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Aloe Blacc

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Egbert Nathaniel Dawkins III (born 1979 in Orange County, California), better known by the stage name Aloe Blacc, is an American soul singer, rapper and musician. He began his recording career as an MC back in 1995 when he joined up with hip-hop producer Exile to form the mainstay indie rap group Emanon. Aloe released his debut solo album Shine Through on Stonethrow Records in 2006 and followed this up in 2010 with Good Things. He has also collaborated with the Cradle Orchestra under the name Bee, and they released the project Open Your Mind in 2009. His song "I Need a Dollar" is the intro song for the HBO show How to Make It in America. The I Need A Dollar Songfacts reports that after this retro soul track hit the charts throughout continental Europe, Blacc signed with major label Epic Records for the UK and Ireland release of the record. A few years later, Aloe would “stow away” on a Lootpack European tour and become fast friends with Oh No – a relationship which led to many fruitful collaborations as a solo artist. These days, Aloe Blacc has evolved into a true Renaissance man – dubbed “the indie R. Kelly” by online retailer Turntable Lab. Recordings like his Latin cover of John Legend’s “Ordinary People” prove that – not only can this multi-instrumentalist produce, rap and sing – but he can flip it in Spanish, too. With an amazingly broad set of influences ranging widely from the acoustic guitar stylings of folk artist Cat Stevens, to the soul-stirring sounds of the Negro Spirituals, Aloe prides himself on the spectrum of his musical roots. His sound often forays into the digital R&B realm, but always grooves with a tinge of Latin and the pulse of hip-hop. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

Tracks We Played

Ticking Bomb

Lift Your Spirit
Last Played on November 17, 2014 8:08pm

Love Is the Answer

Wake Up EP
Last Played on November 12, 2014 10:39am

Here Today

Lift Your Spirit
Last Played on August 12, 2014 8:42am

I Need A Dollar (Emynd Bounce Remix)

Single
Last Played on March 04, 2014 8:52am

The Man

Wake Me Up- EP
Last Played on February 20, 2014 1:41am

I Need A Dollar

Good Things
Last Played on January 22, 2014 10:44am

Are You Ready

Shine Through
Last Played on January 14, 2014 5:22pm

Loving You Is Killing Me

Good Things
Last Played on January 06, 2014 11:55pm

Whole World

Shine Through
Last Played on January 03, 2014 9:55am

Arrive

Shine Through

Patria Mia

Shine Through

Dance For Life

Shine Through

Bailar Scene 1

Shine Through

LONG TIME COMING

Shine Through

SEVERA

Shine Through

SEVERA

Shine Through

Im Beautiful

Shine Through

GENTE ORDINARIA

Shine Through

FEMME FATALE

Good Things

GENTE ORDINARIA

Shine Through

Want Me

Shine Through

BILLIE JEAN

Live (Single)