Kranium's single "We Can" ft. Tory Lanez has been a favorite on KingstonToLA's welcome to 2017 playlist. Released last October, the single is currently sitting at number 25 on Billboard + Twitter's Emerging Artists charts. As the new year vibes settle in, it's an anthem we are flashing back to in these cold winter months.
Kranium's music gives the listener a present-day spin on a classic Jamaican vibe seen through the eyes of the big city.
For us, it's his NY repping style - as he is the first New York reggae artist to score a number 1 hit since Shaggy. Born in Montego Bay, Jamaica, Kranium emigrated to Florida when he was 12 and was taken under the wing of his uncle, 80s dancehall star Screwdriver. This is when his education began and his sound perfected.
In 2015, his hit single "Nobody Has to Know" took the music world by storm and secured a Major Lazer remix. His follow-up album, Rumors, was also packed with the irie slow jams. We find Kranium's music to have that authentic Jamaican soul - an aggressive take on whatever genre it borrows from - although his sentiment is sweet, his lyrics are real and provocative.
This past December the artist performed live in Los Angeles and tore the house down at The Savoy Entertainment center with his hottest singles.
Get your #DancehallFriday on and listen to "We Can" feat. Tory Lanez here on KingstonToLA:
Also check out Dancehall Funk's upful choreography to "We Can" here: