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The LargeUp Interview: The Evolution of Khxos

For Khxos, the journey has been one of hard work and dedication, finding his true sound, and constant evolution as an artist. Born Oshane Logan in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, and now residing in Florida, he has amassed hundreds of thousands of streams with tracks like “Dopamine” and his latest single “Tambrin” and collaborated with some of the hottest artists and producers in dancehall and reggae. Without need for gimmicks or excessive hype, he’s steadily made a name for himself over the past few years, blending dancehall with hip hop, R&B and pop.

Jamaica Gleaner: Ras-I Starts His ‘Tsojourna’ With ‘Ordinary Day’

Rising reggae artiste Ras-I, real name Immanuel Kerr, is feeling good and excited about his upcoming debut album, Tsojourna, scheduled for release in the third week of November. The young singer said surely that the work would yield a positive response, with confidence likely sprouting from all the time spent in making the project worthwhile. Usually sporting a wide grin, with dreadlocks reaching down the length of his back, Ras-I’s image already exudes ‘roots’, but fans and new listeners can also expect a little R&B vibes from the millennial up-and-comer – like in his latest single called Ordinary Day.

LargeUp Premiere: Mortimer Captures “Lightning” On a New Single Produced by Winta James

Mortimer always comes in like the strong yet gentle force that reggae needs. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, and raised in the rural parish of St. Elizabeth, music found him at the tender age of eight, singing choir. His influences include the greats Bob Marley and Stephen Marley, as well as soul singers like Donny Hathaway and John Legend. His voice is both silky and smoky as he blends roots reggae and contemporary Jamaican music together with ease.