Proceeds from the single will benefit the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and will help finance grants which provide HIV prevention, testing, counseling, treatment, and care services.In fact, “Divine Sorrow” is part of the Share the Sound of an AIDS Free Generation campaign that was created by Coca-Cola in partnership with (RED) – the AIDS organization founded by Bono and Bobby Shriver.What helped me change was watching people do the wrong thing. Being in the middle of that is why I don’t talk about selling crack or taking a gun and shooting someone in the head. When I speak to them they say, ‘yo Clef, let the generation know, man, this is not cool.’ If you take all this negativity, once you turn it into a positive, you’ll become a leader for that community. My aunt always says when I was 3 or 4 in the village in Haiti, I was singing Creole songs – just rambling. I’m inspired by people like James Brown, Michael Jackson, P-Funk. I’m always challenging people to push-up competitions. But I suggest not to wait until I can’t move my arms and my legs.
You come back into it you think, here’s the basketball court, that’s what they doing on this corner, where is my space? And I could play multiple instruments and was self taught.
Natasha Bedingfield appears on a track called "Tonight," lead single "Hold On" features reggae artist Mavado, and Lil Wayne appears on the Runnerz-produced "Seventeen," which Jean likens to their previous collaboration, "Sweetest Girl (Dollar Bill)." Also on his guest wish list: Young Jeezy ("because I love his rock'n'roll-sounding voice," he says) and Amy Winehouse.
Last week Wyclef Jean released his new single, “Divine Sorrow.” He collaborated on the song with famed electronic music DJ and producer Avicii.
As part of the initiative, a multitude of artists like Bono, One Republic, Deadmau5, Aloe Blacc, Wyclef jean and Avicii are offering special experiences (like back stage visits) or lending their voices with unreleased songs to inspire people to take action.
And for Jean, encouraging people to take action has always been part of his DNA.
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