Nearly two years before a Beats by Dr. Dre ad broke his song "The Man," Aloe Blacc got some important feedback about it from none other than Dr. Dre himself.

Interscope executive VP of A&R Larry Jackson told him, "'Dre wants to meet you. He loves 'I Need a Dollar,'" the singer recalls, naming his 2010 breakout single. "When I met him, I asked what he thought about my other songs, and he wasn't impressed by 'The Man.' It gutted me. I felt like I had disappointed him."

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