- Artist: Aloe Blacc
- Track: I need a Dollar (How to Make It in America)
- Producer: Truth & Soul
- Album: Good Things
I’m starting off the week with a case of strep (fruit baskets can be mailed to…), so the last thing I need is to catch a case of the bad-music blues. Fortunately for me, Aloe Blacc’s I Need a Dollar is just what the doctor ordered: a smooth melody with a soulful vocal backing that, in short, blew me away. On his premiere DJBooth single, it’s the simple piano backdrop from Truth & Soul that characterizes the somber tone that Blacc’s old school soul lyrics portrays. Already gaining momentum from its feature on HBO’s new show How to Make It in America, the song itself tells the story of so many individuals (and artists) who have struggled through hardships to simply stay alive:“It’s been a long troublesome road, and I need someone to help me carry this load.” We know you’re going to like this one, so be sure to check out his latest, soon to be released project, Good Things, during your next check-up.