Red Light Management

New Artist Signing: Fantastic Negrito

March 12, 2021

We’re excited to announce a new addition to the Red Light Management Family, Fantastic Negrito  who is currently nominated for his 3rd Grammy in the Best Contemporary Blues Album category. He won his previous 2 nominations!

When you listen to Fantastic Negrito, you’re invited to hear the story of life after destruction. Each song is a real story about a musician from Oakland who experienced the highs of a million-dollar record deal, the lows of a near fatal car accident that left him in a coma, and is now in the midst of a rebirth that took him from the streets of Oakland to the world stage.
The narrative of 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.
Negrito burst on to the national radar by winning the inaugural NPR Tiny Desk contest in 2015, and has since won Grammys for his first two albums: “The Last Days of Oakland” (2017) and “Please Don’t Be Dead” (2019). His third album, “Have You Lost Your Mind Yet?”, arrived last summer, includes features from fellow Tiny Desk winner Tank (Tank and the Bangas) and Bay Area legend E-40, and is currently nominated for a Grammy as well.
Listen to “Have You Lost Your Mind Yet?
Watch Fantastic Negrito on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
“Have You Lost your Mind Yet? is more than just a timely release, it’s also the most thrilling set of music yet in the two time grammy winner’s career.” Esquire

“Modern electric blues as Prince and George Clinton would have it.” Rolling Stone

“There aren’t many that push boundaries with the innovative inclusiveness that Fantastic Negrito doggedly follows. He’s one of America’s most unique and unusual artists, exemplified by this original and compelling release.” American Songwriter

“The songs are so raw and visceral and real.. completely scorching.” NPR Music