Presumably, a lot more people are becoming familiar with Aloe Blacc now that he's scored the theme to HBO's How To Make It In America. This is good, and deserved. "I Need A Dollar" might be his breakthrough, but it's really only the latest in a fairly long career of throwback soul that doesn't sound old at all. A few years ago, his Stones Throw album Shine Through was the soundtrack to many a patio party and landed him in issue #43 of The FADER, so hopefully, this boost will inspire the completion of his long-awaited album with El Michels Affair. In the meantime, buy this single here and listen to a mix Blacc made to keep his mind off of being broke.
April 05, 2010