Rappers, Singers Start 'We Are The World' Remake

(AllHipHop News) Approximately 100 celebrity singers descended upon Henson Recording Studios tonight (February 1) in Los Angeles, to record an updated version of the historic single, “We Are The World.”

Quincy Jones and Lionel Richie, who wrote the original version along with the late Michael Jackson, are producing the latest track, with an all new cast of singers.

Rappers Wyclef Jean and Eminem are among the artists who will participate on the single.

All proceeds from the new version of the song will be donated to the relief effort underway to rebuild Haiti, much of which was destroyed by a 7.0 earthquake on January 12.

The 1985 version featured artists like Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen, Tina Turner, Ray Charles, Cyndi Lauper and others.

Richie and Jones hope to duplicate the success of the original version, which raised over $30 million dollars for USA For Africa, a relief fund dedicated to providing relief for hunger in Africa.

Other artists in the studio for the updated version include Bono, Jason Mraz, Lady Gaga, Trey Songz, Usher and others.

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