Thursday, October 27, 2005

Isaac Hayes No Longer Feels Shafted By Hip-Hop

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – It’s taken a while but soul legend Isaac Hayes no longer feels shafted by the hip-hop community.

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 they’re digging it.”

But while Hayes admires some rappers like the late Tupac Shakur, he is still trying to get rappers to realize that there’s a message to his music: “It’s about love, not all about the beats.”

As he puts it, “I’d 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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