Aloe Blacc's transition from underground MC to legitimate R&B crooner has been a soulfully smooth one. The Southern California artist dropped 'Good Things,' his critically acclaimed debut as a singer, last September, and is prepping to tour North America, with dates in New York, Philadelphia and Los Angeles in its support.

Most recently, Blacc has been performing overseas, pushing the soulful tunes heard on 'Good Things' to music lovers in Europe. The album's biggest hit, the every man anthem 'I Need a Dollar,' first rose to fame last year as the theme song of the HBO series 'How to Make It in America.' The single still has legs, having recently been prominently featured in a commercial for Boost Mobile.

Blacc (born Egbert Nathaniel Dawkins) initially gained acclaim in hip-hop circles in the mid-2000s as a member of Emanon with producer Exile. The buttery-voiced singer's spring tour kicks off on May 20 in Solana Beach, Calif. and ends June 6 in Chicago, Ill. The complete list of dates are below.

5/20: Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach, Calif.

5/21: Detroit Bar, Costa Mesa, Calif.

5/22: Music Box at the Henry Fonda, Los Angeles, Calif.

5/25: Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, Calif.

5/27: Dantes, Portland, Ore.

5/28: Sasquatch Music Festival, George, Wash.

5/29: Fortune Sound Club, Vancouver, B.C.

6/1: Rock N Roll Hotel, Washington, D.C.

6/2: World Café, Philadelphia, Penn.

6/3: Highline Ballroom, New York, N.Y.

6/4: Le Belmont, Montreal, QC

6/5: Wrongbar, Toronto, ON

6/6: Lincoln Hall, Chicago, Ill.

Watch Aloe Blacc's 'I Need a Dollar