Thursday

Cormega& Fellow Rap Artists Support Haiti Relief Movement


HIP-HOP ARTIST CORMEGA, REDMAN, STEELE, STIC MAN OF DEAD PREZ, LIL FAME OF MOP, MAYA AZUCENA, AND LIVE BAND, THE REVELATIONS TEAM UP TO RECORD “I MADE A DIFFERENCE” HAITIAN BENEFIT SONG IN SUPPORT SEAN PENN’S ORGANIZATION, JPRO.






The Sony/Red Office was swarming with press upon lastnight,for HipHop's infamous and legendary rap artist Cormega. Fitted cap, blue jeans, and a plaid shirt Cormega could pass for a young teen hiphop head; however he is not he's been in this thang called hiphop for year's! He's performed with the best acts like Nas and was one of the original members of the popular rap group "The Firm".Cormega was raised in Queensbridge area of Queens. Cormega also known as "MC Cor" has recently pieced together a project called "I MADE A DIFFERENCE". After seeing the effort's of Oscar winning actor Sean Penn's help in the aftermath of Haiti's earthquake disaster, Cormega was propelled to get into action himself in the help relief effort. Cormega and fellow jazz artist Maya spoke at the press conference on the devastation of Haiti, money raised by various companies but yet Haiti had not shown the result of the money raised. Lil FaME of Brooklyn rap group "MOP" explained his desire to jump on board of the project just to know he's giving back as an artist. Cormega had reached out to many other artist he decided to not name who denied being on such a great project based off who and what the project was based for. One of the industry's most popular director/producer "ChokeNoJoke" who has a movie out called "CODE BLUE",producer of Lisa Raye (The Real McCoy), most popular for documenting Rocafella Records(Last days of the ROC) and close friend of Cormega, expressed his discontent of artists who didnt join the project and is in full support of the help relief of Haiti. General Steele infanously known of Bootcamp clique and Smif-N-Wessun was present on the panel as well, he pressed the media to push this project out and purchase the song. All proceeds from the event go toward the relief effot in Haiti. Steele also spoke on the change in hiphop and the whole gimmick of how things are reared in the area of the hiphop industry. He stated how priviledge he felt to giving back to the world by doing this project with Cormega and the other artist featured on the song. This press conference was inspiring and educational in everyway. The artist on Cormega's projject are of a different clothe, they Showed the reality of how strong their music will affect people, their fans. Each artist on the panel presented themselves humble. The sincerity was in their whole posture. If you want to help please go to www.legalhustle.com, Cornmega's website and purchase the song. You will make a difference. All proceeds go to Haiti relief effort. Cormega stressed at the conference that no artist on the song was paid to participate, everyone did it from the heart. Big Shout out was given to DJ WhooKid who has played the track on his radio show and is Haitian himself.


words by Candace Campbell

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