Monday, May 17

Let me tell you something, all that glitters ain't gold

Aloe Blacc's original version "I need a Dollar" has been making its rounds these past couple months around the internet to say the least. It's the theme song for HBO's How to Make it in America, which I happened to watch the entire first season in one day last month. Blacc is no one trick pony, putting out great music for the last 15 years and frequently jumping back and forth from Hip/hop to R&B, Blacc has an extremely soulful voice that paired with retro-production and dope lyricism always leads to a great listen. Recently I came across a subtle remix from French producer Stern* that adds some bass, turns up the tempo a bit, and maybe adds some happiness into a poor man's ode.

Aloe Blacc- I need a Dollar (Stern* Remix)

History Town- Mos Def & Talib Kweli ft. Desmond Decker & The Aces

Above Max Tannone, the producer behind Jaydiohead, mixes Blackstar with some old school reggae. You can get the entire album Mos Dub, here.

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