Slip-N-Slide Records has teamed with Wyclef Jean and variety of Hip-Hop and R&B stars to support the continued relief efforts in Haiti on the anniversary of last year’s 7.0 earthquake that rocked the nation.
Wyclef, Pitbull, Trina, Sean Kingston, Jamie Foxx and Wyclef’s sister Melky Jean are among the artists that take part in the Upload Hope: Download “Better” campaign.
The campaign is raising awareness about Haiti by tweeting and uploading a :35 second video to http://www.uploadhope.org, in the days leading up to the January 12th, 2010 earthquake that left over 300,000 people dead and millions permanently displaced.
Fans are also asked to download a new single titled “Better” by Melky Jean and the Jean Family on January 12th.
The Upload Hope: Download “Better” campaign is an opportunity for the world to show Haiti they have not forgotten the horrific earthquake they’ve endured and that people are still working to improve the quality of their lives.
“We are grateful for the many celebrities who are getting involved and promoting our message of hope and perseverance thru these difficult times,” Lucas added.
“Better” is taken from the album The Care for Haiti Charity Album, that will feature tracks by KRS-One, Talib Kweli, Patti LaBelle, Sean Paul, Natasha Bedingfield, Brook Hogan and others.
A video for he track “Better” is slated to appear premiere on BET’s hit series, “106 & Park.”
“A year ago, the earthquake left several hundred thousand people dead but it did not kill the hope and ambition Haitians have for a better future,” added Melky Jean, who co-executive produced the Care for Haiti album. “I am so proud of the Haitian people for their perseverance and excited to be a part of the Care for Haiti project. I hope it inspires all to know that we all can do our part to make Haiti and the world better.”
The Upload Hope: Download “Better” Campaign is being launched in partnership with Slip-N-Slide, Wyclef’s Yele Haiti, Carma and The Care for Haiti Movement.