Modern Day Marvin Gaye? Meet Aloe Blacc

Really? A modern day Marvin Gaye? With pop-infused R&B dominating the radio waves, Aloe Blacc's bringing back a sound many have missed. A sound that makes people feel empowered and ready to get up and do something.

"I Need A Dollar", the theme song for HBO's big hit (now canceled) "How to Make it in America", was written and performed by soul crooner Aloe Blacc. Now, he's got a new video for his Marvin Gaye-inspired track, "You Make Me Smile".

“My purpose for music is positive social change,” says Orange County, California native. Overseas in France, Germany and the United Kingdom, Blacc's already a hit, scoring gold status in all three countries.

"You Make Me Smile" appears on Blacc's 2010 album Good Things.

Find more information on Aloe Blacc here.