U2’s famed guitarist The Edge has confirmed that the group will collaborate with rapper Jay-Z on an upcoming song for charity.
According to The Edge, super producer Swizz Beatz reached out to U2 front man Bono with the idea of creating a benefit song for Haiti, which was rocked by a 7.0 earthquake last Tuesday (January 12).
“Last night we wrote a song,” The Edge revealed. “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 back to them. So, that might be the next thing you hear from us!”
Swizz Beatz also confirmed that the three chart topping artists were in the recording studio working on a track via his Twitter page.
“Me, Bono, Hova (Jay-Z), have something to say about Haiti,” Swizz Tweeted. “Stay tuned. I told you I was working on something amazing for Haiti They need us!!”
In November, Jay-Z and U2 performed U2’s hit single “Sunday, Bloody Sunday” together at the MTV Europe Music Awards.
Both Jay-Z and U2 have been hailed for the charitable work, most notably in Africa.