A NEW BEGINNING: Musician Xavier Dphrepaulezz reinvented himself as Fantastic Negrito; in the process, he revealed to the world a new character that's truer and deeper than the original.

Fantastic Negrito brings ‘The Last Days of Oakland’ to Asheville

The story of Fantastic Negrito is the stuff of Hollywood legends, but it has the distinction of being true. The man born Xavier Dphrepaulezz taught himself to play a multitude of instruments, scored a record deal, made a good album that stiffed, had a car wreck and nearly died, worked his way back to health, reinvented himself musically and got himself discovered all over again.