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Aloe Blacc

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Biography

Egbert Nathaniel Dawkins III (born 1979 in Orange County, California), better known by the stage name Aloe Blacc, is an American soul singer, rapper and musician. He began his recording career as an MC back in 1995 when he joined up with hip-hop producer Exile to form the mainstay indie rap group Emanon. Aloe released his debut solo album Shine Through on Stonethrow Records in 2006 and followed this up in 2010 with Good Things. He has also collaborated with the Cradle Orchestra under the name Bee, and they released the project Open Your Mind in 2009. His song "I Need a Dollar" is the intro song for the HBO show How to Make It in America. The I Need A Dollar Songfacts reports that after this retro soul track hit the charts throughout continental Europe, Blacc signed with major label Epic Records for the UK and Ireland release of the record.

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Top Songs

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  1.  
    Lyrics
    I need a dollar, dollar a dollar is what I need
    hey hey
    Well I need a dollar, dollar a dollar is what I need
    hey hey
    And I said I need dollar dollar, a dollar is what I need
    I Need a Dollar  -  2,885,414 plays
  2.  
    Lyrics
    Girl you can tell everybody
    Yeah you can tell everybody
    Go ahead and tell everybody
    I'm the man I'm the man I'm the man
    Yes I am yes I am yes I am
    The Man  -  1,254,738 plays
  3.  
    Lyrics
    Something special happened today
    I got green lights all the way
    With no big red sign to stop me
    No traffic jam delay
    See I was driving over the moon
    Green Lights  -  348,386 plays
  4.  
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    Feeling my way through the darkness
    Guided by a beating heart
    I can't tell where the journey will end
    But I know where to start
    They tell me I'm too young to understand
    Wake Me Up - Acoustic  -  293,689 plays
  5. Take Me Back  -  264,385 plays
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