“Tonight Downtown” (Video)

    If you have been reading magazines over the past few months, you might have noticed that Tanqueray has picked up Aloe Blacc as one of its new spokesmen. And the rapper-turned-soul-singer’s role with the Gin supplier apparently goes beyond merely flashing a smile and looking sharp in their print advertisements. Blacc has recorded and shot a video for a track specially made for Tanqueray called “Tonight Downtown.” He’s still in throwback mode here, but he’s upped the funk ante sufficiently for a jam dedicated to “going downtown, going downtown, going down-d-d-down-downtown.” Pretty fun, though, and one of the better corporate-endorsed projects we’ve seen in a minute.