Throwback: An Isaac Hayes Hip-Hop Contribution [RIP]
The great, Wu-producer, RZA used the classic Isaac Hayes sample, "walk On By" and featured him on the Wu Tang Clan single, "I Can't Go To Sleep" and the accompanying video off 'The W' album. This is just a small taste of Ike's influence on hip-hop. RIP old homie.
Wu Tang Clan - "Can't Go To Sleep"
Soul Legend Isaac Hayes Dies at 65 [R.I.P.]
Isaac Hayes aka "Black Moses" died today after his wife Adjowa found him unconscious on the floor near a still running treadmill inside their home outside of Memphis Tennessee. He was taken to Baptist Memorial Hospital and pronounced dead at 2:08pm, at the age of 65. The cause of death was not immediately known and foul play has not been suspected.
The tragic irony of his death comes only a day after comedian Bernie Mac succumbed to complications with pneumonia and was set to star in a comedic film titled "Soul Man" featuring Hayes & Sam Jackson scheduled for a Nov 12 release later this year.
Hayes born Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr. shot to stardom with his Academy Award Winning "Theme From Shaft" and was not only a soul & funk singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, arranger, film score composer, actor and known to a younger generation as the voice for the character "Chef" on the Comedy Central animated TV series South Park, but was also one of my favorite artists of all times simply off his funk laden rendition of Burt Bacharach's "Look Of Love" made popular to the Hip Hop generation as the sampled gem used on Jay-Z's "Can I Live" for his debut Reasonable Doubt. Hayes leaves behind wife Adjowa Hayes, 12 children, 14 grandchildren & three great-grandchildren.
To Truck Turner, your soul runs immortally through your music, however we will always miss your presence. R.I.P. - RipNicholson & Balance
-Taken from CNN Report
Isaac Hayes: Live at Watts Fest 1973, performing "Shaft" which earned him an Oscar
Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr. [August 20, 1942 – August 10, 2008]
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