Click here to expand and collapse the player

Aloe Blacc

Rate It! Avg: 4.0 (408 ratings)
  • Born: Los Angeles, CA
  • Years Active: 2000s
  • Website: http://www.aloeblacc.com/
  • Recent Activity: 03.20.17 Join @ACLU, @NDLON @la_voice @SEIU and others  in Los Angeles this Weds to defend immigrants from Trump’s attacks: https://t.co/Z2Of4M1YNW
  • Aloe Blacc

  • Aloe Blacc


Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

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.


  • 03.20.17 Join @ACLU, @NDLON @la_voice @SEIU and others  in Los Angeles this Weds to defend immigrants from Trump’s attacks: https://t.co/Z2Of4M1YNW
  • 03.16.17 RT @Lenny_Mendonca: Internal @realDonaldTrump administration data undercuts travel ban - Oh those pesky facts #resist https://t.co/OEGwp2y…
  • 03.16.17 RT @MichaelSkolnik: Trump wants to eliminate the budget for The National Endowment For The Arts. It costs us three times as much for Melani…
  • 03.15.17 RT @RegaJha: 👏 Stunned that a brand made an inoffensive, progressive, inclusive Women's Day vid. Warning: you'll probz cry: https://t.co/R…
  • 03.12.17 Getting ready. #CapitalOneHouse #sxsw #Antone's https://t.co/DQqeBaZU7e
  • 03.11.17 New video by Tona Ramirez (IG - @tona.music) https://t.co/xSYeAdfBOk
  • 03.10.17 I wrote music 4 @TheShackMovie & they gave me this code: SHACKALOE so 1k fans can buy1/get1 free @AtomTickets at https://t.co/DnWBQukz7F–
  • 03.10.17 Headed back to Austin, TX this Saturday for a performance at the #CapitalOneHouse at #antone's for #sxsw.
  • 03.10.17 Keeping an eye on this: https://t.co/ujHk23ofbj
  • 03.08.17 RT @funder: NEW DOC: We spend $30 million a month on Melania in NYC but military childcare programs are now suspended #trumprussia #resist…
  • 03.08.17 RT @journorosa: JUST IN: Gold Star father Khizr Khan cancels scheduled speech in Toronto after being told his "travel privileges are being…
  • 03.01.17 RT @UAW: Nissan workers in MS will March on Mississippi w/@SenSanders Saturday! https://t.co/HpkCj978O5 @DoBetterNissan