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Someone Please Convince Aloe Blacc To Do His Stupendous Cover Of “Femme Fatale” At Le Poisson Rouge Tonight

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Profound gratitude is due to SOTC guru Christopher R. Weingarten for pointing us to soul-rap hybrid Aloe Blacc’s outstanding Velvet Underground nod, transforming “Femme Fatale” into a gently swinging space-r&b lament that underscores this dude’s growing deification amid the Stones Throw set. (You may know him from the How to Make It in America theme song, “I Need a Dollar,” but don’t hold that against him, please.) This is the endless-loop soundtrack to our next 48 hours or so; he’s playing Le Poisson Rouge tonight, and if he doesn’t play it, well, take Waka Flocka Flame’s advice. Somebody gave Aloe a shitload of money for the video, at least, and for good reason. Behold: