Hip-Hop superstar Jay-Z spoke with MTV while at the ‘2 King’ dinner this past Saturday (February 13th) on why he declined an offer to take part in the much-hyped ‘We Are The World 25 (For Haiti)’ remake. The rapper explains, in the video above, that the original should not have been touched, as it’s musical legacy is like that of ‘Thriller’ and can not be rehashed. Interestingly, the 40 year old’s wife Beyonce did not appear either.
While I don’t feel the remake is a patch on the original, I still felt it to be a commendable effort on the part of all those involved. That said, an original song with a similar message may have perhaps been a better option; hence in that guise I see where Mr Carter is coming from.