Fantastic Negrito Tickets
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Fantastic Negrito is a critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter whose career has taken off in recent years. His musical stylings are varied, based on black roots music, with hints of contemporary folk blues and rock. He has toured all over Europe and North America.
Fantastic Negrito background
Born Xavier Amin Dphrepaulezz into an orthodox Muslim household in Massachusetts, Fantastic Negrito's early life was not an easy one. At the age of 12, his family moved to Oakland, Calif., where he eventually got caught up with trouble on the streets. He was recording music, but an encounter with a gunman caused him to flee to LA with his demo tape in hand. It was in SoCal that he landed a million-dollar record deal with Interscope and released his album The X Factor under the pseudonym Cavier. However, gangsta rap was popular on the airwaves at that time, and his music didn't fit in. The record deal failed. Negrito sold everything and quit. Then, in 1999, he was in a near-death car accident. Left with permanent damage, he eventually returned to Oakland in 2008 following many years of physical rehabilitation. The birth of his son was what caused his return to music. He went back to his roots: the blues. Playing his songs on the streets, he released another album and was picked up by Chris Cornell, who invited him to tour in Europe and North America. He then went on to tour on his own.
Fantastic Negrito awards
Despite a rough start to his career, Negrito is reaping the rewards. Upon his return to music, he won NPR's first Tiny Desk award. His debut full-length album, The Last Days Of Oakland, went on to win Best Contemporary Blues Album at the Grammys in 2017.
Similar to Fantastic Negrito
Fantastic Negrito fans might also enjoy The Record Company. Similar to Negrito in that they are both from California and blues influenced, the band, led by Chris Vos, Alex Stiff and Marc Cozorla, has toured with popular artists like John Mayer and are Grammy-nominated.
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