Cooking Vinyl is proud to reissue 2017 Grammy-winning artist Fantastic Negrito's critically acclaimed 2016 debut album The Last Days of Oakland (recipient of a Best Contemporary Blues Album Grammy Award) with two new additional tracks. The new tracks – "Push Back" and "The Shadows" – were both produced by Xavier Dphrepaulezz (aka Fantastic Negrito) and feature Masa Kohama and Tomas Salcedo (guitars), Cornelius Mims (bass guitar), Lionel Holoman Jr. (piano and organ), with vocals, additional piano, additional guitar, drum programming andclaps by Dphrepaulezz.
"...Last Days Of Oakland is among the rawest pieces of music – sonically and emotionally – you'll hear all year. But it's also the work of a craftsman, full of subtlety and sophistication, along with the kind of scars that only a survivor can flaunt." - Jason Heller, NPR
"The first great album of the post-Prince/post-Ali world...Tremendous." – The Mirror