Fantastic Negrito won Best Contemporary Blues Album for Please Don’t Be Dead at the 61st GRAMMY Awards.
“I want to thank the Academy for recognizing a complete freak and weirdo that makes his albums in an art gallery ’cause I Iike the vibe,”
Negrito said during his acceptance speech wearing a bright red suit and a mohawk. “I want to thank all the fans, the supporters, I’m nothing without you. Negrito nation!”
He also gave a shout out to the town he grew up in, “I would like to thank the city of Oakland, the Bay Area,” he said.