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Aloe Blacc

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  • Born: Los Angeles, CA
  • Years Active: 2000s
  • Website: http://www.aloeblacc.com/
  • Recent Activity: 07.02.15 CHOOSEwithYOURheart #LoveRules
  • Aloe Blacc

  • Aloe Blacc


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Born to Panamanian parents in Los Angeles in 1979, E. Nathaniel Dawkins (aka Aloe Blacc) first began playing trumpet in elementary school, and continued with the instrument throughout high school. There he also independently released Imaginary Friends, produced by DJ Exile, with whom he would go on to form the hip-hop group Emanon. While at college at USC, though his artistic endeavors were placed behind his scholastic goals, Aloe still managed to learn how to play the guitar and the piano, and after graduating and spending some time in the corporate world, he decided to return to his first love, music. In 2005 Emanon's full-length debut, The Waiting Room, came out on Shaman Works, and the next year his first solo album, Shine Through, a combination of retro-soul and Latin music, was released on Stones Throw. He partnered with the Truth & Soul Productions crew for 2010's more organic effort Good Things. The album featured the single "I Need a Dollar," which reached the Top Ten in several countries, including the U.K. and Germany. The song was licensed for use as the theme song to the HBO show How to Make It in America. In 2013, Aloe co-wrote and fronted Avicii's "Wake Me Up," an international smash hit that reached the Top Five of Billboard's Hot 100. His third album, Lift Your Spirit, was released in some territories later that year. In the U.S., it was issued through Interscope in early 2014.

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Date Venue Location Tickets
08.01.15 Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino Mescalero, NM US
09.06.15 Deer Valley Resort Park City, UT US


  • 07.02.15 CHOOSEwithYOURheart #LoveRules
  • 07.02.15 RT @HuffingtonPost: HuffPost investigates the terrifying glimpse into life in prison - as a kid http://t.co/22ZeULOPbA http://t.co/pwu1jEhg…
  • 07.01.15 #THINKb4uTHINK sometimes silence is golden
  • 07.01.15 Alright, Kendrick. Alright! #HipHopWins
  • 06.30.15 RT @DavidHorne: An inspiring day of #NextDecade discussions concludes with @richardbranson & @aloeblacc. A great event @VirginUnite! http:/…
  • 06.30.15 Making a classic timeless album is way way way way way way better than "blowing up" - no bridge burned @HerFavColor https://t.co/Y9jtYMgri4
  • 06.30.15 RT @SOTeamCorey: Thanks @aloeblacc for helping #PassTheFlame today through #Colorado with @SpecOlympicsCO for #UnifiedRelay! http://t.co/SA…
  • 06.28.15 RT @CBCNews: Retired Baltimore police officer's Twitter rant alleges horrific behaviour on the force: http://t.co/wm30eTQxVJ http://t.co/ul…
  • 06.28.15 RT @kassianistavro: Pay.it.forward. U.never.lose.that.way. Gr8 story via .@aloeblacc http://t.co/bE5rUkXSGm
  • 06.27.15 Love is love
  • 06.27.15 Perhaps I'm opening pandora's box, but I believe I've hit the spot if I say an apple will float in a tidal wave. #StreamOfThought
  • 06.27.15 RT @djday: This was a big day. And for the 1st time in a long time I feel like we're moving in the right direction #unity #solidarity #Love…