R.I.P. Isaac Hayes

I’m ripping and running, so I don’t have time to write a whole entire post dedicated to the memory of Isaac Hayes….

I was in the car with my father a short while ago when the news came on that Isaac Hayes had died this morning. It hit me kinda hard. I know we lose notable entertainers almost like every day now (R.I.P. Bernie Mac as well), and while I mourned James Brown and Bo Diddley, Isaac Hayes is a different story altogether. Mainly because the list of artists whose music I listen to literally on a daily basis- just to get me through life- is a short one. And Isaac is on top of that list. I was just listening to Isaac Hayes last night. His music  had a profound effect on me, as well as the way I approach my own music.

I’ll have a more retrospective post most likely tomorrow… but for now, R.I.P. Isaac Hayes….  August 20th, 1942- August 10th, 2008

  • http://1290wmcs.com “The Party Killa”

    What a HEAVY weekend!

  • Chris S

    god this sucks. he was so cool.

    “i wanna make love to ya woman!”

    R.I.P.

  • 239allday

    I said at the New Years Eve party at the begginning of the year that 2008 was gonna suck. I said that statement in jest but now…

    Why is everybody dying in 2008?

    RIP!!!

  • ri067953

    Another Stax legend to mourn for. I was shocked to hear the news!

  • KF UK

    coolest mo fucker ever.

    RIP FROM THE UK

    hes up there gettin down with all the bad bitches whos up in heaven..aww yeah…

  • KF UK

    coolest mo fucker ever.

    RIP FROM THE UK

    hes up there gettin down with all the bas bitches whos up in heaven..aww yeah…

  • chad bro chill

    yeah his work as the voice of the chef was truly inspiring i never listned to his music but all he ever did was help those kids from south park out no matter what kind of trouble they got into its beautiful

  • Vicious Seiger

    It’s Sad, Sad Tougher than Leather Weekend when first Bernie Mac dies and now Isaac Hayes have left us. We shall cherish and remember you both with fond memories. Vaya Con Dios, Bernie and RIP Isaac. The world is just a little less funny and beautiful without them.

  • diggsy

    that was one bad mutha-SHUT YO MOUTH!

  • TheCo!!inB

    niggas don’t even understand the weight the nigga carried as a producer AND a songwriter…..it’s always been an idea of mine to put together a themed Hayes intrumental album…..Black Moses alone has more crazy next level shit than any sample producer could ask for and more inspiring progressions than any composer could ask for…..that nigga was THAT NIGGA to me and I mourn the loss but am happy for his soul.