Swizz Beatz Speaks On “Stranded”

Swizz Beatz spoke with Rolling Stone earlier today on how his musical tribute to Haiti with Bono, The Edge, and Jay-Z came about. He also dishes out some more details of the song and why he added Rihanna into the mix.

“I knew that Jay would be able to tell a story and that Bono would be able to sing and bring it home,” he said. “The last component that I added was Rihanna, and she’s kinda like the angel that’s on the track, softening it up and giving it that caring feeling, because this hook is so powerful.”

You already know who debuted the title first.


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  • Rihanna?

    Fuck swizz just ruined he track adding lame-ass-riri.

  • Robin Williams?

  • cease

    yeah i kinda hate her too

  • blaqscorpio

    “Bono would be able to sing and bring it home”. Then what exactly is Rihanna’s purpose on this track? LMFAO! I don’t see where she was needed, all she’s going to end up doing is mess up the song.

  • Yeah whatever keep your publicity song *puts on Bob Marley*

  • Interscope Employee

    What the fuck Jay-Z knows about Haiti? WTF

  • bkallday

    WTF rihanna?
    they should be focusing more on the real situation

  • the one

    Wow Jay must really owe Rihanna for something … Bad choice just killed the song for me unless she’s just whispering a couple words other then that not impressed.

  • Vajra

    You guys must love to choke on dicks or something, how bout you hear the song first and then give your opinion, rather than riding a dick of washed up Chris Brown haha.

  • blaqscorpio

    @the one, I thought this was Swizz’s song and that he was the one to get everybody together on it? That’s what I got from all those “I’s”, my comprehension skills must be slow.