Soundtracks To Summer

Soundtracks To Summer: Aloe Blacc’s ‘Good Things’

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Aloe's sophomore album comes through in the clutch for a long road-trip.

MP3s

Dilated Peoples & Aloe Blacc Uplift The Everyman On “Show Me The Way”

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If the FM plays this one out, we'll be OK with that.

MUSIC VIDEOS

Aloe Blacc – “The Man” Video

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That one song that you can't get out of your head finally has a music video!

MUSIC VIDEOS

Evidence Feat. Aloe Blacc “Liner Notes” Video

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Evidence keeps it CA All Day in “Liner Notes,” the cleverly disguised re-introduction to last fall’s Cats & Dogs.

MUSIC VIDEOS

Aloe Blacc – “You Make Me Smile” Video

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For many artists, releasing a video for a song that has been out well over a year might seem like bad timing, or worse, a last-grasp attempt at salvaging a project.

Sene

Co$$ Feat. Sene & Aloe Blacc – “Only When I Dream”

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Before I Awoke drops next week and Co$$ teams with Aloe Blacc and Brooklyn-based MC Sene to release one more audio morsel in the form of the smoothed out track "Only When I Dream.

MUSIC VIDEOS

Aloe Blacc – “Loving You Is Killing Me” Video

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/01/aloe-blacc-if-i"> The hyper-minimalist white backdrop thrusts <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/aloe-blacc">Aloe Blacc</a> firmly into the forefront in "Loving You Is Killing Me", leaving him no chance to avoid the spotlight.

Nowalataz

Aloe Blacc Reminisces On His Youth

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/01/video-lrg-x-9th-wonder-aloe-blacc-the-kid-daytona-style-in-spring-2011"> Aloe Blacc's "Fourteen" catches the Cali artist fondly recalling his days long before he needed dollars. 14KT's production sets the tone for this flashback track featuring no frills MC'ing on Aloe's end. What's more is the song will likely make you recollect on your younger days when things were so simple. I know it got me looking back to a time when pick up games, GoldenEye 007 marathons and general mischievousness were routine in my adolescence. Give it a spin and take a trip down memory lane while you're at it. <a href="http://soundcloud.com/14kt/fourteen-feat-aloe-blacc">Aloe Blacc "Fourteen" (Prod. by 14KT)</a> Via <a href="http://cultureking.wordpress.com/2011/02/21/aloe-blacc-fourteen-prod-by-14kt-download/">Culture King</a>.

Spotlight

Your Daily Funk – “If I”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/12/video-aloe-blacc-i-need-a-dollar-on-jimmy-fallon-live"> I'm not a morbid person, but I often consider death. I can't find the post, but I once wrote that when I do perish, I want the scene to be similar to Nas' first verse on <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95qQAi-pnU0">"Live Now."</a> And when they carry me away, I <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2005/07/i-think-when-you-die">still want a Second Line</a> leading my death march.

The Kid Daytona

The Kid Daytona – “On The Hill” Video

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/11/download-lrg-presents-the-kid-daytona-the-interlude"> The Kid Daytona is unique. From <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/01/video-lrg-x-9th-wonder-aloe-blacc-the-kid-daytona-style-in-spring-2011">his clothes</a>, to his voice, to his flow, there is no one in the industry quite like the young Bronx representative.

VIDEOS

LRG x 9th Wonder, Aloe Blacc & The Kid Daytona Style In Spring 2011

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<a href="http://shop.l-r-g.com/new-arrivals.html"> It won't be cold forever this year and if you're looking forward to lamping in the Hamptons like the distinguished members of the Atlantic coast, L-R-G, some your favorite artists and an eclectic mix of sportsters will show you how to look cool when you're catching a cool breeze. Mardy Gilyard of the scrappy St. Louis Rams, X-Game all-stars Chris Grenier, Billy Marks, Jack Curtin and melody makers 9th Wonder and Aloe Blacc all convene for spring as tunes from The Kid Daytona's <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/12/the-20-best-mixtapes-of-2010">The Interlude</a> acts as the glue to make it all stick.

THE ROOTS

Video: Aloe Blacc – “I Need A Dollar” On Jimmy Fallon Live

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Aloe Blacc made his national TV debut performing "I Need A Dollar" a few nights ago on Fallon.

Vaughn Anthony

LRG Presents The Kid Daytona – The Interlude

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<a href="http://thekiddaytona.l-r-g.com/"> Friends, Romans, countrymen and B-girls that like that fly Hip-Hop, lend <a href="http://thekiddaytona.l-r-g.com/">The Kid Daytona</a> your ears as he embarks on a journey that fully encompasses beats, rhymes and life.

Music

Aloe Blacc & The Grand Scheme – “The Dark End Of The Street”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/10/aloe-blacc-you-make-me-smile"> While he's currently unsung in most rap circles, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/aloe-blacc">Aloe Blacc</a> crafted one of the year's best releases with Good Things, one drenched in soul-stirring singing and a pensiveness long missing in most music.

Music

“You Make Me Smile”

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The last six months of my life have had more ups & downs than a scroll through the front page of TSS.

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND

Aloe Blacc – “Femme Fatale” Video

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<a href="http://www.stonesthrow.com/store/album/aloeblacc/aloe-blacc-good-things"> Sampling the Velvet Underground and/or Lou Reed can create quite the end product. Just look at what it did for <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbDFS6cg1AI">these guys</a>.

TYLER PERRY

9.30 The Cooler

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=137186"> Jeny Romero Tyler Perry Rescues Atlanta Cub Scouts <a href="http://straightfromthea.com/2010/09/29/tyler-perry-rescues-atlanta-cub-scouts/">[Straight From The A]</a> Six Local NILFs (News I’d Like to F@#k) You Need to Know <a href="http://www.thesmokingjacket.com/girls/hot-local-news-anchors">[TSJ]</a> The 'Official' Antoine Dodson Halloween Costume.

Music

Take A Listen: Stream Aloe Blacc’s Good Things

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/06/aloe-blacc-femme-fatal"> The Stones Throw emcee and singer gets a bit of well deserved time in the spotlight courtesy of <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129889026">NPR</a> for his new album, Good Things.


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