Words by Jesse Serwer, via MTV
Haitian-American hip-hop producer Sha Money XL discussed his ongoing involvement with relief efforts in Haiti with MTV this week, on the one-year anniversary of the tragic Jan. 12 earthquake. The Def Jam senior VP of A&R (and former G-Unit Records president) said he plans to produce and release a Kreyol hip-hop compilation EP featuring Seca Konsa (See his “Kwe Li” below) and other artists, with all proceeds going to Haiti. No word on which other artists will be featured on the EP, but might we suggest Montreal-via-Port-au-Prince’s Mr. OK (Who we told you about here)? Betweeen Sha Money’s announcement and OK’s rising profile, it’s looking like this could be the year when Kreyol hip-hop gains the attention of non-native speakers in a big way.