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Fantastic Negrito

The Last Days Of Oakland

BLACKBALL UNIVERSE



cd

Released: 7th Jul 2017

£11.99


lp + download

Released: 21st Jul 2017

£19.99


an explosion of musical ideas that will seep into your soul on the shoulders of a ragged, weathered, soulful, howling voice.

Known for his unique fusion of blues, soul, roots and rock music, here frontman and songwriter Xavier Dphrepaulezz tackles the socioeconomic, race and class issues he witnesses on a daily basis living in the East Bay. Consequence of Sound wrote of the record "Dphrepaulezz sings like a man compelled by a spiritual force...[his] voice is impassioned, somewhere between a croon and a scream". The name is "a celebration of blackness. The 'Fantastic' is self-explanatory; the 'Negrito' is a way to open blackness up to everyone, making it playful and international". “it’s never an overbearing or miserable album; Fantastic Negrito wants answers, but he wants you to ask the questions, too” 4/5 – the guardian

The Last Days Of Oakland

Tracklist

  1. Last Days Of Oakland (Intro)
  2. Working Poor
  3. About A Bird
  4. Scary Woman
  5. What Do You Do (Interlude 1)
  6. The Nigga Song
  7. In The Pines
  8. Hump Thru The Winter
  9. Lost In A Crowd
  10. El Chileno
  11. The Worst
  12. Rant Rushmore
  13. Nothing Without You