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It's become the newest sports anthem: "The Man" by Aloe Blacc. The song is everywhere.
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March 8, 2014 Aloe Blacc sang two of the past year's most ubiquitous singles. So why haven't you heard of him?
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Aloe Blacc performs at the 2011 Sasquatch Music Festival.
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May 29, 2011 One of the great recent records to accompany a late-night drive through the city, Aloe Blacc's Good Things synthesizes the sounds of vintage soul with a contemporary vision.
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The MC turned soul crooner, Aloe Blacc recently performed on World Cafe.
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February 4, 2011 Filled with hints of social commentary, optimism and a lot of 1960s and '70s soul, Aloe Blacc's Good Things put classics to the test with its release last year. Hear Aloe perform two tracks from his latest release and chat with World Cafe host David Dye.
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December 1, 2010 The list of our 50 favorite albums of the year includes Aloe Blacc, Arcade Fire and more artists from A to B.
November 30, 2010 Hear music from the post-dub-step duo Mount Kimbie, Malian desert rock from Khaira Arby, psych-rock from Tame Impala and more.
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Rapper turned retro-soul singer Aloe Blacc says he draws inspiration from Joni Mitchell, Nina Simone and James Taylor.
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October 29, 2010 The critically acclaimed rapper turned retro-soul crooner has undergone many transformations over the course of his decade-long career. But instead of abandoning his hip-hop roots, he plans to remain in all of his musical outfits, while still exploring new ones.
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Hear two songs from Aloe Blacc's new album, Good Things, on "World Cafe: Next."
September 27, 2010 The MC-turned-singer steers heavily into soulful territory with his new album, Good Things. Centered around vintage-sounding '60s and '70s soul with empowering political lyrics, the record looks to put some classics to the test upon its release on Sept. 28.
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Aloe Blacc's Good Things is a laid-back collection of vintage soul and modern emotions.
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September 19, 2010 Some will know this soul singer from the opening credits for HBO's How to Make It in America, which features his piano-powered recession special, "I Need a Dollar." That same song kicks off Good Things, a laid-back collection of vintage sounds and modern emotions that's sure to rank among the best albums of 2010. Hear it in its entirety here until its Sept. 28 release.
July 10, 2006 As a singer, rapper, multi-instrumentalist and producer, Aloe Blacc is a remarkably inventive experimenter, defying easy categorization on "Nascimento (Birth)," which begins as an aria and concludes as broken-beat hip-hop.
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