After a successful coat drive this past winter and performing at the Hip-Hop For Haiti concert at S.O.B.’s in New York, rapper Cormega continues to use his talent to make positive contributions to the devastated island. His new song, “I Made A Difference,” featuring Redman, General Steele from Smif-N-Wessun, Stic Man from Dead Prez, Lil Fame from M.O.P, live band The Revelations, singer/songwriter Maya Azucena and musician Jazimoto (who played keyboard) will be distributed digitally to online retailers with proceeds benefiting J/P Haiti Relief Organization. The J/P Haitian Relief Organization is a registered non-profit charitable foundation established by Sean Penn, to help the people of Haiti recover from the earthquake on January 12, 2010 that nearly wiped out the entire capital of Port-Au-Prince, leaving over 300,000 dead and millions homeless.
Inspired by Cormega’s visit to Haiti just 5 months after an earthquake, the heartfelt song is a tribute to Haitian resilience in such a dark time. “The thing that grabbed me the most about Haiti is the spirit of its people. They’re in a situation that would break a lot of people. It was humbling when I went because there was rubble everywhere, people were living in tents and the things we take for granted like water were a luxury, yet I met Haitian people who we just grateful to be alive. I saw them partying, dancing, and enjoying their lives in the middle of all their troubles. They deserve all the help they can get,” explains Cormega.
Ernest Kebreau, the first Haitian American to be elected in the city of New York as the State Committee District Leader of the 86th Assembly stated… “If everyone plays a part and brings their ideas and resources to the table as Cormega has, we can collectively bring about the change that Haiti needs. I always say saving Haiti starts with me, meaning it starts with you. Cormega is a prime example of this ”
To make your donation directly to the organization and for more information on Sean Penn’s efforts in Haiti and JPHRO, visit www.jphro.org.
Check out a preview of the song below.
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