Performing artist Aloe Blacc's album, Good Things, has been climbing the charts in Europe and the U.S.
But he's not your typical hip hop or R&B star, as a June 2011 interview in The Independent attests.
Blacc states: "I don't need a lot of things. I limit my consumption to the point people around me call me Mr Frugal. I don't wear jewellery, I bought my Volvo second-hand and my laptop too. I just can't justify [buying new things] any more unless I absolutely have to."
Check out this video to hear Aloe Blacc for yourself....
Amy Curtis is an intern with New Dream.