Articles tagged isaac hayes

Artist/producer PC Muñoz mines for gems and grills the greats.

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Various Artists: The Soul of Hip-Hop

Classic Stax hits aside, collections like this can spoil a specific experience that most hip-hop heads treasure.

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Various Artists: Protected Massive Samples

Massive Attack is opened up, and its insides are revealed to be made of muzak and precious stones.

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Part 2: The Virgin Suicides to The Blair Witch Project (May - August 1999)

In Part Two of our look at the most memorable films of 1999, we experience music, foul-mouthed mayhem, and a late, great auteur's final cinematic statement.

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Isaac Hayes: Black Moses / Juicy Fruit (Disco Freak)

Stax reissues an odd couple of solo albums by its multi-instrumental songwriting genius: the great 1971 double-LP Black Moses and the late-period misstep Juicy Fruit (Disco Freak).

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11 Jan 2009 // 8:00 PM

Back to Basics - The 30 Best TV Shows of 2008

The Year in TV was a lot like the US economy: struggling until summer and then tanking under the hope of a 2009 comeback. Still, our staff found 30 solid reasons to be cheerful come entertainment investment time.

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7 Nov 2008 // 3:30 AM

Soul Men

While it's surely moving to see the closing credits tribute to the much-missed Bernie Mac, the route to that end is slow going.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: November 2008

Like the sainted sigh of relief that comes after another shriek-filled All Hallow's Eve, November usually means the start of the 'nominate me' process for the proposed prestige pictures of 2008.

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14 Aug 2008 // 3:43 AM

We like Ike, and Big Mac, too

Let’s drop the Isaac; instead, we’ll, simply, call him Ike. When you think of Isaac Hayes, the first image is that of “Shaft.”

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14 Aug 2008 // 2:42 AM

Draped in gold chains, with a shaved head and barrel chest, Isaac Hayes was an intimidating presence. He could bench-press 350 pounds, and his voice was

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17 Jan 2008 // 9:00 PM

High Redefinition: The 30 Best TV Shows of 2007

In memoriam of a TV season cut down before its prime time, PopMatters staff celebrates the Top 30 TV Shows of 2007. Some are old favorites. Others have barely made their impression felt. But at a time when all broadcast fortunes are up in the air, they definitely deserve the recognition.

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Christmas Time In South Park

This little collection, a compilation of seven Christmas episodes from the years 1997-2004, is a pretty great one-disc example of both the deeply disgusting depths and the insightful heights South Park manages to reach.

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30 Jul 2007 // 7:19 AM

Fabled soul-music label gets 50th anniversary relaunch

By the time Otis Redding gets to the first “you-oooo” in “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now),” you know it’s

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16 Jan 2006 // 12:00 AM

Hustle & Flow (2005)

Craig Brewer considers his protagonist something new, that is, the same kind of cat he's seen repeatedly in his hometown of Memphis, but not seen in movies.

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	Isaac Hayes: Ultimate Isaac Hayes: Can You Dig It?

As a compendium for those who can't be bothered to actually buy the real albums, I suppose you could do worse.

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26 Oct 2005 // 12:00 AM

South Park

Parker and Stone are like observational stand-up comics, without all the wry self-referencing and glib performance shtick.

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21 Jul 2005 // 12:00 AM

Hustle & Flow (2005)

Like most any pimp and smalltime dealer (at least those in the movies), DJay thinks he's got it down.

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23 Sep 2002 // 12:00 AM

Fastlane

The shots are close (is that her hand in his pants?), the cutting is speedy, the soundtrack is kicking: just above the din of the engine, the Vines wail.

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Half Past Autumn: The Life and Works of Gordon Parks (2000)

Gordon Parks' hollering is, of course, far from the usual. Elegant and intelligent, poignant and political, Parks' art encompasses a remarkable range of subjects and forms.

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//Mixed media
//Blogs

"Island of Lemurs: Madagascar" Is Cute but Spooky

// Short Ends and Leader

"This flick is a superficial but eye-popping survey for armchair nature tourists.

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