Songs that sprout from a long and hard life, channelled through intense black roots music. Slide guitar, drums, piano. Urgent, desperate, tense.
Fantastic Negrito burst onto the national radar by winning NPR’s inaugural Tiny Desk contest in 2015, and has since won Grammys with his three albums:“The Last Days of Oakland” (2017), “Please Don’t Be Dead” (2019) and “Have You Lost Your Mind Yet?”(2021), which features collaborations with fellow Tiny Desk winner Tank (Tank and the Bangas) and Bay Area legend E-40. His most recent single, “Root City”, has become an anthem for the Oakland Roots sports club.