on January 31, 2018 at 10:07am
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Comment by T. O. M on January 31, 2018 at 9:07am
I think the bloggers who responded to Chronixx had a valid point in that awards shows like the Grammy's put on by "other folks" and has become the benchmark to measure success can cause someone to lose themselves in the moment. We all can understand disappointment and not achieving your goal or living up to whatever expectations that you may have for yourself. However, it is not to lose yourself to the standards and expectations that others have established. Keep doing your thing. I think Chronixx does understand that which why he retracted his statement. He was just caught up on the moment- he is human. Besides, it is not like once an artist is nominated for a Grammy that they can't br nominated again. Most artist like Jr. Gong that attain that acknowledgement and accolades paid their dues. Regardless of him being a Bob Marley descendant, he didn't just started collecting Grammy's as soon as he launched his musical career. He journeyed just like many artist has and still do and yet not be recognized for their work. So to Chronixx I say consider it a blessing still to recognized and honored for your work at this early point i your career. This is a big stepping stone as to how prolific you can be so as long as you keep doing what you are doing musically and to remain humble.
Comment by Quintin McDavid on January 29, 2018 at 6:18pm

Pioneer, very inspiring music. Much respect. Well deserved!!!  Yes Rasta.

Comment by kaya-lah... on January 29, 2018 at 11:44am

..surprise surprise    :/

Comment by Sufferahsmusic Media Prod on January 28, 2018 at 11:56pm
Well deserved

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