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Previously unreleased ‘hot buttered soul’ by Isaac Hayes

Previously unreleased ‘hot buttered soul’ by Isaac Hayes

There are over 7000 record stores in the world, but none contains 'Caddilactus' - a full album of unreleased tracks (and multi-tracks) from the legendary Isaac Hayes. As an iconic producer, singer, songwriter and musician - Isaac Hayes changed the sound of soul forever. Having previously been sampled for tracks of the Wu-Tang Clan, Dr. Dre, Jay Z, Public Enemy, and 2Pac - these untouched, unreleased tracks are now in your hands to create new classic hits with.

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The cover of the never before heard Cadillactus masters depicts Isaac Hayes in gold chains, some of his most iconic attire. In the Hot Buttered Soul era, he described it as ‘a form of air-conditioning that helped him stay cool in the spotlight.’ The Cadillac on the cover is the bad-ass, gold-plated $26.000 ride he negotiated in 1972 with Stax Records as part of his record deal (the car is now showcased at the Stax Museum of American Soul). The Cadillactus cover represents the legacy of the soul legend to the fullest. Just like all the untouched gold as part of the collection.

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“My father had always been very open to sampling,” his son Isaac Hayes III told Tracklib before. “He came from a similar background of poverty and struggles as many rappers and producers; they just told the same story differently. That’s how he looked at it. From day one he loved it that people sampled his music. He was a huge fan of Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg. But also artists like P. Diddy and Alicia Keys who sampled his work.”

"Sampling protects the legacy of the craft; the real musicianship"

—Isaac Hayes III

Two and a half decades after his last studio album, previously unreleased material was released exclusively on Tracklib. Seventeen tracks and two demos, to be exact. All including the original masters and multi-tracks, ready for sampling and effortless licensing. The Tracklib release of Cadillactus fits in with the way Isaac Hayes III wants to preserve and spread the legacy of his father.

“Sampling protects the legacy of the craft; the real musicianship,” he says. “I mean, every sample is a piece of MUSIC. There’s melody, tonality, rhythm... Through sampling, I feel like producers can—and should—learn a lot about music. The same for my father’s music: there’s so much in it, which then gets passed along to another generation that can learn from it. Plus, it offers opportunities for artists to earn what they deserve—even decades later! Think of J. Cole’s ‘Middle Child’; a comeback for a First Choice track after he sampled the multi-tracks. Forty years later! That’s insane to me.”

Caddilactus

by Isaac Hayes

Full album of new Isaac Hayes unreleased music.

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