Cris Cab mightbe relatively new in the music business, but he’s already got a huge followingand his smooth reggae-inspired sound has caught the attention of some majorplayers in the industry – he even recently collaborated with both Wyclef and Pharrel Williams!

Chelsea Briggs chattedwith Cris at SXSW 2012 and asked him what he learned from working withthose musical heavyweights. She also put him in the Hollywire Hot Seat, where he answered 20 questions,lightning-round-style – and his answers made us love him even more!

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Living on a Prayer? The Food Network? Twizzlers andgelato? Can we be friends with this guy, please? Cris’ newest "mixtape," Echo Boom, is available now!

What is your favorite Cris Cab song?