Aloe Blacc on Combating Racial Tensions: 'There Is Nothing More Revolutionary Than Loving Everybody'
Blacc, who is often outspoken in his political views, says that culture can play a part in bringing people together.
In a country rife with racial tension, Aloe Blacc thinks he has a simple solution: Love.
“That really is the most political statement I can make,” he tells PEOPLE. “There really is nothing more revolutionary than loving everybody no matter what. That’s the most gangster thing you can do aside from being a mother, which is even more gangster than a love-alutionary.”
Blacc, who is often outspoken in his political views, thinks that culture can play a part in bringing people together.
“I really think music and media can help because we have been able to metabolize a lot of hate and a lot of racism just by being inclusive in media,” he said Saturday while attending the iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas. “So let’s let radio and music and TV and film and art bridge the gap. When kids are young they can see something different from what their parents are talking about. Start loving more.”
This is all easier said than done, of course, but Blacc, 37, has hope.
“I know it’s possible,” he said. “We got a couple of generations before all the racists are all dead.”