Aloe Blacc x Miki x Jaybo – I Need A Dollar (live)

Posted in Artists, Live Performances, Videos on July 30th, 2011 by Hyphen

Aloe’s given us numerous awesome performances of this record (remember this one?), but it’s so classic that it deserves yet another. Between the suit and the drink, he’s got a sort of Bob Harris, “for relaxing times, make it Suntory time” swag going on.

If you missed the time Aloe came to the Sound Session studios and absolutely demolished a live version of “Politician” for us, enjoy:

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Sound Session #272 (8-15-10)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on August 18th, 2010 by Hyphen

Apologies for the delay on this week’s show, but you know how it goes.  Peep this week’s show to hear great music (as always) and the homey Lace Cadence joining us to debut “Moonlight” off his brand new mixtape.  J. Moore and I hosted the tape, while it was mixed by DJ B-Mello.  Sound familiar?  Cop Lace’s tape for the free right here –

Super duper big time shout to Aloe Blacc coming through the studio this past week to bless us with an exclusive performance of his “Politician” record.  If you aren’t aware, Aloe has been a dope MC for years but in the last few, he’s started to branch out and really illustrate his musical genius.  His new project, Good Things, is, simply put, incredible.  It’s one of the best albums of the year and a throwback to when soul music not only sounded great, but also pushed buttons in society.  Nowhere is this more evident with “Politician,” a track that only appears as an instrumental reprise on the album.

In studio, Aloe murdered this in one take.  I highly recommend you peep it right here

Show #272 (8-15-10)

  1. Outasight – “Ahh Yea”
  2. Rick Ross ft. Cee-Lo – “Tears Of Joy”
  3. Trek Life – “Wow”
  4. Kanye West ft. Beyonce & Charlie Wilson – “See Me Now”
  5. Slum Village ft. Posdnuos & Phife Dawg – “Scheming”
  6. Exile ft. Blu – “Love Line”
  8. Lace Cadence – “Moonlight” (Local Music)
  10. Drake ft. T.I. & Swizz Beatz – “Fancy”
  11. Mayer Hawthorne – “I Need You”
  12. Ab-Soul ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Turn Me Up”
  13. LaRue – “Not Like Me” (Local Music)
  14. Moe Green – “Going For The Kill”
  15. D-Sisive – “Ken Park”
  16. Mickey Factz – “Paradise”
  17. Paul Wall ft. Raekwon, Jay Electronica, & Yelawolf – “Live It”
  18. Pharcyde – “She Said” (Throwback of the Week)
  19. J. Cole – “Blow Up”
  20. Mister D.O.G. ft. Mistah F.A.B., Outrageous, & Cool Nutz – “She’s 100 (Remix)” (Local Music)
  21. Aloe Blacc – “Politician (Live on Sound Session)”

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Aloe Blacc – Politician (Live on Sound Session)

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Live Performances, Sound Session, Videos on August 15th, 2010 by Hyphen

Aloe Blacc visited us last week and while here, he blessed us with a live performance of “Politician,” singing soulfully and eloquently about our government officials. The full interview is coming soon, but I wanted y’all to see this video ASAP.  Nailed it in one take…

Be sure to cop Aloe’s Good Things album on Stones Throw, coming out September 28th.  Support good music!

“My purpose for music is positive social change…” – Aloe Blacc

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