by Michael dEstries
Categories: Causes, Music.

While a charity song for Haiti was inevitable, we never thought it would come from a pairing of Bono and Jay-Z.

The unlikely combo came about after producer Swizz Beatz approached them about a charity single for the earthquake-devastated Caribbean nation.

U2 guitarist Edge wrote on his site, “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 (sic) back to them. So, that might be the next thing you hear from us!”

We have no idea when such a song might hit, but considering the speed of its development, we wouldn’t be surprised if it broadcasts in time for ‘Hope for Haiti’ telethon on MTV this Friday. A host of performers and celebrities are expected during the two-hour commercial free event.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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