“The best thing about How To Make It In America is the terrific song in the opening credits (Aloe Blacc ‘I Need A Dollar’). It has the sort of itchy desperation that should have driven the whole show.” – People Magazine
”'How to Make It in America,' step one: Get a fantastic theme song from Aloe Blacc. It sounded like the type of thing you might discover deep in someone’s collection of old soul records on vinyl — maybe an obscure Bill Withers B-side we weren’t familiar with?” – Entertainment Weekly
It’s been 4 Years since Aloe Blacc released his debut full-length (Shine Through) which drew comparisons to everyone from John Legend to R.Kelly, but the wait has been well worth it. Aloe’s back bigger & better than ever before with one of the most complete albums heard in years. The follow-up album was produced by Brooklyn’s own Truth & Soul / El Michels Affair and is as proper of a soul album as there ever was drawing early comparisons to Bobby Womack & Bill Withers. The first single is not even out yet and has already been licensed as the ‘theme song’ for the new HBO Series ‘How To Make It In America’ from the producers of Entourage.