Hayes rose to the top of the charts in the 1970s on the Stax label. He released his first solo album, Presenting Isaac Hayes, in 1968. His next album, Hot Buttered Soul, became a gold record in the [1970s]. His 1972 soundtrack to the movie Shaft, went platinum and won an Oscar for "Theme from Shaft." Hayes is also an actor, who has held roles in the movies Robin Hood: Men in Tights, I'm Gonna Git You Sucka and Posse. This interview first aired July 28, 1994.