Longing For Hot Buttered Soul

I was first introduced to Isaac Hayes in elementary school via the Shaft theme song. Not the movie, only the song. I saw the movie a few years later before I was a teenager, and it didn't stand up to the song. After that introduction, I saw him (again while in grade school) in Escape From New York. Now, when I was a kid, they played this John Carpenter classic all the time on Detroit channels 50 and 20, and it was fuckin awesome. Hell, they even had the Crimestoppers song throughout the movie. What more could you want as a kid???

Fast forward to a few years later in high school I start buying old records looking for breaks and good music. In the beginning, Isaac Hayes was on the top of my list for digging. I heard his music and was blown away. I had to have Walk On By, The Look of Love, Ike's Mood I, Ike's Rap III, and the Truck Turner album. Good times, and a great introduction to the massive amounts of music out there. I'm sure I'm not the only one that feels this way about his music. I can only imagine how many kids were conceived to his tunes. Hip Hop owes some big respect too. Hayes was sampled to death. Freddie Foxxx, MOP, Foxy Brown, 112, Bushwick Bill, Compton's Most Wanted, Cypress Hill, Faith Evans, MF Doom, Biggie, Pete Rock, Tupac, Volume 10, Wu Tang, Westside Connection, Above the Law, DJ Quik, Ed OG, Ice Cube, King T, NWA, Public Enemy, Group Home, Brand Nubian, Massive Attack, 3rd Bass, Allure, Ashanti, Jay Z, LL Cool J, Lost Boys, Mary J Blige, Monie Love, Smif n Wessun, Snoop, Special Ed, Alkoholiks, Beanie Sigel, Biz Markie, Das Efx, Jeru, JVC Force, Korrupt, Naughty By Nature, Lox, Warren G, Mobb Deep, Beastie Boys, Camp Lo, Guru, Cormega, DOC, E40, Big Daddy Kane, Big Noyd, Ghostface, Portishead, OC, Gza, BDP, Eric B and Rakim, Inspectah Deck, Kool G Rap, Jungle Brothers, MC Lyte, Yo Yo, Ultramagnetic MCs, Spice 1, Mase, Group Home, Dr. Dre, Blahzay Blahzay, Outkast, Geto Boys, Scarface, Destiny's Child, TLC, KRS 1, Gangstarr, Stetsasonic, King Sun, Redman, Blackstreet, Boogiemonsters......... whew! I think you get the picture.

And then there was Chef

You leave a lasting legacy and will always be remembered.

Thank you personally for the introduction to digging.

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