Quincy Jones, Aloe Blacc, and Kanye West
Aloe Blacc

The above photo comes from crooner/MC Aloe Blacc's site and a benefit show that featured the three. So far, no indication that the trio will form a mega-trio, although if possible it will have to wait until Aloe Blacc returns from his current tour in the EU. Aloe Blacc spent Saturday night (6/25) playing Glastonbury in the UK alongside names like Radiohead, Pulp, Beyonce, and countless notable others. Check video of his performance below.

Aloe Blacc will spend the bulk of July touring overseas before heading back to the US to prep for a new batch of East Coast dates in early September. Those dates include a return to Highline Ballroom on September 2nd. Tickets are on sale.

In other news, Kanye West's GOOD Music imprint has landed a home at Def Jam which is part of Universal (which just lost Common to Warner Brothers).

Kanye's GOOD Music just released Big Sean's LP Finally Famous this week. What do you think of Big Sean? As Pitchfork pointed out, Flying Lotus is not a fan ("This Big Sean album is not sweet. I dunno why I try to like this stuff. I want my time back! same wack ass post drake cadence,talking about the same shit i heard in the last rap album i bought(nothing).more autotune.more snare repeat"). Flylo does however like the new Shabazz Palaces.

Speaking of Flying Lotus and Aloe Blacc, they both performed with the Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble in LA in 2010. Pharoahe Monch performs with the Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble in NYC in July 2011.

All Aloe tour dates and some video is below.


Aloe Blacc I Need A Dollar Graham Norton Show May 2011

Aloe Blacc - Loving You Is Killing Me (Official Video HD)

6/30/11 Rock Werchter Werchter, Belgium
7/2/11 Arras Citadel Arras, France
7/3/11 Hop Farm Festival Paddock Wood, Kent United Kingdom
7/3/11 Montreux Festival Montreux, Switzerland
7/6/11 Cognac Blues Passions Cognac, France
7/8/11 Site du Pont du Gard Remoulins, France
7/9/11 Splash Festival Ferropolisstraße 3, Germany
7/10/11 Somerset House London, UK United Kingdom
7/11/11 Site du Pont du Gard Remoulins, France
7/12/11 Nice Jazz Festival Nice, France
7/15/11 Kirjurinluoto Arena Pori, Finland
7/16/11 Hezarfen Havaalani Istanbul, Turkey
7/17/11 Gurtenfestival Berne, Berne Switzerland
7/19/11 Auditorium Horszowsky Monforte D'Alba CN, Piedmont Italy
7/21/11 Heineken Jazzaldia Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain
7/22/11 Dainu Slenis Varena, Lithuania
7/24/11 Arena Wien Open Air Wiesen, Burgenland Austria
7/27/11 Six Fours les Plages Provence-Alpes-Cote D'Azur, France
7/28/11 Parque Marechal Carmona Cascais, Portugal
8/5/11 Eastnor Castle Deer Park Herefordshire, United Kingdom
9/02/11 Highline Ballroom New York NY
9/04/11 The Jewish Mother Virginia Beach VA
9/05/11 Stage AE Pittsburgh PA
9/06/11 Brighton Music Hall Boston MA

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