News: Jay-Z, Eminem, Lil Wayne & Kanye West's "We Are The World" Remake Premieres Tonight
Friday, Feb 12, 2010 2:35PM
The highly-anticipated "We Are the World" remake, which features Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Eminem and more, will reportedly debut tonight (February 12).
Reports claim the Haiti tribute record will premiere during tonight's Olympics.
The remake of "We Are the World" is set to premiere Friday night. "We Are the World: 25 for Haiti" will debut during the opening ceremonies of the Vancouver Winter Olympics. Quincy Jones and Lionel Richie served as executive producers on the song, a remake of the classic first recorded 25 years ago as a benefit for African famine relief. (My Fox)
A listing of artists who contributed on the track was revealed earlier this month.
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 -- Lil 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)
Jay-Z and Eminem will also appear on 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 Grammy Awards. (Rolling Stone)
Rapper Busta Rhymes recently shared his experience in putting the song together.
"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)
Check out Jay-Z and Bono's "Stranded" down below: