News: Swizz Beatz Breaks Silence On Jay-Z/Bono Track
Wednesday, Jan 20, 2010 12:50PM
Producer Swizz Beatz has broken his silence on the forthcoming Jay-Z and Bono collaboration track by revealing the song's title.
Speaking to former XXL Magazine Editor-In-Chief Elliot Wilson, Swizz unveiled the track's name.
"I hit Swizz with a DM last night to try to get info on the name of the joint and surprisingly, he hit me back," Ellito wrote on his blog. THEREALSWIZZZ: HAITI MON AMOR AKA STRANDED "Think he might have forgot the U if it has anything to do with this. Stay tuned. It's almost showtime!" (Rap Radar)
Last weekend, Swizz hinted at the upcoming collaboration track.
"ME , BONO ,HOVA, HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY ABOUT HAITI," he wrote over the weekend via Twitter. "STAY TUNNED I TOLD YOU I WAS WORKING ON SOMETHING AMAZING FOR HAITI THEY NEED US!!!!!!" (Swizz Beatz's Twitter)
Bono's U2 band mate The Edge also confirmed a joint record was being worked on.
"Last night we wrote a song. Bono got a call from a producer, Swizz. He and Jay-Z wanted to do something for Haiti. So, Bono came up with the phrase on the phone, and last night we were here, we wrote a song - finished, recorded and send back to them. So, that might be the next thing you hear from us!" (Angry Ape)
Rappers like Twista and Lupe Fiasco have also put together Haiti tribute tracks.
Lupe has partnered with Music for Relief by donating/recording a brand new track "Resurrection" with Kenna to support the Haitian Earthquake response effort. Artists include: ALANIS MORISSETTE, THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS, DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, ENRIQUE IGLESIAS, HOOBASTANK, KENNA, LINKIN PARK, LUPE FIASCO, PETER GABRIEL AND SLASH. You can join us and support of the immediate relief and long-term recovery process in Haiti by downloading the music player, listening to your favorite songs and making a donation for your downloads. (Lupe Fiasco's Blog)
Check out Lupe Fiasco & Kenna's "Resurrection" track below: