ABOUT RAS KRONIK
Ras Kronik is a Jamaican singer/songwriter and producer. An artist with his finger on the cultural pulse of reggae music, his songwriting reflects the struggles of mankind and the rewards that can be gained spiritually if one believes in a supreme being. He also writes about love won and lost. Whether it's love between a man and woman or the love of the Most High, he delivers his message with clarity and definition.
Ras Kronik's voice covers the gamut of reggae --- soulful, chanting and edgy. He weaves the cultural lyrics of "old school" roots music with modern experiences to create a unique sound. Reggae --- naked and raw --- is an apt description for his musical style, as he forgoes extensive remixes, overdubbing and other musical enhancements.
As a singer\songwriter, Ras Kronik has been awarded the best Reggae Performer In Las Vegas by the American Black Music Association in 2008. His first album, “The Real Thing Remix” is a Roots and Culture album with 14 hot songs that reaches the soul. It is a mix of vintage reggae, dancehall and mid-tempo rhythms, strong melodies and messages that are universal. Standout tracks include “Ghetto Life”, “Real Thing”, “How We Move” (featuring Bonafide Band) and the big track “Hail The King”, “The Way to Life” and “Intimate”.
Ras Kronik has won his share of awards, including twice from Akademia for Best Reggae Song (“Jah Alone” and “The Way To Life”). Some of his other songs include the marijuana anthem, “Feelings”, which advocates legalization of the plant; the lover’s rock favorite “Stick Around” and “Get High”, an EDM number that also hails marijuana.
The artist has work with some big name producers such as Stephen Migliore aka Mr Mig of Maxxbeat, David Savino of Boost record and many more.
Born Everton Anthony Edwards, Ras Kronik is from Clarendon, a sugar-belt parish in rural Jamaica. It has produced a number of outstanding reggae artists including Toots Hibbert, Freddie McGregor and Denroy Morgan.
He began recording in 1998 at studios in Kingston, Ocho Rios and Negril. In 1998, Ras Kronik released his first song, "Gold in My Treasure”, was a radio success. Another song, “This Morning Bona”, was number one on the New York Reggae Radio Network Music Chart.
Though his music tastes are indiscriminate, he is strongly influenced by Buju Banton, Maxi Priest, Beres Hammond, Bob Marley, Garnet Silk and Lucky Dube.
His skills and stage performance have served him well at concerts in Jamaica, including Summer Sizzle in 2006 with Beenie Man; as well as the U.S. Virgin Islands and United States.
Ras Kronik performed on numerous shows, He has appeared in California and Nevada at Backstage Bar and Billiards, on the Las Vegas Strip, Boulder City Music Festival in Boulder city Nevada in Lake Las Vegas.in Reno Nevada. Reggae in the desert and many more.