UNITE FOR HISTORIC RECORDING
"Babyface" Edmonds along with Mary J. Blige, Ashantie,
Missy Elliot, Eve, Monica, Musiq, Brandy, Jamie Foxx, Reverend Run,
Wyclef Jean and Russell Simmons unite for historic recording
Edmonds, Tracey Edmonds, Russell Simmons and Jonathan Lewis announced
today that the star-studded recording of the 1970's hit "Wake
Up Everybody" is released on August 24, 2004.
Tracey and I, along with Russell Simmons and Jonathan Lewis, want
to help make a change in this country," stated Edmonds. "This
song is the spirit of the country and all these artists have the
will to change it, empower the young voters and create a movement
for people to vote and change the current administration,"
from Wake Up Everybody will benefit America Coming Together (ACT).
ACT is America Coming Together (ACT) who is working to register
and mobilize voters to support progressive candidates at all levels
of government. ACT is building the largest voter mobilization effort
The first recording
of its time, "Wake Up Everybody" features a wide variety
of today's hottest hip-hop, R&B and rap stars. Among the standout
performances are Missy Elliot, Jamie Foxx, Jadakiss, Fabolous, Jaheim,
Faith Evans, Claudette Ortiz (City High) and Nate Dogg, with Floetry,
Ben Jelen, Bilal, Akon, Bonnie McKee, DJ Quik, Ellie Lawson, Jon
B, Julia Fordham, Kristine W., Marques Houston, MC Lyte, Omarion
(B2K), Raphael Saadiq, S5, and Wyclef Jean providing backup vocals
for the chorus.
excited about the 'one-ness' and people becoming less selfish and
more selfless," added Reverend Run of Run DMC. "The more
we come together, the more strength we have and I am very excited
to see all these people coming together for this great cause,"
concluded Reverend Run.
A full CD with
bonus tracks including "Give Peace A Chance 2004" by Yoko
Ono, "Revolution" by Ben Jelen, "Why? What's Goin'
On?" by the Roots, "Fear," by Lenny Kravitz, "Stop
The Fighting," by Ellie Lawson, "Hell To Pay," by
Bonnie Raitt, "Freedom," by Jurassic 5, "Get It Together,"
by Seal, "Raise This Land," by Freckles featuring Res
and Mystic, 'Time in Babylon," by Emmylou Harris, "This
Land Is Your Land," by Everclear, "Right on Time,"
by OAR, "The Wind," by Matt Nathanson and "Change
The World" by Babyface and Eric Clapton, will be available
in stores throughout the country on September 21. The CD will also
include a full length DVD that will give viewers a glimpse at the
historic recording of the chorus and individual performances.
of this song is timeless and especially meaningful in today's world,"
stated Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, producer of Wake Up Everybody.
"This will be a recording event destined to make history and
certain to affect change in the November election," concluded