Fantastic Negrito’s Most Ambitious + Provocative Work to Date, White Jesus Black Problems Visual Album, OUT TODAY

Fantastic Negrito’s Most Ambitious + Provocative Work to Date,  White Jesus Black Problems Visual Album, OUT TODAY

Watch the music video for “Nibbadip” HERE


Photo credit: Travis Shinn
“This tremendous synthesis of righteous rhetoric and gnarly, funk-flecked blues-rock… a potent tour de force” – MOJO 4*

“A vibrant mix of raw blues, Prince-like funk and Stones rock’n’roll….Quite unlike anything else out there, it is a bit of a revelation” – The Times 4*

“Album number five finds him crafting a musical and thematic groove that thrusts his music further… ​​a combination of Frank Zappa and Prince”  – American Songwriter 4* Stars

Today, three-time Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, musician and activist Fantastic Negrito (neé Xavier Dphrepaulezz) shares his most ambitious and provocative project to date, White Jesus Black Problems, out now on Storefront Records. Accompanied by a companion film, White Jesus Black Problems is a synthesis of so much – an ancestral journey, an unlikely love story, and even a self-discovery of one’s true name. This new project follows the artists’ acclaimed 2020 album Have You Lost Your Mind Yet? Sonically, White Jesus Black Problems is emotionally charged, mixing blistering rock and roll grit with infectious R&B grooves and buoyant funk energy to deliver a sound that manages to feel both vintage and experimental all at once.

White Jesus Black Problems was written, recorded, and filmed in Oakland, where Negrito grew up and currently resides. Combined with the visuals, WJBP yields a transcendent and immersive sensory experience, one that challenges our notions of who we are, where we come from, and where we’re headed. The multi-media work is based on the true story of his seventh generation white Scottish grandmother (Grandma Gallimore), an indentured servant, living in a common law marriage with his seventh generation African American enslaved grandfather (Grandfather Courage); in open defiance of the racist, separatist, laws of 1750s colonial Virginia.

White Jesus Black Problems has been receiving applause across the board, including praising nods from NPR All Things Considered, NPR Music, MOJO, The Times, Pitchfork, The Line of Best Fit, No Depression – just to name a few. In a four-star review, MOJO described the album as a “tremendous synthesis of righteous rhetoric and gnarly, funk-flecked blues-rock… a potent tour de force” and American Songwriter Mag draws comparisons to Prince as  Negrito crafts his own, unique “musical and thematic groove that thrusts his music further.”

On Saturday, June 4, Negrito will host a YouTube premiere for the entire White Jesus Black Problems film. Make sure to tune in at 8pm BST HERE

Fantastic Negrito announced a string of shows, including Celebrate Brooklyn, Bottlerock Festival, Electric Forest, and the Hollywood Bowl Jazz Fest. Find out more about Fantastic Negrito’s tour dates here: HERE which also includes two nights at London Jazz Cafe in July.
Order White Jesus Black Problems HERE

White Jesus Black Problems tracklist
1. Venomous Dogma
2. Highest Bidder
3. Mayor of Wasteland
4. They Go Low
5. Nibbadip
6. Oh Betty
7. You Don’t Belong Here
8. Man With No Name
9. You Better Have A Gun
10. Trudoo
11. In My Head
12. Register of Free Negroes
13. Virginia Soil


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