Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, Diddy, Among Acts Lending Helping Hand to Haiti

Since the tragic earthquake that struck Haiti last Tuesday (January 12), it seems as if hip-hop as a whole has come together to support the ailing country.

Along with all of Wyclef Jean’s work with his Yele Haiti Foundation,  Jay-Z is scheduled to be one of the headliners for MTV’s “Hope 4 Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief” telethon, airing this Friday (Jan. 22).

According to Swizz Beatz’s Twitter account, Jigga is also working on a song with the superproducer and Bono for the island as well. On Saturday (Jan. 16) Swizz told his Twitter followers: “Me, Bono, Hova have something to say about Haiti stay tuned I told you I was working on something amazing for Haiti. They need us!”

In addition, Lupe Fiasco recently teamed up with Music for Relief to record a song for their compilation of unreleased music to benefit the Caribbean nation. All profits from it’s sales will be given to earthquake victims. (For more information visit musicforrelief.org)

Rick Ross also used his philanthropic muscle to host a blood drive in southern Florida this past Monday while Bun B performed a live show in Houston. Meanwhile Snoop Dogg and Diddy spent time working the phone banks at CNN for their Haiti Relief telethon.

As previosly reported, XXL will be hosting our own Haiti relief concert with Jim Jones and Juelz Santana on February 9 at the Studio Space in New York City’s Webster Hall in tandem with the release of our March issue, which includes stories on Gucci Mane, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana, Rakim, Styles P, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Plies and Wale. —Brooklyne Gipson

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    Haiti’s Hero-Hip Hop

    In 2005 when Hurricane Katrina destroyed New Orleans, a group of unsung heroes banded together to help assist the people of New Orleans. Hip Hop’s unsung heroes donated millions to the relief aid, bought trailers for Katrina victims, donated clothes, food, etc…and some even opened their own homes to victims of the natural disaster-and they did it all from their hearts, forgoing press accolades and publicity. So when the news hit that Haiti had been rocked by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that brought the struggling nation to its knees-I already knew who the first responder would be…Hip Hop.

    Before the United Nations, Red Cross, US Army or any other organization could get into Haiti…Hip Hop was already there. Less than 12 hours after the quake toppled the capital of Haiti Port Au Prince, Wyclef Jean, who is a native of Haiti, was already in the country assisting his people. Immediately while helping rescue victims of the earthquake he began calling for people to send aid to the impoverished nation and just as instantly it began pouring in. Within days his Yele foundation had received over $2 million dollars in aid for Haiti, with followers of hip hop undoubtedly pitching in a vast amount of that.

    As rappers got to their Twitter and Facebook accounts to express their grief over the events that took place in Haiti on Jan. 12th, the unprecedented support from Hip Hop’s artists and followers began to show. Although the major news stations like CNN and Fox were definitely keeping people abreast of what was unfolding within Haiti, it was Hip Hop websites like Thacorner.net, Globalgrind.com, Allhiphop.com, SOHH.com, etc…that were bringing the people the most updated information, firsthand accounts of the devastation, as well as the multiple methods of donation available at the time….

    read more at…

    http://thacorner.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=355:haitis-hero-hip-hop&catid=48:editorials&Itemid=172

  • http://-- gaddic

    Good to see everyone helping out

    It just bothers me that this country had one of the worst food shortages last year (eating mud cakes) and it takes this quake for the world to look like they care

    If God allowed Hati to suffer so much why shouldn’t us?

    Man religon why can’t explain why sh*t like this keeps happening
    Katrina now this!

    No wonder the atheists of the world are becoming more and more respected

  • http://-- gaddic

    Good to see everyone helping out

    It just bothers me that this country had one of the worst food shortages last year (eating mud cakes) and it takes this quake for the world to look like they care

    People must be wondering-If God allowed Hati to suffer so much why shouldn’t us?

    WHY can’t religion explain why sh*t like this keeps happening?
    Katrina now this!

    No wonder the atheists of the world are becoming more and more respected!

  • caino

    Atheists are more respected as we rely on fact, scientific fact ! not what someone wrote in a book a few thousand years ago!!

  • Joe

    caino,
    Sigh…

    Rely on fact? How can you possibly have that much ‘faith’ in your own mind. We are flesh. Human.

    At one point, it was scientific FACT taht the earth was flat.

    Scientific FACT that Pluto was a planet.

    It boggles my mind to think people could be so sure of something as finite as life. I can die typin this damn message, and if u dont have the humilty and that type of understanding of life, u dont know shyt.

    Atheists are respected just as much as tranvestites, midgets, etc….this is America, home of ‘dont step on anyone’s toes b/c thats a lawsuit’. So take that ‘respect’ with a grain of salt. Dam shame, boy. Cryin dam shame.

  • Joe

    gaddic,
    Who r we to question God’s ways? Seriously, no matter how bad a situation, who r we to interpret, ask, dicpher, etc. That should actually give some sort of peace to u, that its not for u to answer, its not for u to know.

    Too many people try to interpret God’s ways.

  • http://-- gaddic

    You better not be another stupid so-called christian or I’m be really p*ssed!!!
    Not my question to ask?
    Humans are the highest form of intelligence of life on earth
    If God didn’t want us to ask such questions?
    Why build us with the curiousity to find about what happens around us?
    You are fool!
    Curiousity is responsible for the computer you punching now
    The car you drive, the lightbulb above your faggot asss!
    Don’t you christians claim God loves us and wants a relationship with us?

    THAT HAITI (AND DISATERS LIKE THAT) ARE PUSHING PEOPLE AWAY FROM HIM!!!

    All the suffering on the planet and he has the power to prevent it and he doesn’t
    and you so-called christians can’t come up with a clear biblical FACT that explains why these tragedies occur!!!

    BEACUSE YOU DON’T KNOW SH*T!!!!
    DOn’t deflect becuz of your ignorance

    Why give us the Bible if he doesn’t want us to discover his ways?

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