Aloe Blacc has proven himself a singer/songwriter with an irresistible power to capture the complexities of human emotion. With his most recent albums, the rapper-turned-singer pushes further into a folk/soul/pop fusion that’s both undeniably joyful and eye-opening in message. Adding an of-the-moment twist to the music of legends like Sly Stone and Stevie Wonder. Born to Panamanian parents in Los Angeles, Aloe Blacc is best known for his singles "I Need a Dollar", UK No. 1 and the Dr. Dre produced hit "The Man." Raised on the boundary-pushing hip-hop of acts like Public Enemy, The Pharcyde, and De La Soul, Blacc developed a fierce admiration for such soul musicians as Donny Hathaway and Marvin Gaye and folk-rock singer/songwriters like Joni Mitchell and James Taylor.