Isaac Hayes, Rest in Peace

isaachayesIsaac Hayes was a groundbreaking soul musician who exploded onto the charts 1971, when his original theme from the popular film Shaft topped the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks and won an Academy Award for best original theme song. The song and the movie score also won Grammy awards for best original score and movie theme. Hayes was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002. His impact on music and film has made him one of the most important popular culture figures of the 20th and 21st centuries. He was an honorary member a Ghanaian Royal Family, the founder of the 8,000 square foot educational facility called the Isaac Hayes Foundation (IHF), the winner of several, Grammy awards, #1 gold records and the voice of several animated tv series and radio shows. Isaac Hayes is survived by 11 children, 16 grandchildren and his incredible legacy.

2 Comments to ‘Isaac Hayes, Rest in Peace’:

  1. Pierce on 10 Aug 2008 at 11:21 pm: 1

    Just when I finished paying homage to one of the world’s most treasured comedic minds (Bernice Mac, Rest in Peace) I found out that a legendary musical genius had passed within the same 24 hours.

    Rest in peace, brothers

  2. on 11 Aug 2008 at 1:43 am: 2

    Hello there!

    It is a shame that Isaac Hayes has passed away…and a day after black people all over the world were just bracing themselves after hearing about the passing of Bernie McCullough…

    At the height of his career, Isaac Hayes represented a different type of black masculinity. He had a lot of mystery about him. Many women found him to be extremely sexy, although he was not the “all-American pretty boy type”…

    I pray that he is resting with God.

    He was a legend who did not make his people ashamed with any scandals…a lovely brotha…

    Peace, blessings and DUNAMIS!

    *** Please feel welcome to stop by my blog any time and jump into some deep conversations!!

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Published on August 10, 2008 at 11:19 pm. 2 Comments.
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