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Caribbean's Care For Haiti Too!!! [Shaggy, Sean Paul, Sean Kingston, Mavado..]

I'm sure you've heard all about Simon Cowell pushing a bunch of his X-Factor and Britain's Got Talent artists with a few others here and there. You will have seen Jay-Z, Bono & Rihanna on George Clooney's Haiti thingy that I boycotted (I saw the video listed on WorldStarHipHop for the smart ones).

But believe it or not, Haiti is in the Caribbean and guess what? "What?" There have been Caribbean artists paying tribute to the thousands of unfortunate Haitian's who have lost their homes limbs or lives. Not only that, nurses and doctors have been flying over, as have volunteers.

That leads me onto why I boycotted (exaggeration - I mean I didn't care for it) that ceremony. Why was Rihanna the only Carib to pay tribute (besides Wyclef obviously)? I heard she did Redemption Song which is quite a funny/apt song choice considering the reason Haiti are in a mess. Point is: surely Damian & Stephen Marley could have done the job instead! I mean, excuse the apparant blonde moment, but they are Marley's, no? So yeah, main point is I don't support them friend of friends things anymore 'cos they're boring now. Well done on them giving their time, but I didn't watch. I did however donate my money at Rave For Hatiti hosted by True Tiger, Chantelle Fiddy on behalf od Ctrl.Alt.Del which was a very sick night! Magician Dynamo is the f*ckin guy, yeh!?

To the point of the post, Wyclef teamed with Gully Gad, Mavado. This was recorded prior to the earthquake.



Shaggy has been doing a lot of charity work since disappearing from the commercial scene. Annual concert raising for the Bustamante kids hospital in Jamaica, so he isn't an opportunist (no sly dig...). Recruited Sean Kingston, Sean Paul, Tessanne Chin & Etana to join him in this snippet for Haiti. The full line-up includez Shaggy, Sean Paul, Sean Kingston, Etana, Tesssanne Chin; Barbadian Artists, Alison Hinds, Shontelle Layne and Edwin Yearwood; Trini Soca Artists, David Rudder, KeesDieffenthaller & Destra Garcia; Haitian artiste, Belo



Relative newcomer Wasp, who burst on the scene in a big way with the politically-charged anthem Officer defending poor peoples rights to party, reworked local bubbling hit Cry Fi Di Youth in dedicataion to the "Haitian dem" (admittedly he sounds like he's saying Asian, but Patois doesn't allow for pronouncing 'H' before vowels)



RIP to all those who lost their lives, and hope and pray for a better life for those who have lost relatives, houses and everything that means something to them

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