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Fantastic Negrito: White Jesus Black Problems interview


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A moment of boredom and a visit to a genealogy website led to Fantastic Negrito, aka Xavier Amin Dphrepaulezz, discovering a secret family history packed with more peril, intrigue and romance than your average Hollywood film.

Not only did it turn out that his father had fabricated his entire past, but his eight-time grandparents were revealed to be an African slave and a Scottish servant who met and fell in love in Virginia 270 years ago – a time when interracial relationships were against the law. Because of their bravery and perseverance, the couple not only made it, their children were legally free, as were the generations that followed.

Their incredible story is the jumping-off point for the new album, White Jesus Black Problemsa searing mix of rock’n’roll and timeless R&B, which takes on themes of racism, capitalism and freedom in an all-too-modern context.

What was the starting point for White Jesus Black Problems?


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