Album Review: White Jesus Black Problems by Fantastic Negrito
Excellent, Based on 1 Critic
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Fantastic Negrito's unique family history and complex career trajectory have intermingled to inspire his ambitious new album, White Jesus Black Problems. The project is also the soundtrack to an accompanying film, echoing the themes of love, historical excavation and a sense of purpose found in the album's rootsy R&B and raw blues rhythms.
Personally charged and creatively dense, White Jesus Black Problems keeps its momentum and focus through Negrito's strong lyrical content and hypnotic vocal energy throughout. The Oakland-raised artist recorded the entirety of this 13-track opus with studio drummer James Small, who also plays the role of Negrito's Grandfather Courage in the film.