This sounds like Anthony Hamilton (with a little less gruff) on a Sam Cooke instrumental. Yeah, that’s a pretty heavy description but not when you consider the fact that Aloe Blacc is also begging the Lord to bring him back to life. My man says: “I don’t need this and I don’t deserve it.” Talk about balls! Aloe Blacc is quite underrated. His voice brings the kind of pain that fills up your chest and has you shaking your head in understanding of his testimony. This is the kind of sangin that we never get anymore. This is pure soul. Don’t take our earlier description as comparison. Aloe isn’t trying to be anyone, but his influences are quite apparent and we love every bit of it. -Judnick Mayard
Download: Aloe Blacc, "I Need a Dollar"