Stop Sleeping & Open Your Ears

 |  June 23, 2010

If you have never heard of Aloe Blacc, you may have heard his music anyway.  His first single , “I Need A Dollar,” off his new album, is the theme song for HBO’s “How To Make It In America.”  Aloe Blacc is an R&B cat whose style is reminiscent of the golden age of R&B, the 60’s and 70’s.  With all the ‘Pop & B’ out there in the mainstream, it’s refreshing to listen to some music that has a lot of soul.  Aloe has found a perfect home for himself on indie powerhouse label Stones Throw, also home to the late-great J Dilla, Guilty Simpson, Mayer Hawthorne, Madlib, Madvillain, Oh No, and Strong Arm Steady just to name a few.

He dropped his second single “Femme Fatale”  off his upcoming album “Good Things.”  While the album doesn’t have a release date yet, it’s expected to drop this year.  A leaked version of the album hit the internet recently, but according to Stones Throw the album is still in progress.  Either way I suggest you show this dude some love.  We did an interview with Aloe Blacc a while back that you should also check out, as it’s pretty interesting.  As always, let me know what you think.

Aloe Blacc – “I Need A Dollar”


Aloe Black – “Femme Fatale”