Dancehall Pioneer Kranium releases New EP TOXIC

International recording artist Kranium released an EP called Toxic through Atlantic Records this Friday, February 12th, 2021. The project features several hit tracks recently dropped as singles that together express the epitome of modern dancehall with hints of pop for mainstream crossover. It’s a tempting start to the year, with more single-ish focused themes in the works, like an appetizer tantalizing the senses before tasting the main course. The songs’ successes are noteworthy, particularly given their popularity during a pandemic with no club or house party to blast it:
When he dropped the track and music video “Gal Policy” it quickly rose to the top of Billboard’s Top 10 Caribbean Islands ranking and charted Top 20 in over 20 different islands on iTunes. “Through The Window” was the follow-up to that and is also on the new EP, plus “Block Traffic” featuring rising star Rytikal. The title track “Toxic” debuts alongside one other previously unreleased song called “Won’t Judge” that has an accompanying music video out now too:
Record after record, the Jamaican born crooner flexes his lyrical prowess to deliver punchy tunes filled with catchy hooks and melodic nuances. His growing fanbase is cheering him on, with this latest work providing even more material for ensuing accolades. At present, he is up for Best Dancehall Act at the Caribbean Afro Music Awards with voting input from the public online:
Kranium [@Kranium] has an extensive catalog of work. His unique sound has helped him establish himself as a global touring artist. Even early on, his work has earned acclaim to include the RIAA, certified GOLD classic “Nobody Has To Know” and the street anthem “Lifestyle.” He has worked with major talent to include Ty Dolla $ign, Wiz Kid, Major Lazer, Bebe Rexha, and Ed Sheeran. Kranium is well versed and well-traveled, having performed worldwide, including Dubai, UAE, Albania, Sweden, Germany, Israel, Australia, and various countries within Africa and the Caribbean.

Kwame Anane

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