Aloe Blacc Live Video + North American Tour

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We know a bit about Aloe Blaccs live show, having seen him perform at more than one of our NYC events. He has lit up all kinds of stages around here, from small venues to Central Park’s Summerstage. Now he’s embarking on a 2011 North American tour, supporting his recent Good Things album, featuring the worldwide hit song “I Need a Dollar.” The popularity of Good Things has spread to all parts of the globe – come see what the rest of the world is raving about!

Tour Dates

Aloe Blacc (Alternate) Video – “I Need A Dollar”

Aloe Blacc‘s “I Need A Dollar” was the theme song to last seasons’ big-deal TV show, How To Make It In America. It’s been fantastic exposure for the soul singer and his latest video with dancing genius Baby Boogaloo, “Loving You Is Killing Me” is a big hit. Now the hit from last year, “I Need A Dollar,” has a more appropriate video, more of a storytelling adventure than a commercial.

Good Things on iTunes | Amazon

Aloe Blacc’s Good Things Out Today + MP3

Stones Throw artist Aloe Blacc has been working up to today’s release of Good Things with interviews, performances and viral covers (check out our Exclusive Giant Step video interview, coming soon!) After perfecting his emcee skills with producer Exile in their group Emanon and a solo debut record, Shine Through, Aloe Blacc emerged from relative obscurity this year when HBO chose his “I Need A Dollar” as the theme song for How To Make It In America.  (“I Need A Dollar” is MP3 of the Day on Amazon) With production by the Truth & Soul crew, Good Things is now available and it’s the best soul album to come out this year.

Aloe Blacc – “You Make Me Smile” [MP3]
 

Purchase on iTunes | Amazon | Stones Throw (limited edition 3xLP vinyl)

Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean covered by Aloe Blacc & The Grand Scheme

Any project soul singer Aloe Blacc takes on, as he is continually showing, will be infused with the emotion and passion that gets both the guys and the gals tingly all over. His hit song, “I Need a Dollar,” was featured on HBO’s “How to Make It in America,” and sparked major attention. With a bouncing bass line, clean blues guitar riffs, and a sax and trumpet section from The Grand Scheme, Billie Jean’s intensely personal lyrics are brought out in an entirely new way in one of the best covers of the song we’ve heard. Look out for more Aloe Blacc videos in the near future, and if you’re in the New York area, don’t miss him at Giant Step’s Summerstage on July 17th on the Central Park main stage.

Aloe Blacc “I Need a Dollar” Official Video + Live at The Do Over’s WMC Party

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We posted a download of this song by Aloe Blacc when it was premiered as the theme song for HBO’s How To Make It in America – now the official video is out. (Thanks Stones Throw!) The video also contains a short section of the song “Take Me Back” from Aloe Blacc’s upcoming album Good Things.

After the jump, check out Aloe perform the track live at Do Over’s WMC party with Jeremy Sole.

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