White Jesus Black Problems: Vinyl LP
Fantastic Negrito

White Jesus Black Problems: Vinyl LP

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Label: Storefront Records
Release Date: 3rd June

A fuzzy funk n blues album inspired by love overcoming hate, the love between Fantastic Negrito's 7th Generation Scottish servant grandmother and the common law marriage she entered into with his 7th generation grandfather. It's an album full of fire and fury but also a sense that people are love can rise above bigotry, hate and oppression.

For those who dig: grinding funk and blues, Cedric Burnside, Benjamin Booker, Gary Clark Jr. Black Joe Lewis...

Fantastic Negrito's upcoming album and short film "White Jesus Black Problems" was inspired by a search into his ancestry where he found that his 7th generation grandmother was a Scottish indentured servant who entered into a common law marriage with an African American enslaved man, his 7th generation grandfather, in open defiance of the racist laws of 1750's colonial Virginia.

Their love story is a healing testament to standing up against inhumane and brutal systems with love as your only weapon. Their perseverance is a lesson in today's polarized society on the virtues of constant struggle in the face of ignorance, fear, and violence, which is still present in the contemporary embodiments of white supremacy, bigotry, and hatred. It's important to tell the story of how those who suffered much greater indignities and violence than we do in contemporary times were nonetheless able to preserve their humanity through human connection and the determination to love. If they can do it in 1759, we can do it 2022.

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