By: Quibian Salazar-Moreno

      For years hip-hop artists sampled from legendary Stax artists such as Isaac Hayes, the Bar-Kays, Booker T & the M.G.’s and a host of others. Now Stax Records has been re-launched and to celebrate “50 Years of Stax: A Concert to Benefit the Stax Museum of American Soul Music” will go down on June 22 at Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, Tennessee. Chuck D, alongside American Idol judge, Randy Jackson will host the event.

      "The logo of Stax says it all,” Chuck said. “That finger snap graphic brings a funky sound effect by just looking at it. With it comes a catalog of soul heroes and heroines whose heart, souls and passions still echo across this planet today."

      The legendary record label re-launched with Angie Stone, Soulive, Lalah Hathaway and N’Dambi as its marquee artists. They will all perform at the concert with Isaac Hayes, Booker T & the MGs (featuring Steve Cropper & Duck Dunn), Mavis Staples, Eddie Floyd, William Bell, the Soul Children, and the Reddings (honoring the legacy of their father Otis Redding). Check out the museum here: SOULSVILLE USA