Busta Rhymes recently announced his plans to write a tribute song for Haiti. Although not many details are available, Busta did say the track is goin to be memorable. "Dready I'm writing the most compelling song 4 Haiti over this beat u left me wit lastnight…One of the realest things I ever wrote bruddah!," he wrote Sunday (January 24) evening via Twitter.
In related news, Swizz Beatz recently got Jay-Z, Bono and Rihanna together for the "Stranded" song, a tribute for Haiti. Russell Simmons recently talked about it on his website. "In the early morning following the devastating earthquake in Haiti, I received a phone call from a young man, with a tremendous amount of talent, who wanted to do what he could to help the Haitian people. Four days later he called again and sang me the hook over the phone. He told me that he got Jay, Bono, The Edge and Rihanna to do the record with him. I knew it would be a hit, but more importantly I knew it would bring hope to the Haiti nation. Sitting at the phone banks during the Haiti telethon on Friday night, I was deeply moved to hear the final version performed. And now the song is being played all over the world! My man, Swizz Beatz is an unsung hero. As a producer, he often times doesn't get the credit he deserves, so I just wanted to make sure that we honor his work on this record and his work for so many other causes. I am proud to call him my friend and I am humbled by his service. "
Jay-Z, Rihanna, Bono – Perform "Stranded" (Haiti Song)
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