News: Swizz Beatz Hints At Big Annoucement W/ Jay-Z, "Working On Something Amazing For Haiti"

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 11:00PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Ruff Ryders producer Swizz Beatz has hinted at an upcoming announcement involving himself, Jay-Z and renowned rock star Bono in light of the recent Haiti disaster.

While keeping details brief, Swizzy said fans should be awaiting to hearing something "amazing" from the threesome.

"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)

Dipset's Jim Jones and Juelz Santana have also linked to put together a special Haiti tribute concert.

XXL Magazine has joined forces with Jim Jones and Juelz Santana for a one-night only show. Tuesday, February 9th. Time: 8 PM. $15 All ticket sales will be donated to the American Red Cross to aid in their support of earthquake relief efforts in Haiti. The Studio At Webstar Hall 125 E. 11th Street. (XXL Magazine)

UGK's Bun B and Slim Thug have worked together to set-up a Texas concert in support of Haiti.

Bun B has gathered a stellar line-up of Houston artists for a fund raiser event that has been called "Houston For Haiti." The show will take place Monday, January 18 (MLK Day) from 4 to 8 PM at Warehouse Live in Houston. Along with Bun B, Slim Thug, Trae The Truth, ESG, Lil O, Candi Redd, Just Brittany, Corey Mo and The Party Boyz have been confirmed to perform, so far. More artist are expected to join the bill. Local athletes including Vince Young of the Tennesse Titans will also make appearances. "We all need to get involved" says Bun B. "Race, color or creed, we are all Haitians right now, and we need to help our brothers and sisters!" Tickets go on sale today at $ 20 and can be purchased through www.warehouselive.com. (Statement)

The earthquake took place last Tuesday (January 12).

The major earthquake that struck Haiti on Tuesday may lead to hundreds of millions of dollars of insured losses, risk assessor Eqecat said, an amount that could have been higher had underwriters loosened their standards. Eqecat indicated that insured buildings often must meet a higher standard and therefore may sustain less damage. However, the company said Haiti's magnitude 7.0 earthquake, whose epicenter was just 10 miles (16 km) from the capital of Port-au-Prince, "is very severe, and even well-designed buildings could expect damage from this event." (Reuters)

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