Aloe Blacc scored his first international hit, 2010's "I Need a Dollar," but even then, the Los Angeles native was no newbie. The MC turned soul crooner had been releasing music for almost a decade, originally as part of the hip-hop duo Emanon, consisting of himself and celebrated underground beatsmith Exile. Blacc has been a rolling stone over the years, infusing his work with hip-hop, R&B and various Latin stylings. Here, he turns up in support of his latest, Lift Your Spirit, a glossily retrofied soul effort.
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