News: Busta Rhymes Talks "We Are The World" Contribution, "I've Been Surrounded By So Much Greatness"
Wednesday, Feb 3, 2010 1:00PM
New York rapper Busta Rhymes has confirmed his participation on the new "We Are the World" 2010 remake and called the experience a "blessing."
Writing through Twitter, Busta shared his reactions to working on the track.
"Greatness is pursued largely by many, but fewly posessed by others...," he wrote Tuesday (February 2). "Once again it was a blessing 2 b apart of such a Golden moment with the remaking of the "We r the World " project...God is the GREATEST!!! I know I aint been on my twit game lately but that's because I've been surrounded by so much greatness that the moments had 2 b soaked up!!! Salute 2 all my twitter fam...I know I aint been active lately but I been around so much blessed that I had 2 drown myself in those moments. D*mn this year is startin' off so incredibly...THE CHEMO!!!Stay tuned..." (Busta Rhymes' Twitter)
Lil Wayne spoke on working on the track earlier this week.
"I've never been involved in anything like this," Lil Wayne said after he recorded his solo for the remake of "We Are the World" on Monday night at the Henson Recording Studios as part of an all-star benefit for Haitian relief. "My attitude coming out is I feel blessed and I feel like I've done something today, and that's always a good day." (MTV)
A listing of scheduled artists to record on the track has also been revealed.
With a large roster of rappers in the house for the session -- including Snoop Dogg, Kanye West, LL Cool J, Swizz Beatz, T-Pain, Wyclef Jean, Will.I.Am, Busta Rhymes, Kid Cudi, Drake, Nipsey Hussle, Bizzy Bone, Mann and others -- Wayne said he was glad hip-hop could play such a large part in the sessions, which took place 25 years almost to the day since the first recording. "I was like, 'What am I doing here?' " Wayne joked, revealing that he got to sing the part recorded by folk icon Bob Dylan on the original. (MTV)
Further reports suggest Eminem and Jay-Z have been added to the tribute.
Lady Gaga, Eminem, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake and Barbra Streisand are just a handful of the 100-plus stars scheduled to take part in a re-recording of "We Are the World" to benefit Haiti, producer RedOne told Rolling Stone yesterday at the Grammys. Other artists contributing to the new "We Are the World" -- a remake of the 1985 USA for Africa charity single that was co-written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie -- include Celine Dion, Fergie, Wyclef, Enrique Iglesias and more musicians who attended yesterday's 52nd Annual GrammyAwards. (Rolling Stone)
Check out Jay-Z and Bono's "Stranded" down below: