Meet Fantastic Negrito #TuneOfTheWeek #WorkingPoor

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Many artists nowadays make true music, sing true lyrics and try to become the voice of people in struggle in our society. Well, the system doesn’t really go along with this situtation at this moment in time, that pop catchy tunes are all over the charts and create a completely different era. But this man makes great music and you’d better have a listen to his tunes. With the lyric ‘Working just to survive’ , Fantastic Negrito made me put him on the spot for the tune of the week. Read below what he is writing on his bio, while listening to ‘Working Poor’.

“Fuck a popstar. Fuck pandering. Fuck fakeness. Fuck fear.” Fantastic Negrito is the incarnation of a musician who is reborn after going through a lot of awful shit. In fact, the name Fantastic Negrito represents his third rebirth, literally coming back from death this time. The narrative on this man is as important as the sound, because the narrative is the sound. Songs born from a long hard life channeled through black roots music. Slide guitar, drums, piano. Urgent, desperate, edgy. Fantastic Negrito is the story of a man who struggled to “make it”, who “got it”, and who lost it all. For anyone who ever felt like it was over yet hoped it wasn’t, this is your music; blues harnessed, forged in realness. For anyone who ever considered getting their old high-school band back together, this is your inspiration. These are singular songs by a true musician who writes and produces. They are his fuel as he embarks on the third comeback of his life.

 

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