Saturday, October 16, 2010

Aloe Blacc - Good Things -2010-
(Soul, R&B, Hip-Hop)

From: Los Angeles

As a singer, rapper, multi-instrumentalist and producer, Blacc is an inventive experimenter, defying easy categorization. First discovered Blacc's music with the track 'I Need A Dollar' on the HBO show How To Make It In America and have been patiently awaiting his newest full length LP Good Things ever since. It was going to be hard to make an album full of tunes as good as Dollar, but Aloe Blacc has brought it with this effort. There are so many good retro soul sounding tunes throughout the album remniscent of classic soul artists like Curtis Mayfield or Marvin Gaye. Good Things marks a shift in methodology from personal to political for Aloe Blacc, who refers to the project as his report on present conditions the misappropriation of wealth, pillaging of resources, a universal lack of compassion, and the struggle to survive. You can catch Aloe Blacc touring So-Cal in early December.

Aloe Blacc - Miss Fortune

Aloe Blacc - Take Me Back

Aloe Blacc - If I

Aloe Blacc - I Need A Dollar