Words by Jesse Serwer—
Back in May, after Haiti’s devastating 2010 earthquake had faded from most people’s minds (and before its plight became a cause célèbre again), Queens rapper Cormega corralled a crew of New York rappers (Redman, General Steele from Cocoa Brovaz, Stic Man from Dead Prez, MOP’s Lil Fame) for the Haiti-themed track, “I Made A Difference,” with 100 percent of sales going to benefit Sean Penn’s J/P Haiti Relief Organization. Tomorrow night, on the eve of the earthquake’s second anniversary, ‘Mega continues his charitable efforts for Haiti as the host of Kreyol Hip Hop 4 Haiti benefit concert at New York’s SOBs tonight. The event, presented by Wyclef’s Sak Pase label, features a roster of Haitian rap acts (both Kreyol-speaking and otherwise), most notably Mystik 703, who are fresh off of a tour of Japan. See the flyer below.