Aloe Blacc is one of those artists whose fans wish he would never be followed by a mainstream audience so as not to go pop and lose the aspects of his music that drew them to him in the first place. For those unfamiliar with him, the talented multi-genre musician and songwriter is best identified by his chart-topping songs, “I Need a Dollar” and “The Man.” He is also known for contributing lyrics and vocals to the popular Avicii song, “Wake Me Up”. Join us to find out some facts about the musician.

Who is Aloe Blacc?

Aloe Blacc had his musical vocation at a very young age, after learning to play the trumpet. Around the fourth grade, the budding young musician was exposed to the music of LL Cool J and fell in love with it. He said the rapper’s work was a big factor in his decision to pursue a career in music.

Around the age of 16, Blacc teamed up with hip-hop music producer Exile, and the two formed the rap duo, Emanon, which is the word “no name” spelled on the back. Emanon gained a following in the underground indie rap scene after releasing their debut work titled Imaginary Friends in 1996. In 1999, the duo followed up their first work with a long track (EP) titled Acid 9. Emanon released two more recordings ; Steps Through Time (2001) and Imaginary Friends (2002) before Blacc decided to launch a solo career in 2003, although he and Exile continued to work together, releasing a third album, The Waiting Room in 2005, and recording a fourth album. not released.

In 2006, after releasing two solo EPs; the Aloe Blacc EP (2003) and The Aloe Blacc EP 2: Me and My Music (2004), Blacc landed a recording contract with Stones Throw Records and released his debut album titled Shine Through (2006). international media attention to propel it higher.

6 Quick Facts About The Musician

He is of Panamanian descent

Aloe Blacc, who was born Egbert Nathaniel DawkinsIII, on January 7, 1979 in Laguna Hills, California, United States of America, is of Panamanian descent through his parents. Other than the fact that her father was in the U.S. military, not much is known about her parents, who Blacc says are the ultimate example of people who rose from rags to riches, since they came from from a very poor background in their country of origin.

He graduated from college

While nurturing hopes and trying to make it, Aloe Blacc, a high school student and University of Southern California scholar, played a big role in the music industry. In 2001, he graduated from college as a Renaissance Scholar. He specialized in two distinct fields of study. Linguistics and Psychology, and graduation with an overall average of 3.5 or higher.

He is married

Aloe Blacc is married to rapper and radio personality, Maya Jupiter. It’s unclear when the couple first became an item, however, they reportedly met when Jupiter moved from Australia to Los Angeles to pursue his solo music career. In 2013, the couple welcomed their first child together, a daughter.

Mrs. Blacc, born in Mexico to a Mexican father and a Turkish mother, was raised in Australia. A former member of the Australian hip-hop group Foreign Heights, she hosted a weekly hip-hop show on Australian radio Triple J’s between 2004 and 2008.

He is a Grammy nominated artist

Aloe Blacc can proudly say he was nominated for a Grammy Award. In 2015, her album, Lift Your Spirit, was nominated for Best R&B Album at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards. It lost, however, to Toni Braxton and Babyface’s collaborative album titled Love, Marriage & Divorce.

In addition to his Grammy nomination, Blacc also received two Brit Award nominations (2012), a Soul Train Award nomination (2011) and a BET Award nomination (2014).

Net value

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Aloe Blacc has an estimated net worth of $5 million. He was able to accumulate his wealth through his various careers in the music industry, including singing, songwriting, rapping, and record production. Besides that, Blacc is also an actor. He appeared in a 2017 episode of the ABC sitcom Black-ish.

He’s a philanthropist

Aloe Blacc is keen to give back to the less privileged. He has long been closely linked and involved with the non-profit organization Malaria No More, which seeks to end malaria deaths in Africa by educating families across the continent about the disease, while providing tools for rescue and other forms of assistance. to the most affected areas.