Following the success of his latest album Please Don’t Be Dead released in June, Fantastic Negrito has had smash performances recently at Boomtown Festival as well as Nell’s.

Critics have celebrated Fantastic Negrito’s talent as an artist for transforming the brutality and challenges of the streets into carefully crafted musical genius that has appeal to  all.  After a stint as a drug hustler and street busker, Fantastic Negrito has worked relentlessly to make his voice heard and the result is an absolute belter of an album. The Delta Blues influence is undeniable and he entwines the sounds of funk and hip hop to stamp his individuality on the record. The tracks vary from powerful messages of political protest to seductive baby-making rhythms. 

His compelling interview on renowned US TV show CBS This Morning: Saturday and showcased several of his tunes, showing just a fraction of his immense musical capabilities and stunning skills. Whilst Please Don’t Be Dead is propelled by anger and protest against the injustices of addiction and corruption, Fantastic Negrito’s voice contains a glimmer of hope for a better future and something to hang onto in such times of unrest. As long as this artist sticks around, we’re sure it will be. 


Upcoming Tour Dates:
Tue, AUG 14
Place Du Musee
Bruxelles – Brussel, France
Thu, AUG 23
New York, NY
Sun, AUG 26
Commodore Barry Park
Brooklyn, NY
Sun, SEP 02
Blues Views and BBQ Festival
Westport, CT
Sun, SEP 09
Grog Shop
Cleveland, OH
Fri, SEP 14
Amsterdam Bar and Hall
Saint Paul, MN
Sun, SEP 16
Colectivo Coffee – Prospect Café
Milwaukee, WI
Wed, SEP 19
Louisville, KY
Fri, SEP 21
The Bourbon
Lincoln, NE
Sun, SEP 30
Ohana Festival
Dana Point, CA

Words by: Molly Bergara

George Millington