Hayes the man who wrote hits like Shaft and Soul Man admits he used to have an issue with musicians sampling his tunes but has since changed his mind, figuring, As long as theyre digging it.
But while Hayes admires some rappers like the late Tupac Shakur, he is still trying to get rappers to realize that theres a message to his music: Its about love, not all about the beats.
As he puts it, Id like them to be more real and show more sensitivity.
Hayes is putting his message into music with Can You Dig It?, a CD/DVD compilation of his early 70s period of symphonic soul.
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