Sunday, August 10, 2008

R.I.P. Bernie Mac & Isaac Hayes

It is said that the death of famous celebrities come in threes. I don't know how much truth it is to that but I do know that this week, we lost two wonderful and legendary entertainers in Bernie Mac & Isaac Hayes. If you don't know about Bernie Mac, he was a comedian, one of the Original Kings of Comedy (alongside Cedric The Entertainer, D.L. Hughley, & Steve Harvey) and star of the Bernie Mac show. He star in many movies like Mr. 3000, Ocean's Eleven, How To Be A Player, & Life. Laughs always followed when Bernie Mac spoke because he was just funny as HELL! But seriously, there will never be another comedian quite like Bernie Mac.

1957 - 2008

The next great loss came when Isaac Hayes died yesterday afternoon. Hayes was the Memphis born blues, soul & funk legend. Some know him from his recent acting roles such as Hustle & Flow and others recognize his deep harmonic voice as the voice of "Chef" from South Park. Hayes and his orchestra could compose such great music. Anytime you hear tracks like Jay-Z's "Can I live", Ashanti's "Rain On Me" or Ludacris' "Southern Fried Intro", you are hearing a sample of Hayes timeless music. The popular "Theme Song From Shaft" was also a credit to Isaac Hayes. Black Moses will be missed.

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