Kranium. Image courtesy of the artist.

Kranium: 'Caribbean Music and Dancehall Have Everlasting Power'

We talk to the buzzing Jamaican singer about his upcoming album, collaborating with Wizkid, and the challenges of being a dancehall artist crossing into the mainstream.

Kranium has been making deep waves in the across the world.

The 28-year-old Jamaican has been churning out hits like "Nobody Has to Know," "Can't Believe," and his most recent single "Last Night," which have earned him over 200 million streams worldwide.

Kranium's clever lyrical composition, melodic satin voice and island swagger have made him one of the imminent leaders of new dancehall. He's also shown his live curation and versatility skills, which were accentuated during his recent win at the 2018 Red Bull Culture Clash, in which he competed against crews led by the likes of Zaytoven and Kenny Beats.

The buzzing artist is now prepping his highly-anticipated new album, which will be released this fall. Okayafrica sat down to chat with Kranium to dive into the new record and the keys to his success.

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