Isaac Hayes — American Musician born on August 20, 1942, died on August 10, 2008

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If you enjoy the fragrance of a rose, you must accept the thorns which it bears.
Religious beliefs are sacred to people, and at all times should be respected and honoured.
A certain administration which I won't call by name took the arts out of the schools, and that left the brothers out on the street with nothing, so they went to the turntables and started rhyming. Then they had a way to express themselves, and that's the birth of hip-hop.
I've been around a long time, and when I was at the top of the hill, I was very ahead of my time! Evidence of that is that my music is still current today - you know, rappers sample it all the time. So, rather than compromise my artistic integrity, I concentrated on movies.
There is a place in this world for satire, but there is a time when satire ends and intolerance and bigotry towards religious beliefs of others begins.