Consequence of Sound>

Fantastic Negrito Unveils New Music


Trust Us, These 10 Bands Are At SXSW are About to Blow Up


San Jose Mercury News>

SXSW 2015: Fantastic Negrito Lives Up to the Hype

San Francisco Chronicle>

Fantastic Negrito: Oakland musician lives up to new name


Austin 360>

SXSW Standout Fantastic Negrito celebrates life, exceeds hype


SF Weekly >

"Oakland's Fantastic Negrito Wins NPR's Tiny Desk Concert"

NBC Bay Area >

“Oakland’s ‘Fantastic Negrito’ Wins NPR Tiny Desk Concert Contest”


East Bay Express >

"How Fantastic Negrito conquered NPR"


“For Oakland’s Xavier Dphrepaulezz, An Incredible Second Act”



SXSW spotlight: Fantastic Negrito >

"With the new project he’s digging deep into a Delta blues-influenced sound, singing with raw, gut-bucket urgency wrought from a life full of difficult turns and unexpected redemption." Austin 360

Musician Reborn >

Fantastic Negrito shares his journey from 1980s Oakland gutters to black roots music with Slate Magazine.

Inside Bay Area>

Fantastic Negrito charges into Austin as Winner of NPR Music Contest

East Bay Express >

"Fantastic Negrito Wins NPR's Tiny Desk Concert Contest: The Oakland-based singer's 'Lost in a Crowd' woos NPR's esteemed jurors."