Already at work on his third album, the 25-year-old from Jamaica who arrived in Toronto after stints in Birmingham, England and New York, Lexxicon describes his music as “afro-dancehall.” “I’m still growing and pushing myself and trying to do things differently,” says Lexxicon, whose videos like Doing To Me and more recently Paradise, show the artist at his soulful best. A singer, dancer and performer who’s captured the industry’s eye, says that even though he’s influenced by artists like Rihanna, the music he makes is entirely his own. “I like creating my own world in each song,” he says, adding that he likes to spend his summers at the beach with his music up loud. “I make uptempo songs that should be a party.”
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