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.